Multiple studies have shown over the past 50 years that treating drug addiction is anything but easy. Or dull for that matter. As it turned out, an addict needs more than just methods dealing with the addiction itself. As recurrent research has shown, any rehabilitation program, similar to those at RDAP Consultants, need to address the problem from a multi-level approach.
A practical, proper residential drug abuse program needs to consider:
Drug and alcohol detoxification Medication treatment (where required and only if applicable) Extensive mental health medical support Behavioral therapy sessions Increasing and supporting the patient’s motivation and determination Group support therapy sessions where family, friends or any relevant acquaintances can join for support Relapse prevention strategies
All of these make for quite a complex system and, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), they are all necessary for fast, extensive and long-lasting results.
The specifics of the inmate rehab program
Aside from the obvious benefits of getting rid of the drug addiction and reintegrate themselves into the society as functional, active members, prison inmates also get the opportunity to a sentence reduction. The drug abuse prison program offers up to 12 months sentence reduction upon completion, depending on the length of the inmate’s sentence.
In this regard, we have six months cut for a sentence of 31 months or less, nine months cut for a sentence of 31-36 months and a 12-months cut for a sentence of 37 months or more. In some cases, however, inmates may receive less than the sentence reduction they qualify for, mainly because of system overcrowding.
To qualify for the residential drug abuse program, all inmates need to meet specific eliminatory criteria such as:
Have a clinically proven substance disorder Have no history of violent crimes over the past ten years before the conviction Possess the cognitive abilities required to withstand the rehab process The remaining sentence time must accommodate the RDAP rehab program The drug abuse problem must have occurred one year before the attempting to qualify for the RDAP program
So long as these criteria are being met, inmates will be allowed to join in the program, whether or not the judge has disposed of the measure during sentencing. There are, however, cases when the inmates are found ineligible for the program, like them facing deportation, having been convicted of violent crimes, those incompatible with home confinement or criminal offenders with fat warrants to their names.
Aside from these, all inmates who have substance abuse problems are expected to join, for the chance of cleansing their bodies and minds and come to terms with their families and the society as a whole. The residential drug abuse program has been created with the purpose of assisting individuals in their quests for a better life and supporting them through the complicated process of coming clean.
And this is where RDAP Consultants stands out as one of the most effective teams of experts on this matter.