1st Edition

Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients
Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings

ISBN 9780789021274
Published March 9, 2005 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

Explore the possibilities for successfully treating incarcerated or community-based substance abusers

Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients: Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings provides key research findings and policy implications for treating alcohol- and drug-addicted correctional clients. This book addresses a range of critical issues associated with delivering treatment in institutional and community settings. The critical thinking questions, tables, extensive bibliographies, and name and subject index will help academics and practitioners in criminal justice, sociology, counseling/psychology, and public policy.

Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients shares the practical knowledge of researchers and practitioners in the fields of drug and alcohol addictions, substance abuse counseling, and criminal justice. The first section provides a review of the theoretical explanations for substance abuse, “best practice” treatment programs for substance abusers, and the use of coerced/mandated treatment. The second section addresses the substance-addicted offender in the institutional setting, the third includes works that describe community-based treatment programs and the problems associated with them, and the fourth looks at special treatment populations, including juveniles and adolescent females.

In Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients, you will find:

  • reviews of various types of treatment programs being used to treat substance-addicted individuals
  • a study of the predictors of success and/or failure in corrections-based substance abuse programming—how to identify and use the predictors to prevent relapse
  • arguments for and against coerced treatment in the correctional environment, and the concept of “motivation”
  • a thorough investigation of the therapeutic community (TC) program for institutional-based substance abusers
  • descriptions of treatment programming designed specifically for substance abusing community corrections clients—drug courts and Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Intermediate Punishment treatment program
Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients guides you through the major policy issues faced by those who provide substance abuse treatment under what can only be described as coercive circumstances. In this important resource, you will discover major treatment modules as well as advice for working with adult, juvenile, and male or female offenders. This book provides you with the techniques that treatment communities need for helping offenders stay clean after they re-enter the community environment.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Introduction (Barbara Sims)
  • Chapter 1. Treating the Substance-Addicted Offender: Theory and Practice (Barbara Sims)
  • Theoretical Explanations for Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Treating Substance Addiction
  • Implications for the Correctional Environment
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 2. Predictors of Success and Failure in Correctional-Based Treatment Programs (James W. Golden and Barbara Sims)
  • History of Mental Health Problems
  • Low Education Levels and Negative Self-Concept
  • Gender-Specific Risks
  • Dynamics of the Group Setting
  • Length of Time in Treatment
  • Postrelease Aftercare Programming
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 3. Treatment Motivation Characteristics of Offenders Who Abuse Substances (Robert A. Shearer)
  • Compliance versus Internalization
  • URICA Research
  • Resistance to Treatment
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 4. A Critical Examination of Failures in a Therapeutic Community: Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory (James W. Golden)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment in the Institutional Setting
  • Methodology for the Present Study
  • Data Analysis and Findings
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 5. A Qualitative Exploration into a Prison Substance Abuse Treatment Program: “I Tell Them What They Want to Hear” (Allan L. Patenaude)
  • Therapeutic Communities in Prison Environments
  • Qualitative Research Among Prison Inmates
  • Methodology for the Present Study
  • Major Findings
  • Honesty Within Treatment Programs
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 6. Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programming: What Do the Inmates Think? (Mary K. Stohr, Craig Hemmens, Jed Dayley, Diane Baune, Kristin Kjaer, Mark Gornik, and Cindy Noon)
  • Research on Correctional Programming
  • RSAT at SICI
  • Methods
  • Findings and Analysis
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
  • Discussion Questions
  • Appendix: Ohio RSAT Client Questionnaire
  • Chapter 7. Effects of a Drug Diversion Court on Client Recidivism (Debbie S. Cunningham and William E. Stone)
  • Drug Court Operations
  • The Present Study
  • Major Findings
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 8. Setting the Stage for Treating Drug Court Clients: How to Initiate Treatment (Robert Walker and TK Logan)
  • Key Components of Drug Courts
  • Foundation for Understanding Substance Abuse and Crime
  • The Counselor-Client Relationship
  • Managing the Pretreatment Context for Counseling
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 9. Restrictive Intermediate Punishment Programming: A Community-Based Treatment Program for Substance-Addicted Correctional Clients (Barbara Sims and M.A. “Toni” DuPont-Morales)
  • Review of the Literature
  • Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Intermediate Punishment Program
  • The Present Study
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Discussion Questions
  • Chapter 10. Treating Juvenile Substance Abuse in the Institutional Setting (Brian A. Glaser and Paul J. Cohen)
  • Review of the Literature
  • A Description of the Juvenile Counseling and Assessment Program (JCAP): A Short-Term Treatment Program for Substance-Abusing Youth
  • Summary and Conclusions
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