Ethical issues in the treatment of drug dependence

Carter, Adrian and Hall, Wayne (2013). Ethical issues in the treatment of drug dependence. In Peter M. Miller (Ed.), Interventions for addiction: comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders (pp. 611-620) U. S. A.: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-398338-1.00063-4


Author Carter, Adrian
Hall, Wayne
Title of chapter Ethical issues in the treatment of drug dependence
Title of book Interventions for addiction: comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders
Place of Publication U. S. A.
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-398338-1.00063-4
Year available 2013
ISBN 9780123983381
012398338X
9780123983633
0123983630
Editor Peter M. Miller
Chapter number 63
Start page 611
End page 620
Total pages 10
Total chapters 90
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The treatment of drug addiction is a complex process that involves the coordination of a number of different agencies, such as clinical health services, public health, and the criminal justice system. Treatment may be motivated by many competing aims that may come into conflict. This chapter analyzes the ethical issues that affect how treatment is provided and how effective it is. These include the effect of addiction on autonomy; the mixed motivations for funding the treatment of drug dependence, such as improving personal health and the public good; the role of coercion in entering addiction treatment; the challenges in obtaining informed consent; the difficulty in getting and retaining addicted individuals in treatment; and the challenges in ensuring an equal and fair distribution of the costs and benefits of treatment.
Keyword Informed consent
Addiction
Guidelines
Abuse
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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