The Corrections and Offender Re-Entry (CORE) Program is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program for adults ages 19 and up who are recently released into the community from the Criminal Justice System. The CORE program is located on the first floor of The Compass Building at 801 Noble Street, Suite 100 in Anniston, AL 36201.  CORE is a 20 week program that meets Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. -12 p.m.  There is no cost for program participants.  Please call (256) 237-5993 for more information.

To qualify for the CORE program in Anniston, you must have a history of substance use and have been recently released from a jail or a prison. Please call (256) 237-5993 and ask for Meagan Bassett  for more information on enrollment.

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4HER is an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program that targets women and their partners with alcohol and/or drug abuse issues using a trauma informed approach.  An initial assessment will be conducted to assess qualifications to enroll, as well as, the level of care.  4HER is located on the 2nd floor of the Stewart Building at 1021 Noble Street, Suite 212, Anniston, Alabama  36201.  4HER is a 20 week program that meets 4 days a week, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There is no cost for program participants.  4HER does not enroll anyone that has been convicted of an unlawful act of sexual misconduct.

The substance abuse staff receives referrals from individuals, judges, court referral offices, probation officers, lawyers, DHR workers, and other substance abuse treatment programs. We are proud of the relationships we have built with our referral sources.

We are pleased to offer these free programs to both HIV positive and negative individuals in our community.

To qualify for the 4HER program in Anniston, you must have a history of substance use. Please call (256) 403-2947 and ask for Tiffany Jacobs for more information on getting into the program.

Both programs are certified by Alabama Department of Mental Health.  Any questions may be directed to Mesha Parker, the Director for all Substance Abuse Treatment Programs at Health Services Center.

Substance Abuse

Mesha Parker, MS, ALC, CCTP                                   Director of Substance Abuse Programs 


Timothy Phillips, MS, ED.S, ALC, Ph.D                    Project Coordinator

Sonya Ware, MS, ALC                                                Intake Coordinator

Michael Brown, MS, LPC                                           Substance Abuse Counselor

Sumunthra Bowers, MS                                             Substance Abuse Counselor

Meagan Bassett, BS                                                   Case Manager

Geoffrey Garrett                                                          Toxicology Tech / Transportation


Andrea Lewis, MS, ALC                                              Project Coordinator

Kenesha Allen, MS                                                      Substance Abuse Counselor

Shannon Terrell, MS, Ed.S, ALC, CCTP                    Substance Abuse Counselor

Yashika Fomby, LBSW, MS, Ed.S, ALC                     Substance Abuse Counselor

Tiffany Jacobs, BSW                                                   Case Manager

Ashley Hodge                                                              Toxicology Tech / Transportation