treatment

Out-patient treatment for heroin addiction : a service users' guide to rights and responsibilities

The purpose of this guide is to outline a range of treatment options for heroin addiction. In particular it looks at the substitute prescribing of methadone including the identification of potential problems in accessing services, stabilising on methadone and detoxification services. The target audience for this guide is people seeking or receiving treatment for heroin addiction and those interested in user support, representation and advocacy.

The mental health of the South Asian community in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is primarily for professionals and students and members of the South Asian communities in Britain. Much of the information will also be useful for mental health service users and carers.

Recovery : linking addiction treatment and communities of recovery

This report is a 'primer for addiction counselors and recovery coaches' and discusses change in the professional addiction treatment community. Addressed to the thousands of counselors and therapists on the daily firing line, it offers them a renaissance of ideas that will provide the suffering addicts with which they work an increased opportunity for lasting recovery.

Cognitive-behavioral treatment with adult alcohol and illicit drug users: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Cognitive-behavioural therapies are among the most widespread and influential approaches to substance use, yet this analysis found they conferred just a small advantage over other therapies. Perhaps other features are more important than the therapeutic 'brand'.

Dementia

This booklet gives information about diagnosis, treatment and tests. As well as help, support and where to get more information.

Drug treatment works : for families, communities and individuals

Parliamentary briefing paper from the NTA providing information on the next steps for drug treatment in England and an update on the latest research available.

Action on Addiction

Website of Action on Addiction, a charity which works to reduce the problem of addiction through providing research, treatment, family support, education and training.

Substance Misuse in Adolescents

There is increasing evidence that substance misuse among British adolescents is escalating (Miller & Plant, 1996; Sutherland & Willner, 1998). Swadi (1992) found that, among adolescents aged 12–17 years referred to mental health services, the prevalence of drug use was 13.1% (16.3% among boys and 9.3% among girls).

Recovery management: what if we really believed that addiction was a chronic disorder?

A quiet revolution is unfolding within the worlds of addiction treatment and recovery support. This revolution is founded on new understandings of the nature of substance use disorders and their management. It calls for shifting the treatment of severe and persistent alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems from an emergency room model of acute care (AC) to a model of sustained recovery management (RM).

Complementary and alternative medicine and dementia

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

Public interest in complementary therapies is growing at a significant rate, easily outpacing the research conducted into their safety and effectiveness. People are often attracted to the ‘natural’ and safe image of these therapies, particularly in treating chronic medical conditions, for which conventional treatments are often less than completely effective.