methadone

Identify three pieces of evidence in John’s case study that would meet three different criteria for a substance use disorder as described in the DSM-5 (one piece of evidence for each criterion).

Case study: John John is 28 years old and has an addiction to heroin. He lives with his brother who is trying to take care of him. He has worked in a variety of part-time jobs but has been fired from most of them, mainly because of his very poor appearance due to lack of […]

Is Vivitrol more effective than methadone for high risk female offenders put on probation?

Proposal Topic: Is Vivitrol more effective than methadone for high risk female offenders put on probation? Statement of the Problem According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from drug overdoses and approximately 70,200 of the overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. […]

What are the use & benefits of opioids? Opioids are very good analgesics for acute pain and pain at the end of life but there is little evidence that they are helpful for long-term pain.

Audit definition: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, (NICE), published “The Principles for Best Practice in Clinical Audit in 2002, which defined clinical audit as, “a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through a systematic review against explicit criteria and the implementation of change. Aspects of the structure, […]

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