Park Place Behavioral Healthcare is the Community Mental Health Center for Osceola County, providing its services to the surrounding area since 1976. Having expanded tremendously in the almost 40 years since its inception, Park Place now has are over 30 programs that provide mental health and addiction treatment services across multiple campuses in Central Florida. The 60,000-square foot main campus offers residential and outpatient programs to address mental health issues, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in Kissimmee, half an hour south of Orlando.
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The palm tree-lined entrance to the huge main campus looks like it could be the driveway into a hotel. The fountain out front only amplifies this effect and yet the actual residential substance abuse program is very small, usually with 10 or fewer clients at a time. It all depends on numbers, but frequently clients have the modestly furnished rooms to themselves without having to pay extra. It seems like a lot of space to roam, what with the on-site gym and an outdoor basketball court. But on a scale of one to 10, 10 being a very strict rehab and one being completely lax, Park Place is about a six. While some rehabs go by the buddy system, residential clients here aren’t allowed even to the gym or cafeteria without the company of a tech. These escorted clients eat in a cafeteria three times a day where vegetarians can be accommodated; there is always a salad bar at the very least.
To be admitted to one of the substance abuse programs located on Park Place’s main campus, clients must first go through a screening process to determine the severity of their addiction and the correspondingly appropriate level of care, which may or may not involve living at Park Place while in treatment.
The residential program is 28 days, with the option of starting in detox when necessary for an additional fee. Once detoxed, which may take anywhere from a few days to a week or more, clients move to residential lodgings. Most clients share a therapist, who they meet with once a week. Residents work together in process groups to discuss the cycle of addiction and relapse. Educational groups focus on the stages of recovery and making the life changes necessary to stay sober. Groups meet every day, but less frequently on the weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays, clients are taken to 12-step meetings off-campus. Family therapy can be arranged at any point during treatment by the client’s request.
Many of the same services are offered to clients who come to Park Place for outpatient addiction treatment. These clients are encouraged to find work if they are not already employed, and learn to balance recovery efforts with regular life. They can choose to join the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), where groups are offered three days a week for three hours per day, or the regular outpatient program, where groups meet for one hour once or twice a week during off-peak hours.
Park Place Behavioral Healthcare’s program is small but the facility is large and there is a lot of staff, increasing the possibility of personal attention and individualized treatment. Its solid treatment philosophy; 12-steps meetings and fellowship and the access to dual diagnosis support shouldn’t be overlooked.
Park Place Behavioral Healthcare Location
206 Park Place Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34746
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