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Substance Use Disorder Treatment
(SUDT) Program

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

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on SUDT Programming.


All Adult Institutions


6 Months


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.


Inmates will be placed in the 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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