Open Access Opinion

Psychodrama with Heroin Addicts Returning from Duty in Vietnam

Peter A Olsson*

Psychoanalyst, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: October 26, 2018;  Published Date: November 15, 2018


In summary, we found the psychodrama stage to be a diagnostic clinical laboratory par excellence. We found that in psychodrama we could know our patients’ worlds as they really are. “Show us don’t tell us!” and “You are there right now” were common reminders we gave to our patients during psychodrama sessions. Many of our patients were impulsive actors rather than verbalizers. Those of us involved with psychodrama for our young heroin addicts will never be the same for it.

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