Take a moment and answer these 25 question to find out whether or not you understand your treatment obligations. Then compare your answers to the correct answers at the end. If you don't understand a question or need more information, contact a case manager.
1. I am here at Drug Court because:
A) My attorney said I had to.
B) I have no choice.
C) I chose to be here. I chose to sign the contract with Drug Court. I chose to take the plea and most importantly I made the choice to better my life and address my problems.
D) Not sure.
2. Before I chose to sign the Drug Court contract, I was given the choice of joining Drug Court (taking the treatment offer) or the choice of having my case go through the regular court process:
3. If I do not complete the Drug Court mandate I will have to:
A) Do nothing, I donâ€™t care.
B) Face the reality of having to do my jail alternative that was stated to me when I took the plea in court.
4. All participants who begin Drug Court with outpatient treatment must attend:
A) Attend treatment the days and times designated by my Case Manager and the program.
B) Only 1-2 days a week, thatâ€™s what the Judge and attorney told me.
C) Whatever I decide. I chose to be here, so I can choose the amount of days.
D) Intensive outpatient treatment, which is 5x a week, but I have a job so I can just attend 2-3 days a week.
5. Every time I report to court I must always:
A) Report directly to my Case Manager, speak with him/her and provide a toxicology test.
B) Just go to the court room.
C) Just sign in and leave.
D) Not sure.
6. If I violate any of the Drug Court rules, the Judge CANNOT impose a sanction or punishment:
7. Some of the Judgeâ€™s sanctions and/or punishments can include: a public reprimand, a jury box sanction, order more case management/court appearances, remand (incarcerate) me or even impose my jail alternative:
8. If I am a misdemeanor participant in Drug Court this means that:
A) I am court mandated for a minimum of 1 year.
B) I am court mandated for a minimum of 8 months.
C) I am court mandated for a minimum of 6-8 months.
D) Not sure.
9. Misdemeanor participants in Drug Court must complete how many Drug Court phases?
A) 1 phase.
B) 2-3 phases.
C) 3 phases.
D) 4 phases.
10. How long are the Misdemeanor Drug Court phases?
A) Each phase is at least 4 months long.
B) The first phase is at least 4 months long and the next two phases are at least 2 months long.
C) Each phase is just 1 month long.
D) 1st phase = minimum of 30 days, 2nd phase = minimum of 60 days, 3rd phase = minimum of 90 days and, 4th phase = minimum of 60 days.
11. My court mandate time can be extended if I am noncompliant.
12. What can a participant do to ensure that they complete each phase in the minimum amount of time?
A) Just show up. The Drug Court phases are only based on the length of time I am here and not on my participation and drug use. As long as I am here for 4 months, I will automatically move to phase II.
B) That is up to me. Each time that I use drugs or the Judge sanctions me for negative behavior, I will lose time causing me to remain in the program longer.
C) Not sure.
13. While in Drug Court is it ok for me to use prescription drugs such as Tylenol 3 and Vicodin?
A) Yes, as long as I have a doctorâ€™s prescription I can use any prescription drug I want.
B) No, these drugs are narcotics and are highly addictive. I should always check with my case manager first before using any prescription drugs.
14. Can I use alcohol while in Drug Court?
A) Yes I can, alcohol is not a drug and itâ€™s no big deal.
B) No I canâ€™t, alcohol is just as dangerous as any other illicit substance and I will be sanctioned anytime I use alcohol. I cannot use alcohol while under the Court mandate.
15. No alcohol, no big deal. I can still drink alcohol and just say I took cough medicine before the alcohol test.
16. I can test positive for cocaine from certain medications right?
A) Yes. I have to be careful regarding what medication I take.
B) No. The only thing that tests positive for cocaine is cocaine.
17. I was â€śon the blockâ€ť last week and I was around a group of people smoking marijuana. Will I test positive for drugs?
A) Yes, enough second hand smoke can cause a person to test positive.
B) No, if I test positive for marijuana it is only because I smoked. (Meaning I put the joint, blunt, bong, etc, to my mouth and took a hit.)
C) Not sure.
18. My current treatment plan is intensive outpatient. What will happen to my treatment plan if I continue to use/relapse with drugs and/or have poor attendance and participation in my outpatient program.
A) Nothing. I was told that my treatment plan is outpatient and it cannot change.
B) I will be discharged from Drug Court and will have to do my jail alternative.
C) A change in my treatment plan. I may be referred to an inpatient program for a higher level of care.
D) Not sure.
19. Is it expected that I wear â€śsuitableâ€ť attire when I appear in front of the Judge?
A) Yes, I should treat all court appearances as if it was a job interview.
B) No, I can just wear shorts and a T-shirt if I want to.
20. I should inform my case manager of any contact with the police and/or re-arrest.
21. If I attend school, all attendance and participation at school directly affects my compliance status in court.
22. If I do not complete Drug Court successfully my case will be dismissed.
23. While I am in treatment and I fill out job applications, can I answer "No" to the question "Have you been convicted of a crime?"
A) Yes because the employer has no way of finding out.
B) No because it doesn't really matter.
C) After graduation I can answer "No" to "Have you been convicted of a crime?", but while in treatment I must answer "Yes". When I took the plea, I was convicted and I am awaiting sentencing.
24. I am finished when I reach my 8 month mark.
25. Graduation requirements are: complete all MMTC Phases; get treatment program's approval for graduation; progress towards vocational, educational and development goals; and submit graduation application.
1.C, 2.A, 3.B, 4.A, 5.A, 6.B, 7.A, 8.B, 9.D, 10.D, 11.A, 12.B, 13.B, 14.B, 15.B, 16.B, 17.B, 18.C, 19.A, 20.A, 21.A, 22.B, 23.C, 24.B, 25.A
If there are any other question that you would like answered, please contact your Case Manager or at drugcourtinfo@nycdrugcourt