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National Institute on Drug Abuse. [NIDA] (2014) Principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations - a research-based guide. Bethesda, md: National Institute on Drug Abuse. 40 p. NIH Publication No. 06-5316

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1. Drug addiction is a brain disease that affects behavior.
2. Recovery from drug addiction requires effective treatment, followed by management of the problem over time.
3. Treatment must last long enough to produce stable behavioral changes.
4. Assessment is the first step in treatment.
5. Tailoring services to fit the needs of the individual is an important part of effective drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations.
6. Drug use during treatment should be carefully monitored. Treatment should target factors that are associated with criminal behavior.
7. Treatment should target factors that are associated with criminal behavior.
8. Criminal justice supervision should incorporate treatment planning for drug abusing offenders, and treatment providers should be aware of correctional supervision requirements.
9. Continuity of care is essential for drug abusers re-entering the community. A balance of rewards and sanctions encourages pro-social behavior and treatment participation.
10. A balance of rewards and sanctions encourages pro-social behavior and treatment participation.
11. Offenders with co-occurring drug abuse and mental health problems often require an integrated treatment approach. Medications are an important part of treatment for many drug abusing offenders.
12. Medications are an important part of treatment for many drug abusing offenders.
13. Treatment planning for drug abusing offenders who are living in or re-entering the community should include strategies to prevent and treat serious, chronic medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS , hepatitis B and C , and tuberculosis.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method
Source:NIDA
Date:April 2014
Pages:40 p.
Publisher:National Institute on Drug Abuse
Corporate Creators:National Institute on Drug Abuse
Place of Publication:Bethesda, md
Edition:revised
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime prevention
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
T Demographic characteristics > Offender

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