ASAM Level .5 Early Intervention

ASAM Level .5 

Participants are considered at risk for further problems with alcohol or other drugs and could benefit from education to stop the progression. This is provided by our Alcohol & Drug Information School (ADIS) operated through the Juneau Alcohol Safety Action Program (JASAP) that is a part of JAMHI.


Our outpatient substance use treatment is best provided in a group setting, though individual therapy is also available to treat substance use disorders.

The substance use group JAMHI offers is based on a biopsychosocial model and incorporates strategies from several evidence-based therapies, including:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  •  Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy.

The program uses a topical rotation of five modules and is designed in such a way that new group members can start at any point in the rotation. Treatment is based on a total abstinence approach to recovery, although the prescribed use of Sublocade, Vivitrol, and other medications to treat addiction is welcomed.