The Importance of Community Based Treatment
The Adult Drug Court Program (ADCP) is an initiative established by the New Mexico Corrections Department to help those with substance abuse issues. This program provides court-sponsored treatment and supervision to divert adult felony offenders from prison and reduce recidivism.
Defense attorneys can get their clients admitted to the program so they can receive substance abuse treatment options instead of jail time. Asking your attorney, yourself, or on behalf of your incarcerated loved one, can help identify whether attending treatment with Icarus will meet the program requirements and allow for a deferred or lesser sentence while taking part in Drug Court Albuquerque supervision.
The district attorney’s office and the Judge typically require the participants to remain completely abstinent from illegal drugs and other mind-altering substances. To learn more about drug court Albuquerque and how Icarus Behavioral Health can help you get the substance abuse treatment you need, keep reading.
What is The Adult Drug Court Program?
Adult Drug Court is a judicial system that is focused on providing support to those with substance use disorder as they work towards recovery. The goal of the court is to promote long-term sobriety by providing individualized treatment plans, rather than just imposing punitive sentences. It’s an excellent alternative for those who are ready to commit to their recovery process, but need help getting there.
The core components of Adult Drug Court include group therapy, life skills training, 12-step programs, case management services, anger management classes, parenting skills classes, healthy and supportive social gatherings, and community service. All participants must attend weekly meetings with the judge and meet regularly with their Drug Court probation officer. Additionally, all participants must submit to regular and random drug testing/alcohol testing in order to ensure compliance with their treatment plan.
Participants in Adult Drug Court have the opportunity to progress from detoxification through supervised treatment and eventually less intensive levels of care as they make progress in their recovery journey. This gradual transition helps those recovering from substance use disorders stay accountable for their actions and keeps them motivated to continue making progress along the path toward sobriety. Additionally, participants benefit from being part of a supportive network that has been specifically designed with long-term success in mind.
The Criminal Justice System and Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug courts offer many benefits for both participants and society as a whole. For example, they provide an effective way for individuals suffering from addiction issues the opportunity to obtain treatment in order to lead more productive lives within their community without having to face jail time or fines associated with traditional criminal justice proceedings.
The drug court model also helps reduce recidivism rates amongst participants by providing them with access to essential resources such as job training and educational classes which can ultimately lead them down the path towards success in life.
Furthermore, research has shown the benefits of drug court participants: the programs are much cheaper than traditional criminal justice proceedings since they do not require expensive incarceration costs or long trial processes which can be costly for taxpayers in terms of both money and time spent on legal proceedings.
Treatment Services We Offer At Icarus Behavioral Health
Addiction is a serious problem that can affect many aspects of life. Fortunately, there are treatment programs available for those who are struggling with addiction, including:
The first step in any addiction treatment program is detoxification. This process involves removing drugs or alcohol from the body in order to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Medically supervised detox can be done in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Inpatient detox requires staying at a rehab facility where medical professionals can monitor the process closely and provide the necessary support throughout the detox period.
Outpatient detox allows patients to remain at home while still receiving professional care and support, but this is often much more expensive and done on an individual basis. No matter which type of detox is chosen, it is important to remember that it will not cure addiction but rather help reduce withdrawal symptoms so that further treatment can be more successful.
The next step after detox is an inpatient rehab program, also known as residential treatment. This type of treatment usually lasts between 30 and 90 days depending on the severity of the addiction and other factors such as underlying mental health issues or trauma history.
During this time, patients will stay at a rehab facility where they will receive both group and individual therapy sessions, learn healthy coping skills, participate in recreational activities, build relationships with peers going through similar struggles, and attend educational classes about topics related to substance use disorder.
Outpatient treatment may be recommended after finishing an inpatient program or for those who do not require 24-hour monitoring due to their situation or level of addiction severity. Outpatient programs typically last between two and four months but may be shorter or longer depending on each person’s circumstances and insurance coverage.
Much like an inpatient program, drug court participants and other individuals enrolled in outpatient treatment will receive therapy sessions on a regular basis as well as participate in educational classes about substance use disorder and relapse prevention strategies.
Additionally, some outpatient programs offer additional services such as medication management if necessary or family counseling if appropriate for the patient’s situation.
We Can Connect with the Judicial District Court on Your Behalf
Drug court is a demanding process that requires participants to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations set out by the court. As you go through drug court, it is important to have letters of support from professionals who can attest to your progress in treatment and compliance with all the requirements.
When you are at our facility, we can write letters for court proceedings or your lawyer which demonstrate your commitment to achieving sobriety and staying compliant with legal requirements.
This service helps ensure you receive fair treatment from the courts and gives you a better chance at successfully navigating any legal obstacles in your life as you continue on your path toward recovery.
We can also speak with the assistant district attorney, probation officer, or your lawyer/public defender to make sure they are aware of your progress. Many officers of the court and many probation officers endorse rehab programs for their clients, realizing that this approach can give a better footing for their charges to become productive members of society.
Fully Supported Treatment for Drug Court Albuquerque Participants
An adult drug court program provides participants struggling with substance use disorders an opportunity to take control over their own recovery journey while benefiting from the support of a team that is dedicated to helping them succeed. Through this intense supervision, individuals struggling with addiction can receive personalized treatment plans tailored specifically for them that will help them stay on track throughout their entire recovery process and successfully complete drug courts.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and wants an effective way to get back on track, we can help. Contact Icarus Behavioral Health today.
All calls to Icarus Behavioral Health are confidential, so reach out now to get options that can help you avoid incarceration and turn over a new chapter in your life!