Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
- Beach Community
Ambrosia Treatment Partners Philosophy
You don't have to suffer alone.
If drugs or alcohol are affecting you or someone you love, now is the time to get answers and take action. Addiction won’t magically go away. (You already know that).
The good news is that every day people get and stay sober here! Anyone struggling can live a sober, fulfilling life – there are no exceptions. It’s about becoming stronger than your strongest excuses.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
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.
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.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
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.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Sheryl Johnson is the most knowledgeable, caring substance counselor I know.
Meet the Staff
LMHC, CAP, SAP
Sheryl Johnson is a masters-level therapist backed by the highest state and international certifications in mental health. She spent years living in addiction and knows first-hand what it takes to get out. Sheryl is a published author, currently working on her PhD. “Sometimes all we need is one person to believe in us."
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ABOUT AMBROSIA TREATMENT PARTNERS
Ambrosia Treatment Partners is a network of drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout California and Florida. Located just minutes from the beach in Jacksonville, Fla., Ambrosia Treatment Partners offers evidence-based treatment for young adults struggling with drug and/or alcohol dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders.
As an organization, Ambrosia provides a full continuum of care, from long-term residential treatment to aftercare. This center is one of 352 (52.7 percent) private for-profit facilities in the state of Florida.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The treatment process at Ambrosia of Jacksonville begins with a clinically-driven assessment that takes up to 15 minutes to complete. Depending on their needs, young adults may be recommended for either inpatient or outpatient treatment. though many begin with a brief period of detoxification of three to 10 days prior to joining others. Different medications may be used at this point to counter the varying withdrawal effects of alcohol and opiates.
Programming is trauma-informed, holistic, and individualized, encouraging clients to find and make use of what works best for them. Residents have opportunity for eye movement and desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), to learn skills for coping with anxiety, as well as solutions for preventing relapse when things get rough. Attendance and participation are expected in both group therapy and one-on-one counseling. Other components to residential care include 12-step meetings, yoga and mindfulness, and family sessions that address issues of communication, trust, anger, and co-dependency.
Beyond their time spent in groups, meetings, and classes, residents are afforded down time in which they can practice yoga, receive a therapeutic massage, exercise, or simply read or relax. Occasional outings to the beach and bowling alley create avenues for fellowship and trust-building amongst clients.
Length of stay in residential treatment ranges widely from two weeks to six months, based on specific needs and progress made during treatment. The organization also offers clients opportunity to solidify their gains made via three to 12 months of intensive outpatient (IOP) care.
Ambrosia Treatment Partners is led by a master’s level therapist who is a published author in the midst of earning her PhD. She also has years of experience with addiction recovery.
While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends and family members, the two individuals who awarded Ambrosia Treatment Partners five-star ratings on Google highly recommended the facility to others.
“This place has become a family to me,” grateful alum T.T noted. “I have gained so much and grown from the staff and community. I highly recommend Ambrosia to anyone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction.”
One of just 463 (69.3 percent) facilities in the state of Florida to do so, Ambrosia Treatment Partners works with a range of private health insurance providers, such as Aetna, Cigna, AmeriHealth, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, to name a few. Medicare and Medicaid, however, are not accepted here.
Published on November 2018
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