Meridian Treatment Solutions views substance abuse as a symptom, offering a mix of traditional therapeutic practices and holistic alternatives to help clients unravel the underlying issues behind their addiction. With individualized, long-term treatment in a high-end setting, clients can begin to heal and find a life of health and recovery. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida facility is operated by Meridian Treatment Solutions.
Accommodations and Food
Just 300 feet away from the beach, the residences at Meridian Treatment Solutions are separated by gender. Each home includes spacious bedrooms shared between two people. The rooms feature marble floors, lots of natural lights and two full-sized beds. With an open and airy feel, the rest of the house is inviting and warm. The living room has oversized white couches, a flat screen television and tons of movies to choose from. The kitchen follows the beach house vibe and includes a small dining room for meals. Groups and therapy take place in the main facility, which is across the street.
Clients prepare their own food with the exception of lunch which is catered. Because the facility can only take a small number of residents, menu requests and suggestions are always welcome. Food choices are made to promote nutrition and strength as clients progress in their recovery.
The residences also include rooftop patios where clients can soak up some sun or smoke. While there is no on-site recreational area, clients have access to a local gym on a daily basis. While at the gym, they can work under the guidance of a fitness instructor. Weekly guided yoga classes are also an option.
Treatment and Staff
This facility looks at addiction as a three-pronged condition—a mental obsession, a physical allergy and a spiritual malady. Following the guidance of the 12 steps, clients receive individualized treatment that heals the mind, body and spirit over 45 to 90 days or beyond (some clients stay up to a year). With the help of a psychiatrist, nurses, case managers, a dietician and a fitness trainer, clients attend one-on-one therapy several times a week with the option to see therapists every day if necessary. (CBT and DBT are two of the therapeutic methods employed.) Meridian also offers group therapy, spiritual counseling and nutrition. Group topics include a 12-step introduction, meditation, relapse prevention, codependency, anger management, life skills and processing. To address trauma, private EMDR sessions are available for all clients at no additional charge. Family therapy is offered with the individual counselor on a weekly basis. Family members are also invited to participate in group therapy and educational lectures.
While detox is not available on-site, the program can make outside arrangements with a local detox facility prior to treatment.
For clients wishing to receive a bit of TLC, biofeedback, massage, acupuncture and chiropractic services are available at an additional cost.
With an array of Master’s-level clinicians, a three-to-one staff-client ratio, 24-hour care and an owner and VP who are on-site six days a week (including evenings), Meridian Treatment Solutions is a solid option with many offerings.
Meridian Treatment Solutions
4401 Tradewinds Ave
Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
Meridian Treatment Solutions Cost: $22,500 (though flexible depending on the family’s needs, 30 days). Reach Meridian Treatment Solutions by phone at 954-909-0435. FindMeridian Treatment Solutions on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
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