therapeutic community

17th EFTC Conference 2019

Thessaloniki, Greece,

The European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) Conference aims to provide to member organizations and colleagues from all disciplines of drug treatment the opportunity to present, question, clarify and communicate the results, and evaluation of the processes of addiction recovery achieved in therapeutic communities.

Quality Measurers of Therapeutic Communities for Substance Dependence

Gómez-Restrepo et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2017) 12:53
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In Latin America, substance related disorders are highly prevalent and one of the treatment strategies is the Therapeutic Communities (TCs), however, in Latin America there is scarce data about this treatment strategies, their quality, drop-out rates and patient satisfaction.

For Whom Does Prison-Based Drug Treatment Work? Results from a Randomized Experiment

Journal of Experimental Criminology June 2014, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 151–177
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For the first time in a prison setting, a randomised trial has rigorously compared intensive residential therapeutic community treatment to outpatient counselling. Confounding expectations, the US prison for problem drug users which hosted the study gained no recidivism dividend by allocating even high-risk prisoners to intensive treatment. Results of this unique trial may warrant a rethink of official US and UK guidance.