Research Library

This section contains publishings from behavioral health and criminal justice
professionals which focus on CAM technology from a relapse prevention and recovery
enhancement perspective.


  • First At Blue Ridge Study



  • 24/7 Sobriety



  • National Center For State Courts



  • National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime Study: Published in 2009 by
    NPAMC, this study explores the prevalence of drug and alcohol dependence amongst
    individuals who enter the criminal justice system. This study examines social and
    physiological effects of drug and alcohol dependence and abuse on individuals and
    how these factor into crime. NPAMC provides suggestions for effective interventions
    that criminal justice professionals can use in order to reduce recidivism and enhance
    recovery, which include drug and alcohol monitoring, therapeutic drugs and expanding
    the use of treatment services. Significant findings of this study included that “The
    criminal justice system should strive to increase rates of screening for alcohol and
    drugs given the high probability of drug and alcohol problems…The longer an
    individual is abstinent from alcohol, the greater the opportunity for cognitive recovery.”
    Download Improving Criminal Justice Interventions for People with Drug and Alcohol



  • Evidence-Based Practices for Substance Use Disorders: Published by Mark
    McGovern Ph.D. and Kathleen Carroll Ph.D. of Dartmouth College and Yale
    University, respectively, this is a great paper for understanding various approaches
    which address substance abuse. Download Evidence-Based Practices for Substance
    Use Disorders



  • Pew 1 in 100 Study: This 2008 study by the Pew Charitable Trust was a catalyst for national debate on the status of the United States corrections system, in which 1 in 100 American adults is currently incarcerated. Download One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008





  • Mountain Plains Evaluation: This paper reviews the finding of the ‘South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety’ project. It was conducted and written by Mountain Plains Evaluation LLC. It analyzes data spanning from 2005-2010. Key findings included, “for repeat offenders, even minimal days of participation in the 24/7 Sobriety Program positively impact recidivism rates and individuals with at least 30 days of program participation demonstrate a greater reduction in recidivism. These reductions in recidivism far exceed the rates reported in the literature for traditional approaches to DUI offenders, including education and sanctions.” Download: South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Evaluation Findings Report


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