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Drug Treatment
What Works?

ISBN 9780415268172
Published September 3, 2004 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

Britain, like almost everywhere else, has a burgeoning drug problem. Finding ways of dealing with this problem is a major platform of government policy and a great deal has been made of the impact of treatment on drug users. Drug Treatment: What Works? is a cutting edge survey of the latest developments in these treatments, and it sets out to ask some of the crucial questions in the treatment of drug abusers; including:

* Which treatments work with what sorts of abusers?
* What are the key indicators of likely success?
* Does coercion work or must treatment be freely entered into?
* Is drug testing an essential backup for successful treatment?

Featuring contributions from some the leading figures in this field, Drug Treatment: What Works? will be essential reading for students, academics and professionals studying drug treatment in the areas criminology, social policy and medicine.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. What Should Work: Guidelines on the clinical management of opioid dependence in the UK 3. Types of Treatments for Types of Patients 4. Developments in the Treatment of Drug Problems 5. Psychological and Pharmacological Components of Treatment 6. Coerced Treatment for Drug-Using Criminal Offenders 7. Treating Patients with Comorbidities 8. Necessary Prerequisite for Treatment and for Crime Control 9. Therapeutic Addicts Revisited 10. Therapeutic Community Drug Treatment in the U.S. Criminal Justice System 11. Treating Drug Users: The role of the National Treatment Agency for substance misuse 12. Linking Treatment Services to the Criminal Justice System 13. Motivation Enhancement in Clients Referred from the Criminal Justice System

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'Overall the book provides an honest and credible initiation into the complex issues surrounding substance misuse treatment.  It makes a worthy attempt to answer the questions it sets itself and goes some way to address the field's turbulent configuration of treatment options and outcome measures - a great achievement given the meagre evidential material with which to draw upon' - Youth Policy