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Substance Use and Misuse among Justice-Involved Persons: Practice Guidelines for Probation Staff

Volume 86 Number 1
June 2022

This article suggests practice guidelines for working with clients who are using and misusing substances. The author gives an overview of important features of substance use; reviews evidence-based treatments for substance use, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, contingency management, and medication-assisted treatment; and shows how staff can use these principles in their interactions with clients to encourage positive change.