Research • Policy • Practice

Topic: Addiction

Assessing Addiction: Concepts and Instruments

This article provides information regarding structure assessment instruments for a variety of clinicians and researchers for their needs.

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Substance Dependent Treatment Program (SDTP) Manual

DeBakey VA Medical Center provides many different services for veterans suffering from alcohol or drug addiction:. Individual and group addictons counseling. Random drug and alcohol testing. Referral for residential treatment and other social service needs. Referral for medical and/or psychiatric ca…

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Approved Over The Counter (OTC) Medication List

This is a list of approved over the counter medications that drug court participants can take without approval from treatment providers or probation officer.

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The Promise of DWI Court: What Does It Mean and Why Should Prosecutors Care?

This change in philosophy is sup- ported by the Trial Court Performance Standards published by the U.S. Department of Justice.24 The Standards note that ―[e]ffective trial courts are responsive to emergent public issues such as drug abuse‖ and that ―[a] trial court that moves deliber- ately in respo…

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Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders

This is a fact sheet about comorbidity and the relationship between substance use and mental illness.

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Need to Know: The Facts on Marijuana

This fact sheet takes an in-depth look at marijuana and highlights how jurisdictions across the United States are evolving in their approach to criminalize offenders.

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Program Screening Referral

This document is a screening form to address a drug court participant’s level of drug use, type of drug use,and  criminogenic needs. 

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Colorado Problem Solving Courts Principles and Guidelines

This document includes the principles and guidelines of Colorado’s Adult Drug Courts and general information about drug courts.

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