Title

Social Recovery, Social Capital, and Drug Courts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2011

Abstract

The Social Recovery Initiative (SRI) is an innovative initiative based on social capital theoretical concepts. Adding the SRI component to the drug court model not only provided participants with experience in new social activities but also increased their awareness of and connection to the broader society. By connecting the participants to a wide array of social events and activities during a highly supervised drug court treatment program, we addressed the need for greater attention to the social aspects of the individual and relationships before s/he returns to society without court supervision. As we shift from less incarceration to more treatment, we suggest the need also to shift our focus from addressing individual problems to addressing social relations.

Journal

Practicing Anthropology

Journal ISSN

0888-4552

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

8

Last Page

13

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.17730/praa.33.1.9981u42021673167