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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction

Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able …

About us

Board President – Anne James   Anne James has worked with TASC Programs for 2 years.  She is a student of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Oregon, and plans on graduating in 2022. Prior to studying TASC Programs, she volunteered as a volunteer with a variety of populations, including people afflicted with HIV, homeless …

2015 Conference Presentations

Reentry Opiate Alert Project Community Based Drug Testing 101 — Methods & Myths Drug Testing Strategies Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders Among Offenders Integrated Intervention for Fathers with Co-occurring Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Juvenile Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Substance Abuse Leadership/Management Ethics in Supervision Strengthening Agencies and Personnel

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go to obtain information on treatment programs and facilities in my city/state/area? SAMHSA offers a substance abuse facility locator you can use to locate programs and facilities. Here, you can type in your city and state to locate an agency in your area. SAMHSA also offers a list of agencies that provide help …

Criminal Thinking & Addictive Thinking

Thinking errors in criminals continue to expand into almost all areas of their lives and they regularly fail to deter their distorted thinking which results in regular violence and harm of others. These thinking errors are similar for the addicted offender as well, leading to substance use and criminal activity. This webinar is an overview …

20th National TASC Conference on Drugs, Crime & Reentry

20th Annual National TASC Conference on Drugs, Crime and Reentry May 7-9, 2014 | The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel| Birmingham, AL 2014 Draft Agenda Now Available! Each year, the National TASC Conference brings hundreds of individuals from around the country together to explore the latest advancements and issues in the treatment and recovery of justice-involved individuals with …

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse Overview Presentation TASC Conference 2013 University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute Curriculum Content, Format and Supporting Research Curriculum Organization • Introduction and Preparation Material • Pretreatment Modules (optional) • Modules 1-6 • Participant Worksheets Mod 1 (5) Motivation & Engagement Mod 2 (4) Cognitive Restructuring Mod 3 (8) Emotion Regulation …

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