- Our Approach
- What We Treat
- Types of Care
- Our Staff
• Providing an environment of healing in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Healing will be encouraged through classical, individual, group and experiential therapy.
•Encouraging all clients to be involved in every aspect of their treatment plan.
•Providing assessments to each client in order to meet his or her social and cultural needs.
•A treatment approach that is based on individual assessment.
•Offering a wide variety of services to clients (clinical, medical, case management and ancillary) to include intensive therapy for substance abuse, process addictions, PTSD/Trauma Resolution, Co-Dependency, Family Healing, Dual Diagnosis and Impaired Professionals.
•Facilitating patients and their families in the decision making process.
At The Refuge we believe that there are those who cannot achieve true sobriety until their trauma is resolved. The Refuge's addiction treatment program is designed to treat individuals at the mind, body and spirit levels. The Refuge's specialty rehab components focus on issues such as PTSD/Trauma, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorder, Depression/Anxiety, Sex and Love Addiction, and many other process addictions. At The Refuge we have connected the dots and are completely aware of the correlation between substance abuse issues, trauma and process addictions. This allows our highly trained clinical staff to do intensive treatment therapy and truly heal trauma survivors.
At The Refuge we consider substance addictions and process addictions as failed solution to underlying problems and trauma/PTSD; we know that merely identifying a problem is not enough to live in the solution. We ask the clients make a 90 day rehab commitment, as we have designed our rehab program to be gradually intensive.
The Refuge believes that chemical dependency, trauma/PTSD, mood disorders and process addictions are treatable illnesses and that recovery and remission can occur with proper services. The focus of the program is on physical, spiritual, and emotional healing through client centered care using a combination of addiction treatment cognitive behavioral therapy, 12 step recovery and holistic/experiential modalities and approaches. The use of education, group and individual counseling, behavior management and peer support are ways to introduce and reinforce abstinence and move the patient into a productive lifestyle with ongoing involvement in recovery. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of a highly competent and motivated multidisciplinary staff.
Our approach can best be described as long term, 12 step based, experiential, encouraging dyadic attachment. We believe that trauma is centered in the nervous system and that by telling the story in a place like The Refuge in a nature setting and not a hospital setting helps the nervous system process the trauma and lessen or alleviate trauma reactivity and the need for maladaptive coping mechanisms, many of which exhibit themselves as substance or process addictions. We also believe that there is no one specific way to do the trauma work. Each nervous system is different and the path to recovery is different for each individual. To that end we use many modalities and interventions.
The Refuge, a Healing Place is a 30 day to one year extended addiction treatment program that specializes in PTSD, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Process Addictions located in central Florida. The Refuge's Executive Director and Founder, Judith T. Crane LMHC, ICADC, CAP, CSAT, noticed the correlation between trauma/PTSD and substance abuse over two decades ago when working at Wayside House in Delray Beach, FL. In 2003, Judy opened The Refuge, A Healing Place in Ocklawaha, Florida. When The Refuge opened it was one of the few addiction treatment programs that specialized in PTSD/Trauma, process addictions and substance abuse. The Refuge allowed clients that were not only suffering from substance abuse and trauma/PTSD to admit, but also the clients that were struggling with staying sober because of underlying issues. Over the past eight years Judy Crane and her highly trained Refuge staff have perfected the holistic approaches they use to treat Trauma/PTSD Survivors.