in Chemical Dependency    Spring 2012
     In 1968, the Criminal Justice System, designed to      “protect and serve” accepted the challenge of the war      on...
   Individuals of color and those from a lower    socioeconomic status are arrested and persecuted    at greater rates   ...
     Repercussions for removing individuals from      their families then placing them back without      providing any as...
     Provide evidence based substance abuse and mental      health services to inmates incarcerated within the      Crimi...
   William Glasser’s Choice Theory   Support individuals in identifying his or her    strengths   Provide compassion, c...
   For individuals and their families to break the    cycle of substance abuse and incarceration    thereby creating a li...
   Accountable   Client centered   Collaborative   Inclusive   Reflective   Respectful   Spirited
     Helps prevent disease        Individuals cut back or cease intravenous substance         abuse        This lowers ...
   Helps reduce crime     Addiction and crime closely related     Individuals are charged for distributing, possessing,...
     Reduces relapse     Reduces recidivism     Improves relationships     Increases level of education and employment...
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Community substance abuse program

  1. 1. in Chemical Dependency Spring 2012
  2. 2.  In 1968, the Criminal Justice System, designed to “protect and serve” accepted the challenge of the war on drugs Efforts were made to address the distribution, sale, and consumption of illegal substances Media and political expediency fueled moral panic and created a need to increase efforts against the war on drugs Incarceration rates have increased while there has been no significant decrease in substance use  1,148,702 were incarcerated in 1990 compared to 1,890,837 in 1999Department of Health and Human Services, (2001). Substance abuse treatment for drug users in the criminal justice system. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/idu/facts/cj-satreat.pdfMoore, L. D., & Elkavich, A. (2008). Whos using, and whos doing time: Incarceration, the war on drugs, and public health. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374804/pdf/0980782.pdf
  3. 3.  Individuals of color and those from a lower socioeconomic status are arrested and persecuted at greater rates  60% of the prison population is composed of individuals of color Results in the removal of crucial members of society  Parents  Spouses  Employees  Friends Moore, L. D., & Elkavich, A. (2008). Whos using, and whos doing time: Incarceration, the war on drugs, and public health. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374804/pdf/0980782.pdf
  4. 4.  Repercussions for removing individuals from their families then placing them back without providing any assistance or rehabilitation are grave Individuals released from the system often face difficulties obtaining employment due to their felon statusMoore, L. D., & Elkavich, A. (2008). Whos using, and whos doing time: Incarceration, the war on drugs, and public health. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374804/pdf/0980782.pdf
  5. 5.  Provide evidence based substance abuse and mental health services to inmates incarcerated within the Criminal Justice System (CJS) Provide support services for adults incarcerated within a state penitentiary  Educational Skills  ¾ prison inmates lack a high school diploma  Vocational Skills  Zero tolerance laws prohibit convicted drug felons from receiving federal assistance ( i.e. public housing or financial aid for school)  Parenting Skills Advocate for individuals and families affected by AOD use and incarcerationMoore, L. D., & Elkavich, A. (2008). Whos using, and whos doing time: Incarceration, the war on drugs, and public health. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374804/pdf/0980782.pdf
  6. 6.  William Glasser’s Choice Theory Support individuals in identifying his or her strengths Provide compassion, consistency, and knowledge while providing support and skills to address addiction, mental health, and trauma Believe everyone has the ability to reach beyond his or her addiction
  7. 7.  For individuals and their families to break the cycle of substance abuse and incarceration thereby creating a life that is meaningful, purposeful, and worth living.
  8. 8.  Accountable Client centered Collaborative Inclusive Reflective Respectful Spirited
  9. 9.  Helps prevent disease  Individuals cut back or cease intravenous substance abuse  This lowers the chances of the individual becoming infected with Hepatitis or HIV  Reduces risky sexual behaviors that may aid in the transmission of diseases Can assist inmates, their families, as well as their communityDepartment of Health and Human Services, (2001). Substance abuse treatment for drug users in the criminal justice system. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/idu/facts/cj-satreat.pdf
  10. 10.  Helps reduce crime  Addiction and crime closely related  Individuals are charged for distributing, possessing, or using substances in addition to possessing paraphernalia  Some individuals commit crimes in search of substances or money for substances  Most are under the influence of substances at the time of the crime Department of Health and Human Services, (2001). Substance abuse treatment for drug users in the criminal justice system. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/idu/facts/cj-satreat.pdf
  11. 11.  Reduces relapse Reduces recidivism Improves relationships Increases level of education and employment upon re-entering the community Reduces inmate misconduct Increases level of stake in society Reduces mental illness Reduces criminalityU.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. (n.d.). Substance abuse treatment. Retrieved from : http://www.bop.gov/inmate_programs/substance.jsp
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