23. Therapeutic Communities for Substance Use Disorders1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch23

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Therapeutic Communities for Substance Use Disorders1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch23

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • TC for substance use disorders;
  • TC effectiveness in drug/alcohol dependence;
  • TCs drug-free residential, hierarchical model of care in substance misuse;
  • treatment stages, increased levels of personal/social responsibility;
  • peer influence to help individuals assimilate social norms, social skills;
  • effectiveness of TC versus other treatments, for substance use disorders;
  • effectiveness, whether modified by client/or treatment characteristics;
  • prison TC being better than the prisons, and in release of inmates;
  • methodological limitations, hindering any conclusions to TC


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