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Sexual Communication Skills Training: A Necessary Component of Aftercare for Substance Abusers

  • Bruce E. Fischer
  • Marilyn Mason

Abstract

While there has been considerable literature devoted to identifying relationship and sexual problems among chemically dependent persons and their partners (De Leon and Wexler, 1963; Gay and Shepherd, 1973; Le Mere and Smith, 1973; Schoener, 1973; Briddell and Wilson, 1973; Simmons, 1977), there has been an obvious lack of treatment programming to meet this need. The purpose of this paper is to briefly describe the goals, philosophy, program format and content of an aftercare program, Sexual Relationship Enhancement Program (SREP) designed to enhance sexual relationships of couples in which one or both partners are chemically dependent.

Keywords

Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Relationship Sexual Problem Traditional Gender Role Aftercare Program 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce E. Fischer
    • 1
  • Marilyn Mason
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaUSA

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