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Treatment of opiate dependency : a multimodal model using naltrexone

Colquhoun, Ross. 2010, Treatment of opiate dependency : a multimodal model using naltrexone, D.Health Sc. thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Treatment of opiate dependency : a multimodal model using naltrexone
Author Colquhoun, Ross.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Health Sc.
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Drug addiction - Treatment
Substance abuse - Treatment
Naltrexone
Detoxification (Substance abuse treatment)
Summary The portfolio examines use of opiate antagonist medication (naltrexone hydrochloride) as a safe and effective treatment for opiate dependence. The program incorporates evidence-based assessment, treatment planning and after-care counselling. Detoxification using naltrexone is highly effective. Use of naltrexone predicts long-term abstinence and better health and social outcomes. Naltrexone implants improve compliance and outcomes.
Language eng
Description of original 336 p. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.8526
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027455

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