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Title: Opponent Process Theory for Substance Abuse Treatment
Journal: Juvenile and Family Court Journal  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:(1992)  Pages:51-59
Author(s): R E Dawson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 9
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Language: English
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Annotation: The trend in the juvenile system to develop treatment alternatives for juvenile delinquents and issues related to interactions between the juvenile justice system and the drug treatment system are examined.
Abstract: The evaluation research on traditional treatment based on the medical model shows high dropout and relapse rates along with limited impact on polydrug abusers. Outdoor wilderness challenge programs represent an alternative, based on opponent-process theory and the therapeutic use of stress. These forms of stressful challenge may produce improved self-esteem and positive affect and may be useful as alternative forms of drug treatment, especially for resistant delinquents who have not benefited from more traditional forms of treatment. 37 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug treatment
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Wilderness programs; Youth camping programs
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