The Efficacy of Drug Treatment Programs with a Criminal Justice Component
Substance abuse remains one of the most epidemic social problems in Idaho. With limited amounts of state and federal assistance for substance use disorder treatment, the State can benefit from any information that increases the cost-effectiveness of its programs. We would like to pose the following question: what prominent factors found within a client’s treatment episode increase the likelihood of them successfully completing treatment. We will focus our attention on clients that are in treatment and have some involvement in the criminal justice system. Data for our research is provided by the State of Idaho’s Management Service Contractor. We will examine the following variables and determine if they play a statistical significance in successful completion of treatment: gender, probation level, drug of choice, resident region, length of stay in treatment, and living arrangement.
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