Alcohol Treatment Programs Reduce Future Criminal Offenses

PSYCH CENTRAL (05/16) – Offenders with alcohol problems who enter an alcohol treatment program as part of their sentence are far less likely to be charged or reconvicted during the 12 months following their treatment, according to a new study led by Plymouth University in the U.K. Alcohol treatment programs could also have cost benefits, with the bill for placing one person in prison being up to 37 times higher than assigning that person to a community-based alcohol treatment program. Read more

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