Substance Abuse

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Substance Abuse Services

Clay Behavioral Health Center has substance abuse and prevention programs for adults, children, teens and families. All programs within the Substance Abuse Department provide the participant with the information he or she needs to reduce their dependence on drugs or alcohol and begin a new start on a healthy, fulfilling and substance-free life.

Substance abusers do not suffer from a lack of willpower or moral deficiency , but rather a disease which responds to therapeutic interventions; substance abusers often merely lack the knowledge and understanding of how to manage their illness.


Adult Services

  • Intervention
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Intermediate Level Outpatient Treatment
  • Extensive Outpatient Treatment Program
  • Dual Diagnosis – Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Prescription Medicine Education
  • Adult Drug Court Program
  • Aftercare Program


Children and Teens

  • Intervention
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psycho-educational Therapy
  • Prevention

Family Intervention Specialist

Staff develops linkages and assessments for parents and adolescents in need of substance abuse interventions. Staff will complete Mental Health and Substance Abuse assessments and recommend the level of treatment individualized for each person. Discharge from the program occurs when parents/adolescents have engaged in substance abuse services for a minimum of half the recommended treatment duration and show no need for outside supports. Families must be referred by DCF or Kids First of Florida.