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Evaluation of a Special Language Training Program for the Prevention of a Relapse of Drug Addicts

  • Maria Overbeck-Larisch
  • Helmut Kampe
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP, volume 1994)

Summary

This talk refers to a research project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT) concerning the relapse problem of drug addicts. The central topic of this project was the behaviour of drug addicts, when solving daily problems. For this purpose a series of problems was presented in short story form. The response of the drug addicts was analysed under the aspects of “language” and “choice of means”. By different methods of categorical data analysis it could be shown that there exists a strong relation between the special language of drug addicts (drug slang) and the special methods they choose for solving problems. The use of drug slang implies the use of drug specific means for solving a problem. As a consequence of this result a special language training program for drug addicts was elaborated. By means of the Page-test and within the framework of the Gambler-Mover-Stayer Model it was possible to prove the efficiency of this language training program.

Keywords

Mental Imagery Drug Addict Loglinear Model Standard Language Training Project 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Overbeck-Larisch
    • 1
  • Helmut Kampe
    • 1
  1. 1.FachhochschuleDarmstadtGermany

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