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A Continuum of Sanctions for Substance Abusing Offenders

Volume 62 Number 2
December 1998

The author presents a continuum of community-based sanctions to use whenever offenders violate their special drug aftercare condition. Violations that lend themselves to these sanctions include failures to report for drug testing, stalls, providing diluted specimens, and positive alcohol and drug tests. The sanctions range from a mild verbal admonishment to placement in an intensive residential drug treatment program.