The Treatment of Opioid Dependence

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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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Contents

Introduction and Historical Overview
3
Regulatory Cost and Policy Issues
18
Epidemiology of Opioid Use Abuse
43
METHADONE TREATMENT
57
Methadone Dose during Maintenance Treatment
89
Counseling and Psych asocial Services
119
Practical Issues of Program Organization
178
OTHER MEDICATION APPROACHES
211
Medically Supervised Withdrawal as StandAlone
346
COMORBIDITIES IN OPIOID DEPENDENCE
365
Comorbid Medical Disorders
398
Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
421
SPECIAL TREATMENT ISSUES
453
Treatment of Persons under Legal Restrictions
485
Treatment of Adolescents
497
Prescription Opioid Nonmedical Use and Abuse
508

OfficeBased Treatment with Buprenorphine
253
Pharmacology and Clinical Use of LAAM Clonidine
277
Pharmacology and Clinical Use of Naltrexone
295
OTHER TREATMENT APPROACHES
323
Pain Management in Addicted Patients
527
Index
547
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Eric C. Strain, M.D., and Maxine L. Stitzer, Ph.D., are professors in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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