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Relaxation Training as an Adjunct to Drug Abuse Treatment

  • Floyd A. Aprill

Abstract

Anxiety is a major psychological symptom associated with narcotic dependency (Cheek, 1976; Lesser, 1967; O’Brien et al., 1972; Cheek et al., 1973); Alcoholism (Kraft, 1971; Eno, 1975; Cheek, 1976); and other Drug Abuse (Kraft, 1968; Kraft, 1970, Bergland and Chai, 1972). There is strong evidence that chronic and/or severe anxiety are major causative factors in the onset of certain patterns of drug taking behavior. Certainly anxiety plays a major role in sustaining and reinforcing patterns of compulsive drug use. Development of effective non-chemical mechanisms for coping with stress and anxiety in daily living is an important part of drug abuse treatment.

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Drug Abuse Treatment Methadone Maintenance Relaxation Training Audio Tape Systematic Desensitization 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Floyd A. Aprill
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  1. 1.Drug Abuse ProgramMilwaukee County Mental Health ComplexUSA

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