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Drug Treatment

  • By: Gary Stacy Smith & Li-Ching Hung
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The primary goal of drug treatment is commonly called “recovery,” which is usually defined as the abstinence from mind-altering chemicals; however, recovery also involves changes in drug users' physical, psychological, social, familial, and spiritual areas of functioning. For ...

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