Family surrogates? The drug culture or the methadone maintenance program

M. C. Kamback, W. G A Bosma, B. C. D'Lugoff

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Abstract

Review of existing treatment methods coupled with extensive clinical contact with outpatient methadone maintenance clients suggests that the primary difficulty in treatment is not in the chemical properties of the drug 'per se' but rather what the drug represents - a sustaining familial life style system. Item analysis of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) profiles indicates that social deviance is incorporated as an adopted life style which is extremely resistant to change. The tenacity with which the individual clings to the drug abuse life style is an indicant of the support provided by the drug culture and is indicative of the amount of support which must be provided before any permanent change can be effected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Addiction
Volume72
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Methadone
Life Style
Pharmaceutical Preparations
MMPI
Substance-Related Disorders
Outpatients
Therapeutics

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Kamback, M. C., Bosma, W. G. A., & D'Lugoff, B. C. (1977). Family surrogates? The drug culture or the methadone maintenance program. British Journal of Addiction, 72(2), 171-176.

Family surrogates? The drug culture or the methadone maintenance program. / Kamback, M. C.; Bosma, W. G A; D'Lugoff, B. C.

In: British Journal of Addiction, Vol. 72, No. 2, 1977, p. 171-176.

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Kamback, MC, Bosma, WGA & D'Lugoff, BC 1977, 'Family surrogates? The drug culture or the methadone maintenance program', British Journal of Addiction, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 171-176.
Kamback, M. C. ; Bosma, W. G A ; D'Lugoff, B. C. / Family surrogates? The drug culture or the methadone maintenance program. In: British Journal of Addiction. 1977 ; Vol. 72, No. 2. pp. 171-176.
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