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Tampa Crossroads


Tampa CrossroadsThe Basics

Tampa Crossroads is a non-profit recovery organization founded in 1977 by local nun and philanthropist, Sister Rose Christina Momm. Located just north of downtown Tampa, Florida, it has grown from a housing assistance program for the homeless to a full-on treatment organization that helps individuals with substance abuse problems and veterans dealing with issues related to mental health, trauma, housing, the legal system and poverty.

The program at Tampa Crossroads offers outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse that includes dual diagnosis support. The  curriculum is rooted in SMART Recovery and does not include the 12 steps. The mission of the program is to help clients develop personal responsibility, self-awareness and coping skills to maintain sobriety. Detox is not offered.

Treatment and Staff

After a comprehensive assessment by staff, clients are given an individualized treatment plan. Both individual and group therapy are offered. Individual therapy is typically scheduled once a week, but those who require more can receive additional sessions. Groups are kept small, at no more than 10 people, and address depression, anxiety, anger management, daily stressors and triggers. Treatment is very flexible and groups are offered a several different times daily to fit a variety of schedules. The number of sessions per week depends on the individual.

Though groups address dual diagnosis and mental health issues, there is no psychiatrist on site. Clients seeking medication management must see a private psychiatrist, but therapists at Tampa Crossroads can help to identify underlying mental illness and advise psychiatric treatment when necessary.

CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Seeking Safety are treatment modalities used in addition to SMART Recovery. The program focuses on understanding and stopping negative thoughts so clients can develop a better understanding of the process that leads them to drink or use drugs. SMART meetings are held on site once a week. The length of the outpatient program varies according to the individual and can range from anywhere between a few weeks to six months.

Staff members include CACs, psychologists and social workers. Each client has their own counselor, who oversees treatment and meets with them regularly to discuss progress.


Clients who are referred by the courts can be accommodated at Tampa Crossroads. The staff will work with the courts and probation officers on behalf of the clients. The program aims to help those who have been in the court system turn their lives around through recovery.

In Summary

For those looking for an alternative to 12-step outpatient treatment at a reasonable price, Tampa Crossroads is a good fit. With a focus on correcting negative thinking and encouraging personal responsibility, this program offers a great opportunity for addicts and alcoholics to turn their lives around.

Tampa Crossroads
5109 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33603

Tampa Crossroads Cost: $1,200-$1,500 (30 days). Reach Tampa Crossroads by phone at (813) 238-8557 or by email at rlewis@tampacrossroads.com. Find Tampa Crossroads on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+

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