Success in the Media

Pain Reliever Abuse-More Than a Fourfold Percentage Increase

Pain Reliever Abuse– More Than Fourfold Percentage Increase of U.S. Treatment Admissions The percentage of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment programs involving pain reliever abuse increased from 2.2% in 1998 to 9.8% in 2008, according to recently released data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). While increases were seen across all age groups, […]

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Why are states abandoning drug treatment? Crime in America.Net

Newsweek offers a compelling article stating that “Treatment for drug addiction works better and costs less than imprisonment alone. So why are states abandoning it?” “Of the 2.3 million inmates in the U.S., more than half have a history of substance abuse and addiction. Not all those inmates are imprisoned on drug-related charges (although drug […]

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11 Percent of Prison Inmates Get Drug Treatment: Crime Statistics

Gentlepeople: The report below states that 11 percent of prison inmates who need it receive drug treatment. It repeats findings of earlier studies. The same dilemma exists for inmates with mental health issues; the vast majority do not receive treatment. Ditto for offenders with educational and occupational deficiencies. The Pew Center for the States, the Sentencing […]

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Drug Addiction:Only Two of Twenty-five Million Drug Addicts Getting Treatment

Gentlereaders: The new officials at the Office of National Drug Control Policy state that only two of twenty-five million addicts receive drug treatment (this site offered similar research several weeks ago). The article correctly points out two things: that we need to prove the worthiness of programs and that there is a lot of competition […]

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Expanding Drug Treatment: Is US Ready to Step Up?

 Full article in the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/11/09/business/AP-US-Drug-War-The-Treatment-Challenge.html?_r=1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 9, 2009 Filed at 9:03 a.m. ET NEW YORK (AP) — Based on the rhetoric, America’s war on drugs seems poised to shift into a more enlightened phase where treatment of addicts gains favor over imprisonment of low-level offenders. Questions […]

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Offender Substance Abuse; Findings from Two Studies

  The descriptions below are available through http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/evaluation/e-news/oct09.pdf   First study: Hall, Prendergast, Roll, and Warda evaluated a 26-week intervention for substance abusing offenders referred to outpatient treatment. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the use of vouchers for goods and services for participants of a court-ordered treatment program for […]

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