Treating the drug-abusing offender

Carl Leukefeld, Timothy Matthews, Richard Clayton

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The association between drug abuse treatment and criminal justice control is examined in this article. A framework is presented for mental health administrators and policy-makers to examine and appreciate the use of authority derived from the criminal justice system for drug abusers involved in community treatment. In addition, an overview of relevant literature is provided to encapsulate the literature related to the drug-abusing criminal offender which is most useful for mental health administrators and policy-makers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mental Health Administration
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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