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NCJ Number: 159647 Find in a Library
Title: Offender Substance Abuse Pre-Release Program: An Empirically Based Model of Treatment for Offenders (From Addictive Behaviors Across the Life Span: Prevention, Treatment, and Policy Issues, P 184-201, 1993, John S Baer, et al, eds. -- See NCJ-159643)
Author(s): L O Lightfoot
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Survey data suggest the use of alcohol and drugs by offenders is frequently associated with criminal behavior, but few systematic attempts have been made to develop and evaluate programs for this population group.
Abstract: One program that has been developed, the Offender Substance Abuse Pre-Release Program (OSAP), is designed as a skills-based cognitive-behavioral program offenders prior to their release from the institutional setting. The primary premise of OSAP is that drug treatment programs must motivate "unmotivated" individuals. This contrasts with the view underlying some programs, that it is the client's responsibility to be motivated to change before treatment can be effective. An overview of OSAP is presented that focuses on treatment components, the treatment process, referral screening and selection, individual counseling, program goals and objectives, and program effectiveness. The author notes that preliminary data from an evaluation of the OSAP are encouraging. 50 references and 5 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Drug treatment programs; Inmate drug treatment; Prerelease programs; Program evaluation
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