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ERIC Number: ED153114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Pages: 56
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Behavioral Outcomes and Self-Concept Improvement Through Adult Education of Addicts & Alcoholics in a Combined Abstinent Therapeutic Community.
Schneider, Karl A.; And Others
This paper describes the results of the Eagleville Reading Academy and Satellite Program, a demonstration project funded by the U.S. Office of Education. Eagleville is a private, nonprofit hospital devoted to treatment, research, education and training for alcoholism and drug addiction. The therapeutic community setting includes individual and group therapy, industrial therapy, occupational therapy, physical rehabilitation, family therapy and general medical care. Education is available on a voluntary, self-selection basis in the inpatient phase. The results of the study show that treatment outcome for students is superior at all stages of treatment than for nonstudents. They also show that part of the improved self-concept of patients in treatment at Eagleton is ascribable to the education program. The authors conclude that adult remedial education is an integral component for recovery and deserves serious consideration for inclusion in the continuum of services for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alcohol and Drug Problem Association of North America (28th, Detroit, Michigan, September 25-29, 1977)