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NCJ Number: 136159 Find in a Library
Title: Understanding Substance Abuse and Treatment
Editor(s): G Pratsinak; R Alexander
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 216
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Publication Number: ISBN-0-929310-73-X
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Substance abuse treatment has become a significant component of the criminal justice system, since more and more offenders have a problem with alcohol or drugs. This manual is designed to train those who conduct treatment programs to teach offenders basic information about drug abuse.
Abstract: The first chapter of the manual covers the design of a treatment program with emphasis on treatment goals, treatment techniques (counseling, self-help, and specialized services), treatment formats, and aftercare. Subsequent chapters look at theoretical perspectives in drug abuse treatment, explanations of addictions, alcohol and other sedatives, narcotic analgesics (opiates), amphetamines and other stimulants, cocaine and crack, tobacco, hallucinogens, cannabis, HIV infection and AIDS, the impact of drug abuse and alcoholism on the family, relapse prevention, and special needs populations. A general overview of drugs and drug abuse is provided. Appendixes contain true/false study questions and answers, recommended films and resources, a suggested intake lecture, the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and lesson plan outlines.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug abuse; Drug dependence; Treatment techniques
Note: Manual originally produced by the Federal Bureau of Prisons
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