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Document 026949
Effective Approaches to Drug Crimes in Texas: Strategies to Reduce Crime, Save Money, and Treat Addiction
By Dunklee, Caitlin; Leete, Travis; Renaud, Jorge Antonio. Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (Austin, TX).
The need to replace the incarceration of those arrested for non-violent drug possession in Texas with community-based drug treatment is examined. The strategies described in this publication can be effectively used in other agencies. Sections of this report include: background of substance abuse and drug offenses in Texas—costly incarceration, incarceration vs. treatment costs, community supervision as an alternative to incarceration, and recidivism and revocation among individuals with drug off... Read More
28 pages
Document 027340
Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (Bethesda, MD).
“CJ-DATS (the national Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies) was created in 2002 with the goal of improving both the public health and public safety outcomes for substance abusing offenders leaving prison or jail and returning to the community by integrating substance abuse treatment into the criminal justice system.” Access points on this webpage are: CJ-DATS-II research centers; CJ-DATS-II studies—Medication-Assisted Treatment Implementation in Community Correctional Environments (MA... Read More
Document 027303
Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center of Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD). Knowledge Application Program (KAP) (Rockville, MD).
This Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) “[d]escribes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for people with or at risk for substance use disorders. [It also] [d]escribes SBIRT services implementation, covering challenges, barriers, cost, and sustainability.” Five chapters are contained in this publication: introduction; SBIRT overview—defining screening. brief intervention, brief treatment, and referral to treatment, the SBIRT process the p... Read More
82 pages
Document 025808
Program Profile: Prize-Based Incentive Contingency Management for Substance Abusers
Crime Solutions, gov (Washington, DC).
“Prize-based Incentives Contingency Management for Substance Abusers is a version of contingency management (CM) that provides adult substance abusers in community-based treatment with an opportunity to win prizes if they remain drug free … CM interventions attempt to increase positive behavior in substance abusers by offering vouchers that are redeemable for retail goods and services but are contingent on behavior change. Prize-based CM reinforces positive abstinent behavior in substance-abusin... Read More
4 pages
Document 026291
Addiction, The Brain, and Evidence Based Treatment
U.S. Dept. of Justice (Washington, DC).
“Dr. Chandler will discuss why punishment alone is an ineffective response to the problem of drug abuse in the criminal justice system … Dr. Chandler will also highlight evidence-based principles of addiction treatment based on an integrated public health/public safety strategy.” Topics discussed include: drugs of abuse and crime are linked; smoking in criminal justice; mental health disorders among incarcerated populations; key participants in the criminal justice system and intervention opport... Read More
82 minutes + 85 pages [PowerPoint slides and transcript]
Document 026446
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Kansas Senate Bill 123, Executive Summary
By Stemen, Don; Rengifo, Andres F.. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Kansas Senate Bill 123 (SB 123) “created mandatory community-based supervision and substance abuse treatment for individuals convicted of a first or second offense of simple drug possession … This evaluation documents the first five years of operation of SB 123 (November 1, 2003-October 31, 2008). The study examines the individual-level impact of SB 123 on recidivism rates and the system-level impact of SB 123 on prison populations. The study also assesses the impact of SB 123 on the work routin... Read More
264 pages
Document 026689
Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders: Family Education Videos|Revised [edition]
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD).
'SAMHSA [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration] has produced three family education videos to accompany the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders series [NIC accession no. 026623]. The videos include interviews of people in recovery and their loved ones and provide key information for those supporting people in treatment and recovery.' These videos are: Families in Recovery--Explaining Addiction; Triggers and Cravings; and Roadmap for R... Read More
1 CD (114 minutes)
Document 026623
Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders Manuals|Series: Matrix Manuals
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Rockville, MD).
'The Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders (IOP) package provides a structured approach for treating adults who abuse or are dependent on stimulant drugs ' The Matrix IOP model and this treatment package based on that model grew from a need for structured, evidence-based treatment for clients who abuse or are dependent on stimulant drugs, particularly methamphetamine and cocaine. This comprehensive package provides substance abuse treatment professionals w... Read More
Document 026754
Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy Inservice Training: Based on Treatment Improvement Protocol TIP 41
Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Atlanta, GA); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Knowledge Application Program (KAP) (Rockville, MD).
This training manual presents an 'overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment. The goal ' [is to] describe effective types of group therapy and offer a theoretical basis for group therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders' (p. v). Modules contained in this lesson plan are: groups and substance abuse treatment; types of groups used in substance abuse treatment; criteria for the placement of clients in groups; group development and phase-specific tasks... Read More
75 pages
Document 025508
White Paper on Offender Reentry and Substance Abuse in Missouri Prepared by the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) 2011
By Deason, Chris; Hygrade, Cynthia; Adams, Madeline; Jones, Karen. St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) (St. Louis, MO).
This document provides brief descriptions of various types of substance abuse treatment programs in Missouri. It also discusses: substance abuse affects the majority of U.S. offenders; offenders with substance abuse issues have the highest recidivism rates; they also have very high death rates and mental health challenges; promising practices and access to service; and prison-based treatment centers.... Read More
4 pages
Document 025627
Implementation of a Contingency Management-Based Intervention in a Community Supervision Setting: Clinical Issues and Recommendations
By Trotman, Adria J.; Taxman, Faye E..
The contingency management component of a cognitively-behaviorally based substance abuse treatment program in a probation setting is examined. Individuals looking to set up a similar treatment program will find this article very informative. The program is called "Supporting Offenders to Avoid Recidivism and Initiate New Goals (SOARING)". Sections following an abstract include: contingency management (CM) overview; CM intervention settings; CM intervention in substance use treatment; CM in crimi... Read More
15 pages
Document 024932
Penal & Drug Rehabilitation w/ Tai Chi & Qigong—A Resource for Court, Jail, Prison, and Drug Rehabilitation Professionals, & Tai Chi & QG Teachers
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (Overland Park, KS).
Information about the use of tai chi or Qigong in a drug rehabilitation program is supplied. “A small preliminary study has shown that men who have learned these practices are successful upon parole ninety four percent of the time” (p. 1). Articles available on this website include: “World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day Begins a Life Journey. . . Benefiting "MANY" Women in the Kansas State Correctional Facility for Women” by Linda Bower; “An End to Crime, Qi Gong in Corrections” by James K. Hecker; and “... Read More
6 pages
Document 028406
Issues in Defining and Applying Evidence-Based Practices Criteria for Treatment of Criminal-Justice Involved Clients
By Prendergast, Michael L.. National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Bethesda, MD).
If you are looking for an introduction to the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in corrections based drug treatment, then this is for you. EBP "applies the principles and techniques of evidence-based decision making to interventions intended to improve, or ameliorate, the social or clinical problems of affected individuals, including offenders with drug abuse problems. This article provides a general overview of EBP, particularly as it applies to treatment and other interventions for offender... Read More
14 pages
Document 026764
A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
“This publication presents information to assist providers in improving substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gender (LGBT) clients by raising awareness about the issues unique to LGBT clients. Sensitizing providers to these unique issues will, it is hoped, result in more effective treatment and improved treatment outcomes. Effective treatment with any population should be sensitive and culturally competent. Substance abuse treatment providers, counselors, therapists, a... Read More
228 pages
Document 024708
Peer Recovery Support Services: Recovery Management in Healthcare Background Paper
Faces & Voices of Recovery (Washington, DC).
Information is provided regarding “the development and delivery of peer recovery support services for people seeking to achieve or sustain long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs” (p. 1). This paper contains 11 sections: differentiating between peer recovery support services and other services; where peer recovery support services are in the recovery process; types of peer recovery support services; where they are delivered; what organizational entities are delivering peer re... Read More
8 pages
Document 025378
Legally Coerced Treatment for Drug Using Offenders: Ethical and Policy Issues
By Hall, Wayne; Lucke, Jayne. New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (Sydney, NSW).
“This bulletin discusses the policy and ethical implications raised by legally coercing drug offenders into drug treatment in the community and providing compulsory treatment within the prison system” (p.1) Sections of this bulletin include: the case for legally coerced drug treatment; forms of legally coerced drug treatment; the ethics of coerced drug treatment; community-based drug treatment—what works; the effectiveness of legally coerced drug treatment in the community; drug courts; prison-b... Read More
12 pages
Document 025380
The Federal Bureau of Prisons Annual Report on Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Fiscal Year 2010
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
The efforts of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to follow Subtitle T of Title III of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) are stated. This report is divided into four parts: identifying offender treatment needs; substance abuse treatment population; and BOP drug abuse treatment programs; and compliance with the requirements of the VCCLEA.... Read More
13 pages
Document 025628
Offender Incentives and Behavioural Management Strategies
By Serin, Ralph C.; Hanby, Laura J.. Correctional Service of Canada (Ontario, Ottawa).
“This review juxtaposes several themes across more than three decades in an effort to highlight consensus in the published literature regarding factors that might influence offender behaviour. To reduce the occurrence of misconducts and violence in prisons, various strategies have been explored. Contingency management programs in the form of individual and systemic incentives are the focus of this discussion, with examples drawn from both correctional and non-correctional settings” (p. 1). Secti... Read More
33 pages
Document 025674
Diffusion of Contingency Management and Attitudes Regarding Its Effectiveness and Acceptability
By Bride, Brian E.; Abraham, Amanda J.; Roman, Paul M.. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access (Bethesda, MD).
The use of contingency management (CM) by substance abuse counselors is investigated. Sections following an abstract include: introduction; methods; results according to sample characteristics, diffusion of CM, perceived effectiveness of CM, and attitudes toward acceptability of CM; and discussion. “Findings suggest that lack of exposure to CM through program use and innovation-specific training is the most salient barrier to CM adoption and diffusion” (p. 1).... Read More
13 pages
Document 014754
Intervention Strategies for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders: What Works?
By Peters, Roger H.; Hills, Holly A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. University of Florida. Louis de la Porte Florida Mental Health Institute. Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy (Tampa, FL).
Various models of intervention have been developed to address the needs of persons with co-occurring disorders. Therapeutic communities, 12-step programs, and cognitive-behavioral interventions that were designed initially to treat mental illness have been modified to address co-occurring substance abuse. This report highlights the need for additional monitoring of persons with co-occurring disorders who are under community supervision, and the importance of cross-training for supervision office... Read More
56 p.
Document 013914
The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders in the Criminal Justice System
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.. National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
Having a substance abuse disorder is related to a higher likelihood of having a co-occurring mental illness. Similarly, having a mental illness increases the probability of having a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. This paper details the occurrences of both disorders in the nation's jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies.... Read More
2 p.
Document 013916
Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
By Peters, Roger H.; Bartoi, Marla Green. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY); University of South Florida. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy (Tampa, FL).
The rates of both mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders are significantly higher among criminal justice populations than those in the general population. Screening and assessing inmates for these disorders is addressed in this document, with the focus on the instruments available for this work, and how to combine them to screen and assess co-occurring disorders.... Read More
133 p.
Document 011369
Profiles of Correctional Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Women and Violent Youthful Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
This document provides brief overviews of substance abuse treatment programs currently serving women and youthful violent offenders. Eleven programs for women are identified, including OPTIONS, WINGS, Forever Free, Marilyn Baker House, Booneville Treatment Center for Women, Dos Pasos Program, and New Image. The two programs described for youthful violent offenders are the Cook County Day Reporting Center and the substance abuse treatment program at the Lee Arrendale Correctional Institution. Pro... Read More
98 p.
Document 009275
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Effective, documented strategies for controlling contraband in institutions, monitoring substance abuse behavior, and therapeutic or educational intervention do exist. This document discusses six major goals for substance abuse programming. They include: assessment, programming, linkages, human resources, environment, and accountability. Strategy briefs are provided for various programs that have been implemented to deal with substance abuse among criminal offenders. These programs include: Co... Read More
159 p.
Document 009274
Intervening with Substance-Abusing Offenders: A Framework for Action: Executive Summary
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies (N.P.); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A brief discussion is provided of the six major goals suggested by the National Task Force on Correctional Substance Abuse Strategies for substance abuse programming.... Read More
30 p.
Document 010047
State Corrections Agencies' Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Results of an NIC Information Center Survey
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); LIS, Inc. (Boulder, CO).
As a follow-up to a national survey of state correctional agencies' substance abuse treatment programs, this paper summarizes methods for identifying inmates with treatment needs, the proportion of these inmates who are receiving treatment, the use of objective screening instruments by state agencies, and the use of inmate profile data in assigning treatment. A summary of types of substance abuse treatment programs includes those designed as therapeutic communities and programs that target speci... Read More
9 p.
Document 007609
Overview of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in Correctional Settings
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Boulder, CO); L.I.S., Inc. (Boulder, CO).
This report highlights corrections agencies' efforts to address the supervision and treatment of offenders with substance abuse problems. Section 1 summarizes national surveys on the topic; Section 2 describes treatment programs in the range of correctional settings. (p. 1)... Read More
13 p.
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