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NCJ Number: 157835 Find in a Library
Title: Therapeutic Communities in Corrections and Work Release: Some Clinical and Policy Considerations
Author(s): J A Inciardi; D Lockwood; S S Martin; B M Wald
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711
Sale Source: University of Delaware
Ctr for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Newark, DE 19711
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The therapeutic community (TC) approach is viewed as a relatively effective approach to drug rehabilitation for prison inmates.
Abstract: The TC provides a total treatment environment isolated from the rest of the prison population and is thus separate from drugs, violence, norms, and values that sometimes impede rehabilitation in the correctional setting. The most appropriate strategy for effective TC intervention with prison inmates involves a three-stage process. Each stage corresponds to the inmate's changing correctional status: primary treatment during incarceration, secondary treatment during work release, and tertiary aftercare during parole. The primary stage should consist of a prison-based TC designed to facilitate personal growth through modifying deviant lifestyles and behavior patterns. TC treatment for prison inmates should begin while they are still institutionalized. The operation of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies at the University of Delaware under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse is described. 3 references
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Delaware; Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Parole conditions; Rehabilitation; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; Work release
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