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Title: Substance Abuse Resource Guide: Lawyers
Author(s): Joseph H. Autry III M.D.; Ruth Sanchez-Way Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of Americ
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Admin (NCADI)
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Admin (NCADI)
Publications Coordinator
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource guide is designed to assist lawyers in helping their clients with substance abuse issues. It is comprehensive in scope and provides information in a variety of ways: books, posters, videos, Internet sites, fact sheets, magazines/newsletters, studies, and articles/reports.
Abstract: This Substance Abuse Resource Guide is a compilation of materials that gives lawyers additional resources to assist clients that have a substance abuse problem, or keep clients from developing one. Topics covered include: Community/Pro Bono Service; Criminal Law; Disability Law; Driving While Intoxicated; Drug Courts; Employment Law; Continuing Legal and Judicial Education; Family Law; Judiciary; Juvenile Justice; Lawyer Assistance Programs; Managed Care; Policy; Professional Competencies; Professional Responsibility; and a listing of Organizations and Internet Sites. Furthermore, this guide stresses the need to address substance abuse in a comprehensive way, working with other agencies that are tackling this public health issue in an effort to identify best practices. A quick reference on drug courts is also included to help key stakeholders implement effective client-based substance abuse treatment programs that have been shown to be particularly effective. Drug court evaluations are also available.
Main Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Attorneys; Probationer substance abuse
Index Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drug Courts; Drug treatment programs; Economic analysis of crime; Interagency cooperation; Law reform
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