ERIC Number: ED095463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Drug Abuse Treatment upon Criminality: A Look at 19 Programs.
This document reports on an exhaustive study into the large-scale treatment of drug abuse in New Jersey. Seeking to assess the impact of these programs, the state provided money to cover the cost of this comprehensive, year-long survey of both methadone maintenance and drug-free treatment projects. The findings generally supported the New Jersey State Law Enforcement Planning Agency's funding policies and commitments toward drug treatment, but the study also contained some revelations. It challenged some traditional views about treatment and suggested that certain program changes could result in more effective treatment. Of major significance was the general conclusion that drug program effectiveness could be measured; also that both major methods of treatment were helping to reduce crime while helping addicts and ex-addicts to lead lives without crime. Neither method was found to be more effective than the other. The study is viewed as a valuable framework for the implementation of improvements in the operation and analysis of nationwide drug treatment programs. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Law Enforcement Planning Agency, Trenton.; New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton. Div. of Narcotic and Drug Abuse Control.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey