Core I & II | Substance Use Recovery | Valley Behavioral Health


Co-occurring Reentry and Empowerment (CORE) program offers services to adult male or female criminal offenders suffering from co-occurring disorders including substance abuse and mental health. The 16-bed facilities have been designed to provide wrap-around services both onsite and in the community, integrating mental health and substance abuse treatment approaches with the ultimate goal of successful reentry and reduction in recidivism.

This will be accomplished by empowering consumers, promoting abstinence from substance abuse, improving positive emotional functioning, and promoting accountability.

We seek to empower consumers, promote abstinence from substance abuse, improve positive emotional function and increase accountability.

The CORE programs are designed to enhance readiness to change by working with consumers to develop a relapse prevention plan to reintegrate the consumer into recovery-oriented services of work, education, family, and community life. The program establishes strong linkages between law enforcement, the court, and correctional departments to ensure coordination of these services for those consumers who need it.

The program focuses on person-centered planning and provides access to a comprehensive continuum of services which includes consumer, group, family addiction therapy, medication management, consumer mentoring, skills development, personal services, and case management. Length of services are linked directly to the consumer’s response to treatment with an average length of stay from 4 to 6 months.

CORE I (Men’s) address 443 south 600 east, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
CORE II (Women’s) address 1228 south 900 east, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

CORE I and II phone 888.949.4864

Jessie's Story

My name is Jessie, I’m 35 almost 36, and I’ve been with Valley on and off since I was 19. Pretty steadily since I was 25. I’ve been on my own since I was 15…my parents kicked me out at that age because I am gay, and I’ve been on drugs since I was 21. I’ve had kind of a crazy life. I was a kid of self-inflicted violence. I burned a lot, I cut a lot and I switched from that to doing drugs all the time when I was 21…trying to fill that void that my parent’s lack of acceptance filled. I was a partying kid —doing anything for a high until I was about 25. When I was 25 I was kidnapped for five days. I had a full mental breakdown when I was kidnapped, and when I came back I was nothing like the person I was  before.

“I hit rock bottom…I didn’t wanna do drugs anymore, didn’t want to live anymore, didn’t want to do anything that was going to help me in any way anymore. I was stuck and I decided you know, I’m either going to live or I’m gonna die, and I chose to live. I went to the VOA detox center for a month. Then I called every treatment center in the area trying to get into some kind of treatment, and Valley called back. CORE called back. I’ve been here for 28 weeks and I love it.”

Jessie’s future looks bright. She’s hoping to go into CORE housing where she’ll have her own apartment. She wants to get into peer support and then eventually get a job as a Case Manager where she can give back to those that are in recovery.


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