ERIC Number: ED051527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
An Educational Component Incorporated into a Residential Drug Rehabilitation Program. Phase II: Report of Pilot Project.
Morgenstein, Melvin; Strongin, Harriet
This report describes and discusses the findings of a project which involved ex-drug addicts in a multi-faceted educational program, the components of which included: (1) college education; (2) high school equivalency diploma study classes; (3) noncollegiate courses in vocational and technical skills; (4) orientation of residents and teachers; and (5) special events. Program outcomes indicate that: (1) attrition rates in the residential therapeutic program were reduced for those involved in the educational populations and their reentry into "straight" society was facilitated; (3) they reverted to drugs less frequently and none returned to jail; (4) ex-addicts sufficiently motivated can complete college courses successfully; and (5) some residents are ready earlier than others for educational involvement depending on their stage in therapy. Conclusions and recommendations based on these findings are included. (TL)
Descriptors: Career Development, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Programs, Equivalency Tests, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY.