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Examine an innovative strategy for fighting the war on drugs! Drug Courts in Operation: Current Research provides an in-depth look at an increasingly utilized approach to rehabilitating substance abusers. Drug courts offer their participants a chance to better themselves by providing support and structure to those that do not have it in their life, offering substance abusers a chance to participate in rehabilitation in lieu of incarceration. This insightful book examines the history of drug courts as a principal treatment alternative to incarceration, outlines the risk factors of children living with drug-addicted parents, and introduces a program to help strengthen families. The book delivers vital information on: introducing programs to help prevent narcotic use by children with drug-addicted parents the need for cultural- and gender-specific treatment plans, especially in the treatment of women and African-American males treatment dosage effects the importance of length of participation to outcomes focus groups designed to help drug court participants with their employment needs predictors of engagement in court-mandated treatment programs how legal coercion of high-risk patients via the threat of incarceration motivates participants to succeed
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Introduction: Drug Courts in Operation The "Drug Court Strengthening Families" Program Issues of Race and Gender in Court-Ordered Substance Abuse Treatment Treatment "Dosage" Effects in Drug Court Programs Employment Issues Among Drug Court Participants Predictors of Engagement in Court-Mandated Treatment: Findings at the Brooklyn Treatment Court, 1996-2000 Index Reference Notes Included
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