This chapter comments on issues related to both treatment and management of a number of misusing drugs, including: opiates; stimulants (cocaine; amphetamine and amphetamine-like substances; ecstasy and ecstasy-like drugs); and benzodiazepines. Particular focus is on the clinical pharmacology of the different drugs of misuse and on medications available. Possible promising future agents for the treatment and management of most drug-misuse conditions are also commented on. Furthermore, an update of most recent literature papers regarding the clinical usefulness of psychosocial treatment, with particular reference to CBT; contingency management and behavioural approaches is offered here.
|Title of host publication||Substance Abuse Disorders|
|Editors||Helen Herrman, Mario Maj, Hamid Ghodse|
|Publisher||John Wiley and Sons|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Mar 2009|
- Psychosocial treatment
- Substance misuse