ERIC Number: ED212952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Drug Abuse Treatment in Prisons. Treatment Research Report.
National Inst. for Advanced Studies, Washington, DC.
This report, based on a 1979 national survey of drug abuse treatment programs in the prisons of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, presents data on 160 operational programs. Descriptive information on the identification of drug-dependent inmates and the provision of drug abuse treatment by state adult correctional institutions is included. A state-by-state tabulation is provided for the reported number of incarcerated adults, the number of treatment programs, the capacity, and the number of active participants. Alternative methods of handling drug abuse in five states without formal drug treatment programs for adults are discussed. Other sections present data on: (1) number of programs and clients by type of substance abuse; (2) funding and budgets; (3) screening and referral of inmates for treatment; (4) staffing; (5) program capacity and client load; (6) use of therapeutic community models; and (7) treatment modes, program activities and special features, including individual and group counseling and aftercare services. The report concludes with a summary of information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on drug abuse treatment in the 29 programs serving over 2,600 inmates of the federal prison system. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Advanced Studies, Washington, DC.