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Lessons Learned From the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Drug Abuse Treatment Programs  

Author:  Beth A.  Weinman.; John T. Dignam.; Ben Wheat.

Source: Volume 01, Number 05, September/October 2001 , pp.67-72(6)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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This article provides a brief history and current status of drug treatment programs in federal prisons; reviews existing research on the outcomes and effectiveness of programs; discusses a variety of organizational and clinical issues faced in developing and managing a drug treatment operation of such large scale; and points to future directions in assessment and treatment in corrections and elsewhere.

Keywords: program effectiveness; best practices

Affiliations:  1: Federal Bureau of Prisons; 2: Federal Bureau of Prisons; 3: Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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