Interventions for Amphetamine Misuse
June 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
This important book also offers an overview of the changes in legislation that have reflected growing concern regarding the evolution in the way that the substance has been formulated. Discussed are the illicit use of amphetamine type substances and the associated dangers and concerns with the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the drug's use in the suppression of appetite.
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 Käll).
15. Harm reduction and amphetamines (Diane Riley).
16. What have we learned: conclusions on treatment (Diane Riley and Richard Pates).
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.