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NCJ Number: 63774 Find in a Library
Title: DRUG ABUSE TESTING - SUCCESSFUL MODELS FOR TREATMENT AND CONTROL IN CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS
Author(s): D V BABST
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Editor(s): J WORRALL
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Syva Co
San Jose, CA 95161-9013
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SPECIFIC INFORMATION IS GIVEN ON THE USES AND POTENTIAL MERITS OF URINE SCREENING AS A METHOD FOR DRUG ABUSE TESTING, AND ON APPROACHES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES TO BE CONSIDERED IN ESTABLISHING A URINALYSIS PROGRAM.
Abstract: THIS BOOKLET HAS THREE PURPOSES: (1) TO SHOW THAT THERE ARE SUCCESSFUL CORRECTIONAL DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS, (2) TO DISCUSS THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF URINALYSIS SCREENING IN CORRECTIONS, AND (3) TO ANSWER PRACTICAL QUESTIONS ON HOW TO ORGANIZE AND OPERATE DRUG-ABUSE TESTING PROGRAMS. A DISCUSSION OF CALIFORNIA'S CIVIL ADDICT PROGRAM DEMONSTRATES THE BENEFITS AND ESTIMATED SAVINGS OF SUCH A PROGRAM. THE POTENTIAL USES AND LIMITATIONS OF URINALYSIS TESTING IN A CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CONTEXT ARE ALSO DETAILED. TWO BASIC PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING URINALYSIS TEST RESULTS ARE COMPARED. THE FIRST AND OLDER PROCEDURE IS TO SEND THE URINE SAMPLES TO A COMMERCIAL, HOSPITAL, OR GOVERNMENT LABORATORY WHERE THEY ARE PROCESSED AND THE RESULTS ARE MAILED OR TELEPHONED BACK TO THE SENDING AGENCY. THE SECOND PROCEDURE IS FOR THE AGENCY TO HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT ITS OWN TESTS (ONSITE). WHEN URINALYSIS RESULTS ARE USED INHOUSE FOR ADMINISTERING CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS, FEW LEGAL PROBLEMS ARISE. HOWEVER, IF THE TESTS ARE USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES, LEGAL ISSUES BECOME A MAJOR CONCERN. THEREFORE, THE ADMINISTRATOR STARTING A URINE SCREENING PROGRAM SHOULD CONSULT LEGAL COUNSEL. FOUR INDIVIDUAL LOCAL PROGRAMS THAT HAVE SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATED DRUG ABUSE TESTING INTO THEIR PROGRAMS ARE DESCRIBED, INCLUDING BACKGROUND INFORMATION, NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PROGRAMS AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSONS. ALSO, TWO MAJOR NATIONAL PROGRAMS--DRUG SCREENING IN THE FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM AND LEAA'S TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES TO STREET CRIMES (TASC)--ARE DESCRIBED. THE REPORT INCLUDES REFERENCE NOTES AND PHOTOGRAPHS. APPENDIXES CONTAIN AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY, A TASC PROJECT DIRECTORY, AND PROCEDURES FOR RECORDING ONSITE URINALYSIS TESTS. (PRG)
Index Term(s): California; Colorado; Correctional institutions (adult); Drug abuse; Drug analysis; Drug detection; Drug treatment; Maryland; Oregon; TASC programs (street crime); Texas; Urinalysis
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