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Correctional Research and Development
Correctional Service of Canada
As part of the Classification Study, CSC conducted an extensive review of the literature on approaches and techniques in substance abuse treatment. What follows are brief descriptions of 25 modalities, with a summary of the research evidence on effectiveness for each. This document is being published separately from the main report of the Classification Study, so that it can serve as a resource and reference tool for program delivery staff, program managers or others interested in information on techniques of treatment.
To summarize the results of the review, the following techniques are demonstrated effective: Assertion Training, Controlled Drinking Strategies, Employment Training, Methadone, Provision of Aftercare,Problem Solving, Recognizing High Risk Situations, Relapse Techniques, Social Skills Training.