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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations: A Research-Based Guide

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About the Course:

This guide is intended to describe the treatment principles and research findings that are of particular relevance to the criminal justice community and to treatment professionals working with drug abusing offenders. It relies primarily on drug abuse treatment research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and focuses largely on individuals for whom drug addiction is a debilitating disease.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations: A Research-Based Guide created by Bennett W. Fletcher, Ph.D. and Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D. in 2006.

Publication Date:

July 2006

Course Material Authors

Bennett W. Fletcher, Ph.D.

Bennett W. Fletcher, Ph.D., is with the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D.

Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D., is with the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

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 principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify general, over-arching principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations.

  2. Discuss frequently asked questions regarding drug abuse treatment for criminal offenders, including justification for treatment, effectiveness, and specific treatment methods.

  3. List online resources for further information and the specific areas in which each resource may be most helpful.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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American Psychological Association (APA)

2 credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

2 credit hours

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Course Retired
Course Number 101479
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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1280 members have taken this course