Chapter 9

Substance Use Disorders

Set G


MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), the drug Ecstasy.

Methadone Maintenance Programme

A detoxification programme where users take a less virulent opiate in order to wean themselves off heroin.


A synthetic form of opium.


An opioid receptor antagonist which has been found to be beneficial in the control of hyperactivity and self-injurious behaviour.


One of a set of drugs used to treat substance use disorders which influence brain neurotransmitter receptor sites and prevent the neuropsychological effects of stimulants, opiates and hallucinogens.


A derivative of cannabis consisting of dried and crushed cannabis leaves.


Methedrine, a common form of amphetamine.

Motivational-Enhancement Therapy (MET)

An intervention for substance abuse and dependency involving communication training, work- and school-related skills, problem-solving skills, peer-refusal skills, negative mood management, social support and general relapse prevention.