Lakeview Center

Lakeview Center

ABOUT LAKEVIEW CENTER

Sharing campus’ with Baptist Hospital in the waterfront city of Pensacola, Fla., Lakeview Center offers a full continuum of treatment programs for adults and teenagers struggling with addiction, co-occurring mental health issues, and intellectual disabilities. Of its many services, Lakeview Center offers residential, acute inpatient, and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment programs.

Designed to address all areas of clients’ lives, specialty services include an opiate treatment program, victim services, group treatment, family care, and DUI and court mitigation services for those dealing with legal issues that stem from substance abuse. Where necessary, Lakeview Center provides on-site, medically-supervised detoxification.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

To determine an appropriate level of care, prospective clients undergo an initial substance abuse and psychiatric assessment to help clinicians form an individualized treatment approach. Along with introducing clients to the 12-step process, Lakeview Center makes use of various evidence-based treatment methods like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) to change destructive thinking and behavior patterns into more accurate and positive ones.

The Friary is Lakeview Center’s residential program for adults. Located in Gulf Breeze, Fla., the Friary program typically lasts between 23 and 60 days. Clients typically adhere to structured days of on-site 12-step meetings, individual and group therapy, and educational classes. Family involvement is encouraged throughout residential treatment.

In their last week at the Friary, adults are introduced to the program’s alumni association, which plans special events and serves as an ongoing source of support for program graduates. The alumni association meets once a month.

Road to Recovery is another Lakeview program that offers comprehensive treatment for adults. Lasting approximately 60 days in length, Road to Recovery uses multiple treatment methods to promote long-term recovery.

An accredited school, the Drug & Alcohol Adolescent Residential Treatment (DAART) program provides three to six months of treatment for at-risk adolescents. DAART is coed, voluntary, and takes place in an unlocked setting on the Lakeview campus.

Where and when clients require detoxification, they can be transferred to the Acute Stabilization Unit (ASU). Following medical stabilization, clients can then be referred to outpatient or residential care for further treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The Lakeview Center employs physicians experienced in the field of addiction, psychologists and psychiatrists, registered nurses, and continuing care coordinators.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

A former retreat for Franciscan monks, the Friary is located next to Pensacola Bay and provides a comfortable, home-like atmosphere conducive to recovery. It has azalea bushes, live oaks, and Spanish moss-covered trees. Along with sitting areas and a pier, the Friary also features an on-site fitness center and holds yoga sessions regularly.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Feedback from alumni is heavily mixed. Of the eight anonymous reports shared by alumni with Best-rehabs.com to date, some praised the “many different options” for treatment, while others highlighted the “extremely helpful staff.” Alum C.E. claimed that the structured counseling and life skills training were major facility strengths. “It was the only way to make a difference,” C.E. added. “I would have died if I didn’t get in there.”

Despite these positive testimonies, three others shared a very different story. “I honestly don’t know how they stay open aside from pure desperation in patients,” an anonymous alum commented. “The staff is rude, the doctors are cold and uncaring, they offer a few therapy sessions, and it’s forced group, no private sessions.” Even a five-star reviewer claimed that some employees “treat you like a patient instead of a person,” telling others: “If you have better insurance options, use them to go somewhere else.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The four family and friends surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date also provided mixed feedback. A parent of a client told Best-rehabs.com: “It seems as though treatment here may be successful, if the subject is willing.” Another reviewer claimed that “Most of the staff are friendly and want you to recover with the best intentions for their patients and their loved ones who participate” but a third, in contrast, maintained that doctors are “not concerned about their patients at all.”

FINANCING

Program costs vary according to the length and type of treatment program. Depending on program, clients may cover their treatment costs via private health insurance, TriCare, or state-Medicaid.

Reviews about Lakeview Center

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  • Pretty decent, comfortable atmosphere
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  • Nice people/doctors Not as clean as I like I spent 1 night there & was referred to counseling which was great
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  • most insurances are covered but many clients are return patients in a short span of time
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  • All in all I came out of it feeling that it had a positive impact on my road to recovery, and After the program ended i felt a hole lot better about myself and had a good understanding on how to cope with my addictions.
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  • Good counselors; i liked the atmosphere.
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  • I went there with a many years long pain pill addiction, it was expensive, but as it saved my life it was worth it. They had a considerate helpful staff and fellow patients were extremely helpful as well as calls to and from home!
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  • The drs are not concerned about their patients at all!! Not wleven 1%on a scale 0-100
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  • Most of the staff are friendly and want you to recover with the best intentions for their patients and their loved ones who participate. Staff members who are there for the job not what they can learn from the job were weaknesses of the facility. the treatment programs available are very in tune to the patient who receives it.
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  • It was the only way to make a difference. ...I would have died if I didn't get in there. Structured counseling...life skills and knowledge were strengths of the facility. They train your new life into a new environment. However, there was too much fatty food and I gained too much weight.
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  • I honestly don't know how they stay open aside from pure desperation in patients. The staff is rude, the doctors are cold and uncaring, they only offer a few therapy sessions, and it's forced group, no private sessions. The pharmacists were very kind. However, there were unclean bathrooms, rude staff, poor therapy options (forced group therapy).
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  • Many different treatment options to choose from. Some of the employees treat you like a patient instead of a person. If you have better insurance options, use them to go somewhere else.
    It seems as though treatment here may be successful,if the subject is willing. She needs ongoing treatment and a serious commitment to change. I know, at this facility, her treatment will be paid for.
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    It was far enough away from home to feel like it was going to make a difference and it was up near my Dad so I would have his support while there as well. Also out of the entire state of Florida they were the only ones that I could afford that would even consider taking me. I can't recall the name of the grant but they received a grant from the state because I was a single mother who needed treatment. For the first time I felt like they actually cared about my recovery (other places...quite a few other places did NOT). I was afraid it was going to be lax like the others I had been too but it wasn't. It empowered myself and the others to take control and be responsible for ourselves and the quality of care and attention we received was amazing. I would absolutely recommend this facility; it exceeds all expectations even though they are a low cost facility. The staff really cares for you and your problems. They take the time to make sure that everyone there has the personal time and attention they need to succeed in their recovery. But they also teach you how to take care of yourself and your children if you have any. They were always supportive and patient and really have a genuine interest in you as an individual. Even though I relapsed after I left it wasn't due to anything they did or didn't do while I was there. I entered that rehab in tears and left feeling empowered and with all the tools I would need to stay sober. I knew that if I was to stay sober it would be because I wanted to and had the drive to. They taught me that.
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  • I was brought in against my will and they told me I didn't need treatment. They finally heard my point, recognized what happened and let me go a day early. Lakeview is the largest rehab center in northwest Florida at a reduced price with over half occupants court indicated. If someone actually has a problem it still has to be their idea to change.
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  • It is expensive. Providing alternatives to drinking.