Who will you share my information with, and what if someone calls and wants a copy of my assessment or any other information I’ve shared?

Information can only be shared with your permission. The Recovery Resource Center staff will discuss the confidentiality of your conversation and answer any questions. If you want to share the information, a release form will be completed to provide details of what information is shared and who it is shared with.

Will I be drug tested?

No, you will not be drug tested at the Information Center.

Will I be required to go into treatment if I come in and get an assessment?

Visiting the Recovery Resource Center does not obligate you to go into treatment or even to get an assessment. There are actually no obligations at all. We just want to answer your questions and offer support.

What if I disagree with the treatment recommendation but still want help?

The counselor will discuss the treatment recommendation and your concerns. We will listen and help develop the best plan of action.

Can I come in to talk to someone about how to help a family member of mine who is addicted?

Yes. We are open to assisting you or someone close who may need help.

Can I come to the center if I live outside of Jefferson County?


I’m not ready for treatment. Can I still come in and get a Naloxone kit?


What are the “12 steps”?

The 12-step model was developed by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935 to provide structure to the recovery process. Many self-help groups are based on the 12-step model. In addition, treatment facilities may integrate the 12 Steps into their practice. The 12 Steps, as outlined in the original Big Book and presented by Alcoholics Anonymous are:

  1. Admitting powerlessness over the addiction
  2. Believing that a higher power (in whatever form) can help
  3. Deciding to turn control over to the higher power
  4. Taking a personal inventory
  5. Admitting to the higher power, oneself, and another person the wrongs done
  6. Being ready to have the higher power correct any shortcomings in one’s character
  7. Asking the higher power to remove those shortcomings
  8. Making a list of wrongs done to others and being willing to make amends for those wrongs
  9. Contacting those who have been hurt, unless doing so would harm the person
  10. Continuing to take personal inventory and admitting when one is wrong
  11. Seeking enlightenment and connection with the higher power via prayer and meditation
  12. Carrying the message of the 12 Steps to others in need

Sources: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous