Interventions for Amphetamine Misuse is a practical guide for health professionals working in the field. It details the physical and psychological problems associated with the drug's abuse, provides a detailed and evidence-based assessment of the interventions currently in use worldwide, and offers an historical and cultural overview. The book includes detailed case studies to illustrate the experiences of a wide range of countries including the UK, Japan, Australia, Thailand, and the USA with the aim of drawing together the evidence and reaching a consensus.
Richard Pates is a consultant clinical psychologist and clinical director of the Addiction services for Cardiff and vale NHS Trust. He has worked in the field for nearly 20 years and has extensive experience of treating people with amphetamine problems. His research interests include the treatment of amphetamine problems and aspects of injecting. He is also editor of The Journal of Substance Use. Diane Riley is the Director of the Harm Reduction Network, a policy analyst with the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy and the International Harm Reduction Association, and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Contributors. Dedication. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction (Richard Pates and Diane Riley). 2. The physical effects of amphetamine use (Zoe Hildrey, Sophie E. Thomas and Alyson Smith). 3. The psychological and psychiatric effects of amphetamines (Richard Pates and Diane Riley). 4. The mechanisms of amphetamine in the brain (Jan K. Melichar and David J. Nutt). 5. Methylphenidate for the treatment of ADHD: clinical efficacy, abuse potential and consequences of use (Craig R. Rush, Andrea R. Vansickel, William W. Stoops and Paul E. A. Glaser). 6. Amphetamine treatment in the UK: the role of substitute prescribing (Richard Pates). 7. Treatments for methamphetamine dependence: contingency management and the matrix model (Richard A. Rawson). 8. Amphetamine use in Canada (Diane Riley). 9. Treatment responses to problematic methamphetamine use: the Australian experience (James Shearer). 10. The 'P' problem in New Zealand (Chris Wilkins and Janie Sheridan). 11 Japan's long association with amphetamines: what can we learn from their experiences? (Akihiko Sato). 12. The emergence of methamphetamine in Thailand: interventions and treatment (Anjalee Cohen and Catherine McGregor). 13. Stimulant use in Central and Eastern Europe: how recent social history shaped current drug consumption patterns ( Jean-Paul Grund, Tomas Zabransky, Kevin S. Irwin and Robert Heimer). 14. Sweden's long experience of amphetamine problems (Kerstin Kall). 15. Harm reduction and amphetamines (Diane Riley). 16. What have we learned: conclusions on treatment (Diane Riley and Richard Pates). Index .