Substance Abuse Treatment for Criminal Offenders: An Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners

Pages: 252
Item #: 4317006
ISBN: 978-1-55798-990-1
List Price: $19.95
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Copyright: 2003
Format: Hardcover
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Substance Abuse Treatment for Criminal Offenders takes a comprehensive look at what interventions work in assessing and treating substance-abusing criminal offenders. This volume is packed with practical information on both traditional and cutting-edge approaches to treating offenders, including women, juveniles, and those with the dual diagnoses of substance abuse and a mental disorder.

Because most substance abuse treatment today is provided to the criminal population, there is a pressing need for resources that bridge criminal justice and addictions treatment. From assessment and diagnosis through individual, family, and group interventions and monitoring probationers, this groundbreaking work, the latest in the Forensic Practice Guidebooks series, will be an essential resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, criminologists, sociologists, correctional officers, and others working in community-based and institutional settings.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Series



  1. Introduction
  2. Assessment and Diagnosis
  3. Individual Treatment
  4. Family-Based Treatment
  5. Group Intervention
  6. Traditional Treatment Settings and Approaches
  7. Innovative Treatment Settings and Approaches
  8. Treating Dually Diagnosed Offenders
  9. Monitoring Offenders
  10. Future Directions for Research and Practice



About the Authors

Author Bios

David W. Springer, PhD, LMSW-ACP, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a Senior Faculty Research Associate of the interdisciplinary Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research. Previously, he has worked in various clinical settings as a social worker with at-risk adolescents and their families. His scholarship and research coalesces around adolescent substance abuse, interventions for at-risk youths and juvenile delinquents, and scale development. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the William C. Hogg Foundation. Dr. Springer serves as a consulting editor for Social Work Research and Journal of Social Service Research. He is a member of the National Association for Social Workers and the Society for Social Work and Research.

C. Aaron McNeece, PhD, is the Walter W. Hudson Professor of Social Work at Florida State University. He received his MA degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University, and his MSW and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan. He has worked in both juvenile probation and adult corrections, and he has 30 years experience in higher education. From 1992 to 2000 he served as director of the Institute for Health and Human Services Research at Florida State University, where he conducted research on approximately 130 intervention programs for substance-abusing criminal and juvenile offenders. His latest publications have focused on the connection between drugs, crime, and public policy.

Elizabeth Mayfield Arnold, PhD, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Prior to her current position, Dr. Arnold worked in a variety of clinical settings and was Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1999–2001. She received her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University, her MSW from the University of Georgia, and her doctorate from Florida State University. Dr. Arnold is the Clinical Director and Co-Founder of the ADE Project: Alternatives to Drugs via Empowerment, an outreach and case management program for women with histories of prostitution and substance abuse in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Arnold's research and publications focus on high-risk behavior, including substance abuse, suicidal behavior, and prostitution among adults and juveniles. Dr. Arnold is a member of the National Association for Social Workers and the Society for Social Work and Research.