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NCJ Number: 156634 Find in a Library
Title: Phoenix House: Criminal Activity of Dropouts
Journal: Journal of the American Medical Association  Volume:222  Issue:6  Dated:(November 6, 1972)  Pages:686-689
Author(s): G De Leon; S Holland; M S Rosenthal
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 4
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared arrest rates for a sample of 254 drug addicts who had dropped out of Phoenix House, the largest therapeutic community for drug-free treatment and rehabilitation of former heroin addicts in the country, and 104 addicts who were in the final stages of the program.
Abstract: The group of dropouts represented different lengths of stay in the program; arrest data were obtained for the year prior to and the year following their residence. The results showed that, even for program dropouts, postprogram arrests remained low compared to their preprogram level. The data revealed a direct correlation between time spent in the program and the degree to which arrest rates decreased. Several aspects of the data are consistent with the theory that the modification of addicts' criminal behavior can be attributed to their being socialized while in the Phoenix program. 2 figures, 1 table, and 3 references
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Drug Related Crime; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
Note: DCC
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