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Cameron, Isobel and Naji, Simon and Lind, Charles and McKeganey, Neil (2002) A survey of NHS services for opiate dependents in Scotland. Edinburgh: Stationery Office.

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The aim of this study was to investigate the range of opiates available within the Scottish NHS for patients with opiate dependancy and to assess the process underlying clinical decision-making. Clinicians, representitives of drug action teams and NHS personnel were apporached and semi-structured phone conversations were the primary means to elicit information. Whilst methadone is almost universally prescribed in Scotland, buprenorphine, dihydrocodeine (not currently licensed for opiate dependance management), lofexidine and naltrexone are also used. Alternative therapies are variably used.


Date:2002
Call No:HK2.10.2.2,
Pages:36 p.
Publisher:Stationery Office
Place of Publication:Edinburgh
ISBN:0-7559-0525-3
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Accession Number:HRB 3349 (Available)
Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Naltrexone
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method > Drugs and alcohol replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Residential facility
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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