Counseling & Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Services oversees the delivery of substance abuse treatment to ADCRR offenders identified as being in need of intervention. The screening process is based on self report and a review of the available corresponding data. Offenders are ranked according to need, time left to serve, and risk for recidivism into one of four services categories: Intensive Treatment, Moderate Treatment, Educational, or no need. Intensive Treatment consists of a twelve month program and Moderate Treatment is three to six months in duration. ADCRR has a grant funded co-occurring treatment program which is six months long.  In addition, ADCRR has a grant funded six month modified therapeutic community that offers medication assisted treatment, in-reach services, job readiness, and peer support services. Women’s substance abuse treatment is gender-specific. Minors substance abuse treatment uses evidenced based curriculum specifically for minors.  Counseling and Treatment Services provides trauma informed care.  All ATS treatment groups are conducted by licensed Substance Abuse Counselors who incorporate evidence-based curricula in a cognitive behavioral treatment approach. Treatment is offered at a variety of complexes and units. DUI treatment is offered at Private Prison facilities for male offenders and ADCRR is pursuing a license from the Arizona Department of Health Services to provide DUI treatment to women offenders. These programs provide 36 hours of DUI treatment as statutorily mandated for convicted DUI offenders. Offenders attend classes in such topics as parenting, family dynamics of addiction, and stress management throughout their length of sentence. In addition, ADCRR is working with HOPE, Inc. and Community Medical services to provide reach-in services to inmates.

The Sex Offender Education and Treatment Program (SOETP) is based on a cognitive-behavioral and relapse prevention model of assessment and treatment. Evidence-based treatment and best practices assist the offender in managing sexually exploitative behavior, thereby reducing the risk of re-offending. Treatment components include acknowledging responsibility for offending behavior, recognizing and modifying cognitive distortions, managing deviant sexual urges and impulses, developing victim empathy, enhancing social competencies, and acquiring relapse prevention skills. Participants are expected and encouraged to take an active role in treatment by attending weekly psycho-educational classes, group therapies, relapse prevention groups, quarterly treatment plan reviews, and completing specific homework assignments.

Recovery Wellness Program

The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) program is designed to address 2 specific needs within the inmate population. Firstly, inmates are certified through a 64 hour training program that teaches participants motivational interviewing techniques, reducing stigma, fundamental knowledge on behavioral health, substance use, and medical diagnoses. This certification is accepted by community behavioral health providers and will allow for the trained RSS to seek employment immediately upon release. Following successful completion of the training program, these inmate RSS can then facilitate a 30 week psycho-educational substance abuse class to the inmate population. In addition to the 30 week program, the RSS are able to meet with other inmates on a 1 on 1 basis to provide further peer support as needed. Other skills developed while providing services include documenting progress notes, collaborating with staff, referrals for services upon release, and participating in weekly meetings with on site supervisor.

Self Help/Mutual Help Support Groups

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry, Rehabilitation & Reentry values the self help/mutual help support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery offered through community volunteers. At units where offenders are permitted to meet in groups and contingent upon the availability of volunteers at each facility, various support groups are offered on a weekly basis.