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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide

Why should drug abuse treatment be provided to offenders?

The case for treating drug abusing offenders is compelling. Drug abuse treatment improves outcomes for drug abusing offenders and has beneficial effects for public health and safety. Effective treatment decreases future drug use and drug-related criminal behavior, can improve the individual

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Why should drug abuse treatment be provided to offenders?

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