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Fiscal crisis in a therapeutic community.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7450945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Financial problems beset many service delivery agencies involved in the treatment and prevention of addiction. In this paper we review the history of a therapeutic community which initially thrived and then began to decline as monetary support diminished. We focus on the communication patterns during the treatment center's existence and illustrate changes in these patterns which are indicative of the "health" of the organization. The explanation of the rise and fall of the private, nonprofit organization is couched in contemporary organization theory--i.e., we treat the therapeutic community as a unit in a system of service-delivery organizations. Research procedures are outlined to facilitate replication.
C Tolbert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of the addictions     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0020-773X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Addict     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-27     Completed Date:  1981-03-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123640     Medline TA:  Int J Addict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1011-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cost Allocation*
Costs and Cost Analysis*
Financing, Government
Financing, Personal
Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation
Therapeutic Community*
Grant Support
H81 DA 01747-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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