Developing a coordinated response to drug abuse in Pakistan.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221220
Title:
Developing a coordinated response to drug abuse in Pakistan.
Authors:
Khalily, Muhammad Tahir
Affiliation:
Psychology Department and Addiction Treatment Unit, Mental Health Services, Roscommon, Ireland. khalily64@yahoo.com
Citation:
Developing a coordinated response to drug abuse in Pakistan. 2010, 24 (2):168-72 J Interprof Care
Journal:
Journal of interprofessional care
Issue Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221220
DOI:
10.3109/13561820903163587
PubMed ID:
20047498
Abstract:
This paper describes moves towards the coordination of efforts to respond to the worsening drug abuse situation in Pakistan which affects all segments of society. The efforts reported seek to rectify inconsistencies in treatment policy resulting in unsatisfactory outcomes. Examples of collaborative strategies with encouraging results need further underpinning and expansion. There is, however, a lack of realization at the policy level of the need to effect changes in treatment formulated on a consistent and evidence-based approach. Policy has therefore been reviewed and proposals made for a comprehensive treatment strategy in line with international best practices to deal with this problem effectively and efficiently. Establishment of an addiction study centre at university level to continue professional and academic development is suggested.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Health Policy; Humans; Interinstitutional Relations; Pakistan; Substance-Related Disorders
ISSN:
1469-9567

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKhalily, Muhammad Tahiren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T15:47:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-30T15:47:19Z-
dc.date.issued2010-03-
dc.identifier.citationDeveloping a coordinated response to drug abuse in Pakistan. 2010, 24 (2):168-72 J Interprof Careen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1469-9567-
dc.identifier.pmid20047498-
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/13561820903163587-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221220-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes moves towards the coordination of efforts to respond to the worsening drug abuse situation in Pakistan which affects all segments of society. The efforts reported seek to rectify inconsistencies in treatment policy resulting in unsatisfactory outcomes. Examples of collaborative strategies with encouraging results need further underpinning and expansion. There is, however, a lack of realization at the policy level of the need to effect changes in treatment formulated on a consistent and evidence-based approach. Policy has therefore been reviewed and proposals made for a comprehensive treatment strategy in line with international best practices to deal with this problem effectively and efficiently. Establishment of an addiction study centre at university level to continue professional and academic development is suggested.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of interprofessional careen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Policy-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInterinstitutional Relations-
dc.subject.meshPakistan-
dc.subject.meshSubstance-Related Disorders-
dc.titleDeveloping a coordinated response to drug abuse in Pakistan.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychology Department and Addiction Treatment Unit, Mental Health Services, Roscommon, Ireland. khalily64@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of interprofessional careen_GB

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