The Federal Prison System and drug addiction
One of the most extensive studies regarding the relationship between drug abuse and criminality took place in 2010, when it was discovered that 70% of the inmates imprisoned on the United States territories were drug abusers. The study included data about alcoholism as well. Compare this figure with the one stating that the average age of the convicts was 33.84 at the time, with 69% of them having families at home and the full impact of the drug abuse on society becomes relevant. One that RDAP Consultants aims at reducing as much as possible.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons rehabilitation programs have been developed in collaboration with some of the best specialists in the field of substance abuse and their hands are full. According to the same study, drug-related crimes involved crack as the main fuel in 63.7% of cases, heroin in 52.4% of cases, opium for 43.8% and opium syrup for 40.5%. The numbers go around the same pretty much for all major crimes in particular, like robbery, armed robbery, murder, kidnapping, and so on.
Looking at these numbers, what we see is people committing crimes while stoned or under the influence. What we don’t see is that:
Substances like coke, heroine and methamphetamine cause almost immediate addiction
Being addicted means that they need the drug; it is no longer a matter of simply wanting it
Drug addicts will do anything to ensure their next dose
Because of increasing financial problems, they are forced to resort to burglary or robbery to entertain their condition
They are often not in control of their actions and have to be considered as sick
This is why the Federal Bureau of Prisons rehabilitation programs have taken an in-depth approach on the matter.
What happens during the program?
One of the system’s purposes is to help the body get over the addiction itself, but just as important, is to support the inmates into becoming responsible and productive once more. Preparing them for the moment they will be reintroduced into society. For this purpose, one of the main approaches relies on support groups, where they get to share their experiences, learn from others, and find the motivation they need to bring about change in their lives.
Extending over a time span of 9 months, the rehabilitation program’s main goal is to help people get control of their lives once again. On top of that, inmates successfully completing the 9 months treatment get:
Up to 12 months sentence reduction
A 6-month period of home confinement as an option to complete the sentence
The Federal Bureau of Prisons rehabilitation programs aim for efficiency above everything else, as efficiency will translate by fewer drug addicts, less drug abuse, fewer drug-related crimes, and an overall safer society. And every step it takes is towards efficiency and verifiable, testable outcomes.
RDAP Consultants is a team comprising of specialists in the field of drug consumption and drug abuse, a qualification that is necessary for palpable results to occur.Federal Bureau Of Prisons Rehabilitation Programs