DATA | District Attorney Treatment Alternative

District Attorney Treatment Alternative (DATA) is a two-year voluntary program for inmates suffering from substance use disorders. The treatment includes weekly case management, a visit with a probation officer, regular drug testing, weekly counseling sessions, and monthly Vivitrol injections.

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

Participants must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Forsyth County Resident
  • No pending felony charges out of county
  • No pending out of state charges
  • No sex offenders
  • No pending firearms charges
  • Curfew with electronic monitoring

Participants receive 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 take a voluntary dismissal or a reduction of charges.

The DATA program has expanded, and we have started a Track II. We are now accepting participants suffering from other substance use disorders other than opioids. We also take referrals out of custody cases.

Success Story

  • Successfully completed DATA
  • Had charges dismissed
  • Has been 1 year clean and sober with all negative drug screens
  • Started volunteering at a local church
  • Worked at a summer camp
  • Shared story at an AA meeting
  • Completed EMT school
  • Graduated at the top of the class
  • Became EMT certified
  • Found steady employment
  • Shadowed an emergency room doctor
  • Planning to re-enroll at UNC Chapel Hill

Success Story

  • Successfully completed DATA
  • Charges were dismissed
  • Has become a partner in a business
  • Started school to get certified in Business Administration
  • Had driver’s license reinstate
  • Bought a house and a truck
  • Obtained checking, savings, and CD accounts
  • Is building good credit
  • Received dental work
  • Completed Vivitrol injections successfully

If you would like more information about how you can participate in this program, please contact your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, please send a note of interest to the District Attorney’s office through inmate mail.

If you are an attorney and would like information on how to refer an inmate to our DATA program, please call us at 336.714.7099.