Ambrosia Treatment Center Port St. Lucie Review
The Ambrosia Treatment Center offers several residential substance abuse treatment facilities, including the one in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which caters to young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 with a main treatment focus being on opioid addictions. The Port St. Lucie program offers individualized care through a variety of evidence-based and holistic therapy practices and incorporates the 12-step philosophy. In addition, the expansive Ambrosia network can provide easy access to detox services, outpatient programs and aftercare.
Accommodations and Food
The Port St. Lucie location is a beach community that offers gender-specific condo-style living accommodations for both the men and women. In general there are four clients to an apartment, two per room, that share common spaces like a dining room, kitchen and living room. Units boast flat screen televisions and a pool. The residences are spacious and comfortable, and offer other amenities like an on site gym and gardens. The homes are fully furnished and provide all linens and bedding.
There are weekly outings where clients go shopping for the week’s food. The clients receive a food card, which covers the cost of all their meals, and they prepare food for themselves in their residences. Often the clients take turns making meals for the whole house.
Treatment and Staff
The clinical facility where the clients receive daily treatment is walking distance to the residences, which offers convenience and ease for the clientele. Clients typically attend several group sessions weekly and one individual session per week. Treatment also includes some holistic approaches, like art and music therapy and focus on physical relaxation through massage and chiropractic services offer twice a week.
CBT, EMDR and trauma-informed care is common within the group or individual structure, and gender specific groups are also offered within the treatment schedule weekly. Psychoeducation lectures and classes cover relapse prevention techniques, coping skills and aftercare options. There are also additional treatment options for clients with co-occurring disorders who can meet with a psychiatrist weekly for medication management.
There are residential staff members on site 24 hours a day who offer assistance and guidance during the clients 30 day stay. The clinical staff are Master’s-level therapists with LCSW and CADC accreditations. There are also nurses available at all times, and weekly visits with a physician if needed.
The residents are included in organized recreational activities like heading to the beach or going on nature walks. There are also ongoing support services for both alumni and family members in the form of counseling sessions over the phone and connection to a local support community through monthly alumni meetings.
Ambrosia in Port St Lucie offers treatment on the beach that is personalized and caring. The treatment options while at the facility are comprehensive and offer a continued support system even after the clients leave. This a great option for young people struggling with opiate abuse because they will find a built-in community of peers in the beginning of recovery. Access to the larger resources of the Ambrosia network is an added bonus.
Ambrosia Treatment Center Port St. Lucie Location
546 Northwest University Blvd #103
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
Ambrosia Treatment Center Port St. Lucie Cost
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