Founded in 1970 in Miami, Florida, Concept House is a non-profit social service agency that provides residential treatment, transitional care and sober living for adults and adolescents dealing with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders.
Accommodations and Food
At Concept House, the co-ed adult inpatient program has a 15-bed capacity. Clients live in a residential wing of the main building. Dorm-style, gender-specific rooms accommodate two clients each. Residents are served three hot meals daily. The food follows nutritional guidelines and is low on carbs. A typical day might consist of scrambled eggs and sausage for breakfast, spinach wrap for lunch and tilapia or shrimp scampi for dinner. Concept House stresses that it is a non-smoking facility and provides smoking cessation classes for those who didn’t kick the habit prior to going into rehab.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment length depends on a client’s growth in the program. Clients receive individualized treatment plans. Every 30 days, clients meet with case managers for a progress report. Concept House is not a medical facility, and those requiring detox are provided with medical referrals.
Concept House employs evidence-based methods, including CBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), which is a form of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Weekly treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, educational classes, and on-site 12-step meetings. Group topics include relapse prevention, life skills, spirituality, triggers, healthy relationships, coping skills, co-occurring disorders and support mechanisms. Classes focus on HIV/STD/AIDS education and prevention. Additionally, clients must get a sponsor and work their steps.
A typical day at Concept House means getting up at 6 am, followed by breakfast and a yoga/meditation group from 9 am to 10:30 am. After that, there is group therapy, followed by lunch. The afternoon schedule may include individual therapy, group therapy, meditation, 12-step meetings, dinner, followed by another meeting and free time between 8 and 9 pm. Lights out is 10:30 pm. Residents are given free time to meet with their sponsors on Saturdays.
Staff members at Concept House include Master’s-level social workers, CADCs, case managers and the program director.
Clients are taught basic life skills, time management, and career preparation which includes resume writing, interview skills and proper grooming.
At Concept House, the program is highly structured with around-the-clock supervision. This is a great program for clients who want an affordable, no-nonsense approach to recovery in beautiful Miami. For those who want a little more down time, alternative therapies and perhaps a few massages in their recovery protocol, this rehab might not be the right match.
162 NE 49th Street
Miami, FL 33137
Concept House, Inc. Cost: $5,000 (30 days). Reach Concept House by phone at (305) 751-6501 or by email at [email protected]
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