Psychology Services offers four drug treatment programs. These are: 1) drug education, 2) non-residential drug abuse counseling, 3) the 500-hour Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), and 4) follow-up counseling for RDAP graduates. The Drug Education Program is a classroom-type instructional program and is required for many inmates as defined in Program Statement 5330.10, Drug Abuse Programs Manual, Inmate. Within the first month of arrival, inmates who are required to participate in the Drug Education Program will be placed on call-out and asked to sign an agreement to participate. There are sanctions for refusing to participate. Inmates who are not required to do so, but are interested in participating in the Drug Education Program, may enroll by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff Member form to the Drug Abuse Program Coordinator(s).
The non-residential drug counseling program is available to all inmates by request. This program is for inmates who have short sentences, need a less intensive program, or have already completed the residential program. Non-residential drug counseling groups are begun throughout the year. The groups typically meet once a week for 6 to 10 weeks. Course topics include motivational issues around job seeking, values exploration, smoking cessation, anger management, and stress management. Flyers are placed on the residential units notifying inmates when a course is going to start. Enrollment in non-residential drug counseling is accomplished by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff Member form to the Drug Abuse Program Coordinator(s).
The Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is a voluntary program for inmates with a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse. All participants reside in the same housing unit and attend daily group treatment activities. Inmates who complete RDAP may be eligible for early release by a period not to exceed 12 months. An inmate will not be eligible for early release if he is an INS detainee, a pretrial inmate, a contractual boarder (i.e., a D.C., State, or military inmate), an “old law” inmate, if the inmate’s current offense is determined to be an excluding offense, or if he has a prior federal and/or state conviction for homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, or a sexual offense committed against a child. To complete RDAP, participants must successfully complete all three phases of the program. These are: 1) the 9-month residential treatment program, 2) the RDAP follow-up program, and 3) the transitional services requirements while in RRC placement. The criteria for participation and the early release qualifications are outlined in Program Statement 5330.10, Drug Abuse Programs Manual, Inmate. Inmates interested in RDAP should submit an Inmate Request to Staff Member form to the Drug Abuse Program Coordinator(s).
The fourth program, follow-up counseling for RDAP graduates, is conducted on a monthly basis. RDAP graduates meet for one session per month with their assigned Drug Treatment Specialist. This program is available only to those inmates who have successfully completed the 9-month residential treatment component.