Results-Driven Rehabilitation Services in Powell County
Substance Abuse Program
The Powell County Detention Center's substance abuse program (SAP) is an evidence based substance use disorder treatment opportunity for those individuals assessed with Substance Use Disorder and classified to be housed in a jail setting. Residents in these programs are housed separately from the jail general population, thereby forming their own community. This encourages responsibility and accountability through peer support and uninterrupted focus on substance use treatment.
The SAP is a Therapeutic Community Model, which includes (But is not limited to):
* Practicing prosocial behaviors and attitudes * Experiencing success or failure through trial and error learning processes * Being supported and guided by the community and staff * Internalizing new behaviors and attitudes, and becoming accustomed to living them on a daily basis * Accountability to bring awareness to criminal and addictive thinking patterns * Organization through a structure board which creates clear and understandable expectations
Powell County's Substance Abuse Program has an average completion time of six months, and individuals who successfully complete the program are eligible for 90 days program credit toward their sentence.
Substance Abuse Mentorship Program
For those who have completed the Substance Abuse Program, the Powell County Detention Center offers a mentorship program to further instill the values associated with recovery into those undergoing treatment. These residents are housed separately, allowing for bonds and community interaction with others undergoing the program. Through the mentorship program, residents are connected with peers and staff within the community to model new behaviors, attitudes and responsible living on a daily basis.
Through this program, participants bring accountability and awareness to criminal and addictive thinking patterns and behaviors not only for themselves, but their peers. This process also encourages leadership through structure board tasks assigned to create clear and understandable expectations while learning leadership skills and how to remain sober.
Supportive Assistance with Medication for Addiction Treatment (SAMAT)
SAMAT is focused on preventing overdose, relapse and recidivism for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder and/or Alcohol Use Disorder who have completed or are currently engaged in the Substance Abuse Program. Utilizing FDA-approved medications for addiction treatment, SAMAT has shown to be effective in curbing these types of relapses which often lead to additional incarceration and health concerns.
Participants in this program are evaluated by medical and clinical staff, and must be identified as a proper candidate due to Opioid Use Disorder or Alcohol Use Disorder. With the consent of the resident, and their active participation in (or completion of) the SAP, medications will be administered up to two months before release in a clinical setting.
Pretrial Substance Abuse Program
For individuals charged with a Class C or D felony, but having no prior felony convictions within the past 10 years, the opportunity exists for a treatment program as an alternative to conviction.
At initial incarceration, the jail pre-trial officer may alert the Division of Addiction Services Branch Manager or Program Administrator to conduct a clinical assessment to determine program eligibility. Upon agreement between the judge, the commonwealth attorney, the offender in question and their attorney, successful completion of a jail based treatment program may serve as an alternative to a felony conviction.
Participants in this program must have a confirmed Substance Use Disorder, no felony convictions in any state within the past 10 years, be currently on probation or parole and must not be charged with either a Class A or B felony or sexual offense as outlined under KRS 17.500.
PORTAL New Direction
This life skills program is designed to provide information and resources to address the most common reentry needs and barriers faced upon release. Issues such as housing, employment, transportation, money management and parenting are addressed through this program, offering a more effective transition back into society. A minimum of 21 hours group participation is required, along with the presentation of a reentry/maintenance plan. This program is eligible for a 60 day program credit upon completion.