On June 14 and June 30, the Correctional Training Facility and the Division of Rehabilitative Programs hosted two Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) graduations on Facilities B and C.
ISUDT is a comprehensive, cross-divisional, evidence-based program. It also includes Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) to identify incarcerated people at risk for substance use disorder related harms, providing treatment to reduce overdose risk and other disorder associated complications. Treatment may also include Medication Assisted Treatment, as clinically indicated.
The 46 graduates completed a 14-week CBI Outpatient program and a 28-week CBI Life Skills program. During the course, participants learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns which have a negative influence on behavior. Additionally, participants receive Milestone Completion Credits for their participation.
“The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity. Do not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not,” said Fermin Loza, Program Director.
During the Correctional Training Facility graduation, ISUDT students said they were able to learn about thinking patterns. Meanwhile, it was compounded by a lack of emotional knowledge, negatively impacting their. Learning about their own thinking, feelings, and beliefs, they can work toward a positive future.
By Lieutenant Wilbert Landrum
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