The CBISA (Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse) program is a cognitive behavioral treatment approach that will assist you in learning skills and strategies for avoiding substance abuse. 

The program focuses on assisting you with identifying your high‑risk situations and how to deal with those situations as they arise.  In contrast to talk-therapy treatment approaches, this program places heavy emphasis on skill-building activities.  These activities will assist you with developing cognitive, social, emotional, coping, and problem-solving skills. 

Just as the actions we repeatedly perform become habits, so do our repeated thoughts.  In cognitive behavioral treatment, you will learn new behaviors that will lead to increased success and goal achievement.  These new behaviors are supported by changes in your thoughts.

CBISA Aftercare is an advanced practice phase which begins after completing CBISA.  Aftercare will assist you with continuing to identify and manage your high‑risk situations.  In order to be successful using the skills in your daily life, you will benefit from practicing them in a variety of situations with increasing difficulty; therefore, as you become more familiar with using the skills, you will learn how to handle more realistic pressure.

Entry into the CBISA program is by referral only. This program is funded by outside agencies including SD Dept. of Social Services Criminal Justice Initiative, Unified Judicial System and United States Bureau of Prisons.