Substance Abuse Treatment Planning (TIP 44, Chapter 4): Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System

About the Course:

This publication presents clinical guidelines to help substance abuse treatment counselors address issues that arise from their clients’ status in the criminal justice system and to aid personnel in the criminal justice system in understanding and addressing the challenges of working with offenders with substance use disorders. This course covers addresses substance abuse treatment planning. This course covers Chapter 4 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 44 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment planning for adults in the criminal justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of and methods for assessing the severity of substance use and co-occurring disorders among adults in the criminal justice system.

  2. Explain how factors related to criminality and psychopathy affect substance abuse treatment.

  3. Describe factors related to client motivation and readiness to change and how to implement an effective treatment planning process.

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