Comparing Inmate Perceptions of Two Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Drug and alcohol abuse by criminal offenders remains at an all time high. Residential substance abuse and treatment (RSAT) programs were developed to address the drug and alcohol treatment needs of inmates in prisons. Typically, such programs range in length from 6 to 12 months, have an Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous component, and occur in a therapeutic community environment. Some programs also include a cognitive self- change component. Inmate participation in their programming is crucial to the success of a therapeutic community treatment environment, yet there is little research on the perceptions of RSAT inmates regarding their programming. In this research, the authors describe, compare, and contrast the perceptions of inmate clients of two RSAT programs in a rural mountain state.
Stohr, Mary K., Craig Hemmens, Brian Shapiro, Brian Chambers, and Laura Kelley. "Comparing inmate perceptions of two residential substance abuse treatment programs." International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology 46, no. 6 (2002): 699-714.
International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology