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Titolo:
DYNAMIC RECOVERY - COMPARATIVE-STUDY OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES IN HOMELESS SHELTERS FOR MEN
Autore:
LIBERTY HJ; JOHNSON BD; JAINCHILL N; RYDER J; MESSINA M; REYNOLDS S; HOSSAIN M;
Indirizzi:
NATL DEV & RES INST INC,WORLD TRADE CTR 2,16TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10048
Titolo Testata:
Journal of substance abuse treatment
fascicolo: 5, volume: 15, anno: 1998,
pagine: 401 - 423
SICI:
0740-5472(1998)15:5<401:DR-COT>2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DRUG;
Keywords:
SUBSTANCE ABUSE; ALCOHOLISM; DRUG TREATMENT; THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES; HOMELESSNESS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
40
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
H.J. Liberty et al., "DYNAMIC RECOVERY - COMPARATIVE-STUDY OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES IN HOMELESS SHELTERS FOR MEN", Journal of substance abuse treatment, 15(5), 1998, pp. 401-423

Abstract

The Dynamic Recovery Project examined relationships between homelessness, substance abuse, and recovery, and investigated the effectivenessof the therapeutic community (TC) treatment model in helping homelessdrug users move toward stable, drug-free living. This project compared two short-term TCs that were situated within pre-existing homeless shelters with a clean and sober dormitory. In a separate condition, peer counselors and staff were provided additional training in TC philosophy and practice to reduce program dropout. Dramatic decreases in drugand alcohol use at follow-up were verified by urinalysis. Length of time in treatment rather than specific program accounted for decreased alcohol and drug use. Important decreases in posttreatment criminalityfor both treatment programs were documented. The comparison group, starting with low criminality, experienced smaller, nonsignificant decreases unrelated to type of program or time in treatment Major declines in Beck Depression Scores were evident, but were unrelated to groups or time in treatment. Training had no measurable impact on client retention. or outcomes and there were no significant differences between TCs and the comparison group on posttreatment drug use, criminality, or depression. This report documents that short-term therapeutic communities can be successfully implemented in public shelters for homeless men. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Inc.

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