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Rehabilitation Programs Division

In-Prison Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Recovery Program

Program Overview

The DWI Program is a multimodal six month program developed for a complex population with diverse anti-social behavior issues and re-offending risk factors. The substance use treatment programming specifically targets those inmates who are incarcerated for a DWI offense.

The presentation of the curriculum shall be through didactic skills training and therapeutic group process. The comprehensive curriculum shall include a blend of evidence-based practices that focus on alternatives to drinking and driving, alcohol disorders, victim awareness, medical effects, lifestyles, stress, assertion, cognitive therapy, journaling, etc.

Program Highlights:

  • 20 hours of treatment services per week from licensed counselors, education activities, individual, and group therapy;
  • Comprehensive treatment planning;
  • Family services (education and interactive discussion);
  • Volunteer coordination;
  • Recovery literature libraries;
  • Study groups;
  • Sponsorship sessions, and
  • DWI Intervention Course


Andrea Canul – Deputy Director of Substance Use Programs
TDCJ - Rehabilitation Programs Division
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342
Phone: (936) 437-2854
Fax: (936) 437-7077