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Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions
J Mainten Addict

ISSN (printed): 1091-1332. ISSN (electronic): 1540-7624.

The Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions enables you to improve the delivery of services to addicted populations by providing clinically relevant and practical program information through cutting-edge articles, columns, and information exchange. The Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions enlightens you with summaries of basic and clinical research, science, developments, and new technologies which are gathered from a variety of sources. Topics to be covered in the journal include: pain and addiction; risk management in opioid programs; patient advocacy; methadone maintenance and the HIV/AIDS crisis; program administration and supervision; counselor training and evaluation; quality assurance; local, state, and national funding; international issues; methadone neurobiology and pharmacology; methadone clients and unrelated physical illnesses/disabilities; methadone clients in acute or chronic pain: clinical issues; HIV-infected intravenous drug users in the methadone clinic: administrative and counseling issues; multicultural issues and the methadone client; methadone maintenance and physician attitudes; methadone maintenance and health economics; patient rights, advocacy, and involvement in program design; tuberculosis in MMTPs; special concerns regarding women in MMT; perinatal issues in MMT; integration of addiction medicine and maintenance treatment into medical care reform efforts; performance-based standards of care; treatment outcome studies and measures; psychiatric co-morbidity in MMT; multiple drug dependence/abuse in MMT; education regarding MMT; community and public relations; behavioral strategies and interventions in MMT; psychiatric and other supportive/therapeutic measures; homelessness and other special concerns; sexual dysfunction/abuse in MMT; families and children of MMT patients; new maintenance and adjunctive pharmacotherapies; confronting negative attitudes regarding MMT; guidelines and regulations--local, state, and national; use of nurse practitioners, physician assistants in MMT; role of the nurse in MMT; urine analysis issues.

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