Today most 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 if an assessment indicates
they are a suitable candidate.
The average length of stay is determined by achievement
of individual treatment goals and legal stipulations. To receive a program
certificate of completion an individual must 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