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Montague, Susan P., 1942-

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M.A. (Master of Arts)

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Department of Anthropology


Drug abuse--Treatment--Social aspects; Therapeutic community


This thesis describes a saally coamunity-based drug treat sent center in the Midwest* The treataent node is that of the therapeutic conaunity* The study focuses upon the social roles of the counselors and their definition of the in-patient clients* The residential clients are aales between the ages of seventeen and forty who* for the lost party have entered treataent as a condition of parole or probat ion* The treataent setting is divided geographica11y* The residential progra* is contained in two houses while the ado inistrative staff is housed in a third building* The prograa is also divided by a rotating counselor work schedule* The divisions tend to fragaent the treataent processy but the existence of several integrative factors helps to overcoae the probleas engendered by fragaented communication* chief aaong the integrative factors are the sub-cultural definitions of the addicts and the prograity and the belief that the counselors form both an interactive and reflexive sub—community with the clients.


Bibliography : pages [106-109].


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