Current trends in the therapy for narcotic addiction
- Series Title(s):
- Concepts and controversies in modern medicine
National Medical Audiovisual Center.
- [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, 1969
- Moving image
- Methadone Opioid-Related Disorders -- rehabilitation Psychotherapy, Group
- Narcotics addiction, as seen by Dr. Daniel H. Casriel, is basically withdrawal behind a chemical as a response to stress, a condition requiring intensive psychotherapy. This method of treatment is used at Daytop Village, New York, where patients live in a therapeutic community for approximately one and a half years. Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe, Director, Drug Abuse Program, State of Illinois, Department of Mental Health, questions the psychiatric approach and discusses methadone treatment of addicts in Chicago. He reports that this method allows the addict to return to the community promptly; that 75 percent of those treated are working; and that rate of return to narcotic use has been very low.
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- 029 min.
- Black and white
- Daniel H. Casriel, Jerome H. Jaffe, Frances Gearing.
- Received: (date unknown) as a donation from the National Medical Audiovisual Center.
- Live action
- NLM Unique ID:
- 8600251A (See catalog record)