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
- Drug Addiction Treatment in the Criminal Justice System
- 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
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Drug Abuse - National Library of Medicine, NIH
- www.abovetheinfluence.com - Office of National Drug Control Policy
- healthfinder.gov - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Past information on many drugs of abuse is available on our Archives site.
Clinical trials are research studies in human volunteers conducted to answer specific health questions. Learn about the NIH-sponsored clinical trials available to you.
- NIDA Clinical Trial Locator - answer a few simple questions and get contact information for Clinical Trials near you.
Other Clinical Trials information sources:
- NIH Clinical Trials and You - NIH site that helps explain about clinical trials and why people participate.
- NIDA Trials at ClinicalTrials.gov - a resource of federally and privately supported clinical trials.
- Clinical Research Studies from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) - a NIDA coordinated network of research institutions conducting human trials on drug abuse solutions.
- Research Studies at NIDA Intramural Research Program - located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NIDA (2011). Criminal Justice and Drug Abuse. Retrieved , from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/criminal-justice-drug-abuse