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dc.contributor.authorYates, Rowdyen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports the findings of a small study undertaken in Scotland and England. A small sample of 50 drug treatment service users was interviewed using the Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP) and Lucid Adult Dyslexia Screening (LADS). Half of the sample was resident in a therapeutic community (TC), whilst the other half were attending a community drug project and, almost exclusively, receiving long-term prescriptions for methadone. Whilst the main intention of the study was to explore the prevalence of dyslexia amongst treatment seeking populations, this paper examines the differences found between the users of the two treatment types. The TC population was significantly more likely to have been injecting prior to treatment, were using a more extensive range of drugs and were more likely to report psychological health problems, including suicidal ideation. The paper examines whether current UK policy on residential treatment is responsible for these differences and what these findings might mean for both treatment delivery and estimating the cost-benefits of treatment interventions.en_UK
dc.publisherAssociation of Therapeutic Communitiesen_UK
dc.relationYates R (2008) Different Strokes for Different Folks: results of a small study comparing characteristics of a therapeutic community population with a community drug project population. Therapeutic Communities, 29 (1), pp. 44-56.
dc.rightsPublished in Therapeutic Communities by the Association of Therapeutic Communities.; Intellectual Property rights remain with the author. URL:; Publisher statement: "PHOTOCOPYING: Single copies for private study are permissible. Permission for multiple copies and reproduction should be sought from the author(s). COPYRIGHT is retained by the author(s) on the understanding that material published in this Journal has not previously been published elsewhere, and that acknowledgement is made to this Journal by the author(s) when using the same material in subsequent publications".en_UK
dc.subjecttherapeutic communitiesen_UK
dc.subjecttreatment populationsen_UK
dc.subjectTherapeutic communitiesen_UK
dc.subjectNarcotic addicts Rehabilitationen_UK
dc.subjectDrug abuse Treatmenten_UK
dc.titleDifferent Strokes for Different Folks: results of a small study comparing characteristics of a therapeutic community population with a community drug project populationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleTherapeutic Communitiesen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology, Social Policy & Criminologyen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorYates, Rowdy|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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