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Inmate Assessment for Drug Abuse/Dependence

Select a sub-population of inmates who might be prone to chemical use and dependency and reflect on their specific needs. Select two assessment instruments from the list that you think might best help assess the sub-population you selected. Provide a description of the sub-population of inmates for whom you selected assessment instruments for. Describe the two assessment instruments you selected, including any normative data and data on their reliability and validity. Explain how the instruments might be used to assess substance abuse and addiction for the sub-population you described. Finally, analyze their strengths and weaknesses when used to assess this sub-population

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect on drug dependency within inmate populations. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. On Drug dependency among IPs & the subgroup - 150 words
2. Assessment 1, validity & reliability - 150 words
3. Assessment 2, validity & reliability - 150 words
4. Use on subgroup, positives, negatives - 200 words

This outline should yield 650 words. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Drug Dependency among Inmate Populations

Drug dependency among inmate populations, according to the American Public Health Association/APHA (2010) is, "65 percent of the nation's inmates meet certain medical criteria for substance abuse and addiction, but only 11 percent received treatment for their addictions." The numbers, so far are as follows - at least 1.5 million inmates in the US suffer from substance abuse addiction while 458,000 had a history of such while all committed their crime to get money largely to fuel their addiction. APHA (2010) reports that, "the two groups make up 85 percent of the U.S. prison population." As such, it is easy to assume that with rehabilitation part of the goals upon incarceration, substance abuse treatment can be expected to be part of an inmate's program who was assessed as an addict. Of the inmate populations, 78% of those who committed violent crimes are assessed to be drug addicts while, "83 ...

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The solution provide information, assistance and advice on the screening and assessment of inmate populations for drug dependence/abuse. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.