Next Generation Village Teen Treatment Philosophy
Next Generation Village takes the guesswork out of recovery by using a scientifically-proven method — what we call the three-pronged approach — to treat teen addictions and ensure a long lasting recovery. The three prongs — therapeutic learning, cognitive healing and medical assistance — all contribute to well-rounded patient care, which we further individualize with our 10/10 therapeutic experience.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Meet the Staff
Brandi Filppula, RN
Director of Admissions
Brandi has been working as a Registered Nurse for over 10 years. She graduated from South Florida State College in 2005 with an Associate Degree in nursing, and is now pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree there also. Most of her nursing career has been hospital based focusing on critical care in emergency departments. Her career ambitions changed after her struggle with addiction, which led to seeking employment with the addiction population. She values the opportunity to develop relationships with patients and families while introducing them to this life changing opportunity. Her goal is to facilitate a seamless transition from home into a recovery community.
Carlos Garcia-Prieto, MD
Dr. Carlos Garcia-Prieto is a bilingual expert in the behavioral healthcare industry, with more than 23 years of experience and specialities working with children, adolescents, the elderly, and those with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Garcia-Prieto earned his Doctorate at the Evangelic University of El Salvador, and completed his residency in psychiatry at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a Cornell affiliate hospital. He was elected resident of the year, chief resident, and received a commendation from FEMA for his post 9/11 work. Dr. Garcia-Prieto completed his fellowship in Consultation Liason Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the West Roxbury Veteran Affairs Hospital, both Harvard affiliates. Among other esteemed positions of leadership, Dr. Garcia-Prieto served as the Medical Director of both the Florida Hospital Heartland Division and Winter Haven Hospital.
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ABOUT NEXT GENERATION VILLAGE
Set on a remote, lakefront property in central Florida, Next Generation Village is a rehab center for adolescents ages 13 to 17, faced with any number of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. The facility provides teens with a full continuum of care, from detox, a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment options, to aftercare support.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Far from a one-size-fits-all approach, Next Generation Village assesses nearly every aspect of a teenager’s life, including their substance abuse history, familial and peer relationships, physical health, and educational background. Teens in need of detox receive additional support from cooling rooms for sleeping, massages, and acupuncture.
Depending on their specific needs and circumstances, teens have options to enroll in residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), or standard outpatient programs. Across all levels of care, treatment consists of evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family support and involvement, and educational programming with teachers and mentors.
Teens requiring intensive treatment in a structured, supportive environment may benefit from a residential stay. In addition to attending regularly scheduled psychotherapy sessions, teens in residential treatment partake in exciting therapeutic undertakings such as hikes and other outdoor-based activities.
Those with mild to moderate issues have access to three levels of outpatient care. The PHP track offers teens five full days of treatment, and allows them to go home each evening. Teens in IOP partake in at least nine hours of therapy per week, and traditional outpatient care consists of one to two individual therapy sessions per week.
Upon graduation, teens receive the additional support of relapse prevention and follow-up counseling sessions while transitioning back to their communities. The facility also provides referrals to 12-step meetings, giving teens more opportunities to share and learn from others in recovery.
Led by a physician with more than 20 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, Next Generation Village employs registered nurses, state-licensed mental health counselors, education counselors, and other non-clinical efforts.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Next Generation Village houses up to 40 teenagers on a waterfront property, hours from Florida’s big cities. Amenities include a pool, basketball courts, an on-site gym, and a lounge area. A chef prepares three meals daily and caters to special dietary requests.
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On Google, the facility earned four out of five stars from 23 reviews at the time of this writing. Many of the reviews praised the staff members, treatment processes, and the available aftercare. Michael, a parent of a former client, wrote: “I have to say that from the intake process to the discharge process to the aftercare support, they are truly a group of highly trained, compassionate and professional people.” Alum Aliah agreed: “I had an amazing experience at Next Generation Vilallage. From the staff to the patients, it was an overall very supportive, friendly environment. I was there for 52 days, and in those 52 days I can say that my life was changed for the better. I learned many different coping mechanisms, and ways to deal with problems, in ways that I never would have been able to think of myself.”
On Next Generation Village’s Facebook, which the center can manage, the facility received 3.4 out of five stars from 15 reviews to date, nine of which were perfect five-star ratings. Much like on Google, alumni and loved ones consistently praised the staff. Alum Ryon wrote: “The staff are great people! Helped me through everything.”
All three reviewers to leave negative commentary, however, were parents of former clients who provided one-star ratings and complained of lack of transparency from staff and management, inappropriate and hasty dispensing of medication, and overall bad treatment.
Treatment costs start at $1,400 per day, $42,000 per month, and $102,000 for 90 days. Next Generation Village does accept private insurances such as Aetna, Cigna, United Behavioral Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more.
Updated April 2017
Published on June 2017
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