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ERIC Number: ED151632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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Supportive Services: The Professional Component of the Therapeutic Community.
Halpern, Seymour
This paper traces the development of Daytop Village, a therapeutic community for drug addicts begun in 1963. Of special concern is the integration of professional services into the community. The author emphasizes the importance of the role model in such a community, citing the improvements resulting from appointing an ex-addict to the program staff. Daytop's goal of helping graduates re-enter the larger community is contrasted with the philosophy of a "life-style" center such as Synanon, which makes no attempt to return graduates to the "real world." The concept of supportive services is elaborated on, including vocational counseling, medical treatment, cultural enrichment, legal and psychiatric services. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependencies (12th, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, July 10-15, 1977)