The Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Eric C. Strain, Maxine L. Stitzer
JHU Press, 2006 - Medical - 551 pages
The successor to Strain and Stitzer's Methadone Treatment for Opioid Dependence (Johns Hopkins, 1999), this expanded and updated volume reflects new developments in treatment protocols.
Methadone is still the most widely used medication for the treatment of opioid dependence, and the authors provide an extensive section on methadone treatment. Three chapters cover the pharmacology and clinical use of buprenorphine as well as the latest research on Naltrexone, Clonidine, and Lofexidine. The volume also includes chapters on pain and prescription opioids as well as medication-free treatment and medically supervised alternatives to opioid substitute treatments, including withdrawal.
The Treatment of Opioid Dependence will be a valuable resource for methadone counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, and addiction counselors, as well as physicians interested in office-based buprenorphine treatment.
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Introduction and Historical Overview
Regulatory Cost and Policy Issues
Epidemiology of Opioid Use Abuse
Methadone Dose during Maintenance Treatment
Counseling and Psych asocial Services
Practical Issues of Program Organization
OTHER MEDICATION APPROACHES
Medically Supervised Withdrawal as StandAlone
COMORBIDITIES IN OPIOID DEPENDENCE
Comorbid Medical Disorders
Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
SPECIAL TREATMENT ISSUES
Treatment of Persons under Legal Restrictions
Treatment of Adolescents
Prescription Opioid Nonmedical Use and Abuse