The Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma has two gender-specific residential treatment programs. Located on Long Island, the facility is about an hour outside of New York City.
The Phoenix House’s treatment philosophy is based on the belief that addiction is a chronic disease, not a moral failure, and that evidence-based treatment and a holistic approach to recovery are the best ways to ensure long-lasting recovery.
Accommodations and Food
The Women’s Recovery Program (WRP) is located in a forested area in close proximity to Lake Ronkonkoma. The Phoenix House’s facilities are state-of-the-art. Women live in double-occupancy dorm-like rooms in a spacious house. Communal areas have a TV and a range of activities available, including yoga, fitness, meditation and art classes. Clients can also enjoy fun community events like movie night and bingo.
Meals are high quality typical American fare, and supplemented with vegetables collected from an on-site garden.
Treatment and Staff
Located in a beautiful Victorian house on a stunning campus, the WRP is part of the Phoenix House, a non-profit running 120 treatment programs in 10 different states. Staff utilize evidence-based therapies—including CBT, DBT and individual therapy with psychiatrists—combined with 12-step meetings, trauma therapy and a number of group therapy modalities such as support groups, experiential therapy and psycho-education. WRP aims to treat every angle of addiction—mental, spiritual, emotional and physical. Dual diagnosis support is offered but detox is not. When needed, Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT) like Suboxone are used.
Clients at WRP receive top-notch care from a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, medical professionals, clinical case managers, family therapists, CSWs, CADCs, continuing care counselors, wellness specialists and vocation/educational specialists. Most of the staff at WRP have recovered from addictions themselves, making them far more qualified in understanding addiction than those with just a certification or degree. There are typically 34 clients and seven staff members at any given time.
Private insurance, Medicaid, credit card and cash payments are accepted at WRP, but there isn’t a sliding scale option at the time.
As part of their holistic approach, WPR offers clients fun and rewarding sober activities to fill their time. Staff have been known to take women on adventurous outings such as skiing trips as well as art classes. Additionally, a bountiful garden is attended to by clients, giving many of them a renewed sense of accomplishment and self-esteem in addition to a harvest of vegetables.
WRP staff also teach a number of life skills to help clients function well in the world once they leave treatment. These include career guidance, money management, effective communication techniques, time management skills and vocational, educational, medical, dental and psychiatric care, as well as relapse prevention, peer support and life skills training.
WRP is a drug and alcohol treatment program for women that treats the disease and the whole person by addressing medical, psychiatric and vocational needs through a wide range of therapies, the 12 steps and trainings. While the Phoenix House itself is a large non-profit, their individual campuses are small enough to allow clients to be more than just a number.
The Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Women’s Residential Program
153 Lake Shore Rd
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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