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August 6, 2018
Amy Janes

Dr. Amy Janes, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, provides a general introduction to the brain networks affected by substance abuse disorders. The following questions are addressed:

  • What is addiction?
  • What is the reward circuit in the brain, and how is it affected by addiction?
  • What are the underlying brain mechanisms involved in tolerance, withdrawal, and the cycle of substance abuse?
  • How does the brain change with repeated substance abuse?

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May 16, 2017

Chronic substance use and mental health disorders are common problems for individuals in the criminal justice system. Alone or together, and sometimes in conjunction with other risk factors, these disorders can drive behavior that results in violation of supervision conditions or even in new criminal conduct. To deal with these problems, probation and pretrial offices services offices in the nation’s 94 U.S. district courts maintain contracts with treatment providers. Sometimes these offices can also supplement contract services with community-based treatment.

January 1, 1984
James B. Eaglin

The preliminary report of the Center's multiphase effort to document the effects of the Probation Division's aftercare program for drug-dependent federal offenders. The author reviews the operation of the program in a sample of ten probation districts. He describes the program's general approach; various characteristics of offenders in the program; services planned for and received by offenders; and adjustment experiences of offenders in aftercare, including resumed or continued drug use, new arrests and convictions, and technical violations.

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