Publication Date

1984

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Montague, Susan P., 1942-

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

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

Abstract

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.

Comments

Bibliography : pages [106-109].

Extent

vi, [109] pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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