By Wendee M., PhD Wechsberg,Jennifer J., PhD Kasten,Nancy D. Berkman,Amy E. Roussel
The abuse of heroin and different opiates is a major and growing to be public sickness. in accordance with the 2004 nationwide Survey on Drug Use and well-being, an predicted 166,000 americans use heroin. additionally, 4.4 million use opiate soreness relievers (including Vicodin, Percodan, Percocet, and OxyContin) with out a prescription. Abuse of felony discomfort relievers represents a growing to be class: in 2004, nearly 2.4 million americans abused prescription soreness relievers for the 1st time. In overall, approximately 1.9% of usa citizens are abusing unlawful or felony opiates. moreover, opiate dependence is expanding around the globe, and considerably exacerbating the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Methadone upkeep therapy (MMT) has been the first type of therapy for opiate dependence within the U.S. for over forty years. It consists of offering drug abusers with a much less addictive opiate (methadone) in a medical surroundings, after which progressively tapering the methadone dosage. whereas on methadone, sufferers obtain counseling and different clinical remedies (i.e. hepatitis screening) as wanted. the power to supply all of those remedies in a single situation has made MMT the best remedy for opiate dependence to this point. within the usa on my own, there are greater than 1,200 MMT courses, with an predicted employees of 20,000, serving greater than 200,000 sufferers each year but, to this point, there was no complete, ordinary specialist reference ebook on those programs.
This publication fills the distance. it's written for a various viewers, together with clinicians, software directors, substance abuse remedy researchers, and different wellbeing and fitness carrier pros who are looking to find out about all facets of MMT. coverage makers attracted to constructing new courses, regionally and the world over, will locate the knowledge worthwhile. The booklet bargains insights into the effectiveness of methadone, and the features of profitable methadone therapy courses (budgets, companies, employees, etc.), in addition to rules and accreditation concerns. the knowledge awarded is predicated on a learn of approximately one hundred fifty MMT courses in 15 states.
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The moment greatest self sufficient nonprofit study association within the usa, RTI keeps 9 places of work within the united states, 5 the world over, and one foreign subsidiary, in addition to venture workplaces round the world.This booklet fills the space. it's written for a various viewers, together with clinicians, application directors, substance abuse remedy researchers, and different well-being provider pros who are looking to know about all facets of MMT. coverage makers attracted to developing new courses, regionally and across the world, will locate the data worthy. The e-book deals insights into the effectiveness of methadone, and the features of winning methadone remedy courses (budgets, companies, employees, etc.), in addition to rules and accreditation matters. the data awarded is predicated on a examine of approximately a hundred and fifty MMT courses in 15 states.
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