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JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South

JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Accredited
  • Outpatient

JBS Mental Health Authority, located in Birmingham, Alabama, focuses on holistic psychiatric care and addiction recovery services. Catering to a diverse population including youth, adults, and notable groups like first responders and healthcare professionals, this facility stands out for its comprehensive, 12-step-focused approach and personalized care across various levels of treatment.

  • Specialized Programs for Diverse Groups: Offers programs tailored for adolescents, seniors, healthcare personnel, first responders, and individuals with co-occurring disorders.
  • Comprehensive Continuum of Care: Includes assertive community treatment, crisis intervention, inpatient and outpatient care, sober living, and aftercare.
  • Licensed and Accredited: State-licensed facility ensuring high standards of care and support for recovery.

JBS Mental Health Authority is recognized for its commitment to quality, evidenced by its state licensing and comprehensive treatment offerings. The facility prioritizes personalized care plans including medical and mental health assessments, and drug and alcohol screening. Their approach integrates individual, group, and family counseling with life skills training, focusing on real-life applications such as coping strategies, self-care, and relapse prevention.

The facility addresses a range of addictions and issues including drug addiction, substance abuse, alcoholism, and dual diagnosis conditions. Treatment methods encompass a blend of evidence-based practices with various levels of care, from in-depth inpatient programs to flexible outpatient services and supportive aftercare, making JBS Mental Health Authority a nurturing environment for recovery and personal growth.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 15 Conditions Treated
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 16 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations


State License

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South

It’s not easy getting sober on one’s own, or even going to rehab and escaping the grasp of addiction by oneself. Substance abuse treatment gives addicts a place to stay sober while learning what it takes to quit for good. They will learn from others about what works and what doesn’t work with remaining drug-free.

Treatment centers such as JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South focus on the needs of individual addicts to heal them. There is a combination of physical and mental therapies that treat the root cause of the addiction, whether it be family problems, stress, or past traumatic events.

The final benefit of substance abuse treatment is introducing new people who can help in your recovery after you leave JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South. Through group therapy sessions with other addicts and attending support meetings once a day, a person will learn how to interact with others and cope with cravings. This is a chance for you to rebuild your social circle healthily after you leave treatment.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South

The most common co-occurring disorders are schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. Most rehab facilities in Alabama provide patients with a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis gives rehab the means to treat addiction while restoring mental and emotional health. JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South‘s team of doctors, counselors, nurses, therapists and other medical staff will conduct a comprehensive assessment. They will determine the appropriate treatments for an individual patient to maximize their chances of recovery.

Recovery is not simply about stopping drug use. Recovery is working with addiction while recovering mental health issues that are fueling the addiction in the first place.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient treatment is considered the lower intensity level of addiction treatment. It’s ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. It may include weekly sessions instead of daily. It may include weekly sessions instead of daily. Peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved but at a lesser frequency than an intensive outpatient program. It is a good choice for someone who doesn’t need to go through a medically supervised detox and who has a supportive home environment. It requires motivation and dedication to commit to the program without constant monitoring.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy involves one-on-one sessions between the patient and therapist. It provides patients with a safe environment to openly discuss personal and sensitive issues with the therapist. They find the therapist as someone they can trust. Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address them effectively. The therapist can develop patient-specific customized solutions through individual therapy, which aids speedier recovery.

Groups typically involve meetings with other recovering addicts who can relate to one another’s experiences. They might meet in person or online and typically focus on the process of staying sober rather than overcoming a specific addiction.

In these groups managed by JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South, addicts can build a sense of community and develop strong emotional connections with others who understand what they are going through. These beneficial relationships can help addicts overcome their cravings and prevent relapse at any point during the recovery process.

There is hope for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the solution. CBT focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the addiction problem in the first place and may cause a relapse. This type of psychotherapy addresses negative feelings common in substance abuse disorders. It helps to change them by restructuring thought patterns. It’s about removing negative thoughts and providing long-term benefits while promoting self-awareness, self-control, and healthy ways to respond to negative thoughts. These sessions can be done by themselves or as part of combination therapy.

MNT is a type of treatment for addictions such as drug abuse or alcoholism where patients receive counseling while learning about healthy eating habits. Alabama dietitians work closely with counselors during these sessions on meal planning, cooking demonstrations, shopping tips, grocery store tours, and food education.

The goal of medical nutrition therapy for drug and alcohol addiction is to help patients avoid “trigger” foods. For example, someone who craves alcohol may be addicted to sugar. Making sure this person eats a balanced diet with recommended amounts of protein, vegetables, and fruit can help manage urges to drink.

Nicotine replacement therapy treats nicotine addiction using external sources of nicotine, such as patches or gum to substitute for nicotine. This allows people trying to quit smoking to get their desired dose of nicotine without actually having to smoke cigarettes. The idea behind NRT is that by providing smokers with nicotine in forms that are not cigarettes, they may be more likely to quit smoking.

NRT has been available for many years now, and there is a wealth of evidence that shows that it helps people trying to quit smoking. There are several different types of NRT devices on the market now. Patients interested in quitting smoking should talk to their doctors about the best kind of NRT for them.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South

Experiential Therapy teaches people how to think differently about their lives and change their emotions by changing their behavior. This type of treatment is accomplished with various activities that may involve acting, props, arts and crafts, animal care, or other tools that may be effective.

This therapy aims for patients to release suppressed thoughts that cause bad feelings and drug addiction. Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc., are some of the activities used in this therapy. Gradually an individual will feel calmer and more loving which will change their perception positively. In addition to treating drug addiction, experiential therapy is beneficial for different behavioral and eating disorders.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Location & Contact

    JBS Mental Health Authority - 4th Avenue South Location and Directions
    3600 4th Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL 35222

    Phone Number
    (205) 322-7335

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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Family, Group, Individuals
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    Listed October 25, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

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