‘Preparation for introductory PASSING team leaders: An example of SRV leadership development’ by Marc Tumeinski

January 6, 2012

Tumeinski, M. (2006). Preparation for introductory PASSING team leaders: An example of SRV leadership development. The SRV Journal, 1(2),  66-73.

‘ “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer:” A 1939 Christmas story on the positive influence of a valued social role’ by Carl Cignoni

January 6, 2012

Cignoni, C. (2006). “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer:” A 1939 Christmas story on the positive influence of a valued social role. The SRV Journal, 1(2),  50-51.

‘Where were we?’ by James Brunault

October 18, 2011

Brunault, J. (2006). Where were we? The SRV Journal, 1(2), 52-53

‘Interview: Chris Liuzzo, Director of Residential Services at the RENARC’ by Guy Caruso

October 14, 2011

Caruso, G. (2006). Interview: Chris Liuzzo, Director of Residential Services at the Rensselaer County Chapter ARC (New York, USA). The SRV Journal, 1(2), 39-46.

‘More willing citizens needed’ by Ed Wilson

October 6, 2011

Wilson, E. (2006). More willing citizens needed. The SRV Journal, 1(2), 55-56.

‘Another Social Role Valorization lesson drawn from the public media’ by Susan Thomas

October 6, 2011

Thomas, S. (2006). Another Social Role Valorization lesson drawn from the public media. The SRV Journal, 1(2), 48-49.

‘SRV & NVA: Valorizing social roles through nonviolent action’ by Brian Martin

October 6, 2011

Martin, B. (2006). SRV & NVA: Valorizing social roles through nonviolent action. The SRV Journal, 1(2), 25-33.

‘Chronic criminal disease: An SRV-based critique of drug addiction services’ by Susanne Hartfiel

October 6, 2011

Hartfiel, S. (2006). Chronic criminal disease: An SRV-based critique of drug addiction services. The SRV Journal, 1(2), 7-24.

full text PDF: chronic criminal disease.cwk (WP)

This article analyzes methadone programs, set up to treat heroin addiction in two major German cities, using the SRV concept of service model coherency as its analytical framework. It describes: the people served by such programs, typical assumptions underlying methadone treatment, and the various services provided. The author shows what impacts methadone programs tend to have on recipient’s: overall drug use patterns, health, perception by others, and their ability to leave devalued roles and enter more valued ones. It describes harmful service practices as well as some that are more beneficial to service recipients. The underlying medical model of service is analyzed, including its faulty assumptions from which most other problems flow.

The article concludes that methadone treatment comes with numerous problems and only few benefits. Methadone programs are shown to be extremely incoherent largely because they are based on wrong assumptions of what drug addiction is and thus do not offer in their contents and processes what recipients really need. Lastly the question is asked, who benefits from such incoherent services, if not the service recipients for whom the programs are said to be offered.

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