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NCJ Number: 222599 Find in a Library
Title: Principles of Drug Dependence Treatment: Discussion Paper
Corporate Author: World Health Organization

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vienna International Ctr
Date Published: March 2008
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vienna, A-1400, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
World Health Organization
Geneva 27, Switzerland
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This discussion paper outlines nine key principles for the development of service for treatment of drug use disorders and recommends actions to promote each of the principles.
Abstract: The nine principles for the development of services for treatment of drug use include: (1) availability and accessibility of drug dependence treatment; (2) screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; (3) evidence-informed drug dependent treatment; (4) drug dependence treatment, human rights, and patient dignity; (5) targeting special subgroups and conditions; (6) addiction treatment with the criminal justice system; (7) community involvement, participation, and patient orientation; (8) clinical governance of drug dependence treatment services; and (9) treatment systems: policy development, strategic planning, and coordination of services. This discussion paper aims to encourage governments and other partners to take concerted action for the implementation of evidence-based drug dependence treatment services, which respond to the needs of their populations. In addition to the nine key principles for the development of services for treatment of drug use disorders, a description and justification, components, and actions to promote each principle are outlined.
Main Term(s): Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Program coordination; Program design; Program implementation; Program planning
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