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Date

2015

Abstract

The Drug Treatment Court in Burlington is one of about 3000 drug treatment courts nationwide. They were developed as an “alternate sentencing court”, a method of restorative justice that would allow people who had multiple criminal charges related to substance abuse to overcome their addiction, have their criminal charges dismissed, and pursue a fuller life. As part of this program, many participants attend an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). As a third year medical student, I lead an educational session with the aim of helping participants understand the neurophysiology behind their addiction.

Clinical Site

Hinesburg Family Medicine

Keywords

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Drugs, Treatment, Court, Criminal Justice

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Disciplines

Criminal Law | Jurisprudence | Law | Medical Education | Primary Care | Substance Abuse and Addiction