Nelson Alcohol and Other Drug Service. GP CME Presentation March 2009. What do the AOD clinic do?. Specialist assessment of alcohol and other drug disorders Comprehensive assessment and diagnosis using DSM1V criteria Addiction medicine specialists Use of specific pharmacotherapy
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“Detoxification refers to the process by which the effects of opiate drugs are eliminated from opiate dependent users in a safe and effective manner, such that withdrawal symptoms are minimised. (WHO 2006)
“The history of the treatment of narcotic withdrawal is a long and dishonourable one....”Kleber H.D. et.al. The treatment of Narcotic withdrawal: A Historical Review. J Clin Psych. 43:6(Sec 2)- June 1982
In-patient treatment of opiate dependence: medium term follow-up outcomes.
British Journal of Psychiatry. (2005), 187, 360-365.
All 18 services identified barriers
Jude Burgess or Dr Lorraine Balance
Complex AOD/Pain/Out of hours:
Dr Lee Nixon or Dr Marijke Boers
Regional Service Manager is Eileen Varley