"It is unlikely that the level and intensity of services required for drug court participants will be supported by managed care. Pressures to reduce treatment expenditures and manage costs associated with Medicaid are driving States to shorten length of stay in treatment and increasing the thresholds for admission to intensive treatment."


Peyton, Elizabeth A., and Robert Gossweiler, PhD, "Treatment Services in Adult Drug Courts: Report on the 1999 National Drug Court Treatment Survey, Executive Summary," Drug Courts Program Office, Office of Justice Programs, US Dept. of Justice, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, US Dept. of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice and US Dept. of Health and Human Services, May 2001), p. 13.