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New Initiatives for Drug Abuse Treatment in Japanese Prisons

NCJ Number
International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Volume: 34 Issue: 2 Dated: Fall 2010 Pages: 391-404
Takayuki Harada; Hiroyuki Shinkai
Date Published
14 pages
This article examines methamphetamine use in Japan, and a newly implemented drug treatment program targeted at the problem.
The problem of substance abuse in Japan is centered around methamphetamine. The current article discusses the prevalence of methamphetamine use, legal controls against it, and a recently conducted study on recidivism in Japan. It also describes features of a newly initiated drug treatment program in Japanese prisons, its origin and differences from the original program. The article concludes with discussing the challenges faced by the newly initiated program. Figures, table, and references (Published Abstract)