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Title: EVALUATION OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL ADDICT PROGRAM
Author(s): W H MCGLOTHLIN; M D ANGLIN; B D WILSON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: 5-H81-DA1146
Publication Number: ADM-78-558
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS EVALUATION REPORT INVOLVES A FOLLOWUP OF FOUR SAMPLES OF MALES ADMITTED TO THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL ADDICT PROGRAM IN 1962-63, 1964, AND 1970. THE REPORT CONCERNS OUTCOME RESULTS.
Abstract: THIS EVALUATION IS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING TWO PROGRAM GOALS: (1) TO PROVIDE SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION TO DRUG USERS AND (2) TO REDUCE SOCIAL COSTS OF ADDICTION THROUGH CONTROL. SPECIFIC AIMS OF THE STUDY WERE ACCOMPLISHED BY COMPARING GROUPS UNDERGOING THE NORMAL 7-YEAR COMMITMENT TO TREATMENT WITH GROUPS HAVING MINIMUM EXPOSURE TO THE PROGRAM. FOUR SAMPLES WERE DRAWN FROM THE MALE POPULATION: 1962-1963 ADMISSIONS VIA WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS; 1964 ADMISSIONS; 1970 ADMISSIONS; AND 1964 ADMISSIONS DISCHARGED AS SUCCESSES. PARTICIPANTS WERE INTERVIEWED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1974 AND OCTOBER 1975 TO OBTAIN QUANTITATIVE DATA ON DRUG USE, EMPLOYMENT, AND ILLICIT BEHAVIOR AS A FUNCTION OF LEGAL STATUS FROM THE FIRST NARCOTIC USE TO TIME OF INTERVIEW. THE STUDY REVEALED THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS: (1) THE CIVIL ADDICT PROGRAM SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED DAILY NARCOTIC USE; (2) LASTING BENEFITS SUBSEQUENT TO DISCHARGE WERE INDICATED; (3) PRECOMMITMENT LEGAL STATUS AND BEHAVIOR DID NOT SEEM TO AFFECT SUCCESS RATES; (4) DIFFERENTIAL AVAILABILITY OF METHADONE MAINTENANCE RESTRICTED ANALYSIS; AND (5) DRUG DEALING AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY ARE RELATED TO DRUG USE. TABULAR DATA, FIGURES, NOTES, REFERENCES, AND APPENDIXES CONTAINING SAMPLE SELECTION, INTERVIEW SCHEDULES, AND DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURES ARE PROVIDED. (JCP)
Index Term(s): California; Controlled Substances; Drug dependence; Drug offenders; Evaluation; Inmate Programs; Program evaluation; Rehabilitation
Note: ONE OF THE SERVICES RESEARCH REPORT AND MONOGRAPH SERIES
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