Violent offenders

Therapeutic communities have been established in prisons to deal with disruptive, violent prisoners and also with the underlying problems of psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder. Results at Barlinnie Special Unit in Scotland demonstrated dramatic reductions in violent incidents within prison. (29 Results at Grendon, England's only prison run entirely on therapeutic community lines, show significant reduction in re-offending in those who stayed longer than 18 months, a result enhanced when prisoners were discharged straight into the community rather than via transfer to other prisons. (2! The United Kingdom's government's Review of Services for Mentally Disordered Offenders has concluded that 'studies of the therapeutic community approach to treatment have shown the most encouraging results of any form of treatment'.(22.'

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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