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Success and Failure in the NARA Addiction Program
CHARLES L. BOWDEN; BERNARD J. LANGENAUER
Am J Psychiatry 1972;128:853-856.
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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, Tex. 78229.

Fellow in Child Psychiatry, Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, Conn.

1972, American Psychiatric Association

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The authors compared characteristics of 14 successful and 49 unsuccessful addict patients of the Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Act treatment program. The most significant differences that they found were that successful patients were more likely to have graduated from high school, began using opioids later in their lives, more frequently began work during their first month in aftercare, and had much better work records over the initial six-month period.

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