Overcoming Prison and Addiction
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Description: An engaging writer, Chuck Terry presents this powerful study on the tremendous obstacles that drug addicts drifting in and out of prison must overcome in order to get clean and "make it" in society. Thoroughly researched and based on sound theory, this text covers how societal reaction to drugs and addiction shape criminal policy and behavior. Terry's powerful voice as a writer brings each of "the fellas" to life as he tells their story on how they became addicts and documents their on going struggle with addiction---both in and out of prison. Terry follows the story of "the fellas" as they beat the odds, get clean, and try to make a better life for themselves. And, he tells the somber story of those who are not able to overcome the obstacles of drugs and prison.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $147.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publication date: 12/17/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
|The Intersection of Addiction and Prisonization|
|Early Origins of This Study|
|Identity Transformation as a Means of Overcoming Addiction and Prisonization|
|Characteristics of the Fellas|
|The Fellas in Context and the Value of Their Story|
|What Came Before and the Construction of Addict Images|
|Self-Concepts and Self-Images|
|Nineteenth-Century Addicts in the United States|
|The Fellas: Early Pathways Toward Addiction and Incarceration|
|Going Deeper: Prisonization|
|The Fellas' Thoughts on Being Convicts|
|Race, Gangs and Violence|
|References to Self|
|Ways Out: Breaking the Patterns|
|The Fellas and the Process of Change|
|Ways Out: Developing New Perspectives|
|Making the Change|
|The Twelve-Step Program|
|New Labels: References to Self in Recovery|
|Afterthoughts and a Brief Glimpse of the Fellas Three Years Later|
|Excluded But Not Forgotten|
|The Fellas: Three Years Later|
|Self-Concepts and Behavioral Change: A Final Glance|
|A Bit More about the Research and Methodology|