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Therapeutic options 

Therapeutic options
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Therapeutic options
Author(s):

Martin Plant

, Roy Robertson

, Moira Plant

, and Patrick Miller

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199544790.003.009
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date: 14 October 2019

This chapter has attempted to explore the breadth of treatment services and the issues involved. Few simple conclusions are possible for the very many reasons outlined above. It is important to observe, however, that the damage caused by addiction is considerable and its impact on health and social services immeasurable. Added to these costs are the social costs of crime and the expense of the criminal justice interventions. Treatment has to be flexible and increasingly coordinated between agencies. At any point in time change is required in treatment provision and vision is essential to allow the development of suitable services for an ever-changing population of service users.

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