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Substance Use Disorder
(SUD) Treatment Programs

The SUD program is an evidence-based program that promotes positive social behavior and prepares inmates for release by developing the knowledge and skills necessary to avoid substance use relapse and successfully integrate back into the community, thereby reducing recidivism.

The SUD program is designed for offenders who demonstrate the willingness to maintain appropriate behavior to take advantage of such programming and for offenders who have been referred to the program based upon substance use or possession infractions.

The SUD program provides comprehensive substance use disorder services including assessments, treatment planning, and placement into community-based substance use disorder programs.

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on SUD Single Level Programming.
Click [ HERE ] for printable information on SUD Multi Level Programming.

Single level and Multi level SUD Treatment Programming:

SINGLE LEVEL

The single level program focuses on cognitive behavioral treatment

 LOCATIONS

  • Calipatria State Prison (CAL)
  • California Correctional Center (CCC)
  • Centinela State Prison (CEN)
  • California State Prison, Corcoran (COR)
  • CR. J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD)
  • Wasco State Prison (WSP)


 PROGRAM LENGTH

6 Months



 ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility is designed for inmates who are ineligible for reentry programs and who have a history of substance abuse or Rules Violation Reports (RVRs) for substance use disorder related offenses. To qualify, offenders must also demonstrate a willingness to maintain appropriate behavior. Single-Level participants who continue to receive substance use disorder related RVRs shall be referred to the Multi-Level Program.



 ENROLLMENT

Inmates will be placed in the SL-SAT program by a Classification Committee based on their eligibility requirements.


MULTI LEVEL

The Multi level program has three levels of cognitive behavioral treatment:

  • Outpatient (3 times per week for 3 months)
  • Intensive Outpatient
    (5 times per week for 5 months)
  • Modified Therapeutic Community
    (5 times per week for 6 months)

 LOCATIONS

  • California Correctional Institution (CCI)
  • California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)
  • Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)
  • Sierra Conservation Center (SCC)


 PROGRAM LENGTH

Multi level SUD programs vary in length from three months to six months. Offenders are placed in one of the three levels of treatment based on their assessed risk and needs.



 ELIGIBILITY

Designed for non-reentry eligible inmates, and inmates who have a history of Rules Violation Reports (RVRs) for substance use disorder related offenses. To qualify, offenders must demonstrate a willingness to maintain appropriate behavior.



 ENROLLMENT

Inmates will be placed in the Multi level SUD program by a Classification Committee based on their eligibility requirements.


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Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram

See Rehabilitative Process

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