Drug Abuse Program
Inmates with histories of drug and/or alcohol abuse are encouraged to discuss their interest in, and need for, substance abuse treatment programming with the psychologist during intake screening or request a session with the drug treatment specialist or Drug Abuse Program Coordinator via an “Inmate Request to Staff” form. Individualized treatment programs and services will be designed to meet each inmates needs and may consist of one or more of the following: support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/ Narcotics Anonymous (NA); non-residential drug treatment; non-residential transitional/follow-up treatment services; drug education course group and /or individual counseling/therapy; biblio-therapy; pre-release counseling; and assessment and referral to a residential drug abuse program (RDAP) at another institution when appropriate.
Within 45-days of your arrival here, your unit team will give you a drug education program assignment of: ED None, ED WAIT RC, ED WAIT RJ, ED WAIT RV or ED WAIT HX. If you have an ED WAIT assignment, you are required to take the 15hours Drug Education Course, but you may decline. If you decline, you will be placed in drug education required-declined status (ED DECL R) whereby you will be restricted to the lowest inmate performance pay grade and you will not be eligible for participation in community programs, (i.e., placement in a RCC). Persons who have an ED None assignment who wish to enroll in the 15-hours Drug Education Course may voluntarily participate by contacting the drug treatment specialist or Drug Abuse Program Coordinator to request their name be placed on the ED WAIT Volunteer (ED WAIT V) list.
Individuals desiring enrollment in the RDAP are instructed to submit an Inmate Request To Staff form (cop-out) requesting that their name be placed on the RDAP Eligibility Interview Wait List. To qualify for this program, you must have a documented, verifiable substance use disorder. Eligibility interviews for the RDAP are scheduled by nearest projected release date for those individuals who meet the criteria identified in Program Statement 5330.11, Psychology Treatment Program, Chapter 2, dated March 16, 2009. A deportable inmate is unqualified for RDAP. An inmate with a detainer, warrant and/or pending charges is also unqualified for RDAP.