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NCJ Number: 68975 Find in a Library
Title: MULTIMODAL TREATMENT APPROACH FOR INCARCERATED ALCOHOLICS
Journal: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY  Volume:34  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1978)  Pages:1005-1009
Author(s): R ZIEGLER; K KOHUTEK; P OWEN
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TREATMENT OF INCARCERATED ALCOHOLICS HAS SO FAR RECEIVED LITTLE ATTENTION, BUT NOW THE TREND IS SHIFTING TOWARD A MORE SYMPATHETIC CORRECTIONAL APPROACH TO THE DUAL PROBLEM OF THIS INMATE TYPE.
Abstract: A MULTIMODAL MILIEU TREATMENT APPROACH WAS ASSESSED IN A PRISON SETTING BY USE OF THE MINNESOTA MULTIPLE PERSONALITY INVENTORY. THE PARTICIPANTS HAD A MEAN AGE OF 41, FOUR PRIOR INCARCERATIONS, AND DOCUMENTED DIFFICULTY WITH ALCOHOL ABUSE TO THEIR INCARCERATION. INTENSIVE TREATMENT WITH A METHOD DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN THIS STUDY BROUGHT ABOUT BEHAVIORAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO TRADITIONALLY HAVE AN UNFAVORABLE PROGNOSIS. DURING TREATMENT THERE WAS AN ABSENCE OF ACTED-OUT AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR AND NO MAJOR INFRACTIONS OF INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS, DESPITE THE FACT THAT MANY OF THE PARTICIPANTS HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF VIOLENT CRIMES AND SOME HAD BEEN FLAGRANT VIOLATORS OF INSTITUTIONAL RULES PRIOR TO PROGRAM ENTRY. LONG-RANGE EFFECTS WERE ALSO FAVORABLE, WITH A MUCH REDUCED RECIDIVISM RATE COMPARED TO NON-TREATED ALCOHOLIC OFFENDERS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY (19 ENTRIES) IS APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; Behavior modification; Inmate Programs; Inmates; Milieu therapy
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