Go to Jail or go to Drug Rehab

A Different Model for Drug Rehab offenders

Juvenile treatment drug courts grew out of the adult treatment drug courts model, which has proven successful in reducing rates of re-offending (see “Incarceration vs. Treatment: Drug Courts Help Substance Abusing Offenders ,” SAMHSA News, March/April 2006). But juvenile treatment drug courts have some important differences from their adult-oriented counterparts.¬†While specialized juvenile treatment mental health courts exist throughout the country, juvenile treatment drug courts often find themselves confronting mental disorders as well. ¬†Drug Treatment Courts Offer Hope for Youth

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