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NCJ Number: 229255 Find in a Library
Title: Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: A Public Health and Public Safety Priority
Corporate Author: National Tribal Judicial Ctr
United States of America

Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy
United States of America
Date Published: April 2008
Page Count: 109
Sponsoring Agency: Hanley Family Foundation

JEHT Foundation
New York, NY 10012
National Tribal Judicial Ctr
Reno, NV 89557
Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy
Providence, RI 02912
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy
PLNDP National Project Office
Brown University Ctr for Alcohol & Addiction Studies
Box G-S121-4
Providence, RI 02912
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource guide provides the justice system with scientifically-based information and resources to supplement their understanding of alcohol and other drug problems in an attempt to build safer communities and healthier individuals and families.
Abstract: Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy (PLNDP) in partnership with the National Judicial College (NJC) developed this resource guide and a training program on the science and need for evidence-based approaches for alcohol and other drug problems in the justice system. The guide outlines evidence-based approaches to guide justice and medical professionals to more effectively address the public health and public safety concerns related to alcohol and other drug problems. The guide is divided into eight sections: introduction, defining the problem, identifying the problem, treating the problem, co-occurring problems, a growing problem, solving the problem, and references. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Treatment effectiveness
Index Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Mental disorders; Mental health; Treatment; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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