Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients: Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings / Edition 1

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Explore the possibilities for successfully treating incarcerated or community-based substance abusers

Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients: Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings provides key research findings and policy implications for treating alcohol- and drug-addicted correctional clients. This book addresses a range of critical issues associated with delivering treatment in institutional and community settings. The critical thinking questions, tables, extensive bibliographies, and name and subject index will help academics and practitioners in criminal justice, sociology, counseling/psychology, and public policy.

Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients shares the practical knowledge of researchers and practitioners in the fields of drug and alcohol addictions, substance abuse counseling, and criminal justice. The first section provides a review of the theoretical explanations for substance abuse, "best practice" treatment programs for substance abusers, and the use of coerced/mandated treatment. The second section addresses the substance-addicted offender in the institutional setting, the third includes works that describe community-based treatment programs and the problems associated with them, and the fourth looks at special treatment populations, including juveniles and adolescent females.

In Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients, you will find:

  • reviews of various types of treatment programs being used to treat substance-addicted individuals
  • a study of the predictors of success and/or failure in corrections-based substance abuse programming—how to identify and use the predictors to prevent relapse
  • arguments for and against coerced treatment in the correctional environment, and the concept of "motivation"
  • a thorough investigation of the therapeutic community (TC) program for institutional-based substance abusers
  • descriptions of treatment programming designed specifically for substance abusing community corrections clients—drug courts and Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Intermediate Punishment treatment program
Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients guides you through the major policy issues faced by those who provide substance abuse treatment under what can only be described as coercive circumstances. In this important resource, you will discover major treatment modules as well as advice for working with adult, juvenile, and male or female offenders. This book provides you with the techniques that treatment communities need for helping offenders stay clean after they re-enter the community environment.
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What People Are Saying

Francis X. Baird PhD
Francis X. Baird, PhD, President, Visitation Support Inc.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE STUDY GUIDE FOR ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN CRIMINOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, OR ADDICTION MEDICINE AND RESEARCH. I found the questions after each chapter especially helpful in stimulating discussion and further inquiry. Barbara Sims does a masterful job in presenting the history, development, and recent innovation in the field of forensic addiction treatment. This edited volume delivers both theoretical and practical knowledge to a wide range of professionals: clinicians, researchers, program managers, and correctional administrators. Contributions from creative newcomers as well as established researchers in the fields of criminal behavior and addiction make this book a timely contribution to the rehabilitation literature.
Marilyn Herie PhD
Marilyn Herie, PhD, RSW, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; Education Specialist, Communications, Education, and Community Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE that will help to bridge the gap between research and practice in addictions treatment with correctional clients. This comprehensive volume, exploring treatment issues with an often-challenging population, is full of practical and current research and practice guidelines. The relevance and scope of the offerings provides clinicians and other practitioners in the corrections field with an up-to-date overview of the state of the art in addictions treatment, both for institutional and community-based programs.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Treating the substance-addicted offender : theory and practice 9
Ch. 2 Predictors of success and failure in correctional-based treatment programs 27
Ch. 3 Treatment motivation characteristics of offenders who abuse substances 39
Ch. 4 A critical examination of failures in a therapeutic community : snatching defeat from the jaws of victory 59
Ch. 5 A qualitative exploration into a prison substance abuse treatment program : "I tell them what they want to hear" 73
Ch. 6 Residential substance abuse treatment programming : what do the inmates think? 95
Ch. 7 Effects of a drug diversion court on client recidivism 135
Ch. 8 Setting the stage for treating drug court clients : how to initiate treatment 151
Ch. 9 Restrictive intermediate punishment programming : a community-based treatment program for substance-addicted correctional clients 175
Ch. 10 Treating Juvenile substance abuse in the institutional setting 197
Ch. 11 The effectiveness of substance abuse counseling for the adolescent female 211
Ch. 12 Assessing program needs of female offenders who abuse substances 227
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