Items tagged with substitution treatment

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Federal government set to crack down on drug courts that fail addicts [04.02.2015] The federal government is cracking down on drug courts that refuse to let opioid addicts access medical treatments such as Suboxone, said Michael Bot...
UN: Nearly 100 drug users died in Crimea after Russia closed methadone program [20.01.2015] The United Nations' AIDS envoy sounded the alarm over an impending health catastrophe in Russia's newly acquired Crimean Peninsula, where nearly 100 ...
Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant [16.09.2013] The legal status of kratom is under review in Thailand. Options include making kratom available only by prescription, decriminalizing small amounts a...
Colombia’s capital banks on marijuana cure for hard drug addicts [07.05.2013] Marijuana has long been accused of being a gateway to deadlier vices. But could cannabis be a swinging door that might also lead people away from har...
Cannabis to substitute crack [22.04.2013] The mayor of Bogota has recently proposed a pilot scheme with crack cocaine addicts to explore the substitution of crack made of cocaine base paste (...
Marijuana to fight drug addiction [01.04.2013] BBC Mundo reports that Bogotá is planning a system of "controlled consumption centers," where addicts could be weaned off more hard-core drugs, such ...
Doctors say UK drug policy should focus more on health [15.01.2013] Although illicit drug use has been declining in the UK, long-term problem drug use and drug-related deaths are not decreasing, says the British Medic...
Legalise ganja to treat HIV, cancer, doctors tell gov't [22.12.2012] Marcus Day of the Caribbean Drug and Alcohol Research Institute believes the time has come for regional governments to legalise marijuana to countera...
Study: marijuana a susbstitute for prescription drugs and alcohol [10.12.2012] Research being conducted by a former Victoria city councillor is poking holes in marijuana’s reputation as a gateway drug. According to an academic p...
Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs [19.11.2012] This article examines the subjective impact of medical cannabis on the use of both licit and illicit substances via self-report from 404 medical cann...
Cannabis as an Adjunct to or Substitute for Opiates in the Treatment of Chronic Pain [31.05.2012] There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of medical cannabis as an adjunct to or substitute for prescription opiates in the treatment o...
Russia: Government shuts HIV-prevention group’s website [08.02.2012] The Russian government’s anti-drugs agency has ordered the blocking of the website of a public health organization, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, for...
Cocaine addiction treatments to improve control and reduce harm (CATCH) [18.08.2011] Cocaine, particularly in its base form ('crack'), has become one of the drugs of most concern in the Netherlands, being associated with a wide range ...
The Russian drug czar vs. methadone: Parcel of lies [15.04.2011] HCLU's video advocacy team filmed the press conference of the Russian government delegation at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs this year - our movie...
Kratom in Thailand [01.04.2011] In early 2010, the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) developed a policy proposal to review different aspects of the criminal justice ...
The Dutch treatment and social support system for drug users [15.01.2011] This paper, written in collaboration with the Correlation Network, briefly describes the history and the basic elements of the Dutch drug dependence ...
A Russian Drug Czar for the world? [06.07.2010] A top Russian diplomat, Yuri V. Fedotov, has emerged as the front-runner in the race to become the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and C...
Randomized controlled trial of dexamphetamine maintenance for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence [18.06.2009] This study tested the impact of a long-acting form of amphetamine as medication to help control dependent use of the closely allied stimulant, metham...
Characterization of the crack cocaine culture in the city of São Paulo: a controlled pattern of use [01.07.2008] In the city of São Paulo, the culture of crack use has undergone considerable changes over these 11 years since it was first described. The sociodemo...
Flexibility of treaty provisions [30.09.2002] In a confidential and authoritative memorandum to the INCB, UNODC legal experts argue that most harm reduction measures are in fact acceptable under ...
Substitution therapy for amphetamine users [31.05.2002] The illicit use of amphetamines continues to be a growing problem in many countries around the world, yet treatment responses remain in need of furth...
Crack Heads and Roots Daughters [01.01.2002] An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction ...
Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance [30.09.2000] The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition ...
Reviewing legal aspects of substitution treatment at international level [01.08.2000] Treatment for drug addiction was seen as a measure to reduce drug abuse as early as 1961 when the UN Single Convention was signed. However, the only ...
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis by Crack Addicts in Brazil [01.10.1999] This study ensued from clinical observations based on spontaneous accounts by crack abusers undergoing their first psychiatric assessment, where they...
The standard low dose of oral cocaine [31.12.1993] Coca tea has been used for the treatment of cocaine dependence. Two previous reports found that treatment that includes coca tea can be successful in...

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