Phase I is NDYCCís descriptive term for the A Design for Living Program-Hazleden Substance Abuse Curriculum for Offenders. This curriculum was developed specifically for offenders, and is facilitated throughout the United States, to address drug and alcohol issues through education.
The NDYCC delivery of this program is completed in approximately 10-12 hours and covers all 3 units in the curriculum. The program is designed to educate students on the dangers of D/A usage and the adverse effects they can have on lifestyles, as well as to assist NDYCC treatment staff in identifying students in need or more intense treatment.
Level I addition services are designed for students with an abuse diagnoses and students with a dependency diagnosis that have had no prior treatment. Many of the students in this program have not had appropriate role models and as a result, accept chemical abuse as being normal. Group therapy, Individual Sessions, Interactive Journaling and education through lectures, videos and individualized assignments are all took used to prepare the students to either go into Level II.1 services at NDYCC, community treatment or a less secure placement.
The North Dakota Youth Correctional Center provides Level II.1 addiction services for qualified juveniles placed at the institution. The program is designed as a 12-week treatment process and incorporates the 12-step model established by Alcoholics Anonymous. Treatment group involvement is open-ended and ranges from six to nine participants. Treatment also consists of individual counseling sessions and family sessions.