the modules

Module 1: General introduction to substitution treatment

  • Opiate dependence
  • What is substitution treatment?
  • Main goals of substitution treatment
  • Types of treatment (maintenance or detoxification)
  • Types of programme Module

Module 2: Scientific evidence

  • Effectiveness of substitution treatment
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Chronic versus acute care
  • Comprehensive treatment

Module 3: Different substitution drugs

  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • LAAM
  • Diamorphine
  • Levo methadone
  • Other medications

Module 4: Clinical aspects

  • Assessment
  • Criteria for treatment
  • Treatment plan
  • Monitoring
  • Induction
  • Quick metabolisers

Module 5: Special patient groups

  • Pregnant women
  • Parents of young children
  • Young people
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • People with hepatitis
  • People with mental health problems
  • Multiple-drug users
  • Black and minority ethnic groups
  • People in prison
  • People in hospital
  • People who travel
  • People with chronic pain
  • The aging patient

Module 6: Maximising professionalism

  • The tasks
  • The roles
  • Collaboration between professionals
  • Staff-patient relationship
  • The physical setting