For over 50 years, Stewart-Marchman-Act has been providing substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents in the Daytona Beach area of Florida. SMA offers outpatient treatment at its Palatka, St. Augustine, New Smyrna Beach, Deland and DeBary locations. There is also a detox facility at its Palatka County location, with a typical stay of five days.
Additionally, SMA runs three gender-specific residential treatment programs, each tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of a diverse client base. Women Assisting Recovering Mothers (WARM) is a long-term program for single women and mothers with children under the age of six. Putnam Adult Residential Treatment (ART) is a 30-day program for men and Deland Men’s Residential Treatment is a 90-day program for men.
Accommodations and Food
The ART program is a short-stay program and houses up to six men for 30-day stays. Men seeking a longer-term program can be accommodated at Deland Men’s Residential Program which houses up to 20 men for 90-day stays. In both programs, men live in a treatment facility and share both bedrooms and bathrooms.
The WARM program accommodates single women and women who have children under the age of six for 90-days to a year. Up to 60 women and their children reside in the program’s treatment facility on SMA’s Vince Carter Sanctuary in the city of Bunnell. Women with children have their own units and single women are assigned roommates.
All facilities have common areas for recreation and television. Women in the WARM program can sign up for culinary training as part of a life and vocational skills curriculum which encourages them to take part in preparing daily meals for their fellow residents.
Treatment and Staff
After an assessment, each client is given a treatment plan that includes individual and group therapy. Most of the counseling staff are Certified Addiction Professionals (CAPs) and clients with co-occurring disorders have access to psychiatrists who are employed within SMA’s behavioral health network. Staff are certified to help clients with medication management. Therapy uses CBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Additionally, the treatment curriculum uses the 12-step framework and requires clients to attend daily meetings in each residence.
Each program also arranges recreational and educational trips for residents, such as beach and museum outings. After one month of treatment, women in WARM begin to look for employment. Their young children can attend an on-site daycare while mothers work or attend treatment meetings. WARM also provides parenting classes. Men in the 30- and 90-day programs cannot have cell phones and computers, but women enrolled in the long-term WARM track may work up to those privileges as they progress through treatment.
In addition to teaching life skills, the effects of addiction and self-regulation of behavior, each of SMA’s programs support success in recovery by requiring clients to cooperate with each other and contribute to their facility’s cleanliness by assigning daily chores. Residents also develop community by participating in program activities.
Each residential program offers family visiting hours throughout the week. With the approval of a client’s treatment team, visits can be scheduled.
Additionally, SMA provides case-management services and court liaison services for those struggling with legal issues related to their substance abuse. Counselors can also help clients plan their next stage of treatment by securing a bed in a sober living facility. There are also supportive housing programs for youth and a four- to six-month Residential Adolescent Program (RAP).
Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare has been providing effective substance abuse treatment for over 50 years. The range of gender-specific residential programs offer comprehensive treatment plans including evidence-based therapies, peer-support meetings, treatment for co-occurring disorders and the opportunity to step down to outpatient treatment following primary care. Its long history and case-management services ensure that credentialed staff are qualified to help residents make good decisions about the next steps of their life in recovery.
DeLand Men’s Residential Treatment
1251 N. Stone St
DeLand, FL 32720
Putnam Adult Residential Treatment (ART)
330 Kay Larkin Dr
Palatka, FL 32177
Women Assisting Recovering Mothers (WARM)
Vince Carter Sanctuary
301 Justice Ln
Bunnell, FL 32110
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