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DATA Program

DATA Program

In the fall of 2018 District Attorney Jim O’Neill started the Susan Frye District Attorney Treatment Alternative Program to assist individuals struggling from addiction as part of the opioid pandemic. The program offered intensive treatment with wrap around services to aid individuals struggling with addictions that drove their criminal activity. The program focused on individuals with heroin, opioid, and alcohol addiction. Programs were expanded in 2019 to include individuals battling addictions to other substances such as cocaine and methamphetamine. Individuals who successfully complete the program may receive a reduction or dismissal in their criminal charges.

The Susan Frye DATA program is a partnership between the District Attorney’s Office and Forsyth County that seeks to save lives and reduce crime. This partnership is aided by the Forsyth County Detention Center, Probation and Parole, ARCA, Insight, and countless other community partners that step up to provide services to initiate change and recovery.

There have been many success stories from those individuals who embraced the program and have achieved sobriety. They have regained employment, had Drivers Licenses restored, reestablished family connections, regained custody of children, started businesses, and most importantly stayed clean. The ripple effects of these successes strengthen families and the community as a whole.

Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that affects people psychologically and physically. Effective treatment programs often focus on both aspects of addiction through counseling and medication.

VIVITROL is a non-addictive, once-monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used with counseling following detoxification. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain while you work with the psychological aspects of counseling.

This is a voluntary Program, which includes:

* Regular weekly case management
* Probation visit with your Probation Office
* Regular drug testing
* Weekly counseling sessions
* Monthly Vivitrol injections

Treatment programs include detox, residential, and outpatient counseling to support and treat the psychological aspects of addiction.

* Upon the successful completion of the requirements
of the Forsyth County DATA program, the Office of
the District Attorney agrees to either take a voluntary
dismissal of the stated charged, or reduce offense.

Admission Criteria
* Forsyth County, NC Resident
* No pending Felony charges out of County
* No pending out of State charges
* No Sex Offenders
* No Firearm Offenses