Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

In-Patient Treatment for Drug Abuse

  • A. H. Ghodse (a1), M. London (a2), T. H. Bewley (a3) and A. V. Bhat (a4)

Extract

During 1984 there were 253 admissions to the in-patient drug dependence treatment unit at Tooting Bec Hospital. Of the 198 patients responsible for these admissions, 60% were male and 43% were over the age of 30 years. There were 151 patients admitted for opiate detoxification, and 75% completed the withdrawal schedule. However, only 15 out of 25 patients admitted for benzodiazepine withdrawals were found to be physically dependent. Other reasons for admission included stabilisation of the dose of opiate (24%) and the treatment of physical complications of addiction.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Department of Addiction Behaviour, Clare House. Blackshaw Road, London SW170QT

References

Hide All
Beary, M. D., Christofides, J., Fry, D., Ghodse, A. H., Smith, E. & Smith, V. (1987) The benzodiazepines as substances of abuse. The Practitioner, 231, 1920.
Department of Health and Social Security (1985) Statistical Bulletin. Mental Illness Hospitals and Units in England: Drug misuse statistics. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
Edwards, G. (1979) British policies on opiate addiction British Journal of Psychiatry, 134, 113.
Ghodse, A. H. (1983) Treatment of drug addiction in London. Lancet, 1, 636639.
Gossop, M., Johns, A. & Green, L. (1986) Opiate withdrawal: inpatient versus outpatient programmes and preferred versus random assignment to treatment. British Medical Journal, 293, 103104.
Interdepartmental Committee (Chairman Lord Brain) (1965) Drug Addiction. Second Report. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
Love, J. & Gossop, M. (1985) The processes of referral and disposal within a London drug dependence clinic. British Journal of Addiction, 80, 435440
Wiepert, G. D., Bewley, T. H. & D'Orban, P. T. (1978) Outcomes for 575 British opiate addicts entering treatment between 1968 and 1975. Bulletin on Narcotics, 30, 2132.
Willis, J. H. (1969) Drug dependence: some demographic and psychiatric aspects in the UK and US subjects. British Journal of Addiction, 64, 135146.

In-Patient Treatment for Drug Abuse

  • A. H. Ghodse (a1), M. London (a2), T. H. Bewley (a3) and A. V. Bhat (a4)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed

In-Patient Treatment for Drug Abuse

  • A. H. Ghodse (a1), M. London (a2), T. H. Bewley (a3) and A. V. Bhat (a4)
Submit a response

eLetters

We encountered an error trying to retrieve eLetters for this article. Please try again or contact Customer Services

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *