ERIC Number: ED449701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Substance Abuse and Addiction: The Interface of the Health and Criminal Justice Systems. Second Policy Report of the Physician Consortium on Substance Abuse Education, 1998.
The purpose of the Physician Consortium on Substance Abuse Education is to promote the role of physicians in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and after-care referral for substance abuse by improving medical education and training. This policy report is the product of 2 years of work and a national conference of the consortium and presents in full its findings on medical education in substance abuse at the interface of the health and criminal justice systems. The report makes recommendations for improving the quality of medical education and the ability of physicians to work more effectively with professionals in the criminal justice system, including police, courts, and local, state, and federal detention systems. The report is intended for widespread circulation to national medical organizations and to federal and state agencies for their use in supporting the education of physicians to overcome the barriers to effective treatment of substance abuse. Following listings of represented organizations and conference participants and an executive summary, the report's contents are: (1) "Physician Consortium on Substance Abuse Education"; (2) "Consortium Deliberations"; (3) "Findings of the Physician Consortium"; (4) "Recommendations of the Physician Consortium"; (5) "Background on the Substance Abuse Problem"; (6) "Pre-Trial Services"; and (7) "Background on Drug Courts." (Contains 20 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
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