Outpatient Treatment

JCCA offers several levels of care for substance abuse and mental health treatment in an outpatient treatment setting.  All outpatient programs last 9 weeks but vary in intensity.  JCCA uses a model developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to determine the level of care a client needs. Services for individuals, couples, families, and groups vary in the number and length of meetings, depending on clients' needs. There are three different levels of outpatient treatment.



Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Depending on how much distress substance use is causing the client or their family, the client and their counselor may decide that more contact is needed. This program is called the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Services include individual counseling sessions weekly and four group session weekly.

Relapse Prevention and Recovery Skills – Focus of these educational groups is on learning relapse as a process and intervention skills to deter relapse before it progresses into resuming alcohol or drug use. Curriculum is based on Post Acute Withdrawal symptom education and management. Recovery Skills education groups focus on learning what lifestyle changes, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs are necessary to form and maintain an individual recovery program.

Cognitive Coping Skills – These groups are specific to client’s problem areas in the aspect of difficulty with processing emotions or changing negative thought patterns. Topics range from Anger Management, Stress Management, Depression, Guilt and Shame, Criminal Addictive Thinking, Anxiety and Worry, and Co-Dependency. All of these topics are presented in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) format and all participants will learn the ABCD process of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as a new coping skill to deal with emotions and negative events.

Process Groups –Participants in this group therapy will use different techniques to make a lifestyle assessment of themselves, then share and discuss these assessments with a group facilitator and other group participants. This is a form of Adlerian Therapy - based upon the belief that clients can become discouraged and function ineffectively because of (Schemes) mistaken beliefs, faulty values, and goals in the useless side of life. Therapists and participants then look for major mistakes in thinking and valuing such as mistrust, selfishness, unrealistic ambition, and lack of confidence. This technique is used to identify and change core beliefs that negatively impact client’s thinking and emotions.

Spiritual Support Groups –“Breaking Free” is a recovery group that focuses on spiritual principles necessary for life change and recovery. This group is offered off campus and meets Thursday evenings. Different topics relating to addiction and it’s impacts on spirituality, and learning new spiritual principles necessary for a successful recovery program.


If this level of care is determined by the client and their counselor, the client will be involved in weekly individual counseling and two group sessions weekly.  The groups session the client will attend are based on their counselors determination. When clients are ready and the risk of returning to using is less, they may move toward Continuing Care, a less involved form of treatment to help you maintain the gains they have made.

Continuing Care

This level of service is normally indicated to assist clients as they gain support for recovery. Intensity of service varies with individual client needs and motivation.