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After Release, Jail Inmates’ Substance Use Patterns Relate to Their Choice of Friends

julio del 2013

When the goal is to avoid using alcohol and illicit substances after being released from jail, it’s who one’s friends are that counts most. Self-control is important because it helps a person have the right kind of friends.

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California Reaped Large Savings by Diverting Drug-Using Offenders Into Treatment

febrero del 2014

California’s Proposition 36, which allows qualified drug offenders to enter substance use treatment rather than go to jail or prison, saved the state close to $100 million in its first year.

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Court Mandates Help Men With Antisocial Personality Disorders Stay in Treatment

abril del 2009

Reports on a study of men with co-occurring substance abuse and antisocial personality disorders and the potential benefit of judicially mandated addiction treatment.

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Detoxification Services and Pharmacotherapies Lacking in Nation's Jails and Prisons

diciembre del 2010

Reports findings from a survey that revealed that although substance abuse is prevalent in jails and prisons, many correctional facilities do not offer detoxification services or therapies to aid in maintaining abstinence.

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High, Persistent Rates of Risky Sexual Behaviors in Delinquent Youth

octubre del 2010
Reports study findings that show young people who have gotten into trouble with the criminal justice system report high rates of sexual behaviors that increase risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

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High-Risk Drug Offenders Do Better With Close Judicial Supervision

diciembre del 2008

Reports on research showing that increasing the mandatory drug court monitoring sessions for high-risk drug offenders can enhance program success rates.

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HIV Treatment Interruption Is Pervasive After Release From Texas Prisons

Marzo del 2011

Describes a study revealing that HIV-infected prisoners in Texas often experience an interruption in treatment following their release and that assistance in filling out paperwork can reduce these interruptions.

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James A. Inciardi (1939-2009)

abril del 2010
Remembers Dr. James A. Inciardi, founder and co-director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and professor at the University of Delaware, who died on November 23, 2009.

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Legal Pressure Increases Treatment Retention

abril del 2009

Presents data on the length of stay in substance abuse treatment among people who were in treatment as a result of legal pressure as compared with those in treatment voluntarily.

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Methadone Therapy in Prison Benefits Men a Year Out

noviembre del 2009

Describes clinical trial results providing evidence that methadone maintenance to men in prison can pay off in better retention in community treatment and reduced drug abuse following their release.

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