Drug Abuse Education consists of approximately 12-15 classroom hours of drug awareness with an emphasis on the personal, social and physical impact of drug usage. Drug abuse education is required for some inmates; those not required to take it may enroll voluntarily.
Nonresidential drug abuse treatment is available to any inmate seeking assistance with a substance abuse problem. It may consist of individual and/or group therapy. Nonresidential treatment is appropriate for inmates with alcohol or other drug problems who do not qualify or are not interested in residential treatment. Participation is voluntary. Inmates may apply for these programs by submitting an “Inmate Request to Staff Member.”
Residential drug abuse treatment consists of 500 hours of individual and group therapy provided by a team of drug abuse treatment specialists under the supervision of a doctoral level Drug Abuse Program Coordinator. To qualify for residential treatment, inmates must have a documented history of substance abuse or dependence within 12 months prior to arrest. Inmates may apply for this program by submitting an “Inmate Request to Staff Member.”
Institution followup services for residential program graduates are offered for any inmate with time remaining to serve after completing the unit-based phase. Refusal to participate in this program is considered a program failure and disqualifies the inmate for any incentive consideration.