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Meth in Montana: A Policy Review

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Montana Department of Corrections’s long term residential Methamphetamine Treatment Programs at the Elkhorn and Nexus facilities, the only programs of their type in the United States, are making substantial progress with the management of convicted drug offenders. Nexus and Elkhorn are long-term lockdown treatment centers that provide intensive chemical dependency treatment. This policy review research covers the methamphetamine related laws and administrative rules codified by the State of Montana between 1995 and 2012, including the inception and continuation of the Elkhorn and Nexus Methamphetamine Treatment programs. The policy research begins at the point of origin: the introduction of the original changes to the Montana Code Annotated with regards to dealing with the methamphetamine problem that plagued the state from the late 1990’s through the current period. The review and critique will trace policy evolution from incarceration and lengthy sentencing to the creation and operation of state of the art treatment facilities, highlighting and briefly discussing salient events in the timeline.

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Meth in Montana: A Policy Review

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Montana Department of Corrections’s long term residential Methamphetamine Treatment Programs at the Elkhorn and Nexus facilities, the only programs of their type in the United States, are making substantial progress with the management of convicted drug offenders. Nexus and Elkhorn are long-term lockdown treatment centers that provide intensive chemical dependency treatment. This policy review research covers the methamphetamine related laws and administrative rules codified by the State of Montana between 1995 and 2012, including the inception and continuation of the Elkhorn and Nexus Methamphetamine Treatment programs. The policy research begins at the point of origin: the introduction of the original changes to the Montana Code Annotated with regards to dealing with the methamphetamine problem that plagued the state from the late 1990’s through the current period. The review and critique will trace policy evolution from incarceration and lengthy sentencing to the creation and operation of state of the art treatment facilities, highlighting and briefly discussing salient events in the timeline.