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Title: Treating Drug Problems
Corporate Author: National Acad of Sciences
Institute of Medicine
United States of America
Editor(s): D R Gerstein; H J Harwood
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 677
Sponsoring Agency: National Acad of Sciences
Washington, DC 20818
National Academies Press
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Contract Number: 283-88-0009 (SA)
Publication Number: ISBN 0-309-04285-2; ISBN 0-309-94396-4
Sale Source: National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Keck 360
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences conducted, as called for by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, a study of the extent and adequacy of coverage by public programs, private insurance, and other sources of payment for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug abusers. This two-volume report discusses the role, need, goals, effects, and organization of treatment.
Abstract: The first chapter discusses various ideas governing drug policy, ranging from libertarianism to medical and criminal ideas, the classic notions underlying narcotics control, and the rise of modern treatment. The need for treatment is based on consideration of many factors: patterns of drug consumption, dependence, and recovery and relapse. The report discusses the goals of drug treatment and the effectiveness of various treatment methods, including methadone, therapeutic communities, outpatient programs, detoxification, and treatment in prison, as well as the costs and benefits of different treatment modalities. Finally, the report examines the two-tiered structure of the treatment system, focusing on both public and private financing of drug treatment. The second volume of the report consists of seven commissioned papers to inform the Institute of Medicine about selected aspects of the drug treatment problem. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1986; Corrections; Courts; Criminology; Treatment techniques
Note: 2 volumes
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