Founded in 2014, Station House Retreat is a specialized substance abuse treatment program for veterans, police, fire fighters, corrections officers, EMTs, federal agents and other first responders struggling with addiction. Located in Boynton Beach, Florida, Station House provides residential and outpatient programs with extensive dual diagnosis support and trauma-informed care, including help for those suffering from PTSD. Station House Retreat is part of the Aion Recovery group, which offers treatment to men, women and LGBT clients at three other residential facilities in the Boynton Beach area.
Accommodations and Food
The Station House residential program is located in an upscale single family home on an attractive, sprawling property. Men and women are assigned private or semi-private, gender-specific rooms with twin beds and dressers. All linens are provided, as are individual safes to store valuables. The luxurious house features a beautiful yard, comfy living room and meeting areas. Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas only.
There is a fully stocked kitchen and three meals a day are served family-style in the dining room. Nutrition and personal preferences are kept in mind and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Treatment and Staff
The program is a minimum of 30 days, but clients often stay up to 90 days. Detox is not available, but referrals can be provided and once detox is completed, clients can begin their program at Station House. Vitamins, herbs, nutritional supplements and any over-the-counter medications are prohibited. It is also worth noting, because of Station House’s clientele, that guns and weapons of any kind are not allowed.
Treatment takes place on-site at the house weekends and evenings and transportation is provided to the clinical Aion Recovery facility on weekdays. Residents have individualized treatment plans that include daily group therapy and both on and off-site 12-step meetings. They also have individual therapy at least twice a week. Therapy uses CBT, DBT and EMDR, as well as specialized trauma-informed techniques like Rapid Reduction Technique (RRT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which are forms of CBT used in cases of PTSD. There is a special emphasis on co-occurring disorders and treatment of PTSD. In some circumstances, gender-specific individual sessions are available for women in the place of groups because the men usually drastically outnumber women.
After completing the inpatient program, clients have the option to continue in the Aion Recovery outpatient programs for another 90 days. After that time, the treatment team helps each client create an aftercare plan. This includes up to 12 months of alumni groups and complimentary therapist calls. Station House also offers an additional 30 days of treatment free of charge for clients who finish 90 days of inpatient care and relapse.
Visits are allowed from friends and family on weekends with the approval of the client’s primary therapist. There is a family program that includes check-in calls, family therapy (available by video call for those outside the area) and information sessions. Referrals are also provided to family resources like Alanon and Alateen.
Station House provides specialized care for veterans and first responders in a beautiful location. The comprehensive dual diagnosis support and trauma-informed care are essential for those who struggle with cumulative stress and fatigue from life-threatening situations. This is an excellent choice for first responders who are looking to get sober, restore their mental health and heal from trauma.
Station House Retreat
500 Gulfstream Blvd, Ste 201
Boynton Beach, FL 33483
Station House Retreat Cost: Depends on program; financing available. Reach Station House Retreat by phone at (855) 525-4357 or by email [email protected]. Find Station House Retreat on Facebook and LinkedIn
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