Treatment Issues Specific to Jails (TIP 44, Chapter 8): Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System

About the Course:

This publication presents clinical guidelines to help substance abuse treatment counselors address issues that arise from their clients’ status in the criminal justice system and to aid personnel in the criminal justice system in understanding and addressing the challenges of working with offenders with substance use disorders. This course covers Chapter 8 (adobe pages 181-209) of Treatment Improvement Protocol 44 and addresses treatment issues specific to jails.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 44 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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 substance abuse treatment issues specific to jail settings. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define key terms related to substance abuse treatment in jail settings, identify trends, and describe the treatment population.

  2. Discuss key issues related to jail-based substance abuse treatment and identify services that can reasonably be provided in a jail setting.

  3. Explain factors related to the coordination of jail treatment services and give examples of jail treatment programs.

  4. Discuss research related to jail treatment and give recommendations for treatment providers.

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Course Number: 101448
Total Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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