Resisting Addiction with Recovery & Education (RARE) Therapeutic Community

About Therapeutic Communities

  • It is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week learning experience in a pro-social environment
  • It requires all members to be actively involved in all aspects of community life
  • It involves a willingness to accept feedback from staff and peers- and to make behavioral changes when needed
  • It is for people who want to change- and it is challenging, sometimes difficult
  • It is for people who have significant impairment due to substance abuse/addiction and associated criminal lifestyles

Admission Criteria

  • May be from security levels 1 to 4
  • Should be less than three years Earliest Possible Release Date (EPRD), but may be waived
  • Should be one year clear of a conviction for a class A or class B conduct report involving assaultive behavior
  • Should have a documented history of substance abuse problems with significant impairment contributed to by substance abuse/addiction
  • Should agree in writing to enter and participate in program prior to assignment

How You Will Benefit

  • You will learn how to develop a crime-free lifestyle.
  • You will learn how to lead a lifestyle free of the use of methamphetamine and other mind-altering substances.
  • You will finish your sentence by improving yourself instead of just doing time.
  • You will become familiar with recovery concepts and pro-social thinking and behaviors.

Program Overview

Phase 1 – Approximately 30 Days

Phase 1 is a Guided Self Study that is peer-facilitated. Client is responsible for completing the Phase 1 workbook, tests, and homework essays. This Phase focuses on: Communication, Denial, Life Areas Affected, Stages Leading to Addiction, the Disease Concept, Drug Categories, Neurotransmitters, Withdrawal, Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, Criminal Thinking, Introduction to NA/AA, and STD/HIV/Hepatitis education.

Phase 2 – Approximately 90 Days

Phase 2 is the Treatment phase. This Phase meets twice a week. There are a minimum of 48 group hours with treatment completion being determined by the counselor with respect to the client’s individual behavior changes and progress. Client completes a detailed individual Treatment Plan that is read aloud in group, in addition to completing three ‘Commitment to Change’ Workbooks with videos, along with a ‘STOP Thinking Errors’ Packet.

Phase 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3 – Approximately 45 Days Each

Phase 3 is the Relapse Prevention stage and contains 3 segments. The order of the segments is selected by the counselor. This phase focuses on: ‘Straight Ahead’ Manual with a ‘Family Matters’ Packet, ‘Mapping the 12 Steps’ Manual, and ‘Good Intentions/Bad Choices’ by Dr. Stanton Samenow. Each segment has an individual treatment plan.