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NCJ Number: 35585 Find in a Library
Title: STAFF AND CLIENT ATTITUDES TOWARD METHADONE MAINTENANCE
Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE ADDICTIONS  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:(1972)  Pages:247-255
Author(s): B S BROWN; U F BASS; S K GAUVEY; N J KOZEL
Corporate Author: Marcel Dekker, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Marcel Dekker, Inc
New York, NY 10016
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ATTITUDES OF SAMPLES OF TWO CLIENT GROUPS, ONE RECEIVING METHADONE TREATMENT AND ONE RECEIVING ABSTINENCE TREATMENT, AND OF THE STAFF IN A MULTI-MODALITY TREATMENT CENTER WERE COMPARED.
Abstract: COMPARISONS WERE OF THEIR CHARACTERIZATIONS OF AN ADDICT ON HEROIN, OF AN ADDICT WHO HAS GIVEN UP ALL DRUGS, AND OF AN ADDICT BEING MAINTAINED ON METHADONE. THE ADJECTIVE CHECK LIST WAS EMPLOYED. EACH GROUP CHARACTERIZED THE ADDICT WHO HAS GIVEN UP ALL DRUGS AS FUNCTIONING SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN THE ADDICT BEING MAINTAINED ON METHADONE, WITH THE LATTER SEEN BY ALL GROUPS AS FUNCTIONING SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN THE ADDICT USING HEROIN. THESE RESULTS SUGGEST THAT METHADONE MAINTENANCE IS NOT YET FULLY ACCEPTED AS A LONG-TERM TREATMENT DEVICE BY CLIENTS, EVEN BY THOSE CLIENTS ASKING TO BE PLACED ON METHADONE, OR BY THE STAFF THAT ADMINISTERS SUCH TREATMENT. SEVERAL REASONS ARE SUGGESTED TO EXPLAIN THIS PHENOMENON, AND EXPLORATION IS MADE OF THE VARIOUS TECHNIQUES ADMINISTRATORS MIGHT EMPLOY TO DEAL WITH IT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Drug dependence; Drug effects; Drug offenders; Drug treatment programs; Drug withdrawal; Methadone maintenance; Studies; Voluntary treatment
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