The relationship between legal coercion and dropout from substance abuse treatment
- A comparison in the quality of care among legally coerced and voluntary clients in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Perron, Brian // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1
Background Mandating treatment, or legal coercion, in the substance abuse treatment system is a common practice. There has been extensive debate on the ethical issues of this practice. However, very little is known whether the quality of care for persons who are legally coerced differs from...
- Methadone center pays fine with a dose of reality. Segal, Marian // FDA Consumer;May94, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p32
Informs on a consent decree signed by a narcotics treatment center in New York City in which the center agrees to comply with all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations. The center's long history of violating government regulations; Reality House.
- How to heal the body's craving. Mestel, Rosie; Concar, David // New Scientist;10/1/94, Vol. 143 Issue 1945, p32
Focuses on the methods and medicines used to treat addicts of their substance abuse problems. Use of ibogaine and methadone to treat heroin addiction; Overdosing of ibogaine; Heroin substitutes; Research on addiction; Behavioral tools in addiction treatment; Voucher-therapy treatment; Relapses....
- St. Luke's substance abuse center gets state approval. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;02/14/2000, Vol. 10 Issue 26, p3
Focuses on the state approval of the methadone treatment program at the Unity Center for Recovery of the Newburgh, New York-based Saint Luke's Hospital's Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center. Reauthorization of the center to provide chemical dependency services to the community; Other...
- Approach for treating methadone patients created. // Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement;Jul2008, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p66
The article offers information about motivated stepped care (MSC) model, an approach for treating methadone patients. Developed by the addiction treatment team of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, MSC puts patients demanding most medical attention under the care of the...
- What to look for in methadone clinic software. Blumenthal, David; Stoddard, Ray // Behavioral Healthcare;May2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p35
Looks at the considerations for evaluating methadone clinic management software. Overview of timesaving functions of a substance abuse clinic; Ways to handle billing and payment; Usefulness of on-site software training.
- Using Choice Theory in Coerced Treatment for Substance Abuse. Mottern, Ron // International Journal of Reality Therapy;Fall2002, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p20
This paper briefly suggests how Choice Theory (CT) may be used in coerced treatment for substance abuse (SA). A differentiation is made between the total behaviors of law breaking with using (LBU), and using as a form of law breaking (U). How alcohol and other illegal drugs (AOD) serve to...
- Short-Course Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride for Treatment of Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms. Ives, T.J.; Stults, C.C. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Nov83, Vol. 143, p513
The authors conducted a preliminary trial of a 5-day course of diphenoxylate in the treatment of out-patients with methadone withdrawal symptoms. Diphenoxylate provided substantial relief from detoxification symptoms with no drug-associated adverse effects.
- An Uncertain Dominion: Irish Psychiatry, Methadone, and the Treatment of Opiate Abuse. Saris, A. Jamie // Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry;Jun2008, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p259
This paper investigates some productive ambiguities around the medical administration of methadone in the Republic of Ireland. The tensions surrounding methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) are outlined, as well as the sociohistorical context in which a serious heroin addiction problem in Ireland...