How long is long enough? Answers to questions about the duration of methadone maintenance treatment

Ward, Jeff, Mattick, Richard P. and Hall, Wayne (1998). How long is long enough? Answers to questions about the duration of methadone maintenance treatment. In Jeff Ward, Richard P. Mattick and Wayne Hall (Ed.), Methadone maintenance treatment and other opioid replacement therapies (pp. 305-336) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Harwood Academic Press.

Author Ward, Jeff
Mattick, Richard P.
Hall, Wayne
Title of chapter How long is long enough? Answers to questions about the duration of methadone maintenance treatment
Title of book Methadone maintenance treatment and other opioid replacement therapies
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Harwood Academic Press
Publication Year 1998
ISBN 9057022389
Editor Jeff Ward
Richard P. Mattick
Wayne Hall
Chapter number 12
Start page 305
End page 336
Total pages 32
Total chapters 18
Language eng
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract/Summary The 1980s and 1990s have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of heroin addiction, and countries around the world have moved to put in place opiate replacement therapy programs to deal with this problem. While most of these programs use methadone as a substitute drug of choice, most recently, buprenorphine, LAAM (levo acetyl methadol), and heroin have been employed for this purpose. A comprehensive guide to the use of drug substitution in the treatment of opiate dependence, this handbook provides an up-to-date account of treatment research and practice in this growing area. As well as answering questions about the status of this class of interventions in terms of their demonstrated effectiveness, it also includes detailed discussions of assessment issues, appropriate dosage regimes, the role of ancillary social and psychosocial services, the use of opiate replacement therapy in prisons, optimal treatment during pregnancy, and the cost-effectiveness of this form of treatment. This book will be of int

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