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Efficacy of Court Ordered Substance Abuse Therapy
A research paper that analyzes the efficacy of court ordered substance abuse treatment programs and the factors that influence them.
# 106393 | 31,403 words | 29 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 31, 2008 in Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This research paper focuses on the efficacy of the drug courts over the ten year period of change in the landscape that has impacted substance abuse treatment programs. It measures the impact, if any, that the changing landscape has had on these programs. The paper serves as a framework for an understanding and appreciation for the myriad of elements that serve as the impetus for drug abuse and discusses the issues and obstacles offenders face and must overcome in compliance with their court ordered treatment. It explores the impact of publicly and privately funded programs that provide treatment and support to individuals mandated into the programs by the drug courts.

Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1: Introduction
Study Purpose
Sensitizing Framework
Significance to Drug Court Judges
Significance to Substance Abuse Program Teams
CHAPTER 2: Research Question and Methodology
CHAPTER 3: Literature Review
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Drug Courts: Treating Drug Abusers with the Law
The Drug Court Structure, Participants, Elements and Mission
Inside a Drug Court
Under the Influence of Addiction
Chapter Three: Mandatory Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Chapter Four: Tools of the Court
Mandatory Drug Testing
Chapter Five: Identifying the Populations
Adult Male
Adult Female
A Common Thread
The Controversy
Chapter Six: Group Medical, Medicare, Medicaid, Cash and Managed Care
Chapter Seven: Program Availability
Chapter Eight: Analysis of Study Data
Chapter Nine: Summary and Conclusion
Recommendations Based on Findings
Acronyms and Definitions

From the Paper:

"Sally Satel (2000) writes that many diseases and afflictions are a manifestation of the living environment in which people live; and for that reason, it was inevitable that court ordered substance abuse treatment came about. Satel writes, ". . . it was inevitable that public health would overlap with public policy (p. 10)." With drug related crime at an all time high, and with the use and addiction to methamphetamines which has swept the country in the past decade, the inevitability has become a reality on a large scale. Unfortunately, the very services that moved from the dark side of society, where it was relegated to since the earliest history of mankind; and which during the late 1970s and 1980s moved to the forefront of medicine, psychiatric care and substance abuse, has now, even in face of the recognition for the dire need for those services, become near non-existent in for-profit health care and relegated to the spheres of community based services where is has become crippled as a viable service due to lack of funding from the public and government arenas where it now remains stagnant as a result of that lack of funding."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Anderson, P. (2003, December). Treatment with Teeth: A Judge Explains Why Drug Courts That Mandate and Supervise Treatment Are an Effective Middle Ground to Help Addicts Stay Clean and Reduce Crime. The American Prospect, 14, 45+. Retrieved January 17, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002054164
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