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ERIC Number: ED032569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
Counseling with the Drug Abuser.
Demos, George D.
Counselors, in the past few years, have had to work with a great many drug abusers. While successes are difficult to evaluate, the failures are glaringly evident. In a search for a more effective method of working with drug abusers, 12 questions were devised. These are self-evaluative and directed at the counselor. If a counselor can openly and honestly answer positively to them, perhaps he is ready to counsel with youthful drug abusers. As with so many youthful clients, the counselor visualizes a great part of his role as centering around changing their self-concept. It seems that so many of the young drug abusers see themselves in a non-performance role, and it is the counselors' job to help them see themselves as people who can and do perform. Some suggestions are offered for effecting the desirable change in self-concept. The use and dangers of confrontation as a therapeutic tool is discussed. A counselor is attempting to help the drug abuser find a more effective, healthy way to mature which can lead to positive and constructive change in self-concept. (SJ)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Long Beach.