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Therapeutic Community and Social Drama in Treated Alcoholics

  • B. Lang
  • D. Breitenfeld
  • I. Biočić
  • B. Galoić
  • S. Pintarić
  • J. Wolff

Abstract

A method applied in the therapeutic community inaugurated by Jonesl, whose work was based on earlier works of Bierer2 and others, included elements of social drama from the very beginning. According to Clark3 a therapeutic community looks to an outsider like a boiling pot where it is difficult to distinguish a patient from a therapist, however, going into the essence of the matter a number of smaller and bigger meetings, solution of critical situations, different roles, etc., are encountered, and they all have one aim which is to get a better insight into the behavior of all the participants and to correct their disturbed behavior. A therapeutic community based on democratic and self-managed relationships, with the participation of all the members in the therapeutic treatment, assigns to many members of the community roles that they have probably never held in society and whose meanings, consist of making co-decision and re-creation of one’s own personality. So-called social learning achieved by the application of confrontation technique, skilled management.

Keywords

Alcoholic Beverage Critical Situation Social Drama Alcoholic Patient Therapeutic Community 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Lang
    • 1
  • D. Breitenfeld
    • 1
  • I. Biočić
    • 1
  • B. Galoić
    • 1
  • S. Pintarić
    • 1
  • J. Wolff
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department for Neurology, Psychiatry Alcohology and Other Dependences“Dr. M. Stojanović” University HospitalZagrebYugoslavia

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