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Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Programs

Overview
AODA treatment programs are cognitive-behavioral based that are provided to offenders who have with serious, chronic issues with both substance abuse/dependence and criminal behavior.  Program lessons are presented by social services staff and DOC contracted providers to groups of 10 to 18 offenders.  Upon successful completion of the program, a description of the offender’s progress is placed in their file and completion is noted for future case planning and classification.  Successful CIP and ERP programs result in the return of the offender to the community.
 
AODA Program Dosage
During participation in an AODA program, offenders meet approximately four to five times per week for 12-52 weeks, depending on the type of AODA program. However, the most common AODA program, AODA Residential, is a 16-week program meeting five times per week.

AODA Dual Diagnosis

Program Description: AODA Dual Diagnosis is provided in a modified therapeutic community to offenders who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder and a mental illness. Designed to offer a high degree of structure and intensive work with the offender to improve their management of both disorders. Extensive case planning is also done to link each offender with appropriate community resources and support prior to their release from prison.

Program Length: Six to twelve-months.

 

AODA Relapse

Program Description: AODA Relapse is provided to offenders who have successfully completed AODA treatment in the past and who experienced a period of sobriety, but have resumed alcohol or drug use and committed a new AODA-related offense. Offenders learn how denial, attitude, anger, shame, and blame are factors in relapse. Additionally, participants acquire new skills to utilize in high-risk situations and are given the opportunity to establish healthy support networks and develop a personal plan to avoid relapse in the community.

Program Length: Three months, full-time.

 

AODA Residential

Program Description: AODA Residential is a cognitive-behavioral based treatment program that is provided to offenders with serious, chronic issues with both substance abuse/dependence and criminal behavior. The program focuses on alcohol and drug education, relapse prevention, responsible decision making, rational/criminal thinking, anger management, and victim impact.

Program Length: Four months, full-time.

 

Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP)

Program Description: CIP is an intensive program that combines physical training with AODA treatment in a highly structured environment.  Program components include personal development counseling through criminal and rational thinking, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, educational programming, physical exercise, manual labor, instruction in military bearing, and drill/ceremony.  Individual case plans are developed and schedules dedicate approximately 60 hours per week to the various treatment components.

Program Length: Minimum of six-months, full-time. 

Eligibility: The sentencing judge may find a non-violent, non-assaultive offender with suspected substance abuse needs appropriate for this program.

Suitability: DOC staff determines if an AODA needs exists, the offender is medically capable of completing the program and the offender is otherwise appropriate for enrollment. The offender must also earn and be assigned a minimum custody classification.

 

Earned Release Program (ERP) / ERP - Low Risk

Program Description: ERP is an intensive program that focuses on criminal behavior and AODA treatment.   This program involves identifying risky thinking, cognitive restructuring, problem solving, skill building and success planning.

 

Program Length: High and moderate risk offenders participate for a minimum of five months, full-time.  Low risk offenders participate for a minimum of four months, full-time. 

Eligibility: The sentencing judge may find an offender appropriate for this program that is non-violent, non-assaultive and has suspected substance abuse needs.

Suitability: DOC staff determines if an AODA needs exists and whether the offender is otherwise appropriate for enrollment. The offender must also earn and be assigned a minimum custody classification.


Institutions with AODA programs

Maximum Security - Male

Facility

Program(s) Offered

Columbia Correctional Institution

AODA Residential*

  *CCI - for minimum and minimum community offender, T4C is incorporated into AODA Residential

Medium Security - Male

Facility

Program(s) Offered

Jackson Correctional Institution

AODA Residential

Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution

AODA Residential

Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility

AODA ATR/DV ATR, AODA Relapse

Oshkosh Correctional Institution

AODA ATR, AODA Dual Diagnosis, AODA Residential

Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution

AODA Residential

Racine Correctional Institution

ERP

Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility

AODA Residential

Minimum Security - Male

Facility

Program(s) Offered

Black River Correctional Center

ERP - Low Risk

Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility

ERP

Drug Abuse Correctional Center

ERP, ERP - Low Risk

Flambeau Correctional Center

AODA ATR, AODA Residential,

Oakhill Correctional Institution

AODA ATR, AODA Residential (Dane Cty Releases),

St. Croix Correctional Center

AODA Residential, CIP, ERP

Medium/Maximum Security - Female

Facility

Program(s) Offered

Taycheedah Correctional Institution

AODA ATR, AODA Dual Diagnosis,

AODA Residential (H*), AODA Relapse, ERP

   *H - Program is on hold

Minimum Security - Female

Facility

Program(s) Offered

Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center

AODA ATR, AODA Dual Diagnosis, AODA Residential,

AODA Relapse, ERP, ERP - Low Risk

Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center

AODA Relapse, ERP

St. Croix Correctional Center

AODA Residential, CIP, ERP