ERIC Number: ED094297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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A Treatment Program for Drug Addicted Youth in Denmark.
Wagner, Mary G.; Wagner, Marsden G.
For the past eight years an unusual treatment program for drug-addicted youth has evolved in Copenhagen, based on voluntary participation and focusing on social and emotional rehabilitation. The program evolved through trial and error, with elements in the system coming at the suggestion of youth. This report reviews the evolution and describes the present system and its results. There are a number of principles of this program which have important implications for programs in America: (1) the program is voluntary; (2) the client is involved in planning his own treatment program; (3) the emphasis of the program is on changing the life style of the client; (4) the central therapeutic agent is a peer with whom the young addict can identify; (5) the system evolves gradually and is flexible; (6) the young addict is removed from the complex, urban life to a more simple, rural society and reenters urban society on a very gradual basis. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark