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Jason’s Retreat for Men


Jason’s retreat currently serves 30 adult men at a facility on the east side of Bakersfield, CA. Activities center is the “Big House”, our original two story house, it is where the clients reside and also includes a large dining room and community kitchen. We also lease single-family homes nearby, for sober living and have classrooms and counseling offices centrally located. Our staff provides support services including transportation to and from professional appointments, outside counseling, schools and child visits.


Treatment stays very depending on funding sources from 45 days to 120 days. It is a busy time, with classes 4 times daily on weekdays. Clients also attend 12-step meetings almost daily with their fellow clients.

All of our programs are 12-Step based, social model programs that emphasize accountability and individual responsibility.

Clients study the 12-Step program pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous and now used by Narcotics Anonymous and other groups, with special emphasis on the first four steps.

Clients attend daily meetings, find 12-Step sponsors and build strong 12-Step support groups.

Jason’s has a staff of four full time CAADAC trained counselors for our residential program, and others who work with clients in our Intensive Outpatient program, housed at 504 Bernard St....

Our staff offer groups and classes that focus on

  • alcohol/drug addiction education
  • anger management
  • life style changes
  • medical obligations
  • legal obligations
  • financial obligations
  • self-esteem
  • relapse prevention
  • job preparedness
  • completing education
  • refreshing job skills
  • reestablishing primary
  • building family relationships
  • coping with child care issues
  • communication skills
  • setting boundaries
  • and related subjects


Visitation Privileges

Clients may receive visits from spouses, children, family members and close friends on two occasions each week.

  • On Monday night
    • residential clients and their families participate in Family Night Group at            6:00 PM....
    • Family Night is intended to acquaint family members with recovery principles        to facilitate better understanding.
    • Drop Offs allowed only 15 minutes before family night.
    • During family night (sign ins required).

  • On Sundays families permitted visits anytime from
    • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30p.m...
    • Drop Offs allowed only 15 minutes before visits.
    • During family night (sign ins required).

  • During the first 10 days, clients are restricted from having outside contacts or         distractions.

  • After that time clients have phone privileges
    • between 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • and may leave the facility with an escort for appointments on Fridays, with        permission of their primary counselor.

  • Clients staying over 45 days may earn passes starting with a
    • 6-hour pass on the weekend
    • and earning 30-hour passes.

  • Depending on funding,
    • some clients move into Sober-Living housing
    • and outpatient treatment.
    • Others remain in residential housing and engage in job search when        appropriate.

(Subject to hours change)

Sober Living

Jason's Retreat also has sober living for anyone seeking less structure as an option for their treatment needs. We are certified through Kern County Mental Health and Probation approved. Clients are assisted with day to day living skills, job readiness and the structure of a safe, clean and sober environment evident by random drug screens and on site Alco Sensor Breathalyzer for daily alcohol testing.

Job Search

In the latter stage of treatment, clients are responsible to attend vocational training to assist in their job search goals and needs. They then begin searching for employment. We believe that employment is important for a client’s success upon completion of primary treatment. Becoming self-supportive adds to continued success.

Clients are subject to random drug screening tests and daily alcohol test taken on site with alcohol screen sensor.