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Those WHO instructions are designed to help employees of closed settings to supply secure and potent withdrawal administration and therapy providers for those that use medications within the Western Pacific sector. It presents information regarding medications and drug dependence; the administration of drug withdrawal; and methods to remedy for drug dependence. For the needs of this record, "closed settings" refers to prisons, paintings camps, obligatory drug therapy facilities and the other establishment during which individuals are detained.

The directions take a public wellbeing and fitness method of drug use and dependence. This technique acknowledges that the wellbeing and fitness of 1 person impacts the well-being of the group.

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Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management and Treatment of Drug dependence in closed settings

Those WHO instructions are designed to aid employees of closed settings to supply secure and powerful withdrawal administration and therapy prone for those that use medications within the Western Pacific sector. It presents information regarding medicinal drugs and drug dependence; the administration of drug withdrawal; and methods to therapy for drug dependence.

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Methadone should be used with caution if the patient has: • Respiratory deficiency • Acute alcohol dependence • Head injury • Treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) • Ulcerating colitis or Crohn’s disease • Severe hepatic impairment The dose must be reviewed on daily basis and adjusted based upon how well the symptoms are controlled and the presence of side effects. The greater the amount of opioid used by the patient the greater the dose of methadone required to control withdrawal symptoms.

What is the least intensive treatment that I expect to be effective for this patient? Based on the patient’s reported drug use, determine the least intensive treatment that you consider will have an impact on the patient. The interventions that are discussed in these guidelines are ranked by their intensity in Figure 1. 25 Figure 1: Intensity of interventions for stepped care treatment planning Remember that not all people who use drugs need lengthy treatment; for some people, a brief education session may be all that is required.

You should always demonstrate respect for the patient. Avoid using words that insult or label the patient, like ‘addict’, ‘criminal’ or ‘prostitute’. Shaming or upsetting a patient will not help them. 10 This concept has been adapted from Lee, N. et al. Methamphetamine Dependence and Treatment. Melbourne: Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. 53 Encourage the patient to talk Many of the treatment sessions in the psychosocial interventions involve the patient talking about their problems. Generally, you should talk less than the patient.

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