Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
FCI Oxford offers inmates varied levels of programming to assist in making meaningful changes relative to drug abuse. The Drug Abuse Education course challenges inmates to honestly weigh the costs and benefits of alcohol and other drug use in your life. This course is mandatory for some inmates (see your Case Manager), but is also available to volunteers. Non-Residential Drug Treatment Services consist of group activities on drug-related topics such as Violence Prevention, Criminal Thinking, and Communications Skills. All of these groups are voluntary and are open to any inmate with a substance abuse problem. FCI Oxford has two residential or unit-based programs. Both of these programs are voluntary but you must meet certain criteria for admission. The criteria include a documented history of substance abuse.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) in Columbia Cottage is nine months in length and involves a minimum of 500 hours of treatment programming. Qualified inmates who successfully complete the program may earn up to a one year reduction from their sentence.
Residential Transitional Services (RTS) in Dane Cottage has tracks. The Pre-RDAP track is designed to be a gateway or orientation experience to inmates who are on the waiting list for RDAP. Active participation in Post-RDAP track is designed to provide further treatment opportunities to RDAP graduates. Active participation in Post-RDAP activities will help safeguard the time and energy you have already invested in your self-improvement.