Motivation and drug dependency: a preliminary evaluation of an assessment tool

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  • David J Harper BA (Hons)

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    1. Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Sub-Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool
      DavidI Harper University of Liverpool Sub-Department of Clinical Psychology New Medical School Ashton Street, PO Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX.
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DavidI Harper University of Liverpool Sub-Department of Clinical Psychology New Medical School Ashton Street, PO Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX.

Abstract

This paper describes a pilot project examining whether two research-based assessment instruments following a conflict model of dependency are of any clinical use It is argued that the information they provide about client motivation towards treatment and about supporting and hindering influences during withdrawal is important for clinicians of any profession involved in a service to drug users

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