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NCJ Number: 198785 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Integrating Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Treatment into Juvenile Drug Courts: Implications for Outcomes
Journal: National Drug Court Institute Review  Volume:3  Issue:2  Dated:Winter 2001  Pages:89-115
Author(s): Jeff Randall Ph.D.; Colleen A. Halliday-Boykins Ph.D.; Phillippe B. Cunningham Ph.D.; Scott W. Henggeler Ph.D.
Editor(s): Michael P. Wilkosz; Carson L. Fox
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: R01-AA12202; R01-DA13066
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper summarizes findings from treatment outcome research for adolescent and adult substance abusers and discusses their implications for the effectiveness in juvenile drug courts.
Abstract: Juvenile drug courts consist of two primary components: (1) the organization and procedures used by the court and (2) the integration of community-based substance abuse treatment for the youths. Choosing treatment strategies for youths who abuse substances can be informed by the extensive knowledge based on the determinants and correlates of adolescent substance use. This article describes the importance of evidence-based substance abuse treatments into juvenile drug courts. In 1999, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) published and disseminated 13 principles of effective treatments to enable organizations, institutions, and programs, such as drug courts. NIDA’s principles and reviews of the correlates of adolescent substance abuse argue for treatment to be individualized and comprehensive so as to address its multiple determinants. An evidence-based model of treatment presented is the Multisystemic therapy (MST). MST meets NIDA guidelines and has been integrated into several juvenile drug courts. Future evaluative studies are recommended to determine the types of treatment services that best facilitate the capacity of juvenile drug courts to achieve the reduction of juvenile substance abuse and its associated personal and societal costs. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Court reform; Drug abuse; Drug therapy; Drug treatment; Juvenile drug courts; Juvenile drug treatment; Treatment; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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