Contemporary Drug Problems

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter

A "Day in the Life" of Residents and Staff at One Medical Model and Two Social Model Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Programs
This paper presents typical interactions and experiences of residents and staff in three substance abuse treatment/recovery programs (two social model, one medical model) that were subjects of in-depth qualitative observation and analysis in the Social...
Brief Overview of the Social Model Approach
Social Model Programs (SMPs) were developed by non-medical, non-academic practitioners, most of whom were in recovery, and there is little published academic literature on these programs. Little is known in professional circles about "social model" as...
Editor's Introduction: Qualitative Research on the Social Model Approach
American substance abuse treatment and recovery programs operate in a context in which medical and mixed-model (e.g., Minnesota model/Hazelden) approaches to treatment dominate the field. The emphasis on medical/professional responses to substance abuse...
Experiential Authority in a Social Model Organization
Social model programs for recovering substance abusers are formal nonprofit agencies characterized by an Alcoholics Anonymous-based philosophy with experiential knowledge as the basis of authority. However, social model programs are also required to...
"No Big Shots or Little Shots Here": Staffing Principles and Roles at Medical and Social Model Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
This paper discusses staff roles and staff-client interactions in three substance abuse treatment and recovery programs (two social model, one medical model). The paper argues that medical staff drawing on culturally supported physician-patient roles,...
Resident Self-Governance in Social Model Recovery Programs
The current paper focuses on resident self-governance, in theory and in practice, in California social model recovery programs. Social model programs are derived from AA 12-step/12-tradition philosophy and have adopted the belief held in AA that persons...
Ritual Practice in a Social Model Recovery Home
In this article we analyze ritual and ceremony in a residential social model program for women alcoholics and addicts. This social model program, "Twelve Willows, " relies on certain forms of ritual in treatment. Qualitative data were collected by a...
Small-Scale Production of Food and Traditional Alcoholic Beverages in Benin and Tanzania: Implications for the Promotion of Female Entrepreneurship
Small-Scale Production of Food and Traditional Alcoholic Beverages in Benin and Tanzania: Implications for the Promotion of Female Entrepreneurship, by Johanna Maula (Helsinki: The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, 1997), 295 pp., $35.00 (paper...
Temperance and Racism: John Bull, Johnny Reb, and the Good Templars
Temperance and Racism: John Bull, Johnny Reb, and the Good Templars, by David M. Fahey (Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1996), 209 pp., illustrated, $39.95 (cloth only). David M. Fahey's Temperance and Racism describes the efforts of the International...

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