Marathon Group Therapy with Illicit Drug Users

  • Richard C. Page


Marathon group therapy offers the skilled therapist a means of creating a therapeutic environment in which illicit drug users can work to resolve their personal problems and to improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships. It is the purpose of this paper to describe how marathons operate to help illicit drug users and to summarize research conducted on the group process and the resulting attitude changes occurring among marathon group participants.


Semantic Differential Intensive Group Illicit Drug User Therapeutic Environment Control Group Member 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard C. Page
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  1. 1.Department of Counseling and Human Development ServicesUniversity of GeorgiaAthensGeorgia

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