Adult Substance Abuse Services

Recovery from Alcohol Abuse or Drug Addiction

Clay Behavioral Health Center has substance abuse and prevention programs for adults, children, teens and families. Our programs help individuals reduce their dependence on drugs and/or alcohol and create a healthy, fulfilling and substance-free lifestyle.

Our Philosophy

People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol do not suffer from a lack of willpower or moral deficiency. Their addiction is a disease, which will respond to the proper treatment. Unfortunately, many people who abuse alcohol or drugs do not understand how to manage their illness, or do not know that treatment can help them.

Our Services

Adults receiving services at Clay Behavioral Health Center receive an initial screening or assessment to determine the severity of their substance abuse problem. After the assessment and diagnosis, the client is referred to an appropriate level of care.

Clay Behavioral Health Center offers specialty substance abuse treatment programs, including:


Dual Diagnoses – Services designed specifically for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness

Aftercare – For individuals who have successfully completed treatment but need continued monitoring or support for ongoing recovery

Prevention Services – Community Education and Drug-Free Workplace Training

Outpatient Counseling – Structured solution-focused individual- and group-counseling for adults dealing with substance abuse and chemical dependency.  Programs are designed to allow individuals to remain in the community and engage in regular  daily activities during treatment.

Treatment Courts Program

A coordinated effort between the courts, law enforcement, probation and treatment services. The goal of Drug Courts is to intervene and break the cycle of substance use, addiction and crime, by offering a diversion from incarceration in eligible cases. Currently providing Adult Drug Court and Veterans Court.


HIV Education

Community-based education for HIV/AIDS awareness and their relationship to substance abuse.


Department of Corrections Services

Assessment, treatment and referral of Clay County felony probationers


Family Support Group

Information-sharing and support among family members of those abusing substances


Parenting Program

Counseling and education program designed to help parents learn and apply principles of positive parenting. Parenting, communication and nurturing skills are delivered either in a group or individual setting, depending on the needs of the family


ADD/ADHD Awareness Group

Four-week educational program for parents who have children with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Required before any child is reviewed for medication)


Admission Criteria

To qualify for admission to the adult substance abuse department, you must be 18 years or older and have at least one of the following:

  • A diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence
  • A history of substance use or experimentation without meeting diagnostic criteria
  • Have been discharged from an inpatient substance abuse program
  • Require wraparound services or aftercare services
  • Other Special Needs

Professional Staff

Services at Clay Behavioral Health Center are provided by masters-level clinicians who may be licensed or certified within the mental health or substance abuse fields.

The Adult Substance Abuse Department includes a Clinical Manager, a Clinical Coordinator, a Case Manager and six full-time therapists.

Funding for services is provided by the Florida State Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADM) Contract, Medicare, Medicaid, TANF and various county contracts and private insurances.