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NCJ Number: 162053 Find in a Library
Title: Reality House: A Community Based, Substance Abuse Therapeutic Community
Journal: Alternatives to Incarceration  Volume:2  Issue:1  Dated:(January-February 1996)  Pages:32-35
Author(s): R Croy
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Reality House is a community-based, drug abuse therapeutic community in Florida; it is administered by a private, nonprofit behavioral health care organization that has contracted with the Florida Department of Corrections since 1986 to provide specialized services for inmates.
Abstract: The current Reality House facility uses 75 of its 100 treatment beds for male State prison inmates and the other 25 beds for court-mandated jail referrals and mentally ill drug abusers. The treatment design and structure are based on William Glaser's reality therapy model that confronts and dismantles a self-defeating belief system and replaces it with a new set of prosocial values. Residential treatment last 6-9 months. Preliminary findings of research on recidivism indicates that clinically sound treatment reduces recidivism among selected inmates. The cost per day was almost identical to that of incarceration. Case example, table, photograph, and 3 references
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Florida; Inmate drug treatment; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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