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NCJ Number: 136002 Find in a Library
Title: Innovative Substance Abuse Treatment Options for Criminal Justice Populations Which Include Acupuncture Detoxification as Part of an Overall Treatment Program
Author(s): W F Moriarty Jr; J Konefal
Corporate Author: Metropolitan Dade Cty
Dept of Human Resources Program Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Metropolitan Dade Cty
Miami, FL 33130
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Metropolitan Dade County (Florida) has been providing drug abuse treatment since 1971 and has recently developed several innovative efforts including a comprehensive Diversion and Treatment Program designed to provide an effective alternative for dealing with the large number of drug-related offenses in the county.
Abstract: The Diversion and Treatment Program uses the latest techniques available in drug abuse treatment including acupuncture. The program's population is also closely monitored through urinalysis. In addition, the program rests on the recognition that effective drug abuse treatment must consist of a holistic approach to addressing the multiple problems that influence an individual's behavior and addition. Thus, the program has established a partnership with Miami-Dade Community College and has two aftercare programs operating on the colleges north and south campuses. Clients are assessed as needed with the goal of providing a full range of academic, vocational, and support services needed to maintain healthy and productive lifestyles. Lists of procedures and information recorded on client information cards are included.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Diversion programs; Florida
Note: Paper presented at American Correctional Association Congress, San Diego, California, August 1990
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