5 edition of The economics of methadone maintenance found in the catalog.
|Statement||Timothy H. Hannan.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||165|
Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is a comprehensive treatment program that involves the long-term prescribing of methadone as an alternative to the opioid on which the client was dependent. Central to MMT is the provision of counselling, case management and other medical and psychosocial services. This book is intended for the practising physician wishing to prescribe methadone in the treatment of heroin addiction. It contains the lessons learned by a general practitioner during ten years of practice in this field. Far from being the last word on treatment, it merely represents one physician's approach to a complex problem.
A methadone clinic is a place where a person who is addicted to opioid-based drugs, such as heroin or prescription painkillers, can receive medication-based therapy. Patients receive methadone, or the brand name version known as Dolophine, which is an opioid analgesic. This drug treatment is often referred to as replacement therapy. Cite this entry as: () Methadone Maintenance. In: Kirch W. (eds) Encyclopedia of Public Health. Springer,
First appearing in Canada, methadone maintenance programs in the U.S. are often thought about as one of the most common and effective means for treating heroin addiction15; in the late ’s they gained considerable acceptance and already had more t participants The term “maintenance” is used in describing these programs because the goal is to “maintain” a narcoticsFile Size: 59KB. methadone maintenance treatment was born. Methadone treatment has become much more available around the world since the discovery of HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. This is because heroin users who are on methadone tend to be more stable and are less likely to do things (such as sharing injecting equipment) that expose them to the HIV virus. 6.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hannan, Timothy H. Economics of methadone maintenance. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books,  (OCoLC) The payments The economics of methadone maintenance book result in more problem cocaine use and crime and would constitute an abuse of methadone maintenance treatment that, once publicly known, would undermine support for the treatment.
Further study is, therefore, needed to determine the effect of pharmacy payments as they occur in real-life by: 4. In the s the doctors Marie Nyswander and Vincent Dole promoted methadone as a therapeutic tool to rehabilitate narcotics addicts.
The drug is now in use in maintenance programs in the United States, Thailand, Sweden, and Hong Kong. It is used to wean the addict from heroin and thus break out of the self-destructive lifestyle. • Longer periods of methadone maintenance are better than shorter periods. The longer you stay on methadone maintenance, the better the overall outcome.
Indefinite treat-ment often means life-long extension of good health, HIV seronegativity, and freedom from incarceration. • Methadone maintenance is treatment for people who are dependent on.
This was a very well written book and helped me understand a lot more about methadone when I started a job at a methadone clinic. It truly helps you understand the /5(30). Methadone maintenance treatment is the use of methadone, administered over a prolonged period of time, as treatment for someone who is addicted to opioids such as heroin, where detoxification has been unsuccessful and/or admittance to a substance abuse treatment facility requires complete abstinence.
"Methadone maintenance makes possible a first step toward social rehabilitation" because it. This Issue Brief discusses treatments for opioid use disorders and summarizes a new systematic review of economic evaluations of these interventions. The review reveals strong evidence that methadone maintenance therapy is an economically advantageous form of treatment; the economic evidence for buprenorphine and naltrexone treatments is more limited.
Methadone Clinic provides a glimpse into the darker, seamier side of heroin addiction and methadone clinics. Although the author, David Steier, said he has worked as a methadone clinic counselor, he does not claim this book is non-fiction/5(5).
Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy is an invaluable guide to the safe use of these opioids. Authored by clinical and academic leaders from a variety of settings and backgrounds, this book includes chapters on pharmacology, adverse effects, safe rotation from other opioids, cardiac toxicity, prescribing, pharmacokinetics.
How to use this book 1 Methadone myths and realities 3 1 Methadone and other options 9 2 Learning about methadone 27 3 Going on methadone 39 4 Living with methadone 59 5 Methadone and other drugs 77 6 Counselling and other services 89 7 Women, family and methadone 8 Looking ahead on methadone Important contact numbers Websites The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Patients, Programs, Services, and Outcome The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Book Subtitle Patients, Programs, Services, and Outcome *immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID crisis.
ebook access is temporary and. Methadone, sold under the brand name Dolophine among others, is an opioid used for opioid maintenance therapy in opioid dependence and for chronic pain management.
Detoxification using methadone can be accomplished in less than a month, or it may be done gradually over as long as six months. While a single dose has a rapid effect, maximum effect can take up to five days of ncy category: AU: C, US: C (Risk not ruled out).
PATIENT INFORMATION BOOKLET ON METHADONE MAINTENANCE THERAPY Methadone is a long-acting, synthetic drug that was first developed to provide long lasting analgesia in the battle-field during the World War II.
It was first used in the maintenance treatment of drug addiction in the United States in the mid s. Therapeutic workplace is a novel intervention that uses access to paid training and employment to reinforce drug abstinence within the context of standard methadone maintenance.
We used the Drug Abuse Treatment Cost Analysis Program as a standard method of Cited by: This newly revised edition is an important reference for practising pharmacists who dispense methadone.
Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is the most effective pharmacological treatment for opioid dependence. Pharmacy staff have more contact with methadone 1/5(1). The book is suitable for Health Economics options within undergraduate and postgraduate economics degrees, and for use on Health Management, Nursing and Medical degrees.
It is also appropriate for post-experience courses for health professionals. Professor Mooney, one of the leading scholars in health economics, introduces simple economic concepts and shows how an understanding of them.
The s and s have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of heroin addiction, and countries around the world have moved to put in place opiate replacement therapy programs to deal with this problem.
While most of these programs use methadone as a substitute drug of choice, most recently, buprenorphine, LAAM (levo acetyl methadol), and heroin have been employed for this purpose.A comprehensive.
To the Editor: Since most methadone maintenance clinics are operated under the public egis it is imperative that citizens of any community be informed of the economics of their investment in this. COVID Resources.
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The Methadone Handbook, (by Andrew Preston. 6 th edition, edited for the US) Methadone has been proven to be the most successful mode of treatment for opiate addiction by the National Institutes of Health. Methadone can provide a useful period of getting.
Located between three powerful phenomena, public health, the law and social stigma, methadone maintenance treatment attracts loyal advocates, vociferous critics and innumerable engaged onlookers.
This book aims to examine the controversial approach to addiction, providing in the process a unique. Economic vulnerability of methadone maintenance patients: Implications for policies on co-payment services Bach Xuan Tran, Huong Thu Thi Phan, Long Hoang Nguyen, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Anh Tuan Le Nguyen, Tuan Nhan Le, Carl A LatkinCited by: The book presents a comprehensive survey of the development, policy, and procedures of methadone maintenance in countries with experience in this treatment.
In addition to presenting a general overview of methadone's role in treating opioid addiction, the volume also focuses on specific questions of current interest, particularly the critical Format: Hardcover.