Social reintegration – education

Social reintegration – education

The learning or upgrading of literacy or numeracy skills (education) and vocational training to enhance employability, along with practical help, can help drug users in the process of social reintegration.

What works?

  • Vocational training aimed at developing specific skills and job-seeking skills helps drug users to find employment
  • Interventions based on motivational behavioural reinforcement can help methadone maintenance clients find employment

What's unclear?

  • Several ‘training and employment’ programmes have been implemented in the United States yet it is not clear if they can really help improve drug users’ employment motivation and outcomes
  • Furthermore, it is unclear whether drug court vocational training programmes reduce reoffending

What doesn't work?

  • Employment counselling does not help drug users in treatment find a full-time job

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