Substance abuse has biological, psychological and social causes, and effective drug and alcohol treatment should attempt to provide a response to each of these areas designed for the individual client. There is no “one size fits all” in effective drug treatment programs; the therapeutic response must be oriented to a client’s specific configuration of needs with a range of “wrap around” drug treatment programs. Many other high-end drug treatment centers are rooted in outdated methods that often fail to keep people drug-free. People with a chronic form of addiction need multi-modal treatment that is individualized and offered continuously or intermittently for as long as they need.
Just treating the substance abuse is not enough. Footprints utilizes unique, proven drug and alcohol treatment methods to treat the factors that underlie addiction and set off relapse. Whether it is past trauma, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, self-esteem issues; Footprints treats each individual with a personalized substance abuse treatment plan, created just for you.
ABOUT FOOTPRINTS BEACHSIDE RECOVERY
Footprints Beachside Recovery, located in Treasure Island, Fla., offers inpatient and outpatient treatment- including a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to adult men and women struggling with substance abuse and a dual diagnosis of mental illness. Located in the beautiful Tampa Bay area and nestled in the quaint beach town of Treasure Island, not far from St. Pete Beach, the facility advertises high end treatment in a scenic and relaxing environment to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program follows evidenced-based treatment methods that have been listed on the National Registry of Effective Programs. There are several levels of treatment offered by the facility including residential and outpatient options.
PHP offers a part-time programming consisting of 27 hours per week of treatment including a minimum of two individual therapy sessions. There is an option for PHP clients to live in the 15-person home featuring separate male and female private residences on the beach. A less intense but still highly structured program, IOP, offers a minimum of three hours of programming per day, five days per week in the daytime or evening. IOP includes both individual and group therapy and is a flexible option for those with school or work obligations. General outpatient treatment includes one or two hours per week of group or individual therapy.
Specialized care is offered for those who have experienced trauma of some form. The facility notes a correlation of increased substance use and poor prognosis during treatment in those who have experienced trauma.
All clients at Footprints are introduced to the various 12-Step recovery programs as they apply to each individual. Staff help individualize the 12-steps to meet each client’s needs. All treatment is offered with a holistic approach in mind. Other specific treatment programs include gender-specific programs, family therapy options, and relapse prevention assistance.
The treatment team includes a medical doctor, psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed clinical social workers and therapists, technicians, an acupuncture physician, a licensed and registered dietician/nutritionist, and a yoga instructor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility offers 15 total beds for male and female clients in a home-like setting. The female residence offers seven beds and the male facility offers eight; rooms are semi-private and shared with one roommate. Clients receive constant support from on-site staff at the homes. Clients are encouraged to enjoy the nearby beach in their free time and families are allowed to visit weekly.
At the time of this writing there has been one family member polled by Best-rehabs.com. The mother of a former client, L.G., left a very positive review. She gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, and meals & nutrition. The mother strongly agreed that the facility strictly followed a 12-step model offered a faith-based program; that family and loved ones were able to participate in treatment through facility programming; and that the treatment plan was affordable, worth the cost, and/or payment plans, scholarships, or financial assistance were made available. She also indicated that there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference and that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders.
She felt that a strength of the facility was the staff and wrote, “My son made real connections with staff and other residents and continues to network with all of them. My son has even decided that he wants to become certified to work in a rehab facility so that he might help others the way he has been helped.” She did not identify any weakness of the facility and also added “The program really helped my son to grow up and be accountable for his actions. He learned so much about himself and how his addiction impacted others in his life. He stopped blaming others and accepted responsibility for his addition, the lies and the pain we endured as a family. I feel my son has a roadmap for how to live drug free.”
On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of 4.8 out of five stars based on 26 total reviews. Alum C.L. who gave five stars, spoke highly of the facility. He wrote “This place helped me tremendously. It not only helped me to address my addiction but helped me get to root of my problem. The staff is very professional and they understand what you are going through. It is a very individualized program in a comfortable setting. I would not be sober if it wasn’t for Footprints. I recommend this place for anyone struggling with addiction.” Another alum, A.B., did not speak as highly of the facility. She gave one star and wrote “Broke hippa laws, cares only about money, will tell you almost anything to get you in the door to make money. Will force you to stay longer by telling you they will let you go, but you will be leaving “Against Medical Advice” (AMA) to keep you longer because most of the time insurance will not pay if you leave AMA so you will be stuck with the bill, generally forcing the client to stay.”
The cost of treatment at the facility is not published. The facility accepts most private insurance plans including Humana, United Healthcare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna among many others.