Behavioral Treatment of Test Anxiety in a Drug Abuse Vocational Rehabilitation Day Program

  • Harvey Weiner
  • William L. Padgett
  • Edward L. Miller


Researchers in the field of drug abuse have found that individuals often turn to drugs in an effort to cope with the anxieties and tensions of daily life (Ploscowe, 1966). While this is not the only reason that people abuse drugs, many authors view anxiety as one of the critical factors present in initiating and maintaining a drug dependent pattern of behavior (Kraft, 1969; Sutker, 1971; Wikler, 1971).


Vocational Rehabilitation Test Anxiety Anxiety Response Systematic Desensitization Ruminative Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey Weiner
    • 1
  • William L. Padgett
    • 2
  • Edward L. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Hahnemann Medical College and Community Health/Mental Retardation CenterUSA
  2. 2.Vocational Opportunities Center of the West Philadelphia Community Mental Health Consortium, Inc.USA

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