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A review of psychological and pharmacological treatment options for methamphetamine dependence

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posted on 31.10.2018, 00:00 by S Ciketic, MR Hayatbakhsh, Christopher DoranChristopher Doran, JM Najman, R McKetin
Methamphetamine (MA) is a public health problem both in Australia and internationally and very little is known about the most cost-effective treatment options. This study is a review of recent studies and an assessment of current treatment options for MA dependence. Treatment options for MA dependence can be divided into outpatient and inpatient modality settings according to the level of drug use. Moderate improvements through higher rates of retention in treatment (especially residential rehabilitation) have been found in individuals who completed either cognitive-behavioural therapy or counselling as a form of outpatient treatment and in those users who completed a residential rehabilitation treatment programme at an inpatient treatment modality. There remains a need for further research to investigate the efficacy of existing treatment options in individuals with MA use problems and to address the economic impact of those interventions in terms of cost-effectiveness/cost utility. © 2012 Informa UK Ltd.

History

Volume

17

Issue

4

Start Page

363

End Page

383

Number of Pages

21

eISSN

1475-9942

ISSN

1465-9891

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Queensland; University of Newcastle; University of New South Wales; Australian National University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Substance Use