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Treating Substance Abusers in Correctional Contexts
New Understandings, New Modalities

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ISBN 9780789022783
Published January 21, 2004 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Get the latest information on new and emerging modalities for treating drug-involved offenders!

Treating Substance Abusers in Correctional Contexts: New Understandings, New Modalities analyzes the shift in policy and attitude away from two decades of the harsh punishment that characterized the war on drugs toward a more treatment-oriented “medicalization” of the problem. Edited by Dr. Nathaniel J. Pallone, editor of the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation (Haworth), the book presents an overview of new and emerging models for treatment of drug-involved offenders in a variety of settings. An international panel of authors examines the “rather treat than fight” approach to the war on drugs proposed by the voters of California, the Governor and criminal court judges of New York, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Treating Substance Abusers in Correctional Contexts looks at treatment modalities available to offenders inside and outside correctional institutions, with community organizations and mental health and social service agencies enlisted in a continuum of care as the courts and criminal justice system provide oversight—and often, funding. The book explores types of treatment that operate under the surveillance of courts and the criminal justice system, ranging from in-house programs for offenders under confinement in prisons and jails to residential substance abuse treatment (RSAT) and substance abuse treatment (SAT) programs in the community. Through qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive studies, outcome assessments, event-history analysis, and intensive interviews, the book examines recovery relapse prevention, rehabilitation, diversion, therapeutic justice, and the impact of prison-based substance abuse treatment programs.

Treating Substance Abusers in Correctional Contexts also examines:

  • the impact of deterrence versus rehabilitation on recidivism in the Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Incarceration Program (DTAP) in a major metropolitan area
  • criminal violence and drug use in residential treatment facilities
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) programs for young offenders
  • the long-term effectiveness of an adult drug court program
  • illicit drug and injecting equipment markets inside English prisons
  • and a clinical case report on children exposed in utero to crack cocaine
Treating Substance Abusers in Correctional Contexts: New Understandings, New Modalities is must reading for graduate and undergraduate courses in criminal justice, corrections, offender rehabilitation, and substance abuse. The book is equally valuable as a primary textbook for continuing education coursework for counselors, psychologists, social workers, corrections officers, correctional administrators, and policymakers.

Table of Contents

  • Editor’s Foreword: Watching History Unfold, Again—or: Back to the Future?
  • To Punish or to Treat: Substance Abuse Within the Context of Oscillating Attitudes Toward Correctional Rehabilitation
  • Perceptions of a Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program Among Some Staff and Participants
  • Illicit Drug and Injecting Equipment Markets Inside English Prisons: A Qualitative Study
  • Multiple Measures of Outcome in Assessing a Prison-Based Drug Treatment Program
  • Differential Impact of Deterrence vs. Rehabilitation as Drug Interventions on Recidivism After 36 Months
  • Criminal Violence and Drug Use: An Exploratory Study Among Substance Abusers in Residential Treatment
  • RSAT Programs for Young Offenders in California: A Descriptive Study
  • Predicting Retention of Drug Court Participants Using Event History Analysis
  • Treating Substance Abuse Offenders in the Southwestern United States: A Report Evaluating the Long-Term Effectiveness of the Yuma County Adult Drug Court
  • Factors in Successful Relapse Prevention Among Hong Kong Drug Addicts
  • A Crack Kid Grows Up: A Clinical Case Report
  • Index of Names and Topics
  • Reference Notes Included

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