Florida House Addiction Treatment FAQ
Q: What is different about your approach at The Florida House Experience compared to other treatment centers?
A: At The Florida House Experience we understand that we must treat the whole person as opposed to a specific ailment. To begin, we start with a medical exam to rule out any medical conditions a patient may have. Next, we then perform a complete psychiatric assessment to determine any chemical imbalances in the body. Finally, we complete a neurological assessment to specifically identify what areas of the brain affected by addiction and behaviors and problems that arise as a result of these brain deficiencies.Then, after that, our team meets with the clinical department to create an effective treatment plan for each individual patient. On the contrary, most centers only focus on the clinical component of treatment.
Q: What is Medically Assisted Treatment?
A: We always start by ruling out medical conditions that may be affecting you before we start the Clinical process. Our Medication-assisted opioid treatment program combines medical and behavioral therapy to treat the whole person. Medical problems can be the underlying reason that addiction started in the first place, so they must be addressed for treatment to be successful in the long run.
Q: Does your treatment center accept people of all ages?
A: No. Our facility treats patients who are 18 years of age or older, however, the ages of our patients varies from 18-80 years of age. We have specific groups geared towards the issues relevant to your age and you’ll live with people from your age group.
Q: Is it possible that my insurance will cover treatment?
A: Most insurances plans cover all or at least a major portion of treatment. Our admissions personnel will be able to explain in detail the process of getting your insurance to help pay for treatment. Please call our admissions office at 866-421-6242 to find out what your insurance coverage means in dealing with treatment. Our admissions team is available for conference 24/7.
Q: How long does the treatment program last?
A: Our programs range from 5 days to 6 months. Because several programs exist within The Florida House Experience, our patients enter a particular program based upon the level of care they need.
Q: Do I have to go through every level of your program to graduate from treatment?
A: No. We know that each addiction affects every person differently, so treatment must affect every patient differently. We can customize your care around your life, needs, and goals. Our mission and goal is to help you get better the best way that works for you. Each patient has their very own strategy for long-term recovery developed specifically by our medical, psychiatric, and clinical compartments. You will also have a case manager dedicated to your treatment goals to make sure treatment is going the way that will benefit you the most.
Q: What if I’m from out of state and need treatment?
A: Like many other top medical facilities, people come from all over the United States to experience our unique model of treatment. Very few local facilities can provide all the levels of care that we do. If you’re from out of state, coming to South Florida for treatment will give you the best opportunity to start fresh at a beautiful new location.
Q: Can I leave the facility once I have enrolled into treatment?
A: During the first two stages of treatment patients are not allowed to leave the property unless they are with a staff member to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. After the initial stages, patients are encouraged to leave campus to find employment, enroll in schooling, and become an active member of the community.
Q: Are males and females in groups together during treatment?
A: Most focus groups are gender specific and based on relevant issues and specialties. Mixed gender groups are also clinically motivated decisions and pertain to subject matter at hand. Primary therapist individual caseload groups are mixed gender.
Q: Will I be required to attend 12-step meetings?
A: The Florida House Experience is not a 12 step based treatment center, although we do have daily 12 step meetings on campus for those wishing to attend.
Q: Do I have to cook my own meals during treatment or are they provided?
A: At Detox and residential levels of care all meals are provided for each of our patients. For those patients in the other programs, you will be responsible for your own meals and all the residences are equipped with full-service kitchens.
Q: Can I bring my car to the treatment facility?
A: Detox and Residential program patients are not permitted to drive their vehicles. As you transition to a lower level of care, you can use your car and park it safely on the campus. Don’t worry; there are multiple forms of public transportation.
Q: Can I bring and listen to my music?
A: Yes. You can bring and listen to your IPOD or MP3 player and have access to it at all levels of care. Also, all apartments are equipped with flat screen TV’s for entertainment during downtime hours. We do not want to restrict fun or keep you in a state of boredom. We want to push you on your new journey in search of sobriety and well-being.
Q: Can I bring my laptop to treatment?
A: Yes. We understand the importance of paying bills, checking work emails, and staying connected with the outside world. Clients can bring their laptops and at the detox and residential level of care and allowed to use their laptop with therapist permission. All other levels of care are not restricted for computer use. Also, our facility is equipped with a resource center that is available to all patients that have enrolled in treatment, even our treatment alumni. This resource center is equipped with a computer lab for resource purposes that can be used if you do not want to take your laptop to treatment.
Q: Can I bring my cell phone to the treatment facility?
A: You can bring your cell phone and you are permitted access to it depending on your level of care. In residential treatment, you are not permitted access to your personal cell phone but you are allowed access to a telephone to make personal calls. These decisions are clinically driven and residential clients are able to submit passes for approval. Phone time is best kept to a minimum for clients just beginning treatment as they should have few distractions. Our clinical staff maintains regular contact with family members engaged in the treatment process with the client. As clients transition through the different levels of care they are permitted some additional use of their cell phones.