Public Health and Corrections
Healthcare Needs of Addicted Criminal Offenders
Great Cities Institute Fellow Dr. Paul Goldstein leads a research team to study the "Healthcare Needs of Addicted Criminal Offenders.” The project, which began on September 30, 1998 and continues through August 31, 2003, is supported by a $2.9 million grant from NIH and NIDA.
The purpose of this study is to gain a detailed understanding of the health care needs and service utilization of a sample of chemically dependent criminal offenders, each of which is being followed over a five-year period. This study looks at current chemical dependency status, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, baseline medical conditions, including HIV status, and significant mediating factors such as participation in drug treatment, utilization of medical services within incarcerate and community settings, age, and injection drug use.
The Impact of Terminating SSI- SSDI for Drug
Addicts and Alcoholics
The research examined what happened to these people's lives as a result of losing their benefits. The study also examined systems impacts of termination of the addiction disability.
To read the the summary of the findings click here.
Individual Impacts of Termination of the Addiction
Disability within the SSI Program
A multi-city study sponsored by the Center for Substance
Abuse Treatment (CSAT) (http://csat.samhsa.gov/), with Treatment Alternatives for
Safer Communities (TASC) (www.tasc.org), Inc. as a collaborating agency,
this research project examined individual impact of termination of the
addiction disability within the SSI program. The study employed a survey
research methodology in which staff members of the Survey Research Lab
at UIC interviewed 250 former benefit recipients twice each year.