An In-depth Study
- OPIOIDS IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS.
Evidence for regulation of Hippocampal neuropeptide levels.
Effects of repeated Encephalographic investigation.
Neurophalographic of Opioids in CA1,CA3, and in the denate gyrus.
- PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR DRUG ACTIONS ON THE C.N.S.
Drug and nerve transmission.
Organisation of the Nervous System.
Drug and the brain.
- PHARMACOLOGY OF NARCOTICS.
Morphine and other opium alkaloids.
Meperidine and congeners.
Methadone and congeners.
Levorphanal and congeners.
Comparision of opium alkaloids, semi synthetics.
- BEHAVIOURAL THERAPHY OF HUMAN DEPENDENCE.
Normative behaviour and deviance.
Growth enhancing limit testing.
Implications for prevention.
The Development of children health orientation and behaviour.
Prevention of adolescent drug use.
- PREVENTION RESEARCH .
History of prevention.
Personal and social skill training.
Cognative and behavioural programmes.
Case Study 1: Drug Resistance Education. Theoretical Rationale. Imparting information. Social Assertiveness Skills Training. Cognitive Behavioural skill Training.
Decision Skill Curriculum.
Life skills Training.
Recommendation for further research.
General Awareness Strategies.
Case Study 2 : Life'90.
- TREATMENT OF NARCOTIC ADDICTION.
Reason to stop using.
Case study 1: The D.A.I.R.R.C. 'Open ' Rehabilitation Model.
METHADONE MAINTENANCE. Naloxone and Diagnosis. Dosage and Duration. Factors modifying pharmacological effectiveness. Methadone detoxification. Use of Clonidine or Lofexidine. Dextro-propoxyphene as a therapeutic agent. Methadone effects on off spring of users. Toxicity,genetic and perinatal effects. Consequences. Factors affecting outcome of treatment :- Patient characteristics. Predictors of retention and performance Differential Prediction. Treatment characteristics. Organisation.
Case study 2:- Kaliedoscope , a community health project.
Out -patient drug free programmes. Self help groups. Adjuvant treatment. Treatment of patients with other psychiatric disorders. In-prison drug programmes. Relapse.
- URINALYSIS:- DRUG DETECTION IN THE WORKPLACE.
Establishing a programme.
Choosing a laboratory.
Specimen collection and handling.
Methods of Immunoassay. Interpretation of results.
Survey showing Opium Addiction in 173 villages in Banas- Kantha District.( Northern Gujarat, India.)
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