Vocational Characteristics of Substance Abusers Admitted to a Therapeutic Community

  • James C. Gardiner


It has been documented by Feinberg (1973), Bromet and Moos (1976) and others that substance abuse problems are normally accompanied by a loss of ability to perform vocationally. Persons who seek treatment for alcohol and drug problems often report extremely poor work histories, and are seldom employed at the time of admission for inpatient treatment.


Substance Abuser Alcoholic Patient Therapeutic Community Vocational Characteristic Vocational Productivity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • James C. Gardiner
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  1. 1.Bear River Community Health CenterBrigham CityUSA

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