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Opioid Substitution Treatment (Buprenorphine): Intervention Toolkit
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In South Asia, opioid use, and in particular heroin use, is on the increase. The diffusion of injecting drug use is causing concern in the region (UNODC & MSJE, 2004). Heroin and other opioid dependence cause significant morbidity and mortality; it is a chronic and enduring condition that often requires longterm treatment and care. Adequate access to a range of treatment options should be offered to respond to the varying needs of people with heroin/opioid dependence.
Aim:
1. To outline the safety and effectiveness of buprenorphine in the management of heroin and other opioid dependence.
2. To describe the guidelines and procedures for opioid substitution treatment (OST) with
buprenorphine.
3. To discuss issues relating to buprenorphine administration and a rollout plan for bu-prenorphine substitution clinics.
4. To understand the quality assurance indicators in the operation of the buprenorphine clinics.
Publisher:
UNODC, AusAID ,   (2012 )
Type / Script:
Publication in English
Keywords:
DRUGS, DRUG CONTROL, DRUG POLICY, DRUG ABUSE, DRUG ADDICTS, DRUG TREATMENT, DRUG DETOXIFICATION, REHABILITATION, COUNSELING, MEDICINE, MEDICAL TREATMENT, MEDICAL CARE, PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH, HEALTH SERVICES, HEALTH CARE DELIVERY, PREGNANCY, PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION, HIV/AIDS, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, IMMUNOLOGIC DISEASES, AIDS PREVENTION, PHARMACOLOGY
Thematic Group:
 UNODC : Drugs and Crime
Thesaurus:
14.04.01  -  Narcotic Drugs
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