Incarceration vs. Treatment

Drug Courts Help Substance Abusing Offenders

About the Course:

Incarceration vs. Treatment explains how drug courts can help substance abusing offenders. This course covers pages 1-4 only.



Publication Date:

March/April 2006


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how treatment is an option to incarceration when dealing with drug courts. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how drug courts are an effective alternative to incarceration.

  2. Explain the defining characteristics of adult and family drug courts.

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