Located in Avon Park, Florida, the Florida Center for Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders is a residential treatment facility for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It operates under Tri-County Human Services, a private, non-profit substance abuse and addiction treatment organization. Besides the Florida Center, Tri-County Human Services offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women, co-ed outpatient and inpatient care, mental health treatment, transitional living, detox, custom catering and commercial food service.
Accommodations and Food
The Florida Center operates two programs, including a 55-bed co-ed residential treatment facility and a five-bed male only inpatient program. Residents are accommodated in gender-specific areas of the building, which is located on a college campus. Between three and four occupants occupy a furnished room. This is a nicotine and tobacco free facility but nicotine replacement therapy is provided for residents having trouble quitting. Clients are served three meals daily, cafeteria-style.
Treatment and Staff
Medically-supervised detox is available at Tri-County Human Services’ in Barstow. Length of stay is between three and six days depending on the protocol. After detox, some adults step down to a residential level III detox located inside the same building. This is recommended, especially if clients are waiting for a bed at the Florida Center or at the RASUW Center for Women.
Prior to admittance, clients undergo a comprehensive substance abuse and mental health assessment to ensure that they fulfill requirements. Once admitted, the length of stay is 65 days. It utilizes a therapeutic community model that is woven into a four-stage clinical, evidence-based treatment program. The first phase is a three to four week assessment period where clients participate in group and individual therapy while attending psycho-educational classes. Some of the evidence-based modalities implemented include CBT and DBT. Group topics incorporate life skills, the 12 steps, relapse prevention, trauma and co-occurring disorders. Individuals with a dual diagnosis are also offered medication management. Other treatment components include medication therapy with a psychiatrist, daily 12-step meetings, a biweekly Double Trouble AA meeting and recreational therapy.
During stage two, residents work together as a community, attend treatment and work on individualized goals. In accordance with the TC Model, they complete assigned chores, provide peer support and receive peer feedback.
During phase three, residents continue their responsibilities and develop plans for moving into transitional living.
After the 65-day program, clients proceed into stage four where they must move into an appropriate community-based halfway house and maintain all of their responsibilities. Additionally, they must attend 90 AA/NA meetings in 90 days. Upon achievement of phase four, they receive a certificate of completion.
The five-bed male only track parallels the co-ed inpatient curriculum.
Staff includes a medical director, licensed therapists, medical professionals, case managers, halfway house residential managers and addiction counselors.
While intense and highly structured, the Florida Center for Addictions & Co-Occurring Disorders provides diverse, comprehensive care. It offers a combination of evidence-based and traditional 12-step treatment as well as a thorough phased-based TC Model system, all of which contribute to a well-rounded treatment experience. Men and women who would like to create a solid foundation for recovery would do well to consider Florida Center.
Florida Center For Addictions & Co-Occurring Disorders
100 West College Dr, Bldg A
Avon Park, FL 33825
Florida Center For Addictions & Co-Occurring Disorders Cost: Sliding scale (30 days). Reach Florida Center For Addictions & Co-Occurring Disorders by phone at (863) 452-3858. Find Tri-County Human Services on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn
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