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Kim Wolff, Steven Karch & Jason White

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies Volume 2

Chapter 19: Treatment of Opioid Dependence

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Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Kim WolffSteven KarchJason White

Many drug treatment services remain dominated by substitute prescribing programmes for heroin (diacetylmorphine) dependent individuals. It was estimated in 2007 that there were 15.6 million users of illicit opioids worldwide (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2007). Figures are not diminishing and the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, 2015) estimates that a total of 246 million people – slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide – used an illicit drug in 2013. Some 27 million people are problem drug users, almost half of whom are people who inject drugs (PWID).North America, Australia and most European countries have some ...

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