ERIC Number: ED150468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
You Can Force People into Treatment and Have Good Results.
Danic, Jerry J.
In the treatment of addiction, the problem of motivating people into some form of treatment is sometimes the most difficult part of the process. In this paper, two forms of motivation into treatment are discussed. In the first, the person is treated like a child and someone, acting as the parent, forces the person into beginning the therapy process. In the second, the things the person values are used to motivate him into treatment. Successful treatment depends on early identification of the problem, both because the hold the drug has on the person is not as great, and because the other values the person has are relatively more important than the drug itself. The paper concludes by exploring two myths which tend to prevent more successful programs from being used. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependencies (12th, Winnepeg, Manitoba, CANADA, July, 10-15, 1977). Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility