Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Leaving treatment prematurely or abruptly decreases one’s odds of success. This is why we believe in stepping down through the levels of care to gradually increase autonomy: giving you a chance to practice your newly-learned skills with the ability to still process your experiences with your treatment team. We liken it to walking down the stairs instead of jumping off of the porch
Day / Night Program
Overcoming addiction requires dedication and a concerted effort; not just from the individual, but from treatment providers, family, and friends. Our day/night program is a 24-hour program that typically involves a stay of multiple weeks, depending on the needs of the individual. During that stay, individuals spend their time in a minimum of twenty (20) hours of therapy each week. Each participant has an individual therapist and participates in group therapy. These groups utilize a variety of treatment modalities and are adapted to meet client needs. In addition to traditional classroom-type learning, we incorporate experiential therapy via excursions such as kayaking, sailing, or hiking. Individuals may choose to spend their evenings in the well-appointed beach house near the Gulf in Fort Myers Beach.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Our Intensive Outpatient Program offers a minimum of nine (9) hours a week for those looking for accountability to a program, but not requiring a full-time program. Participants have an individual therapist and are involved in group therapy. This is a transitional level of care which encourages independence, but still provides structure and support.
Our outpatient programs provide flexibility for those seeking treatment that works with their life and schedules as well as for those stepping down from more intensive programs but wish to maintain a consistent therapeutic system of support. Outpatients receive 1-2 hours of therapy a week, depending on need. Therapy appointments may be arranged to meet the needs of clients with busy schedules.
We recognize that addiction devastates all aspect’s of an individuals life. Part of our eco-therapeutic approach recognizes that, while therapy and psychiatric analysis can help to heal and strengthen the mind, the soul must also be healed. There are many ways to do this, but we find that experiential therapy is a good way to start. To smile, laugh, and do something you’ve, perhaps, never done before – all in the beautiful, coastal environment of southwest Florida’s piece of the Gulf – will help you connect with yourself and a higher power in ways you may have forgotten or never knew possible. Whether it be sailing, fishing, art therapy or a simple walk on the beach, we’ll work to help you find peace and joy through this therapy.
Clients on Vivitrol maintenance may receive their injections at Isle of Palms. Please contact us in advance to schedule your appointment.