Drug Court/ Department of Corrections (DOC)
Drug Court/Department of Corrections General CSTAR Program serves male and female adults 18 years and older. This location provides outpatient treatment, referrals to Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program and FCC Behavioral Health's residential treatment services. Person(s)-served must have a substance abuse addiction/dependence diagnosis determined by a qualified counselor. Drug Court/DOC General CSTAR program also provides a variety of SATOP services to include assessments, OEP, CIP, WIP and SROP. These services are arranged and provided separately from other levels of care as the services are focused on those with drinking and driving offenses. 

Clinical services include intensive outpatient and outpatient adult substance abuse treatment services including assessments, case management, individual counseling, group education and group counseling. Drug Court/DOC serves the counties: Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Butler and Wright. Drug Court/DOC does not discriminate against individuals without regard to race, creed, national origin, gender, disability, or sexual orientation for individuals seeking treatment. 

Person(s)-served are referred from a variety of sources including, but not limited to self and family referrals, Probation/Parole officers, Division of Family Services, the judicial system, attorneys, psychiatric programs, physicians and other community agencies. Information regarding program structure and services is provided to all persons-served, family members and referral sources upon admission into the program.
Substance Use Disorders Outpatient Office Locations:
915 Highway 84
Caruthersville, Mo 63830
Phone: (573) 333-5875
624 North Walnut
Steele, Mo 63877
Phone: (573) 695-2950

1401 Laura Drive
Kennett, Mo 63857
Phone: (573) 888-4900

1905 North Douglas
Malden, Mo 63863
Phone: (573) 276-5257

1719 Business 60
Dexter, Mo 63841
Phone: (573) 624-3338
209 West Highway - Suite C
Doniphan, Mo 63935
Phone: (573) 996-2204
Courthouse Square
New Madrid, Mo 63869
Phone: (573) 748-7990
219 East 2nd Street
Mountain Grove, Mo 65711
Phone: (417) 926-1500

203 South 2nd Street
Ava, Mo 65608
Phone: (417) 926-1500

18 Courthouse Square
Gainsville, Mo 65655
Phone: (417) 926-1500
Summary of Services
Assessment. During the assessment process, a variety of assessment tools are utilized to obtain a comprehensive overview of the person(s)-served and their family. Each person(s)-served will meet face-to-face with a licensed clinician to establish person-centered care plan goals based on the individual’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. Once the goals are established, the person(s)-served will work with various staff members to develop specific steps for meeting these goals.   
Group Therapy is a way to stay in contact and keep up your progress. Group Therapy also helps you stay independent and integrate into the community outside of Treatment.  Recovery will focus on developing new meaning and purposes as you grow beyond the problems and concerns that led you to seek treatment. We offer new groups all the time. If you are interested in group therapy, ask the receptionist and/or your therapist.
Individual Counseling is a structured, goal-oriented therapeutic process in which the person(s)-served interacts on a face-to-face basis with a counselor in accordance with the individual’s rehabilitation plan in order to resolve problems related to substance use which interferes with the person(s)-served functioning. Various treatment modalities are provided by appropriately trained staff to include, but are not limited to: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment and Relapse Prevention Therapy.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidenced based practice that combines pharmacological interventions with substance use counseling and social support. All individuals in services at Stapleton General CSTAR will be educated on available medication assisted treatment interventions. The program will provide staff that are trained and certified in the delivery of Medication Assisted Treatment services. 
Community Support services, which consists of specific activities in collaboration with, or on behalf of the person(s)-served, are delivered in accordance with the recovery care plan. Community Support services maximize adjustment and functioning within the community while achieving sobriety and sustaining recovery, maximizing the involvement of natural support systems, and promoting independence and responsibility. Care Coordinators assist the individual in identifying available community resources and services to help them achieve recovery care plan goals. Care Coordinators have a working knowledge of health care, social services, employment, safe housing, recreational opportunities, transportation, and other services and systems available in the community. Care Coordinators also provide educational services regarding various daily living skills such as budgeting, meal planning and personal care. Care Coordinator services are provided in any setting that allows the best access to services. Settings may include the treatment center, medical clinics, schools and/or community businesses. 
Doctor Services (Psychiatry) is provided for individuals who prefer to be treated with psychotherapy, counseling and/or case management, our staff provide medical, nursing and prescription medicine services through coordination with local agencies and follows all state and federal laws for dispensing prescription medicine.  
Alcohol and Drug Education consists of the presentation of general information regarding substances of use, and the application of the information to participants through group discussion designed to promote recovery. 
Group Education consists of the presentation of general information and application of the information to participants through group discussion in accordance with individualized treatment plans which are designed to promote recovery and enhance social functioning. The usual and customary size of group educational sessions shall not exceed thirty (30) person(s)-served.  
Examples of topics discussed in group education are:
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem
  • Communication
  • Wellness/Health
  • Family issues
  • Coping skills
  • PAWS symptoms
  • Adult issues
  • Substance use and its effects
  • Sexual issues and sex education
  • Gender specific issues
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Life skills
  • Early recovery
  • Domestic violence
  • Co-occurring issues
  • 12-Steps
  • Vocational Skills
  • Parenting
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Study Skills
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Self-Harm Prevention
  • Budgeting and Money Management Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Nutrition
  • Community Living Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Social Supports
  • Emergency Preparedness and Personal Safety
How Do I Get Services?
Department of Corrections/Drug Court accepts referrals from a variety of sources such as:
  • Probation and Parole Offices                                   
  • Division of Family Services
  • Lawyers
  • Doctors
  • Courts
  • Other community agencies
Follow-Up Services
It is the policy of Family Counseling Center, Inc. to provide targeted follow-up services to person(s)-served by the agency. Targeted follow up services will be designed to enhance the quality of services provided by the agency and assist in program development. Targeted follow-up services will be coordinated by staff. Staff will notify person(s)-served referral sources upon discharge or dismissed of the programs.
Who Provides the Service(s)?
Our licensed therapist and certified substance use counselors provide clinical services. We work with local providers to help patients get the medical and dental services they need. Family Counseling Center providers or other local community mental health care providers offer mental health and psychiatric services.
How Do I Pay For the Service(s)?
You can pay for services out of pocket, with insurance, or Medicaid. The amount you have to pay depends on your income and how many dependents you have. Staff will help you fill out the necessary paperwork to determine what you will pay. Payer sources are determined by the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and are based on a sliding scale fee. Department of Corrections/Drug Court accepts Medicaid, Medicare, POS funds, some insurances and private pay. Only Missouri person(s)-served who qualify are notified before treatment services begin of their calculated fee for services. The person(s)-served signature acknowledges understanding and commitment to contribute financially to treatment. Many person(s)-served will pay zero out-of-pocket. You might have a monthly fee for services. This means that you will pay for your first month of services when you are admitted, and again on the first of each month you remain in treatment services.
What to Expect When You Enter Services
You will first have an “intake appointment” with admission specialists. The purpose of this appointment is to make sure we understand your situation. At this appointment, you will talk about your concerns and give staff some information about yourself. Our staff will match you to a program at or refer you to other services. The intake process takes approximately 1-2 hours.
After this appointment, a licensed mental health professional will choose your priority level for service. We believe that all individuals are important. Considering there are many that request our services, we must use a priority system to make sure that person(s)-served and their families with the most urgent needs, receive services in a timely manner. 
We assign a Care Coordinator (CC) to all person(s)-served who are accepted for services. The CC will become your contact person within Family Counseling Center and the Department of Corrections/Drug Court Program. Depending on which site you receive services, a licensed clinician may meet with you to give you a diagnosis within three (3) days of the intake process. If you would like to be seen by the psychiatrist, a referral appointment can be made at one of our sister facilities.
Therapeutic Process.
You should know that therapy is not always easy. You may have to discuss very personal information. You could find those conversations difficult and embarrassing, and you might be very anxious during and after these conversations. Counseling is meant to make problems better, but sometimes, especially at first and when you get to the root of some things, you may feel them even stronger than in the past.
Treatment can take many forms. At first, your counselor will spend time getting to know you, your child and your family. In order to create a therapy plan that works for you, counselors need to understand your concerns. Typical areas covered in this assessment include questions about:
  • Your family situation
  • Your strengths, weaknesses, and concerns
  • How you cope with problems
  • Possible solutions for your concerns
Counselors may talk about these topics with you over several sessions.
Sometimes counseling means trying new ways of doing things. You will always be free to move at your own pace. We will challenge you and your old ways of thinking and doing things, but we cannot offer any promise about results. We believe all patients are important. We treat person(s)-served in these groups first because these medical situations are very serious, and these patients need care right away:
  • Suffer from a serious substance use disorder
  • Are pregnant
  • IV drug using
  • Are homeless
  • Are ordered by a court to receive treatment
  • Need substance use crisis stabilization right away
You will create your treatment plan with your counselor and you will sign and receive a copy of your plan. Your counselor may also consult with other Family Counseling Center staff, including your case manager and/or psychiatrist, to develop some goals and strategies. Throughout this process, your counselor will give you strategies that you can use to help you with your problems and concerns.
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Program Director
Derek Jackson
Clinical Manager
Josh Brown
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