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Portrait of an Addiction Treatment Agent

  • Lorraine M. Hinkle

Abstract

Portrait of an Addiction Treatment Agent begins by describing the “frame”, or “work place” of the Treatment Agent; an optimal “frame” is an agency wherein everyone-- from top administration to newest security guard--is convinced that the fight against addiction is necessary, exciting-- and that victory is possible. From the “frame”, this workshop will move to the “background” of the Addiction Treatment Agent: what is his/her chemical substance experience? --what attitudes have developed from this experience? --what kind of addiction education/knowledge does the Treatment Agent have? --Is the Treatment Agent knowledgeable and skillful in the use of treatment techniques? --Is he/she aware of which techniques are most effective when working with addicted people? These questions will be reviewed and answered from the author’s extensive experience in the field of Addiction Treatment.

From the “background”, the workshop discussion will focus on the “foreground” or the Addiction Treatment Agent himself/herself, i.e., what are the characteristics of an effective Addiction Treatment Agent?; what is he/she attempting to do in the role of Change Agent? Emphasis will be placed on both worker and client motivation, as it impacts on the treatment process.

Keywords

Treatment Agent Treatment Technique Addiction Treatment Optimal Frame Workshop Discussion 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorraine M. Hinkle
    • 1
  1. 1.CODAAP for the City of PhiladelphiaUSA

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