By R. Maldonado (auth.), Prof. Dr. W. W. Fleischhacker, Prof. Dr. D. J. Brooks (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3211013164

ISBN-13: 9783211013168

ISBN-10: 3709105412

ISBN-13: 9783709105412

Substance-related problems pose an expanding problem not just to the sector of psychiatry but in addition to public future health. The fast improvement of our society has additionally replaced the face of substance use and abuse, either quantitatively and qualitatively. during this quantity foreign specialists current studies of the newest examine overlaying many components starting from neurobiology to mental administration, in addition to varied medications, from alcohol to ecstasy.

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Urine controls are made without previous announcement. Visual control, temperature control or testing for substances added to the oral Methadone suspension are practiced in order to recognize a urine which was brought in. The rationale for urine controls is the recognition of non-prescribed substances and an evidence for the intake of prescribed Methadone. The high costs of urine controls and a dislike by staff and patients for this kind of control have invited research on the usefulness of such measures.

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