University of Hertfordshire

Drug Abuse: Treatment and Management

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSubstance Abuse Disorders
EditorsHelen Herrman, Mario Maj, Hamid Ghodse
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780470975084
ISBN (Print)9780470745106
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2009


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.


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