Information for Prospective Residents


This information is intended for persons who have been or expect to be sentenced to residential treatment at the Central Texas Treatment Center. You are fortunate if you find yourself among those coming to CTTC. CTTC is a very effective treatment program, and if you come to CTTC ready to work, you can become one of its many success stories.

THE FIVE AGREEMENTS:
Each resident is asked if he/she can and will abide by the following rules while in treatment at CTTC:
- Do not use drugs or alcohol
- Do not intentionally physically harm staff or residents
- Do not run away (abscond)
- Do not engage in sexual relationships with staff or residents
- Do not threaten to harm staff or residents
There are many more rules at CTTC and you can look them over by clicking here. Rules are ranked by severity, the FIVE AGREEMENTS, being the most severe. Standard consequences for each category of rules are included in the description of that category of rule.

COGNITIVE PROGRAM:
CTTC's program is based on three cognitive curricula: Thinking For a Change, Truthoughts and Moral Reconation Therapy. These programs were designed by professionials in the field of treating offenders with substance abuse problems. All three curricula have been proven effective with this population. The foundation for our cognitive program of change is the Stage of Change Theory. If you would like more information on these curricula or the Stages of Change, you can click on the following internet connections:

Thinking For a Change - http://www.nicic.gov/t4c

Truthoughts - http://www.truthought.com

Moral Reconation Therapy - http://www.ccimrt.com

Stages of Change - http://www.addictionalternatives.com/philosophy/stagemodel.htm

COMMUNITY STRUCTURE:
CTTC is a form of therapeutic community. It differs from other residential treatment programs in that every resident is expected to be an active part of the community. The community is a significant agent in the change process at CTTC. Residents are required to hold themselves and other residents responsible for breaking rules. This keeps the community safe and healthy. Residents progress through three phases of treatment. Each new phase has additional rights and responsibilities. Senior residents are called Expeditors, and they are viewed as leaders in the community.

MORE INFORMATION:
Click on the RESIDENT HANDBOOK tab for more infomation on CTTC and what it's like to participate in treatment there.

The ALLOWED ITEMS tab contains a list of personal items you may bring to CTTC when you report for treatment.

The FAMILY MEMBERS tab contains information about our family program and also contains a FAMILY HANDBOOK with lots of information for family members.

Kay L. Baker, PhD, LCDC
Director, Central Texas Treatment Center
P.O. Box 488 or 601 Alligator
Granger, TX 76530
(512) 943-1211, Fax (512) 943-1210
kay.baker@wilco.org