Paraprofessional versus professional drug counselors: Diverse routes to the same role

Leona S. Aiken, Leonard A. Losciuto, Mary Annausetts, Barry S. Brown

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Abstract

The backgrounds and roles of ex-addict (EXA) and non-ex-addict (NEA) paraprofessional methadone maintenance and drug-free outpatient counselors were contrasted with those of degreed professional counselors (PRO). There was no evidence of differential assignment of clients to counselors based on drug use, drug treatment, criminal, educational, and employment histories. The three counselor groups were remarkably similar in their participation in 11 areas of job activities ranging from counseling duties per se through administrative support functions. The only reliable difference was the greater involvement of EXAs in counseling and community education activities which took them outside the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-173
Number of pages21
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Paraprofessional versus professional drug counselors : Diverse routes to the same role. / Aiken, Leona S.; Losciuto, Leonard A.; Annausetts, Mary; Brown, Barry S.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1984, p. 153-173.

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Aiken, Leona S. ; Losciuto, Leonard A. ; Annausetts, Mary ; Brown, Barry S. / Paraprofessional versus professional drug counselors : Diverse routes to the same role. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 1984 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 153-173.
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