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Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment: Costs, Criminal Thinking, and Outcomes  

Author:  Stephan Arndt.; Suzy Hedden.

Source: Volume 07, Number 05, September/October 2007 , pp.65-69(5)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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This piece focuses on changes in a measure of criminal thinking as it relates to substance abuse in the Iowa prison system. The authors show that proper substance abuse treatment has a positive effect on criminal thinking and that this treatment, when implemented effectively, can lower the costs of dealing with an offender by as much as 50%.

Keywords: best practices; substance abuse treatment

Affiliations:  1: University of Iowa at Oakdale; 2: Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Treatment and Evaluation.

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