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NCJ Number: 155043 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of Criminal Justice and Non-Criminal Justice Related Patients in a Methadone Treatment Program (From Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Methadone Treatment, Volume 1, P 116-122, 1975.)
Author(s): W F Wieland; J L Novack
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared criminal justice case and non-criminal justice cases in a methadone treatment program, based partially on a model which utilized various factors to predict patients' type and degree of disturbance and the motivation for treatment.
Abstract: Data were collected on 261 patients admitted to two methadone treatment clinics supported by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration in Philadelphia. One hundred forty-one patients were under probation or parole or had criminal charges pending; the remaining 120 patients were non-criminal justice cases. Fitting the available data to the model used here, the criminal justice cases were slightly more disturbed and had a slightly worse outcome, measured by urine tests, retention rates, and employment, than non- criminal justice cases. There was little difference between the two groups in terms of sex, age, and race. The results are inconclusive regarding the efficacy of mild to moderate criminal justice pressure under the conditions of this study.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Methadone maintenance; Offender-nonoffender comparisons; Pennsylvania
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