Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Addiction Center (JADAC) is a a division of Seven Counties Services in Louisville, Kentucky. JADAC offers detox and short-term residential substance abuse treatment, as well as several outpatient programs. Since 1975 when the facility opened, has served over 250,000 clients, families and pregnant women utilizing the 12-step approach to recovery.
Accommodations and Food
JADAC’s programs are all held in the same location, which from the outside resembles a community center or office building in the middle of a busy neighborhood. Inside, the space holds an 80-bed facility that is a mix of men and women, separated on opposite wings. Sleeping quarters are dorm style, with a couple shared bathrooms on each floor that the clients are responsible to maintain during their stay. The rooms are comfortable for several clients to share, but there is limited space for storage of personal items and clothes. There are shared dressers and closets, but clients should be mindful to not over pack. However, there are washers and dryers on site so keeping clothes clean is not an issue. Bedding is provided, but clients should bring their own towels and toiletries.
The building includes offices and classrooms where programming takes place, as well as a TV area where clients watch movies together. Clients can smoke in the designated outside areas. Three meals a day are provided on-site by a kitchen staff and served in the large dining room. The food is served cafeteria style with a variety of options daily. Coffee is also available.
Treatment and Staff
Clients coming to JADAC generally begin with the detox process, which can last for up to seven days. During this time clients are monitored 24 hours a day and have group and individual therapy, as well as being introduced to the 12-steps. For clients who don’t want to continue with treatment, the staff provides resources and referrals to AA or NA meeting locations.
For those who stay at the facility, the residential portion is short term, so between 15 to 30 days. These days consist of several group therapy sessions daily, one individual session per week, psycheducational lectures and outside AA or NA meetings. The staff encourages clients to build relationships within the community and obtain a sponsor while in treatment so once they leave support is available to them. The classes and group therapy cover relapse prevention and coping skills, while teaching clients about the disease of addiction and the effect it can have long term. There are also life skills and vocational training services, and aftercare planning, which may involve continuing on with the facilities outpatient treatment.
There is a family day where client’s family members can participate in group activities, and get acquainted with the program. Once that is completed, family is able to come to visit clients during designated visiting hours.
Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Addiction Center isn’t the place to go if one expects spa days and hot stone massages while going through treatment. However, JADAC provides simple and effective services, teaching clients how to get and stay clean, which is a life saving gift.
Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Addiction Center
101 West Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, KY 40202
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