At Stepping Stone Center for Recovery we believe in a personalized, multidisciplinary approach to the disease of addiction, with special emphasis placed on spiritual and medical treatment. We offer a unique treatment plan for each individual that will meet their needs to start their path to recovery from drugs or alcohol.
ABOUT STEPPING STONE CENTER FOR RECOVERY
Located in the beach town of Jacksonville, Fla., Stepping Stone Center for Recovery offers residential substance abuse treatment for adult men and women. The facility is equipped to treatsuch as depression and anxiety, and a detox unit is located on-site. Length of stay varies according to each client’s needs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Stepping Stone takes a holistic and individualized approach to treatment and recovery. Upon admission, clients undergo a comprehensive assessment that includes a medical and psychiatric exam. Based on assessment findings, a customized treatment plan is created and implemented. Those who require detox services begin their treatment with medically monitored and assisted detox. Once stabilized, clients may be placed in inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization (PHP), or intensive outpatient treatment (IOP).
Clients enrolled in inpatient treatment have access to 24-hour medical care and case management. Treatment combines evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with individual therapy, group therapy, family sessions, 12-step work, health education, medication management, art and music therapy, and meditation. Recreational activities include yoga and fitness classes.
Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment include similar modalities, but are less clinically intensive and incorporate off-site activities and meetings. Additionally, there is a greater focus on relapse prevention, personal responsibility, and character development.
Clients may participate in aftercare programming, includingalong with vocational counseling, sober-living house stays, and other treatments.
According to the facility’s website, the center’s treatment team includes physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, case managers, nutritionists and master’s level therapists, one specializing in family therapy.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients enrolled in detox or inpatient treatment share modestly furnished rooms. Residents may socialize, watch TV, or play games in on-site common areas. There is a volleyball court, and recreational outings such as bowling, dance lessons, pottery making, and visiting the park or beach. Chef-prepared meals are offered three times per day. Sober-living houses are available for IOP, PHP, and aftercare clients.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Reviews from alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date are positive overall, with most evaluated categories receiving above average ratings. Based on feedback from eight alumni, the facility’s accommodations and meals received ratings of 4.2 and 4.3, respectively. One anonymous reviewer described the center as “a great and effective facility!”
The rehab’s cleanliness received a perfect five-star rating based on responses from six alumni, and the program’s leisure offerings received a four-star rating, based on feedback from four former clients. Annie told Best-rehabs.com: “It wasn’t a fancy place on the beach…but it was clean and the food was good.”
The center’s visitor policy and level of connectivity during treatment received a rating of 4.75 stars, based on four alumni reviews. Ratings dipped slightly when alumni were polled on the program’s exercise and leisure provisions and holistic offerings, which received respective ratings of 3.5, based on feedback from four alumni, and 2.83, based on feedback from six alumni. S.J.B., in their review, noted the “semi-strict schedules” and added: “Stepping stones is not a lesuire vacation.”
On Google, 22 reviewers rated Stepping Stone an averaged 3.5 out of five stars to date, with seven negative reviews, two mixed, and 13 positive. Alumni tended to base their ratings on their experience with staff and financial issues.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Reviews from friends and family to date are limited but promising. When asked, on a scale from one to five, how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, the two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com each provided ratings of five stars. Both respondents also gave the center’s treatment effectiveness a five-star rating. One anonymous loved one told Best-rehabs.com: “Sure, there are fancier facilities with better food and activities, but what matters is how effective the treatment is… which in my book, is a 10.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing shared a positive perspective regarding their employer’s treatment program. When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, they provided a rating of five stars, based on a scale of one to five. The respondent noted that the “far away” location was a weakness, but referred to the center as a “great and supportive” facility and listed family participation and involvement among its strengths.
According to the facility’s website, Stepping Stone is in-network with several major health insurance plans, and is an out-of-network provider for most PPOs. For those opting for self-pay, major credit cards are accepted.