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National Update on Therapeutic Community Programs for Substance Abusing Offenders in State Prisons  

Author:  Peter B.  Rockholz.

Source: Volume 02, Number 04, July/August 2002 , pp.49-54(6)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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This piece looks at the prevalence and effectiveness of therapeutic community drug treatment programs in the American penal system. The author concludes that this community-based approach to drug treatment is effective and has promise, though there are continued barriers to implementation and proliferation of such programs.

Keywords: therapeutic community

Affiliations:  1: Criminal Justice Institute, Inc.

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