We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between New Season Treatment Center and The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), as we join hands to address the pressing issues of Substance Use Disorders (SUD)/Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and co-occurring mental health issues.

Pioneering Addiction Treatment

New Season has been at the forefront of addiction treatment since 1986, operating more than 80 addiction treatment centers across 20 states nationwide. Our mission has always been to provide comprehensive care and support to individuals struggling with OUD, offering customized therapeutic programs and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to aid in their recovery journey. Additionally, we are dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of opioid addiction as a treatable disease, working tirelessly to reduce stigma and increase access to treatment services.

A Collaborative Effort for Change

In this groundbreaking partnership, New Season is teaming up with The Jason Foundation to establish the Phoenix Division, a new arm of the organization focused on raising awareness and providing essential resources to address SUD/OUD and mental health challenges, which are often linked to suicidal ideation.

Building Vital Hubs for Support

Through the Phoenix Division, Jason Foundation Community Resource Centers will be established in 35 New Season MAT Programs nationwide. These centers will serve as vital hubs where individuals can access information about the relationship between OUD/SUD and mental health, as well as available support resources.

The participating New Season Treatment Centers are:





North Carolina

South Carolina


Enthusiasm for Change

Jim Shaheen, CEO of New Season, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “By joining forces with The Jason Foundation, we can expand our reach and impact in combating substance use disorders and associated mental health issues. Together, we are better equipped to provide education, support and hope to those in need.”

Addressing Urgent Needs

The urgency of addressing these issues cannot be overstated. According to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics System, there were 107,260 reported drug overdose-related deaths in the US for the 12-month period ending in January 2023, with a staggering 75.8% linked to opioid use. Additionally, a 2018 article highlights that individuals with substance use disorders face a risk of suicide 10-14 times greater than that of the general population.

Mission and Vision

Clark Flatt, President of JFI, underscored the mission of the partnership, stating, “Our aim is to educate the public about the escalating challenges of drug abuse, particularly opioid abuse, and its intersection with mental health. Through education, we aspire to empower individuals to seek assistance without stigma and prevent substance abuse.”

Taking the First Step Towards Recovery

For more information about this partnership and the resources available through the Phoenix Division, please visit the website.

Join Us in Making a Difference

We are proud to stand alongside The Jason Foundation in this critical endeavor, and we look forward to making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities affected by substance use disorders and mental health challenges.

Seeking Help

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, contact us at 1-877-284-7074 or Get Help Now.

Read the full press release here.