With a number of facilities clustered throughout the state, serves men and women struggling with addiction and . All the locations in Florida are subsidiaries of the nationwide , which was founded in 1973. In addition to WestCare Florida’s residential treatment programs, a number of flexible treatment plans are available.
Treatment and Staff
WestCare Florida’s main two outpatient options, both of which are exclusive to clients sentenced through drug court, are offered in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. The more intensive of the two is the Intensive Outpatient Program () which lasts 16 weeks and has clients meeting four times a week for three hours per session. Though the program relies mostly on , clients also go to once a week; these sessions implement , primarily . The less intensive standard outpatient plan meets for 12 weeks, twice a week for three hours per session. Individual therapy occurs once a month.
In both programs, group sessions cover a range of issues including success strategies, , abstinence from criminal behavior, addiction studies, anger management and gender-specific issues. Drug testing is mandatory and those on parole or probation also meet with their and parole officers every week. Clients with can see psychiatrists for services. All individuals must also attend three meetings a week and present proof of attendance.
As mentioned, WestCare Florida is an extremely broad organization with many other services available throughout the state. These include residential treatment programs, emergency intervention shelters, transitional housing for homeless clients and summer camps for children with behavioral disorders. A full list of ancillary services is provided on .
Overall, WestCare Florida Outpatient is a flexible, affordable option for clients coming out of the justice system in need of treatment. Evidence-based therapy, life skills classes, 12-step support and case management all make for a well-rounded program and viable resource for the communities served.
WestCare Florida Outpatient
1802 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
33 6th St South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Full list of locations is available here.
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