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Criminal Justice and Drug Abuse | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Criminal Justice and Drug Abuse | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Criminal Justice and Drug Abuse

Brief Description

Scientific research since the mid-1970s shows that drug abuse treatment can help many drug abusing offenders change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors towards drug abuse, avoid relapse, and successfully remove themselves from a life of substance abuse and crime. It is true that legal pressure might be needed to get a person into treatment and help them stay there. Once in a treatment program, however, even those who are not motivated to change at first can eventually become engaged in a continuing treatment process. Learn more

Featured Publications

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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide

Published September 2006. Revised January 2012.
Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.
Medications for Addiction Can Improve Treatment Engagement and Reduce Drug Use and Crime

Treating Offenders with Drug Problems: Integrating Public Health and Public Safety (Topics in Brief)

Revised May 2011.
Examines the extent of drug abuse among people within the criminal justice system and the continuum of treatment necessary to decrease future drug abuse as well as criminal behavior.

Treatment for Drug Abusers in the Criminal Justice System (DrugFacts)

Revised July 2006.
Discusses the extent of drug abuse and addiction among criminal offenders and treatment approaches that emphasize 13 principles proven to help criminal justice systems tailor treatment programs. En Español
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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: What Works with Offenders

Published July 2006
Provides an overview of drug abuse treatment principles derived from research findings in the areas of criminology and drug abuse treatment.

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