Relationship between network clustering in a therapeutic community and reincarceration following discharge

Therapeutic communities (TCs) are residential mutual aid based programs that have been applied in the treatment of substance use disorders (De Leon, 2000; Perfas, 2012), criminal behavior (Stevens, 2013) and psychiatric disorders (Veale, Gilbert, Wheatley,&Naismith, 2014). TCs for differing problems have somewhat differing structures and roots. In particular, TCs for substance use disorders, which developed in the United States in the 1950s, incorporate professional staff, are structured in a more hierarchical manner and give senior residents more responsibility and power than those for psychiatric disabilities, which developed in Britain at about the same time (Vandevelde, Broekaert, Yates,&Kooyman, 2004).
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Poster Number: NR - 16 Source Type: research
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Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—Liver Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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