Konrad Peters

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This study examines the relationship between the patterns of use of alcohol and heroin by narcotics addicts, and evaluates the hypothesis--frequently reported during methadone maintenance--that this form of treatment can be causally implicated in an increased consumption of alcohol. Data were obtained on lifetime patterns of alcohol and heroin use of 375(More)
The similarity of behavioral patterns within addict couples before, during, and after a relationship is the focus of this paper. The correlations between partners in real and artificially constructed (pseudo) couples for employment, criminal activities, and other behaviors are examined. The effect of a relationship on behavior is also assessed before,(More)
In this paper we present INTERACCT (Integrating Entertainment and Reaction Assessment into Child Cancer Therapy), a multidisciplinary research project aiming at creating a communication tool for pediatric patients after cancer treatment with HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) in after care. The communication platform should foster communication(More)
The development and initial assessment of a methodology for measuring the similarity of behavioral patterns within addicted couples over the duration of a relationship is presented. Two subsamples of addicts from methadone maintenance programs in southern California were established: one of couples who had a real relationship during their addiction and(More)
INTERACCT is a multidisciplinary research project, where a communication tool in form of a serious video game was implemented. Target group are young and adolescent patients which suffered leukaemia or similar diseases that indicate a stem cell transplantation as therapy. After the transplantation, patients are required to stay at home for 12-24 months and(More)
Parental history of childhood physical/sexual abuse was examined among 68 parents of hospitalized middle-class adolescent alcohol/drug misusers and 68 parents of comparable nonhospitalized adolescents. Childhood physical and/or sexual abuse was reported by 54% of control and 48% of patient mothers and 46% of patient and 47% of control fathers,(More)