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NCJ Number: 121056 Find in a Library
Title: Out-Patient Detoxification of Substance (Heroin Type) Abusers
Journal: Indian Journal of Social Work  Volume:50  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1989)  Pages:91-101
Author(s): D Mirchandani
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 11
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: A brief introduction to drug abuse management is followed by explanations of detoxification techniques.
Abstract: Abuse of brown sugar, a crude form of heroin, has cut across all social strata in India rendering the economic and social costs high. From a public health point of view, detoxification is an important step in the rehabilitation of the addict, even if it only serves to keep the habit cost down (as in short-term detoxification). Outpatient detoxification, which reduces the cost of treatment, is described with clinical guidelines. 8 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug detoxification
Index Term(s): Drug dependence; Heroin; India
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