This study of 329 substance abuse treatment staff assessed how recovery status, in combination with other variables, influences beliefs about the causes and treatment ofsubstance abuse.
About 15% (n=47) of participants were « in recovery » from substance abuse problems ; these staff members were not significantly different than nonrecovering staff members on education, age, race/ethnicity, years of clinical experience, or amount of client contact.
When examined in a multiple regression equation that also included age, education, and treatment program goals and activities, staff members'recovery status was not associated with endorsement of disease and psychosocial models of substance abuse.
However, being in recovery was associated with endorsing an eclectic approach to substance abuse treatment.
The importance of recognizing the diversity of beliefs about substance abuse among recovering staff and of acknowledging that multiple influences affect all staff members viewpoints on treatment is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Personnel sanitaire, Traitement, Sevrage toxique, Croyance, Attitude, Efficacité traitement, Guérison, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Health staff, Treatment, Poison withdrawal, Belief, Attitude, Treatment efficiency, Cure, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0227293
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 199608.