A review of psychological and pharmacological treatment options for methamphetamine dependence

Ciketic, Sadmir, Hayatbakhsh, Mohammad R., Doran, Chris M., Najman, Jake M and McKetin, Rebecca (2012) A review of psychological and pharmacological treatment options for methamphetamine dependence. Journal of Substance Use, 17 4: 363-383. doi:10.3109/14659891.2011.592900

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Author Ciketic, Sadmir
Hayatbakhsh, Mohammad R.
Doran, Chris M.
Najman, Jake M
McKetin, Rebecca
Title A review of psychological and pharmacological treatment options for methamphetamine dependence
Journal name Journal of Substance Use   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-5007
Publication date 2012-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/14659891.2011.592900
Volume 17
Issue 4
Start page 363
End page 383
Total pages 21
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Methamphetamine (MA) is a public health problem both in Australia and internationally and very little is known about the most cost-effective treatment options. This study is a review of recent studies and an assessment of current treatment options for MA dependence. Treatment options for MA dependence can be divided into outpatient and inpatient modality settings according to the level of drug use. Moderate improvements through higher rates of retention in treatment (especially residential rehabilitation) have been found in individuals who completed either cognitive-behavioural therapy or counselling as a form of outpatient treatment and in those users who completed a residential rehabilitation treatment programme at an inpatient treatment modality. There remains a need for further research to investigate the efficacy of existing treatment options in individuals with MA use problems and to address the economic impact of those interventions in terms of cost-effectiveness/cost utility.
Keyword Methamphetamine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Posted online on 3 Oct 2011

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