CJ003 Participation in Substance Abuse Treatment

Understanding why individuals do not seek treatment is essential to ensuring that treatment is as accessible as possible to those who need it. Having a full spectrum of treatment options available at times and locations that are convenient minimizes the impact on employment and other obligations and increases the likelihood that individuals will engage in treatment.

Data Sources

Interviews of jail inmates and self-reporting surveys of Drug Court participants, Probationers and persons enrolled in substance abuse treatment at The Recovery Center, Fairfield County ADAMH Board. The jail interviews were completed with staff from The Recovery Center. The Center for State Courts provided analysis of the data as part of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Grant received by the Fairfield County ADAMH Board, 2013-2016.


The Criminal Justice sample consisted of jail inmates, drug court participants and probationers in Fairfield County. The SA Treatment sample consisted of individuals enrolled in substance abuse treatment at The Recovery Center.