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NCJ Number: 63275 Find in a Library
Title: ARREST AND CONVICTION HISTORIES BEFORE DURING AND AFTER PARTICIPATION IN A SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM
Journal: DRUG FORUM  Volume:7  Issue:NOS 3 AND 4  Dated:(1978/1979)  Pages:259-264
Author(s): E D EDWARDS
Corporate Author: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
Amityville, NY 11701
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS ARE REPORTED FROM A STUDY THAT EXAMINED ARREST AND CONVICTION HISTORIES OF CLIENTS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER PARTICIPATION IN A SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM.
Abstract: ARREST AND CONVICTION RECORDS WERE EXAMINED FOR 15 FEMALE AND 42 MALE CLIENTS WHO HAD PARTICIPATED IN A METHADONE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM IS A LONG-RANGE PROCESS OF DETOXIFICATION AND REHABILITATION. THE PROGRAM IS INITIATED AT THE REQUEST OF THE CLIENT. THE DOSAGE OF METHADONE IS DECREASED ABOUT 5 MGS. MONTHLY, CULMINATING IN A PLACEBO FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, CONTINGENT UPON THE CLIENT'S SELF-REPORT OF WELL-BEING, AS WELL AS URINALYSIS RESULTS. CONCURRENTLY, THE CLIENT PARTICIPATES IN INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING, VOCATIONAL PLANNING AIMED AT TRAINING AND PLACEMENT, AND ADDITIONAL GROUP ACTIVITIES. THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS A DRUG-FREE STATE COUPLED WITH ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE. SIX DEPENDENT VARIABLES WERE EXAMINED IN THE MIXED DESIGN: THE NUMBER OF MISDEMEANOR ARRESTS; MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS; FELONY ARRESTS; FELONY CONVICTIONS; TOTAL ARRESTS; AND TOTAL CONVICTIONS. EACH VARIABLE WAS MEASURED AT TIME I (DURING THE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO PROGRAM ENTRY EQUIVALENT TO THE LENGTH OF TIME IN THE PROGRAM); TIME II (WHILE IN THE PROGRAM); AND TIME III (AFTER LEAVING THE PROGRAM). THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FINDING WAS THE ENORMOUS DECREASE IN FELONY ARRESTS AND CONVICTIONS FROM TIME I TO TIME II (ARRESTS DOWN 60 PERCENT AND CONVICTIONS DOWN 61 PERCENT); FROM TIME II TO TIME III (ARRESTS DOWN 87.5 PERCENT AND CONVICTIONS DOWN 100 PERCENT); AND FROM TIME I TO TIME III (ARRESTS DOWN 95 PERCENT AND CONVICTIONS DOWN 100 PERCENT). THE PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE DETROIT MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT. TABULAR DATA REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Methadone detoxification treatment; Michigan; Program evaluation
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