ABOUT LIFESTREAM BEHAVIORAL CENTER – HOPE AND RECOVERY CENTER
Since its founding as a nonprofit in 1971, LifeStream has grown into a comprehensive, 21-facility behavioral health and social services organization. Located in the small city of Leesburg, Fla., LifeStream’s Hope and Recovery Center offers residential substance abuse treatment for adults, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. A separate facility in Leesburg provides detoxification services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Housed at the Hope and Recovery Center, Adult Choice, the 16-bed residential substance abuse program specializes in treating adults with addiction or co-occurring mental health disorders. Clients participate in 10 hours of treatment a week, along with educational groups and recreational activities.
The facility also houses the Road to Home program, which offers short-term residential treatment to adults with severe mental illness. Treatment is designed to help clients step down to less structured care as soon as possible, and includes the development of recovery, communication, and self-care skills.
Additionally, there are various outpatient options at the Hope and Recovery Center. A stage-based program called the Turnabout program offers individual and family counseling for substance abusing adolescents. The facility’s Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) program offers preventative education and counseling to minor offenders in the justice system. Another program, Crossroads II, provides outpatient family, group, and individual therapy. The facility also offers adult and child case management services.
The treatment team includes psychiatrists, nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioners, as well as psychologists, psychiatric technicians, social workers, case managers, and counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There’s currently no information provided on the facility’s website or otherwise regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, six alumni, staff, and loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing did give the facility’s cleanliness an average of four stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing are positive overall. Robert, who was treated for co-occurring disorders, gave overall treatment effectiveness a rating of four out of five stars, and the highest possible rating of five out of five stars for the quality of group and individual counseling. “The program helped me to examine what I was doing to my body as well as my mental disabilities,” he wrote to Best-rehabs.com.
R.T.M., another alum polled by Best-rehabs.com, rated staff support five out of five stars and holistic offerings three out of five stars. Another alum gave five out of five star ratings for every metric measured. “Good Help. It has different classes that help with different treatments,” the anonymous alum wrote. An additional anonymous alum gave three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations, as well as four out of five stars for staff experience and family participation.
In contrast, reviews elsewhere on the Internet are generally negative. On Yelp, reviews for LifeStream Behavioral Center average a rating of one out of five stars from four reviewers, all of whom gave only one out of five stars. Reviewers indicated staff were rude and unresponsive and treatment was ineffective.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Family and friends reported mediocre reviews to Best-rehabs.com. One loved one gave four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, as well as two and one out of five stars for exercise and holistic offerings, respectively. “Overall a positive experience but at times felt unwelcomed when visiting loved one. Staff was either hot or cold, never knew what you were going to get,” the loved one wrote. Another loved one gave mostly three- and four-star ratings for the facility’s programs, listing “patience and counseling” as strengths. A third loved one gave mediocre ratings of three out of five stars for every metric, and a fourth wrote, “Don’t go there, no communication.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff member to report to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave four out of five stars for counseling options and family participation, but indicated holistic offerings are lacking and wrote that “food can improve.”
LifeStream’s website does not currently provide information on its costs. Yet, HealthGrove indicates the facility accepts Medicaid, state insurance, military insurance, and Access to Recovery vouchers.