FCI Loretto Substance Abuse Programs

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DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (DAP): There are three (3) levels of drug abuse treatment programs available for inmates in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition, Psychology Services staff at this institution also facilitates voluntary self-help groups, as well as 12¬step recovery programs.

The Drug Education Program is available at all institutions to anyone interested. The purpose of the program is to:

  • (1) assist you in getting straight information on drugs;
  • (2) help you make an honest assessment of the costs/benefits of drug use; and
  • (3) point you in the direction of additional counseling. This program is required for individuals that are recommended by either their Unit Team (due to drugs or alcohol being related to your offense) or your judge. Inmates required to participate who refuse to do so will have pay grade and Community Corrections Center restrictions implemented.

The Non-Residential Drug Treatment Program is a voluntary counseling program available at all institutions for individuals with a history of substance abuse. You develop a treatment plan together with a Psychology staff member to address your particular needs. This program is more intensive and focuses on how to maintain a drug-free lifestyle upon release from prison.

Residential Drug Treatment is not offered at this facility, but those inmates who qualify for the program may be transferred to another institution. This voluntary program is currently available in over 40 institutions. The program provides intensive, unit-based treatment experience provided by Drug Treatment Specialists, a Program Coordinator, and other institution staff. The program consists of two phases, with the initial phase (9 months) taking place within an institution and the second phase (6 months) taking place in a community corrections facility. The treatment includes modules intended to improve your thinking skills, decision-making, interpersonal communication, and wellness. You develop a better understanding of issues related to substance abuse, family dynamics and relapse prevention. There is a significant effort to develop a treatment plan which addresses your needs.

To participate in these programs, there must be evidence (usually in the PSI) of documented substance abuse in the twelve (12) months prior to your incarceration. The primary benefit of participation is clearly the information which you learn, the skills you develop, and the experience of being a member of the program. Other incentives include financial achievement awards and possible “early release” consideration up to twelve (12) months if additional criteria are met. Inmates interested in this program with less than 36 months remaining on their sentence may submit a request to Psychology staff in order to be interviewed for the program. For details on admission criteria and guidelines for early release eligibility, inmates can refer to Program Statement 5330 (Drug Abuse Programs Manual) located in the library. Any inmates interested in other Drug Treatment Programs may approach Psychology staff at “Open House” from 7:30am until 8:00am, Monday through Friday. Otherwise, they may submit a “cop-out” to Psychology Services requesting information or an application for programs.

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