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STUDY 2001 PDF file 1065Kb
First test for the DTTO
Drug treatment and testing orders imposed by UK courts led the drive to cut drug-related crime, but a close inspection of the pilot study reveals that their own key indicator – test results – failed to demonstrate the orders' effectiveness.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 112Kb
Client-receptive treatment more important than treatment-receptive clients
A careful analysis of US drug counselling confirms that engaging with treatment is linked to good outcomes and that both depend on how well the counsellor relates to the client, which cannot be reduced to simplistic matching on gender and race.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 118Kb
Confidence helps resist a return to drinking
A Scottish study suggests that severely alcoholic men lacking social supports for a drink-free life can be trained to resist a return to heavy drinking, as long as they are helped to feel sufficiently confident in their abilities.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 149Kb
Clash of philosophies impedes work with young drug using offenders
Two innovative British projects provide valuable lessons about the problems of integrating drug counsellors in a youth justice setting and how these might be dealt with in order to more effectively tackle youth offending.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 110Kb
Mandatory aftercare (probably) reduces recidivism after prison treatment
Reduced reoffending after treatment in Texas's first prison-based therapeutic community for drug users depended on completion of a residential aftercare phase, reinforcing the throughcare element of UK prison service plans.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 581Kb
Force in the sunshine state
Early in the 1960s administrative blunders in California paved the way for what remains the most convincing test of court-ordered treatment. The mistakes created a near-perfect yet natural control group against which to compare outcomes.
IN PRACTICE 2000 PDF file 665Kb
Oiling the wheels
From the south west of England, a frank account what it takes to get treatment services to accept the judgements of their peers and to make this an engine for improvement rather than a source of conflict.
REVIEW 1999 HTM file
Barriers to implementing effective correctional drug treatment programs
Expertly describes and evaluates the difficulties of mounting drug treatment programmes in prisons, drawing on the pooled knowledge and experience of leading US researchers on why real-world programmes sometimes fail to live up to expectations based on more ideal-world trials. Though focused on prison, much is relevant also to community sentences.
In Sydney in Australia an official campaign and educational efforts had the desired effect of shifting staff attitudes in methadone maintenance clinics away from achieving abstinence and withdrawal and towards long-term treatment aimed at reducing harm.
Seminal study of how to train out socially derived attitudes to methadone maintenance as a policy solution to a social problem and train in attitudes which place it within mainstream medical practice as a treatment of individuals which does not 'fix' their problems but offers the opportunity for positive change.
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