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The impact of treatment on criminalized substance addicts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12094998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this research is to evaluate the impact of a treatment program specialized with criminalized addicts. In all, 119 criminalized addicts were admitted to the experimental procedure (specialized treatment) while 30 were admitted to a comparison group (general treatment). Both groups were contacted at five, eight, and eleven month intervals following the onset of the treatment process. Results showed that both groups improved. Those admitted to the unspecialized treatment improved earlier (in the first five months) than clients referred to the specialized treatment facility, however, after eight months, the improvement was similar for both groups.
Serge Brochu; Jacques Bergeron; Michel Landry; Michel Germain; Pascal Schneeberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of addictive diseases     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1055-0887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Addict Dis     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-03     Completed Date:  2003-01-07     Revised Date:  2008-05-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107051     Medline TA:  J Addict Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Criminology, International Center of Comparative Criminology, University of Montreal, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Prisoners / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology*
Referral and Consultation / legislation & jurisprudence
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation*

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