Located in Long Island, New York, Phoenix House: Lake Ronkonkoma has two separate gender-specific residential programs. The Men’s Residential Program (MRP) prepares adult males for healthy, drug- and alcohol-free lives through inpatient substance abuse treatment, education and social services. The Phoenix House treatment philosophy is based on the belief that addiction is a chronic disease, not a moral failure, and that holistic and evidence-based treatment are the best approaches to ensuring long-lasting recovery. The Phoenix House tailors its programs to meet the individual needs of each client; considering biological, social and psychological factors. MRP’s intention is to help clients not only get and stay sober but also redefine who they are.
Accommodations and Food
The MRP is located in a woody area, set back 500 feet from gorgeous Lake Ronkonkoma. Since Phoenix House is such a large organization, operating 120 treatment programs in 10 different states, its facilities are state-of-the-art. Men live in dorm-style bedrooms in a spacious house. There are typically 30 men in treatment at any given time. Communal areas have TV and host a number of recreational activities including movie nights and bingo. All food served is fresh and healthy, with meals prepared in the small, home-like kitchen.
Treatment and Staff
MRP aims to tackle every angle of addiction and provides individualized treatment with varying lengths of stay. Treatment incorporates trauma-informed evidence-based practices, such as CBT and DBT, into its group and individual therapy. Family counseling, psychoeducation, 12-step meetings and some experiential therapies are also worked into the programs. Dual diagnosis support is offered but detox is not. However, when needed, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) via buprenorphine is utilized.
Clients at MRP receive top-notch care from a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, medical professionals, clinical case managers, family therapists, social workers, CADCs, continuing care counselors, wellness specialists and vocation/educational specialists. Most of the staff at MRP are in recovery themselves. There are usually at least seven staff members on site at any given time.
Clients often participate in a number of holistic activities including expressive arts, meditation, fitness and other activities that support a healthy, sober lifestyle. Phoenix House believes any form of art is a great outlet for clients to express themselves and tap into their creativity, both of which benefit their healing and recovery process.
In order to set clients up for success after treatment, MRP implements teaching life skills; including career guidance, money management, vocational training, effective communication and time management skills as well as relapse prevention and peer support.
MRP is a holistic drug and alcohol treatment program for adult men that addressing medical, psychiatric and vocational needs through a wide range of therapies, the 12 steps, sober activities and skills training. The facility is top-notch and the quality of care is above average, but the individual campuses are small enough to allow clients to be more than just a number.
Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Men’s Residential Program
153 Lake Shore Rd
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Men’s Residential Program Cost: Medicaid, Private Insurance, and cash are accepted. Reach Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Men’s Residential Program by phone at (888)-671-9392. Find Phoenix House on Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter
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