This program offers many components. Prices for each component ranges from $5.95 to $225.00. The full complete program costs $4,995. Please call us at 800 214-5680 to discuss your needs.
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A New Direction is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy treatment program that trains chemically dependent offenders to challenge their thinking in order to change their criminal and addictive behavior patterns.
Real inmates tell the real story about recovering from a life of addiction and crime.
Cognitive-behavioral approach helps inmates see how their attitudes and assumptions fuel destructive behaviors.
Modular structure allows for easy customization to meet individual, facility, and budget needs.
Can be wholly implemented as a new program or implemented in part to enhance your existing program.
Features built-in tools for measuring outcomes provides framework for standardized treatment from facility to facility.
A New Direction consists of six core Modules:
- Intake & Orientation
- Criminal & Addictive Thinking
- Drug & Alcohol Education
- Release & Reintegration
- Relapse Prevention
Each of these modules features DVD videos, client workbooks, and facilitator’s guides.
The DVD Videos
Taped in Minnesota correctional facilities, these videos present a powerful, direct, and liberating message about finding a life of recovery and freedom. Inmates, not actors, candidly discuss the tactics they have used to exact power and control over others.
Based on real-life experiences of incarcerated addicts involved in treatment, the workbooks provide information, exercises, and activities to help offenders see that criminality and addiction are thinking problems before becoming behavior problems. Workbooks use phrases and describe situations that are familiar to criminals and addicts. Quotes from offenders underscore key concepts. Workbooks in Spanish are available in some of the Modules (Intake and Orientation; Criminal and Addictive Thinking; Drug and Alcohol Education).
The Facilitator’s Guides
Each facilitator’s guide contains the entire client workbook with sidebar notes, suggestions, and supplemental information for facilitators.
These guidebooks provide a thorough understanding of the philosophy of corrections-based treatment programming, examine the criminal/addictive thinking connection, and offer practical information for successful program implementation and operation.