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Quigley, Paul A (2004) Addressing violence in methadone maintenance treatment. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , 6 , (1) , pp. 5-18.

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Violence is a core public health issue which is linked to substance misuse in complex and interactive ways. Qualitative data on 220 violent episodes was collected over a three year period from service users and staff at Dublin methadone clinics. Inductive analysis of the data led to a typology of violent events, which may help to enhance clinical and social responses to the problem. Witnessed clinic episodes were interpreted as consequences of disturbed individual states or traits, or in terms of immediate situational conflict. Client narratives were construed as illustrations of family violence, local feuds, delinquency, dealing, retribution and abuse. A variety of pertinent clinical and organisational solutions are put forward in the context of a necessary community development and social inclusion process.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Opioid
Date
July 2004
Page Range
pp. 5-18
Publisher
European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association
Volume
6
Number
1
Keywords
AODD treatment center, AODR violence, Dublin, exposure to violence
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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