Scientific research since the mid-1970s shows that drug abuse treatment can help many drug abusing offenders change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors towards drug abuse, avoid relapse, and successfully remove themselves from a life of substance abuse and crime. It is true that legal pressure might be needed to get a person into treatment and help them stay there. Once in a treatment program, however, even those who are not motivated to change at first can eventually become engaged in a continuing treatment process. Learn more
- Treating Drug Addiction: What Families and Offenders Need to Know
- Photos from press event for release of Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations publication
- An Examination of Drug Treatment Programs Needed to Ensure Successful Re-entry (Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives)
- TASC, Inc., of Illinois (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) - Provides behavioral health recovery management services for individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
- National TASC - Programs and other behavioral health, recovery and reentry oriented groups that seeks to advance the cause of offender reentry and individual case management on the National level
- Criminal Justice-Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS) - a NIDA partnership with federal agencies, researchers, criminal justice professionals, and drug abuse treatment practitioners to learn how to best provide treatment for drug abusing offenders
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.