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Seivewright, Nicholas (2000) Community treatment of drug misuse: more than methadone. London: Cambridge University Press.

In recent years, methadone has been the treatment of choice for heroin dependency. This approach has had considerable success, but as a result other treatment options have been neglected. This book draws on the author's direct clinical experience and makes use of international research findings to provide a comprehensive and detailed guide to service provision and treatment for drug misuse, including methadone and alternative opiate substitutes, detoxification methods, naltrexone and relapse prevention, and possible approaches with non-opiate users. Coverage places emphasis on social factors in drug misuse and dependency, and the consequent treatment issues and practical difficulties. Illustrative case studies are featured throughout the text. Combining a highly practical approach with a strong research base, this book will be an essential resource for psychiatrists and other professionals involved in the management of drug misuse.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Alternative medical treatment
Call No
HK2.10.2.2, ML4
xvi, 2
Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication
0 521 66562 0
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Accession Number
HRB 206 (Available)

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