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NCJ Number: 134260 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Treatment: State Prisons Face Challenges in Providing Services
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
Human Resources Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 38
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The provision of drug treatment services to inmates with drug abuse problems was assessed in State prisons.
Abstract: An analysis of recent national studies on drug treatment services for prison inmates showed that out of the 500,000 inmates with substance abuse problems, State prisons can provide drug treatment to just over 100,000. The more intensive treatment was provided to those inmates nearing release. In the five States visited, the prison drug treatment services were either in the process of being expanded or improved. The Services ranged from drug education, self-help, and professional counseling programs to more intensive residential treatment programs and after care programs. Challenges to drug treatment services include limited funding, security considerations, and difficulties in assuring the availability of after care. Federal government information and assistance is needed to implement effective prison treatment programs.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Drug-abusing inmates; Self-help programs; State correctional facilities
Note: Report to the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives
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