Methadone Maintenance Treatment in the U.S.: A Practical Question and Answer Guide

Methadone Maintenance Treatment in the U.S.: A Practical Question and Answer Guide

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ISBN-13: 9780826101310
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/07/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Dr. Wendee Wechsberg, PhD, is the director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Research Program at RTI International. Dr. Wechsberg has more than two decades of clinical experience and she has directed outpatient drug-free, methadone, and residential substance abuse treatment programs. She is currently conducting intervention research in the United States and South Africa to help women who abuse substances to reduce violence and victimization, and to decrease the spread of HIV. She has published in the areas of methadone treatment, outreach, HIV risk behaviors, and gender and intervention effectiveness.

Table of Contents

    List of Acronyms and and Abbreviations
  1. Introduction
  2. The Effectiveness of Methadone and the History of Regulation
  3. The Accreditation Evaluation Study
  4. Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Characteristics
  5. Core and Ancillary Methadone Maintenance Treatment Services
  6. Dosing Practices in Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs
  7. The Costs and Funding of Methadone Maintenance Treatment
  8. Direct Care Staff and Their Activities
  9. Methadone Maintenance Treatment Patients
  10. Accreditation Outcomes
  11. Regulation of Methadone Maintenance Treatment
  12. Summary and Future Challenges

  13. Glossary
    Appendix A: Opiates and Opioids

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From the Publisher

"Methadone maintenance is probably the most highly regulated, most misunderstood, and most effective treatment for heroin addiction. The U.S. system arose through a combination of brilliant science, clinical compassion, and continuing sitgmatization of the patients, and it is now moving toward greater integration with the health care system as a whole. This book provides a clear, thorough, and use-friendly description of the U.S. system as it undergoes that transition."

--Dr. Don C. Des Jarlais, , Director of Research, Baron Edmond De Rothschild Chemical Dependency Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center

"This book is highly recommended for treatment program managers, substance abuse treatment professionals, policy makers, and anyone who is genuinely interested in getting a better understanding of methadone maintenance treatment programs at the present time. It's the kind of much-needed reference guide for the opioid dependence treatment field that should be within easy reach on the shelf for quick access to a wealth of practical information."

-Mark Parrino, President, American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

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