The Lifeline Program concentrates in those areas that personally affect the individual inmate. On a physical level, the Lifeline Program addresses addictions, substance abuses, and physical limitations. On a personal level, the Lifeline Program addresses such topics as coping skills, conflict resolution, family relationships and the recognition of self worth.

Today the vast majority of inmates enrolled in the Lifeline Program are mandated by the Court as part of their sentencing requirements prior to release. However, the program does except volunteers as long as an assessment indicates they are a suitable candidate.

The average length of stay is determined by achievement of individual treatment goals and legal stipulations. In order to receive a program certificate of completion an individual has to remain in treatment for four months. Individuals accepted into this program typically have a history of chemical dependency that significantly contributed to legal, social/economic, and/or medical problems. The program will accept self- referrals and referral/stipulations from the criminal justice/legal system.

The program has three phases:

Phase I (2 weeks): Orientation Phase

Phase II (8 weeks): Community Phase/Primary Treatment

Phase III (6 weeks): Senior Phase: Relapse Prevention