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Lucida Treatment Center – Addiction Program Philosophy
Lucida Treatment Center is made up of three distinct programs: a bilingual, multicultural addiction treatment program for Spanish speakers; a luxury dual-diagnosis drug rehab treatment program; and a women’s mood disorder treatment program. Located on Florida’s Intra-coastal Waterway, Lucida offers sophisticated non 12-Step rehab treatment for men and women ages 26 and over who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Our dual disorder luxury drug rehab is situated in a serene and private setting, and offers highly individualized treatment, expert psychiatric care and a family program. Each person has their own unique path to recovery. In order to be effective, treatment has to provide just the right approach – the one that works for you. For some, 12-Step groups offer the most supportive structure for lasting recovery. Others, however, find that non 12 step programs are a better fit. At Lucida, we offer both traditional 12-Step groups and 12-Step alternatives like SMART Recovery®. Lucida’s dual disorders treatment is based on the BRENDA model, a framework that uses medication and cognitive behavioral therapy, when appropriate. At Lucida, we know that clients are ready for treatment at many different stages. Our aim is to meet them at whatever stage they’re in and help them to develop the tools and motivation for lasting recovery. Your integrated, multidisciplinary treatment is provided by a team of professionals dedicated exclusively to our addictions program who specialize in dual diagnosis treatment. This team consists of master’s level therapists, case managers and patient-care coordinators. You will also meet regularly with a board-certified psychiatrist. This type of treatment has proven effective in treating dual disorders.
Areas of Specialization
12-Step and non 12-Step options
While 12-Step recovery appeals to some, others haven’t achieved lasting recovery with traditional programs or prefer an alternative approach. That’s why Lucida offers abstinence-based alternatives like SMART Recovery® as well as 12-Step support. We make every option available so that if one approach doesn't resonate with you, we’ll try others until we find what works for you.
Dual diagnosis treatment
Our treatment team addresses both substance abuse and mental health issues at the same time, beginning with an individualized psychiatric and biopsychosocial assessment. During your stay, you will have daily opportunities to practice real-world skills by grocery shopping, budgeting, preparing meals and maintaining your living space. You’ll also have access to a wide range of evidence-based and alternative therapies, including equine therapy, yoga and tai chi, and neurofeedback.
Comprehensive continuing care plans
Treatment based on the evidence-based BRENDA model
A world-class treatment team made up of a board-certified psychiatrist, master’s and doctoral level therapists and a case manager
Onsite SMART Recovery® groups as well as 12-Step support options
Gated, well-appointed townhomes overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway in Florida
An exceptionally high staff-to-client ratio
Meet the Staff
Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD Psychiatrist
Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, award-winning psychotherapist and board-certified addiction psychiatrist. He specializes in treating patients with addictive disorders, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder and adult ADHD, using a humanistic approach that treats the whole person, not just the disease. Dr. La Riche is the author of numerous publications on the topics of addiction, the neurobiology of depression and child abuse, and maintains a private practice in Brickell-Miami, Florida.
Dr. La Riche has an extensive background in the Humanities and entered medicine after a career in education and the arts. He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University in Comparative Literature and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Department of Applied Linguistics. Dr. La Riche received his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico where he graduated with clinical distinction. He did his internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He received his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry from the University of Miami. Dr. La Riche is a fluent speaker of six languages (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French) and treats clients in all of these languages.
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