A comparison in the quality of care among legally coerced and voluntary clients in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs
- The relationship between legal coercion and dropout from substance abuse treatment. Perron, Brian // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1
Background Legal coercion is a popular method for leveraging substance abuse treatment among people who would otherwise not participate voluntarily. Although it is effective for getting people into treatment, the results have been mixed as to whether people who are legally coerced stay in...
- 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.
- Patient Satisfaction with Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Vietnam: A Comparison of Different Integrative-Service Delivery Models. Tran, Bach Xuan; Nguyen, Long Hoang; Phan, Huong Thu Thi; Latkin, Carl A. // PLoS ONE;10/11/2015, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p1
Background: Patient satisfaction is an important component of quality in healthcare delivery. To inform the expansion of Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) services in Vietnam, we examined the satisfaction of patients with regards to different services delivery models and identified its...