ERIC Number: ED070003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Educational Component Incorporated into a Residential Drug Rehabilitation Program. Phase III. Report of Pilot Project.
Morgenstein, Melvin; Strongin, Harriet
A major aspect of therapeutic programs conducted for drug addicts involves residential centers where group dynamics and self-discipline form the central operating themes. This project was designed to implement and observe an educational program design for resident drug addicts in an attempt to reduce recidivism and to prepare them for productive living. The investigators conducted a planning study involving residents of a residential drug therapeutic community which was followed by a pilot project and a pilot program which is described in this report. A total of 260 residents were studied in the three phase project. Several conclusions and recommendations are presented. Among them are that the data indicated a much lower split rate among the educationally-involved residents. This led to the recommendation that drug agencies should consider training programs (academic and vocational) as staples in the therapeutic structure. There was little doubt that educational involvement exerts a holding power on residents. (Author/BW)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.