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Author Wechsberg, Wendee M.

Title Methadone maintenance treatment in the U.S. : a practical question and answer guide / Wendee M. Wechsberg & Jennifer J. Kasten ; with contributions from Nancy D. Berkman & Amy E. Roussel
Published New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 198 pages) : illustrations
Summary In the United States, there are more than 1,200 methadone maintenance treatment programs, with an estimated staff of 20,000, serving more than 200,000 patients annually. And the international use of methadone maintenance treatment is increasing. Currently Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom offer methadone maintenance treatment programs, and China, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, and Spain are considering or launching programs. Many countries are looking to the U.S. to understand how to successfully implement methadone maintenance treatment programs.; To date, there has been no comprehensive, user-friendly professional reference book on methadone maintenance treatment programs in the United States. This book fills the gap and offers insights into: the effectiveness of methadone; the characteristics of successful methadone treatment programs (budgets, services, staff, etc.); and regulation and accreditation issues.; The information presented is based on a study of nearly 150 methadone maintenance treatment programs programs in 15 states
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
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Subject Methadone maintenance -- United States -- Miscellanea.
Methadone -- therapeutic use.
Opioid-Related Disorders -- rehabilitation.
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers -- organization & administration.
United States.
Genre/Form Miscellanea.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
Author Kasten, Jennifer J.
LC no. 2007006240
ISBN 0826101313 (electronic bk.)
9780826101310 (electronic bk.)