By Lt. Martin Herrera, AA/PIO
Wasco State Prison-Reception Center
The Substance Use Disorder Treatment (SUDT) program at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP-RC) held a graduation to acknowledge 25 program participants who successfully completed the five-month rehabilitative program provided by WestCare California.
The Division of Rehabilitative Programs (DRP) introduced the SUDT Program to WSP-RC in the summer of 2014 by activating the program to provide rehabilitative services to the inmate population. With the support of WSP-RC, DRP and Treatment professionals, over 300 SUDT participants have successfully completed the SUDT Program.
The SUDT program curriculum utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment that was developed by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. The curriculum includes cognitive behavioral interventions for substance abuse. The curriculum also places emphasis on skill building for cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.
Upon successful completion of the SUDT program, an offender will meet with a transitional counselor for continued treatment planning and placement into a community based program to address rehabilitative options upon parole.