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03/06/2013

Scott County Jail starts Substance Abuse Program

 

 

Scott County Jail starts Substance Abuse Program

 

LifeSpring, through a grant from CEASe of Scott County, has begun a substance abuse program at the Scott County Jail.

The goal of the program is to support initial education, reflective processing, and subsequent adherence to treatment, and hopefully a decrease in substance abuse and criminal recidivism.  We hope to help inmates to make a change during this important time in their life to support positive changes to stop substance abuse and end future criminal involvement.

 

Participants will be asked to complete a six session course.  The therapist will conduct all meetings at the Scott County Jail.  Participation in the program may be requested by inmates, jail staff, and court.  Respective Groups will be no larger than 15.  The course will cover specific psycho-educational topics and support each person to process their respective histories and concerns.  After completion of the 6 session course, participants will be given a Certificate of Completion.

 

After completion of the course, they will be permitted to participate in a bi-weekly processing group.  The process group will allow them to continue to process their substance abuse issues and explored needed changes in their life to support sobriety and decrease the chances of relapse and recidivism.

 

Upon release, each member will be supported to involve themselves with respective community resources.  This would include AA/NA groups, outpatient substance abuse therapy, medication evaluations, etc.  The hope is to immediately continue their healing process.

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