Emily Finch
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
PsychiatryMethadoneMethadone maintenanceAddictionMedicine
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#1Claire Wilson ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 4
#2Emily Finch (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 19
Last. Judy ShakespeareH-Index: 4
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### What you need to know ### Case scenario A 30 year old primiparous woman is delighted to find herself pregnant and comes to your surgery for confirmation of the pregnancy. You discover that she is smoking 20 cigarettes a day, and she is worried that she went to a friend’s wedding around the time of conception and drank so much that she couldn’t remember what had happened until the next day. She also reports occasional recreational use of cannabis. #### Next steps Advise her of the risks of sm...
#1Nicola Metrebian ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 9
#2Tim Weaver (Middlesex University)H-Index: 25
Last. John Strang ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 62
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Abstract The majority of people receiving treatment for their heroin addiction, are prescribed methadone; for which there is an extensive evidence base. When treatment starts, people take their daily dose of methadone under supervision at a community pharmacy. Supervision guarantees methadone is taken as directed by the individual for whom it has been prescribed, helps to ensure individuals take their correct dose every day, and safeguards against diversion and overdose. However, individuals oft...
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#1Polly Radcliffe ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 9
#2Martha Canfield ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 3
Last. Gail Gilchrist (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 16
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AbstractIntroduction: Although alcohol is widely used concurrently with illicit drugs, the role of alcohol in recovery from and relapse to drug use is under-researched. This study investigates drin...
#1Nicola Metrebian ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 9
#2Tim Weaver (Imperial College London)H-Index: 25
Last. John Strang ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 62
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There are approximately 256,000 heroin and other opiate users in England of whom 155,000 are in treatment for heroin (or opiate) addiction. The majority of people in treatment receive opiate substitution treatment (OST) (methadone and buprenorphine). However, OST suffers from high attrition and persistent heroin use even whilst in treatment. Contingency management (CM) is a psychological intervention based on the principles of operant conditioning. It is delivered as an adjunct to existing evide...
#1Mei Wang ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 3
#2Jiucheng ShenH-Index: 3
Last. Kim Wolff ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Background & objective Substance misuse has been a major health and social issue worldwide and has become an important public health issue in China over the past two decades. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been proved worldwide by large bodies of research to be one of the most effective practices for illicit drug users. The Treatment Outcome Profile (TOP) was developed in 2007 by the UK National Treatment Agency (NTA). It has been proved to be a reliable instrument for outcom...
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#1Joanne NealeH-Index: 27
#2Silia VitoratouH-Index: 10
Last. John MarsdenH-Index: 53
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#1Nicola Kalk ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 15
#2Alastair Boyd (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 1
Last. Emily Finch (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 19
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An evolving problem that is difficult to detect and treat The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, which came into force in May, signals a new approach to drug controls in the UK. For the first time, the basis for illegality is pharmacological action rather than chemical structure. The act made it illegal to produce or supply “spice” or synthetic cannabinoids and to possess them in a custodial setting. Synthetic cannabinoids are a group of structurally unrelated compounds that act at the cannabinoi...
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#1Joanne Neale ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 27
#2Silia Vitoratou ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 10
Last. John Marsden ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 53
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Abstract BACKGROUND Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) assess health status and health-related quality of life from the patient/service user perspective. Our study aimed to: i. develop a PROM for recovery from drug and alcohol dependence that has good face and content validity, acceptability and usability for people in recovery; ii. evaluate the psychometric properties and factorial structure of the new PROM (‘SURE’). METHODS Item development included Delphi groups, focus groups, and serv...
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#1Joanne Neale (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 27
#2Daria Panebianco ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 3
Last. Til Wykes ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 61
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AbstractAim: To identify indicators that diverse stakeholders believe are important when measuring recovery from addiction. Methods: Our previous work with service users had generated 28 indicators of recovery. Using Delphi group methodology (three rounds), we assessed the extent to which stakeholders working in the addictions field agreed that the 28 indicators were important on a scale of 1–10. Participants included 146 individuals with diverse job roles in 124 organisations across the British...
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#1Sally MarlowH-Index: 3
#2Emily FinchH-Index: 19