Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment (BOAT)
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Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment (BOAT)


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Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment is an outpatient treatment facility located in Satellite Beach, Florida. The facility opened in 1980 and initially focused on the treatment of adolescents and their families who were facing difficulties with substance abuse. The CEO and founder, John W. Holdsworth, worked to develop a program that is accessible, understandable and performance-based to assist adolescents and their families. Today BOAT accommodates adults and adolescents, with two unique programs tailored to fit their unique needs, treating substance abuse disorders and DUI convicted individuals.

Treatment and Staff

Prior to admission, all clients undergo a bio-psycho-social assessment, meeting with a counselor to develop an individualized treatment plan. Several recovery tracks are available at BOAT, including adult and adolescent substance abuse, adult and adolescent mental health and DUI treatment. In addition, BOAT offers an adolescent behavioral problem program and an anger management program. Specialized tracks for Employee Assistance Program (EAP) referrals are also available.

The adolescent substance abuse treatment program is designed to help clients between the ages of 13 and 18. Clients attend therapeutic activities a minimum of three days per week for group therapy and individual therapy. Therapy methods include psychoeducation, relapse prevention and other topics specific to adolescent populations. Random drug testing is performed in order to ensure abstinence during treatment. Clients must have good attendance in order to complete the program in good standing. BOAT provides clients with a family therapy group that runs concurrently so that the entire family system is united in purpose and goals. Dual-diagnosis support is available for clients with co-occurring disorders. Clients typically stay in the program for 12 to 15 weeks, depending on individual progress.

The adult substance abuse program is spread out over 12 weeks with treatment occurring a minimum of twice per week. Counselors utilize CBT and DBT techniques as well at Motivational interviewing (MI) to encourage positive change in the client. Family therapy is optional for clients to participate in, but is encouraged. Couples counseling is also available if a client and their spouse are seeking assistance. Clients are drug tested at random to ensure abstinence and are required to have consistent attendance in order to graduate the program.

The DUI program includes a mix of group and individual therapy that focuses on a Harm Reduction Model. If a client shows signs of addiction, they are encouraged to enroll in outpatient treatment concurrent with the DUI program. BOAT works directly with the court system to provide state approved treatment for a client’s conviction. Groups focus on psychoeducation and clients are encouraged to attend 12-step meetings during treatment. Clinical staff members are CADCs or on their way towards full certification.

In Summary

The outpatient programming at BOAT is designed to give both adults and adolescents a unique and individualized experience meeting the unique needs of their age and stage in life. Since 1980, clinical staff have aimed to create treatment objectives that work for clients and their family members so that addiction and alcoholism is treated at every level. Family, marital, group and individual counseling performed in a range of disciplines enable clients to begin their recovery with a healthy mindset and a healthy environment at home.

Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment Location

Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment
1127 South Patrick Dr, Ste 24
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment Cost

$400-460 (30 days). Reach Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment by phone at (321) 773-1111 or by email at [email protected]. Find Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment on Facebook and Google+

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