A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis of the Social Support Structure of Heroin Addicted Women

  • M. Belinda Tucker


The aim of the present study was to explore various aspects of the social support structure for addicted women as compared to addicted men and a group of socioeconomically similar women (presumed to be unaddicted) in an attempt to identify those critical elements that might be usefully attended to in treatment.


Child Care Treatment Attempt Romantic Involvement Comparison Woman Addiction Treatment Program 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Belinda Tucker
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  1. 1.University of MichiganUSA

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