Behavioral Treatment of Test Anxiety in a Drug Abuse Vocational Rehabilitation Day Program
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).
KeywordsVocational Rehabilitation Test Anxiety Anxiety Response Systematic Desensitization Ruminative Thought
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