ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)69806
CIS number 97-1749
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fanelli C., et al.
Title The personal and work-related rehabilitation of former drug addicts
Original title Il recupero personale e lavorativo dell'ex-tossicodipendente [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1994, Vol.VI, No.2, p.45-55. 13 ref.
Abstract Results are reported of a longitudinal survey of 55 former drug addicts undergoing rehabilitation in an Italian therapeutic community. Treatment involved psychological tests for evaluating damage resulting from exposure to neurotoxic substances, and tests for evaluating the functional structure of the personality. There was no evidence of a weakening of the advanced nervous functions; in some cases, performance levels were higher than those of unexposed subjects. Personality tests indicated that adults were demonstrating emotional attitudes typical of an adolescent age group.
Descriptors (primary) drug dependence; neuropsychic effects; psychological tests; rehabilitation
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; survey; personality disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Alcohol and drug abuse