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Drug treatment and family dynamics

This paper investigates whether the social context in which drug treatment program is administered can affect the outcome of the program. Specifically, this study examines whether the social context affects family dynamics that program subjects experience before and after receiving drug treatment. This project employed a classical experimental design which includes an experimental group, which are the individuals who are receiving treatment in the community, and the control group, which are the individuals who are receiving treatment inside an institutional setting. Secondary data collected in 2012 titled “Community Drug Treatment: A Taiwanese Experience” was used. This research showed that individuals who participated in drug treatment were more likely to benefit if treatment was administered in the community, i.e., in the community rather than in correctional facilities.

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