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NCJ Number: 184889 Find in a Library
Title: Prison-Based Therapeutic Communities: Their Success with Drug-Abusing Offenders
Journal: National Institute of Justice Journal  Issue:230  Dated:February 1996  Pages:12-20
Series: NIJ Journal
Author(s): Douglas S. Lipton
Date Published: February 1996
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article focuses on the therapeutic community (TC) model as a drug treatment approach in the prison setting that addresses the myriad problems of the lifestyle of addiction as well as the drug use itself.
Abstract: The TC approach recognizes the high proportion of drug abusers among people arrested and the even higher proportion of drug abusers among those incarcerated. Although drug-using offenders crowd prisons and are also responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime, in-custody drug treatment programs do not always receive priority. In the Federal prison system, drug treatment has been sporadic and slow in coming, but progress has been made. About 30 percent of Federal prisoners with moderate to severe drug problems are treated in residential TCs, and those with less severe drug problems also receive services. In addition, the Federal Bureau of Prisons provides for continuity of drug treatment after release. Treatment for drug abusers in jails is more limited than in prisons. Several TC programs are described to illustrate the benefits of the TC approach. 27 notes, 3 tables, and 1 photograph
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug abuse in correctional facilities; Drug dependence; Drug treatment programs; Drug use; Federal prisoners; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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