Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services

JR provides Substance Use Dependency (SUD) treatment services following the standards and guidance of the America Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), which dictates comprehensive assessment, levels of care, treatment planning, and continuity of care.

SUD treatment is provided by treatment specialists who are certified by the Department of Health. Teams of SUD Specialists provide services at secure facilities.  JR funds contracted Aftercare Liaisons to provide and coordinate SUD services for young people who are in group homes or have returned to their community. Aftercare Liaisons are employed by community providers who also provide SUD treatment and other services reimbursed by Medicaid. 

Exodus and SMART Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

Exodus and SMART provide intensive outpatient treatment, relapse prevention, recovery support, and aftercare planning services at JR’s secure residential facilities.


Exodus serves males (ages 18 and under) and females (ages 12-25) at Echo Glen Children’s Center.


SMART serves males (ages 17 to 25) at Green Hill School. Both programs help individuals understand their drug use and explore the possibility of a drug-free quality of life through a blend of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF), Harm Reduction, DBT skills, and drug and alcohol education. SMART also incorporates elements of the Matrix Model and evidence-based treatment for stimulant dependence. Relapse prevention, continuing care plans, and recovery support are also provided.

Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Services

Medical and behavioral health personnel agency-wide work closely with other state agencies and community providers to provide cutting-edge interventions in response to the dire and dangerous opioid epidemic. This includes medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for young people with opioid dependence. An individual’s continuing care plan covers a comprehensive transition plan for reentry back into the community. The plan includes a connection with medical providers for medication management and SUD treatment providers for behavioral health aftercare support.