Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program Law and Legal Definition

Residential substance abuse treatment means a course of individual and group activities and treatment provided in residential treatment facilities that isset apart from the general prison population, for at least 6 months.

Pursuant to 42 USCS § 3796ff-3 (d), the term 'residential substance abuse treatment program' means a course of individual and group activities, lasting between 6 and 12 months, in residential treatment facilities set apart from the general prison population:

"(1) directed at the substance abuse problems of the prisoners;

"(2) intended to develop the prisoner's cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational and other skills so as to solve the prisoner's substance abuse and other problems; and

"(3) which may include the use of pharmacotherapies, where appropriate, that may extend beyond the treatment period."