Criminality and addiction: Selected issues for future policies, practice, and research

M. Douglas Anglin, Barry S. Brown, Richard Dembo, Carl Leukefeld

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The high cost of incarceration and a general confidence in the effectiveness of drug abuse treatment have led many states to adopt community-based drug abuse treatment as part of, or as an alternative to, incarceration. Community re-entry and aftercare have therefore received increasing attention from both practitioners and researchers. This article examines possibilities for encouraging change in both adult and juvenile justice treatment. Four issues are highlighted: (1) relapse and aftercare, (2) co-occurring disorder, (3) juvenile justice programming, and (4) womenis treatment. The success of U.S. drug treatment policy depends on a capacity to resolve these and related issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Drug Issues
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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