Treatment Center Setting
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.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
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.
Lena Wooton is the Clinical Director at Next Generation Village. Ms. Wooton is a dedicated mental health professional with more than 10 years of experience in both case management and leadership of individual and group therapy. She is a state licensed Mental Health Counselor who excels at building a positive, therapeutic rapport with her clients.
Ms. Wooton has significant experience in the treatment of dual-diagnosis disorders, as well children and adults who have experienced sexual or physical trauma. She is committed to providing the highest level of care for Next Generation Village patients, and comes equipped with a vast range of skills from grief counseling to crisis intervention techniques, and is qualified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which is considered to be the gold standard of psychological treatment for at-risk individuals.
Sandra Ratliff, RN, BSN
Utilization Review Manager
As the Utilization Review Manager at Next Generation Village, Sandra works ardently with the Utilization Review Department and the entire treatment team to coordinate with patients’ insurance companies, ensuring that patients receive the most effective and appropriate treatment necessary to maximize patients’ success in recovery. Sandra Ratliff has nearly 25 years in the nursing profession, is a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida, and a member of the American Association of Managed Care Nurses. Sandra has been the regional director of seven facilities, routinely providing support and training. Most recently, Sandra worked for a case management company, performing utilization reviews as the Director of Quality Assurance.
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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. The facility also maintains a staff-to-client ratio of 9:1
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 Reviews, however, 10 individuals collectively awarded Next Generation Village an impressively high rating of 4.4 out of five stars. Former clients raved over the “beautiful” facility and the “incredible,” “compassionate,” and “professional” staff, and many reported transformative experiences and outcomes. “Everyone was very kind and caring and helped me to not only get my life back on track, but to grow as a person. I am so grateful to have had the experience of being at next generation village, it really changed my life!!!” Sidney, an alum, posted in a representative view.
In addition, two staff members shared their positive experiences while working at Next Generation Village. Liz, for instance, posted on Google a month ago: “Each day provides me with new opportunities to learn as a clinician and as a person. As a new facility there are kinks being worked out, however that is the case with every company no matter how long they have been in business.”
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.
Published August 2016
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