Drug Courts

A New Approach to Treatment and Rehabilitation

Editors: Lessenger, James E., Roper, Glade F. (Eds.)

  • First book of its kind in the family medicine literature
  • Ideal primer for family physicians (over 40,000 in the US alone) involved in the Drug Court process
  • Offers family physicians valuable knowledge of the testing performed on Drug Court clients
  • In-depth coverage on the importance of dual diagnoses – drug and alcohol
  • Case examples throughout of pharmacological support for detoxification and drug withdrawal
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About this book

This cutting-edge sourcebook is ideal for physicians, addiction treatment practitioners, probation officers, testing programs, judges and anyone else facing challenges in practice with the treatment of drug court participants. The authors share their extensive knowledge in treatment of addiction and withdrawal, treatment for patients with dual diagnoses of mental illness and addiction, and treatment of diseases associated with drug use, such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV infection. Unparalleled discussions of the drug court system and the medical problems of drug court patients are presented.

With concise yet comprehensive chapters, readers find essential coverage of drug testing, drug test collections and reports, and common scams for falsifying drug tests. Other topics include medical educational services that physicians can provide for attorneys, judges, counselors, probation officers, and clients; challenges that treating physicians encounter; appropriate use of sanctions and rewards; and medical interventions. The authors share their personal teaching file of cases from the Adult Drug Court in California to draw a detailed picture of how a Drug Court should be operated effectively.

About the authors

Dr. James Lessenger has practiced occupational and environmental medicine for more than two decades in California's San Joaquin Valley. In addition to keeping an active clinical practice, Lessenger is a Medical Review Officer on drug testing for the Department of Transportation and a consultant to many corporations and companies on drug testing, workplace drug issues, and industrial injuries. Dr. Lessenger has been a consultant to the Tulare County drug court since its inception in 1996 and was responsible for an exhaustive review of the system in 2001.

Glade F. Roper, JD is the presiding Adult Drug Court judge for rural Tulare County. He started and has maintained the Drug Court since 1996 and has been a jurist in the county since 1989. He created and has taught the Advanced Drug Court Track at the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the last four years and speaks across the nation about rural drug courts and treatment issues.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book was penned as a guide to educate those involved about the process and procedures associated in developing and administering an alternative program for the rehabilitation of substance abusers in the legal system. … this book is meant for ‘those who are operating or wishing to create a drug court, physicians who will frequently see people who are drug court clients, judges, prosecutors, treatment providers, defense attorneys, probation officers, case managers and coordinators currently working in a drug court.’" (Steven T. Herron, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2008)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Introduction to Drug Courts

    Roper, Glade F.

    Pages 1-22

  • The Disease of Addiction

    Stalcup, S. Alex

    Pages 23-33

  • The Biologic Basis of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    Katz, Olga A. (et al.)

    Pages 34-50

  • The Sociologic Basis of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    Niv, Noosha

    Pages 51-72

  • The Physical Consequences of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Nakaishi, Hitoshi

    Pages 73-94

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71433-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71432-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2442-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drug Courts
Book Subtitle
A New Approach to Treatment and Rehabilitation
Editors
  • James E. Lessenger
  • Glade F. Roper
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71433-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71433-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71432-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2442-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics