The D.A.R.T. program is an intensive treatment program serving men and women in the Dorchester County Detention Center. It was initiated in 1995 under a grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention. This program offers a standardized assessment tool: the Alcohol Severity Index (ASI), individual and group counseling, HIV/AIDS education, and didactic programs for both male and female inmates. Continuing Care and Aftercare is provided at the Dorchester County Addictions Program following the inmate’s release from incarceration. Male inmates receive 8 group sessions per week for 8 weeks. The female program has two phases. During the first phase, female inmates participate in group once weekly for 8 weeks, then continue on to Phase II ; meeting once weekly and remain in the program for Relapse Prevention until they are either put on work release or are released from incarceration. Participants may attend weekly in-house AA/NA meetings during their time in the program. The DART Program office is staffed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.