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2nd Opp in Treatment Centers
Inpatient Drug Abuse Treatment

The 2nd Opportunity Program consists of five video based courses focused on employment readiness, financial literacy, life skills, career paths and barriers to re-entry. Upon completion of each course, students receive a certificate of achievement. Learn more information about our one-of-a kind program here.

Depending on your preferred delivery method, we have the option to incorporate supplemental programs: groups of courses to target a range of issues from high school equivalency preparation and substance abuse, to parenting and mental health. We can also assist in implementing a high school equivalency testing program by liaising with your local educational institutes.

Why choose 2nd Opp?

In addition to working in the Education Department of two different prisons, Augie served as clerk to six prison staff members in the Federal Prison Drug Program. This intensive nine-month program was based upon cognitive behavior therapy, CBT. As he developed courses for re-entry, CBT principles were baked into his courses. Our program helps prepare individuals undergoing treatment to move forward by providing meaningful tools developed through lived experience, anticipating the challenges, fears, anxieties, and barriers with proven methods of navigating them. This results in the creation of a realistic plan.

A Case Management Tool

The program instructs subjects necessary to discover a productive path, such as budgets, a plan to get a job, improved communication skills, etc. The program provides forms that can be submitted as a way to demonstrate progress. Additionally, there are dozens of supplemental courses that can be assigned to target specific situations, such parenting, stress,  or anger management. Institutions are provided administrative access to the system to track the progress of the participants with the capability of printing progress reports. 

"Many inmates greatly benefitted from Augie's classes. I trust

those that participate in his program will not only learn from

the material, but will also enjoy themselves and find some 

comradery at the same time." 

Delivery Methods
The 2nd Opportunity Program is available in both English and Spanish and can be customized to address an institution's specific needs. Our options of self-paced or group classes (or both!) allow us to meet the needs of both institutions and individuals in a secure and productive fashion.
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Our Features


Re-entry support

We offer a complete array of referrals for employment, housing, education, training, social services, substance abuse treatment facilities, and veteran services. We also offer access to peer support groups and provide mentors as needed. 



We offer two versions of our workbooks: Companion Workbooks and Personal Re-entry Plans. The Companion Workbooks include activities, quizzes, and journal questions plus the text of the video courses. The Personal Re-entry Plan includes activities, quizzes, and journal questions only.



Program introductions (virtual or in person) allow us to meet with students and explain the origin, value, and benefits of the program. Experience shows it makes an enormous difference in the number of enthusiastic participants. 



Our workshops guide students though the 2nd Opportunity Program to keep them inspired and drive course completion. They are impactful and done virtually or in person. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can the 2nd Opportunity Program help those involved in Substance Abuse Treatment Program? 

Our program is both a teaching and case management tool. You don’t have the time to sit with participants to show each one how to create a budget or help them practice how they will answer interview questions. You don’t have time or resources to assist someone to enroll in a welding (or other) program. Let us do that.  You will be able to track the progress of each individual on your caseload and be able to hold them accountable for their efforts. Our ability to help them find employment or to provide peer support is a tool for you to assist them in the vital first steps as they navigate this stressful situation.  

What are Optional Supplemental Courses (Smartphone, Computer, and LAN versions only)? 

We offer dozens of courses that are also available to be assigned or self-selected to target certain issues and behaviors (anger management, parenting) and provide high school equivalency preparation courses.  

What types of support do you offer to our population?  

We provide a complete array of referrals for employment, housing, education, training, social services, and veteran services. We offer peer support to assist those that are struggling. We are available by email and telephone to help with more challenging situations as well. 


How much does the program cost? 

The 2nd Opportunity Program is offered on an annual license basis. There are 2 ways in which we have seen the program deployed: 

- Agency pays for a projected number of licenses based on selected content. 

- The individual pays for the program via credit, debit card, or PayPal. 

We are glad to discuss your preferences and provide a quote for your consideration.  

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