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Healing the Fractured Self

Wallace, Jonathan
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Relational Justice Bulletin. October (4): 7. Downloaded 15 May 2003.

Jonathan Wallace is deeply involved in efforts to treat drug addicts. For example, in 1990 he founded the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt), and in 1992 he opened the first stand-alone, intensive addictions program in a British prison. According to Wallace, drug addiction often begins in a deep sense of social awkwardness and isolation; chronic drug addiction heightens that awkwardness and isolation in relation to others and even to one’s self. In this article, focusing on the treatment program employed by RAPt in British prisons, he discusses the role of relationships in rehabilitating addicted prisoners.


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