Evidence-Based Treatment Practices for Drug Involved Adults in the Criminal Justice System

About the Course:

Research on the components of substance abuse treatment programs for addicts and/or offenders that reduce substance abuse and/or recidivism has grown tremendously over the last two decades. Systematic and expert reviews of the correctional literature have identified the components of programs that are likely to reduce recidivism. This article estimates the extent and organizational correlates of evidence-based practices (EPBs) in correctional facilities and community-based substance abuse treatment programs that manage drug-involved adult offenders.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institutes of Health

Publication Date:

2007

Authors

Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH; Faye S. Taxman, PhD; Craig E. Henderson, PhD

About the Authors:

Peter D. Friedmann is associated with the Program to Integrate Psychosocial and Health Services, Research Service, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Community Health, Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital.

Faye S. Taxman is associated with the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Craig E. Henderson is associated with the Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University.

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 evidence-based treatment practices for drug-involved adults in the criminal justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the growing consensus of what constitutes effective drug abuse treatment programming for criminal offenders.

  2. Identify methods used in the reported study, including sample, data collection, and data analysis.

  3. Describe results of the reported study, including differences between prison, jail, and community-based programs.

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