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Substance Use Treatment In Victorian Corrections: Service Mix & Standards

In 2003, Corrections Victoria contracted the University of South Australia's Forensic Psychology Research Group to review drug and alcohol treatment systems in Victorian prisons.

Part of this project was a literature review which summarised approaches to best practice, prison-based, substance use treatment. The review found that:

  • substance use programs for offenders are likely to have a significant impact on reducing substance use and rates of reoffending
  • any coherent response to the needs of offenders with substance use problems should incorporate a variety of programs ranging from brief through to high-intensity residential programs.

The literature review findings contributed to a revised model for drug and alcohol treatment services, which was introduced in June 2004.

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Author: The Forensic Psychology Research Group Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia for Department of Justice - Corrections Victoria.
Publisher: Department of Justice - Corrections Victoria
Date of Publication: 2004
Copyright: State of Victoria, 2004.

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