Journal Entry: Scott Donald Carper-12/14/2023

Journal Entry

Thoughts on RDAP (part 1)

In RDAP you are housed separately from the general population, and participate in 9-11 months of intensive rehabilitation, self-help and peer groups, drug-abuse education classes and professional counseling.

The question most people ask is how do I get into RDAP? I HOPE YOUR ATTORNEY ADVISES YOU ON THIS. The simple version is you need to have a DOCUMENTED substance abuse problem. It’s most likely a part (or contributed to your crime) and the judge will see this and determine if you qualify for RDAP (it can’t be substance abuse 10 years prior)….or if he wants to honor your request to send you to a camp that has one. This is not a guarantee you get in. The DAPC (Dr. who runs the RDAP program at your camp will interview and determine that)

The program maintains it is a 24/7 operation (which actually it kinda is). But there is no RDAP staff around on the weekends.

Programming is for 3 hours a day (some places 3:30)

Monday – Friday

Monday 7:30 -10:30am
Tuesday 7:30 -10:30am
Wednesday 7:30 -10:30am
Thursday 7:30 -10:30am
Friday 7:30 -10:30am

Every morning you are in the gym by 7:15 to sit with your committee (you are assigned to your committees…more on that later). But for 15 minutes you discuss your committees agenda with the chair and its other members.

Morning meetings begins at 7:30am

Morning meeting consists of the following:

1.) roll call
2.) greeting one another
3.) sayings the creed
4.) news, sports & weather
5.) announcements
6.) helps ups
7.) word of the day
8.) positive praise
9.) upbeat ritual
10.) close (creed)

The meeting usually takes about 45 minutes (it better take 45 minutes or you will sit in your chairs quietly or some other uncreative but nonetheless annoying punishment)

You interact with drug treatment staff daily, (DTS Staff), and a DAPC who is the head of her program (He/she is a Dr.)

You are assigned your own DTS.

Your first piece of home work is writing a detailed biography (this & your PSR will determine your treatment plan). See below. This is my sample treatment plan. It outlines the issues they feel you need to work on (addiction, criminal behavior, health, anger, etc)