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date: 16 February 2019

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This article discusses drug treatment in state prisons, focusing on inmates in state correctional facilities. It analyzes drug and alcohol use patterns and drug treatment involvement of state prison inmates using data from the Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities that was conducted between October 2003 and May 2004. It then considers the effectiveness of prison treatment, as well as the economic benefits of such treatments. Finally, this article takes a look at the future directions and the principles of effective prison drug treatment.

Keywords: drug treatment, state correctional facilities, drug use patterns, alcohol use patterns, effectiveness, prison treatment, economic benefits, principles

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