CompDrug’s Therapeutic Community Programs are designed for men and women who have a history of alcohol and/or drug abuse, were convicted of crimes, and now are incarcerated. These programs are comprehensive residential alcohol and drug treatment programs utilizing the Therapeutic Community concept.
The TC programs assist both the addicted men and women in beginning a new life as a productive, pro-social member of the family and community, and assists in reducing the recidivism rates thus making our communities safer and stronger.
The Therapeutic Community Programs focus on the importance of addressing alcohol and drug addictions, in conjunction with criminal behavior, while incarcerated. As a therapeutic community, it is designed to provide 24-hour learning experience in which individual changes in conduct, attitudes and emotions are monitored and mutually reinforced in the daily regime. Second, the therapeutic community offers a systematic approach to achieving its main rehabilitative objective, which is guided by an explicit perspective on the drug use disorder, the client and recovery.
Compdrug currently has six Therapeutic Communities in Ohio.
Tapestry (ORW- Marysville)
Stepping Stones (Grafton)
SHIELD (Noble County)
VISTA (London/Madison Correctional)
TC Treatment in Phases
All of CompDrug’s TC programs combine meetings, groups, counseling sessions, seminars and job functions in a highly structured format. The design allows TC’s to operate as a separate community within the institution. There is a structural hierarchy which provides incentives and recognition for growth at each program phase. There are phases of treatment with increased privileges at each phase.
* Phase 1: Begins with intensive orientation, assessment and integration into the TC program.
* Phase 2: Begins with a more in-depth examination of behavior. The resident improves their self-awareness, upgrades their problem-solving skills and increases their level of honesty.
* Phase 3: Requires that the resident demonstrate increased internalization of the TC philosophy and perspective. The Phase 3 resident will maintain therapeutic continuity while increasing program and TC responsibilities.
* Cadre Unit: Is the highest program phase. Cadre members are required to exhibit increased autonomous decision-making, require less supervision, and assist the staff in the design, coordination and implementation of training programs for AOD (Alcohol and/or Other Drugs) and Criminal Justice Professionals.
Funding for our Therapeutic Communities is provided by: