Drug and alcohol abuse treatment is offered in two separate programs (depending on need and interest) Drug Abuse Education Program -The purpose of the drug abuse education course is to inform inmates of the consequences of drug/alcohol abuse and addiction and to motivate inmates in need to apply for further drug abuse treatment while incarcerated and upon release.
Required Participation – an inmate is required to participate in the drug abuse education course if he/she has been sentenced, or returned to custody as a violator, and it is determined by unit and/or drug abuse treatment staff there is evidence that alcohol or other drug use contributed to the commission of the instant offense; alcohol or other drug use was a reason for violation of supervised release, or BOP community status (CCC placement) for which the inmate is now incarcerated; or the inmate was recommended for drug programming during incarceration by the sentencing judge.
Voluntary Participation – Inmates who are not required to participate in the drug abuse education course may request to participate voluntarily in the drug abuse education course when participant space is available. Volunteers must have the approval of the drug abuse treatment coordinator.
The Non Residential Program – Non-residential drug abuse treatment consists of group counseling and self-help programming provided through the Psychology Services department. Non-residential drug abuse treatment services is available to designated inmates with substance abuse problems in all institutions. Send a request Psychology Services for more information.
The Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program
Residential drug abuse treatment is available at selected Bureau of Prisons institutions. It is not offered at FDC Houston. Eligibility interviews for the 500 hour Residential Drug Program will be conducted for inmates designated to FDC Houston only.
FDC Houston is a smoke free environment. Any inmate seeking help quitting smoking should submit a copout to Psychology Services.