The Agency for Community Treatment Services or ACTS was founded in 1978 as a small substance abuse treatment facility and has since grown to offer numerous services, locations and detox centers. With a home base in Tampa, Florida, ACTS offers residential services for both adolescents and adults, outpatient treatment, detox services and housing programs for veterans and the indigent.
With co-ed accommodations in Tarpon Springs, Florida known as Pinellas Domiciliary, men and women suffering from alcoholism and addiction with co-occurring disorders receive evidence-based care through individual and group therapies using CBT.
Food and Accommodations
The accommodations for both the adult and adolescent residential programs are held in a home-like environment. Men and women staying at Pinellas Domiciliary share rooms with one client of the same gender. There are typically two adults per room in the adult home and three adolescents sharing a bedroom in the adolescent home. Bathrooms are divided by gender. Each home has a living room with a cable TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Clients take turns preparing the meals, which consist of healthy options like salad and sandwiches. There are also full laundry facilities and large front and backyards for outdoor recreation.
Treatment and Staff
ACTS provides a wide range of treatment services including outpatient, residential and detox services. The outpatient program consists of CBT-based individual, group and family therapy. The program typically lasts 90 days and clients attend 3-hour group therapy three times a week and 1-hour individual sessions once a week. Separate detox centers are available as well as medication management and Medication Assisted Therapies (MAT).
Both the adult and adolescent residential programs follow the same basic structure with clients attending two daily group therapy sessions, one 12-step meeting a day and two individual sessions per week. Although each treatment path is individualized, all residents discuss the same topics in groups including relapse prevention, addiction education, coping skills, self-esteem building, trust building for relationships, independent living skills for adults and life planning for adolescents. The adolescent program also has an alternative school for young people seeking a recovery-supportive learning environment. Families are typically thoroughly involved in treatment and attend family therapy sessions twice a week.
In addition to residential and outpatient services, ACTS also offers court liaison services and housing programs. Temporary and permanent housing is available for the homeless as well as those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. Transitional housing services for veterans in need of living arrangements and treatment for substance abuse and dual-diagnosis support are available as well as ongoing outpatient support for veterans continuing their recovery journeys.
ACTS offers a wide range of substance abuse and mental health services to the Tampa-area community. Multiple locations and residential and outpatient tracks combined with experienced staff makes this network of options a good option for men, women and young people seeking affordable care. With individualized care and support for veterans and the homeless, this comprehensive care organization helps a wide range of individuals develop a foundation for long-term sobriety and wellness.
Agency for Community Treatment Services
4612 N 56th St
Tampa, FL 33610
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