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The Attributes of the DMP

  • Identification of "doctor shopping"

  • Inpatient treatment programs
  • Outpatient treatment programs
  • Regular and unscheduled meetings with probation officers
  • Verifiable participation in 12-step program and support meetings
  • Community supervision
  • Referral to needed community services
  • Progress toward family, employment and educational goals
  • Opportunities to make choices that improve self-care and self-confidence, promote family unity, reveal rewarding career choices, and enhance social and communication skills
  • Return to a crime-free, drug-free lifestyle
  • Opportunities to build Christian relationships within a faith community

Court-Ordered Drug Monitoring

The court ordered drug monitoring program (DMP) at Recover Appalachia is a diversionary program to address the issue of drug offenders. The program provides for the identification, evaluation, and supervision of substance-abusing offenders in order to avoid recurring court appearances in criminal justice system.

The judge or probation officer reviews progress reports on each participate. Courts must act on facts, and judges must make decisions based on those facts. Urine, hair or nail drug tests can be ordered by the courts to prove or disprove that a person is using drugs. There is no arguing with test results because, if the screenings are positive, they will be run again to confirm the positive results. Courts can order drug testing in certain cases, such as in custody battles when one spouse claims that the other is using drugs. Divorce can be difficult, and both spouses may be tested for drug use if they accuse one another of using drugs.

In addition, those who have been convicted of drug possession and are on probation are required to stay off drugs as a condition of their probation. If the individual breaks the probation requirements by using drugs, the person may face jail time.

Court ordered urine test are also often ordered by the judge if a person is arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. The offender may be placed on probation and required to produce a certain number of negative tests before the probation is removed. The purpose of our program is to reduce repeat drug-related offences by creating the opportunity for recovery from chemical addiction.