Harris County Sequential Intercept Model

Intercept 3



Success Through Addiction Recovery Drug Courts (four dockets with a 12-month aftercare program for non-violent, repeat drug offenders)

Drug Courts are designed to reduce drug usage and recidivism using a combination of early identification of clients with substance abuse issues, supervised treatment and judicial monitoring. Clients work through a phase system, which includes a highly structured treatment program. There are multiple contacts each week with the supervision officer, and court visits are also part of the program. Clients progress to less frequent contact and eventually into an aftercare program. Regular contact with treatment providers is an important component of the program, and action is taken immediately if signs of relapse become apparent. Length of stay ranges from eighteen months to five years or more.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • ​Moderate to high risk
  • Significant substance abuse/dependency history
  • Failed previous community based treatment attempts
  • Significant barriers to being successful at less intensive interventions