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NCJ Number: 165949 Find in a Library
Title: Overview of Treatment (From Prescription Drug Abuse and Dependence: How Prescription Drug Abuse Contributes to the Drug Abuse Epidemic, P 119-138, 1995, Daniel P Greenfield - See NCJ-165941)
Author(s): P E Hall; D P Greenfield
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Traditional and nontraditional types of drug treatment available to prescription drug abusers and other persons with drug and alcohol problems are reviewed.
Abstract: The analysis focuses on treatment modalities, treatment settings, and treatment approaches. Most programs offer a combination of approaches depending on the level of staff expertise, phase of treatment, and individual philosophy of the treatment setting. Using a variety of approaches is desirable for treating drug abuse and dependence in an individual. Approaches that hold some validity for addicted individuals include group therapy, family therapy, marital therapy, psychopharmacotherapy, and individual therapy. Treatment settings include inpatient programs, outpatient programs, partial hospital programs, and residential programs. A crucial factor in successful treatment is sthe effort to assist the client in deciding and committing to a preferred treatment of choice. Table and 14 references
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs; Illegal dispensing of licit drugs
Note: DCC
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