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America has the largest documented corrections population in the world. There are an estimated 2.3 million individuals incarcerated and 4.9 million on probation and parole.

 Our nation has also seen the proliferation of numerous civic, social, and economic consequences relative to behavioral health, crime, incarnation and community reentry. Georgia is fourth in the nation in incarcerations and sixth in AIDS cases.

In the state of Georgia, the cost of crime and punishment is overwhelming.

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According to the Pew Center, “one out of every 13 Georgia residents is under some form of correctional control.” Subsequently, it costs approximately $3 million per day to operate the Georgia Department of Corrections. More problematic is the costs are directly impacted by issues of substance abuse, and the risks for HIV infection/ transmission. It is widely known that substance abuse continues to be a principal factor in incarceration as well as re-incarceration after release.

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Alcohol & Drug Addiction


Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) 

Center for Mental Health and Addiction 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 

SAMHSAs National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information 

National Abstinence Clearinghouse 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 

National Institute of Drug Abuse 

Treatment Facility Locator 

Partnership for Drug Free America 

The National Eating Disorders Association 

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month 

SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Center for Excellence 

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University 

National Council for Behavioral Healthcare 

Join Together

Treatment 4 Addiction 

Step / Self-Help Recovery

Alcoholic Anonymous 

Atlanta Alcoholics Anonymous 

Center for Mental Health and Addiction 


Georgia Al-Anon 

Narcotics Anonymous 


Georgia Nar-Anon 

Georgia Narcotics Anonymous 

Cocaine Anonymous 

Georgia Cocaine Anonymous 

Marijuana Anonymous 

Dual Recovery Anonymous 

Overeaters Anonymous 

Atlanta Overeaters Anonymous 

Gamblers Anonymous 

Debtors Anonymous 

Sex Addicts Anonymous 

Nicotine Anonymous 

Crystal Meth Anonymous 

Codependent Anonymous 

Anorexia and Bulimia Anonymous 

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous 

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous 

Survivors of Incest Anonymous 

HIV Anonymous 

Pills Anonymous 

HCV Anonymous

Criminal Justice & Corrections

National Criminal Justice Reference Center 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service 

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 

NAACP Criminal Justice Project


American Society of Addiction Medicine 

American Psychiatric Association 

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 

American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

Medline Plus

American Medical Association

Adolescence, Youth & Prevention

Centers for Disease Control: Division of Adolescent and School Health 

The Institute for Youth Development 

CDC: Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS) 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving 

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 

Join Together

Mental Health

National Mental Health Information Center 

National Institute of Mental Health 

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


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Prevention Framework Works –

In an effort to prevent and reduce the incidence of substance abuse and HIV infection among at-risk ethnic minority and reentry populations in communities that are disproportionately affected, varying initiatives have been administered through the community outreach, HIV testing and counseling, preventive education, substance abuse treatment, case management, and linkage to a continuum of care and support services. Stand has been a leader in those efforts to bring evidence based programs that are proven and work.

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Prevention at Work at STAND, Inc.

Community Reentry – Between October 1, 2004 and September 31, 2012, 300 recently released participants were provided assessments, assistance and referral to community based providers for life stabilizing social support services.

Six Month Follow-up/N=247)
Unemployment 53% 30%
Housing (stable) 19% 30%
Family Support 63% 76%
Social Connectedness 75% 84%
Recidivism --   7%




Substance Use/ Abuse Outcomes:
Stand Prevention Initiatives
Six Month Follow-up/N=247)
Alcohol 78%  78%
Marijuana/Hashish 86%  88%
Cocaine/Crack 88%  90%
Heroin 98% 100%
methamphetamine 94%  97%

Sexual Behavior (HIV/AIDS)
Sexual Activities & Practices

Activities & Practices Enrollment
Six Month Follow-up/N=247)
  Protection Used Protection Used
last 30 days last encounter last 30 days last encounter
Sexual Encounters 37% 28% 54% 40%
Number of Partners 0 1 2-3 4+ 0 1 2-3 4+
  42% 28% 22% 8% 32% 39% 23% 6%

Sexual Perceptions

Six Month Follow-up/N=247)
Sexual Risks    
Sex without condom (moderate risks) 96%  98%
Likelihood of using condom (next 6 months) 88% 90%
Having sex under influence of drugs / alcohol (moderate to great risks) 80% 82%
HIV / AIDS and STD knowledge    
Score of 70% or greater on subject content 55% 78%


Program participants yield improved outcomes relative to substance use/abuse, sexual perceptions and behavior, and recidivism.

Although most improvements appear to be slight, in terms of percentage increases, keep in mind that all participants had been recently released from incarceration at enrollment. Therefore, reports of abstinence from alcohol, drugs and sexual activity at baseline / enrollment were notably prevalent.

However, note that the slight improvements are in addition to the existing relatively high proportion of abstainers.

Ultimately, the acquisition of stable housing, gainful employed, family reunification, and social connectedness all increased. Most importantly, only 7% of the participants were re-incarcerated upon follow-up at six months post intervention.

Prevention does work…sustainability is essential!

At STAND Inc., we don’t focus on where our clients come from, our emphasis is on where they are capable of going.

Our clients are individuals newly released from jail or prison; those infected and/or affected by select chronic diseases; and, those in the grasp of addiction. We are purposed to develop and facilitate evidenced based, effective re-entry and recovery solutions for under-served populations.
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