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Readiness and Mandated Treatment: Development and Application of a Functional Model  

Author:  Donald F. Dansereau.; Selby H. Evans.; Michael Czuchry.; Tiffiny L. Sia.

Source: Volume 03, Number 01, January/February 2003 , pp.01-06(6)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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A wealth of empirical evidence has shown that treatment readiness is a key predictor of success for individuals receiving substance abuse treatment both within and outside of the criminal justice system. Treatment Process Model—recognize readiness or preparedness as key components of the change process. But because they are global, a more detailed functional model is needed to help guide the development of new interventions as they relate to subcomponents of treatment readiness. The present piece details the necessary components of such a model.

Keywords: treatment readiness; best practices

Affiliations:  1: Texas Christian University; 2: Texas Christian University; 3: Texas Christian University; 4: Texas Christian University.

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