A therapeutic community model for treatment of homeless alcohol and drug users in Tucson, Arizona

Sally J Stevens, J. R. Erickson, J. C. Tent, Jenny W Chong, P. Gianas

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Abstract

The Amity Settlement Services for Education and Transition (ASSET) project was implemented in response to the needs of homeless substance abusing adults in Tucson, Arizona. The ASSET project used a modified therapeutic community model to address issues of (1) substance abuse, (2) homelessness, (3) employment and (4) health. This paper describes the target population, the objectives of the project, and the theoretical foundations of the treatment. Practical issues, problems in implementation and implications for future research demonstration projects are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages13
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Volume10
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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