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NCJ Number: 158406 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Works: The Tragic Cost of Undervaluing Treatment in the "Drug War" -- A Review of 15 Years of Research Findings on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment Outcomes
Corporate Author: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
1025 Connecticut Ave, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors reviewed 15 years of evidence on the effectiveness of drug abuse treatment and concluded that alcohol and other drug abuse treatment is effective.
Abstract: Drug treatment reduces drug abuse, increases employment, improves psychological adjustment, and decreases crime and other negative behaviors. Evidence also indicates that public expenditures for drug abuse treatment are good investments, despite the fact that drug abuse is a chronic condition typically requiring multiple treatment episodes for affected individuals. The three most common treatment modalities are outpatient methadone maintenance, outpatient drug-free treatment, and nonhospital residential drug-free treatment. Costs of drug treatment programs are less than costs of incarceration and AIDS treatment. In addition, studies indicate that drug use, arrest rates, and AIDS transmission are favorably impacted by drug treatment. Additional data on alcohol and other drug treatment are appended. 26 references and 2 tables
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission; Alcohol abuse; Alcoholism treatment programs; Drug abuse; Drug Related Crime; State-by-state analyses
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