Addiction, the Criminal Justice System and Evidence-Based Treatment

on Thursday - September 13, 2012.

The National Institute of Justice offered a presentation on effectively addressing drug abuse within the framework of the criminal justice system. Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) presented information on 3 aspects of addiction as it relates to the criminal justice system:

  • the neuro-biology of addiction
  • evidence-based principles of addiction treatment
  • research efforts underway at NIDA to expand knowledge on effectively addressing drug abuse in the criminal justice system.

Click here to view the presentation

Click here for a transcript of the presentation

and Click here to view an additional interview with Dr Chandler where she discusses:

What is addiction?

The relationship between drugs and crime

Drug abuse as a chronic condition