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Therapeutic options

Martin Plant, Roy Robertson, Moira Plant and Patrick Miller

in Drug Nation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199544790
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754609 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199544790.003.009

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Therapeutic options

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This chapter has attempted to explore the breadth of treatment services and the issues involved. Few simple conclusions are possible for the very many reasons outlined above. It is important to observe, however, that the damage caused by addiction is considerable and its impact on health and social services immeasurable. Added to these costs are the social costs of crime and the expense of the criminal justice interventions. Treatment has to be flexible and increasingly coordinated between agencies. At any point in time change is required in treatment provision and vision is essential to allow the development of suitable services for an ever-changing population of service users.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Pharmacology ; Addiction Medicine

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