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Drug Court Programs, Substance Abuse Counselors’ Treatment Philosophy, and the Content of Treatment Services Provided to Offenders  

Author:  Faye  Taxman.; Jeffrey A.  Bouffard.; Shamayne  Smith.

Source: Volume 07, Number 02, July/August 2003 , pp.17-21(5)

Offender Programs Report

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Given implementation barriers common for the delivery of substance abuse services to criminal justice offenders, programmatic attention should be focused on the use of evidence-based practices in the treatment and criminal justice systems. This study explores some of these issues through a multimodality survey of the beliefs and philosophies of counselors working with criminal justice clients, comparing the survey findings with direct observations of treatment sessions for these clients.

Keywords: evidence-based practices; substance abuse

Affiliations:  1: University of Maryland; 2: North Dakota State University; 3: North Dakota State University.

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