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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2002) Contemporary drug abuse treatment: a review of the evidence base. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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The present review is a thematic summary of the research evidence base for the effectiveness and main influential factors of contemporary drug abuse treatment. The review is designed to be a companion resource to the section on effective treatment and rehabilitation services in the publication "Drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation: a practical planning and implementation guide" and to the document entitled "Investing in drug abuse treatment: a discussion paper for policy makers".

The review consists of three sections. Parts 1 and 2 present research evidence for the effectiveness of the detoxification- stabilization phase and the rehabilitation-relapse prevention phase, respectively. Those phases contain treatments that have distinct goals, objectives and methods and are delivered in residential and community settings. Part 3 presents a discussion on a set of patient-related and treatment-related factors that are linked to treatment outcome. Patient-related factors include the severity of substance abuse, psychiatric symptoms, treatment readiness and motivation, employment and family and social support. Treatment-related factors include the setting of treatment, treatment completion and retention, pharmaco-therapies, counselling, counsellor and therapist effects, participation in self-help groups and issues concerning matching patients to treatment.


Date
2002
Call No
REF, UNODC
Pages
20 p.
Publisher
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Corporate Creators
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Place of Publication
Vienna
Keywords
AODU treatment method, detoxification method, rehabilitation, treatment outcome, Treatment Services Review
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1586 (Available)

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