What to expect when admitted into treatment

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Basics

Fee

ALL clients MUST bring a $75.00 administrative fee (non-refundable) to be admitted into JACOA. This allows us to furnish the clients with Big Books, Big Book Dictionaries, Journals, Pens, Notebooks, Folders, Highlighters, Sobriety Coins, Art Supplies, Games and Equipment for Recreation. Thank you for helping us supply these valuable tools.

Communication

There will be a 2 week black-out for phone calls. Clients will not be allowed to make phone calls until after 2 full weeks of residential treatment. All mail must be opened in the presence of clients counselor.

Insurance

If a client has TN Care, they must present their insurance card at the time of admission, along with a current form of identification.

Legal

If a client is on probation, they must provide the name of their parole officer and phone number; a fax number, e-mail address, and mailing address are also preferred. If treatment is court referred, please provide county name, judge's name, and a contact number for the court. If a client is being represented by an attorney please provide their contact information as well.

Medication

If a client is taking medication, they must bring enough to last them the entirety of their stay, a minimum of 30 day supply. This will affect admission to the program. NO prescription will be filled unless client has paid for it.

Transportation

Individuals transporting clients must wait until the client has been admitted before leaving the facility.

Identification

Clients seeking admission must bring valid identification, such as driver's license, social security card, picture I.D., or birth certificate, etc. Clients without valid I.D. may be denied admission.

GABAPENTIN (NEURONTIN) IS A SCHEDULE V OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018) AND IS CURRENLY PROHIBITED WHILE IN TREATMENT AT JACOA.

LYRICA (PRREGABALIN) IS A SCHEDULE V OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT (EFFECTIVE JULY 28, 2005) AND IS CURRENTLY PROHIBITED WHILE IN TREATMENT AT JACOA.

Zero Waste Bathroom
Items Allowed

Plastic hangers, alarm clock, small fan

Clothing - No more than five (5) changes  allowed. ALL clothing must cover your body with no cleavage, midriff, or lower back exposed.

Shoes - Two (2) pairs allowed + shower shoes. NO backless shoes of any kind can be worn outside of shower.

Towels/ Wash cloths - At least 3 or 4 recommended.

Pillow and pillow case - Not required, but allowed.

Personal Items/Toiletries - NO products containing alcohol permitted. Non aerosol deodorant , shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, brush, razors, soap, foundation, mascara, eyeliner, chap stick, and non aerosol hairspray. 

Cigarettes - Must be brought from outside. None are available at JACOA. You should bring at least one carton.

Money No more than $100.00 cash on person permitted. Clients are soley responsible for their own funds/wallets. JACOA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MONEY LOST OR STOLEN!

Clients may bring AA/NA and spiritual material.

Devices
Items Not Allowed

No wire hangers

No mouthwash

No makeup, with the exception of foundation, mascara, and eyeliner only

No sleeveless shirts, including tank tops, muscle shirts, blouses, etc.

No sweat pants, sagging pants, or hip huggers

No clothing with obscene language, alcohol, or drug pictures/references

No shorts above knee length

No radios, music players, cell phones, or pagers

No pocket knives or sharp objects

No aerosol cans, including hairspray or deodorant

No food or drinks

No vapes or electric cigarettes 

Any prohibited items brought to JACOA must be returned home immediately. These guidelines will affect admission into the program. No more than one (1) large, or two (2) medium sized suitcases will be allowed. No personal automobiles allowed to stay on JACOA property. These will be checked by our receptionist before individual is admitted.