Stepping Stone Center for Recovery

Stepping Stone Center for Recovery Jacksonville Florida

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 treat co-occurring mental health disorders such 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, including continuance of previous treatments along with vocational counseling, sober-living house stays, and other treatments.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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.[1] 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.

FINANCING

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.

[1] https://goo.gl/fomL6u

Reviews about Stepping Stone Center for Recovery

I will never be able to repay stepping stones for giving me my life back. May 15 I will be sober 9 years. I have my family back I am employable I attend AA meetings on a regular basis. I do enjoy helping others in this journey a journey I never would have known if it wasn’t for all of you at Stepping Stones..... I love you all you saved my life
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  • I was a patient at this facility. I was lied to about this facility before arrival. I had 2 years sober before getting sick and was forced to take medicine that led to a relaspe. My GF had went to a facility down the street, i was told it was the same place, the pictures shown on website are of the other facility. During the Detox phase i feel i was not givin adequate meds to help with opiate withdrawal. While in detox they force you to be around patients who are not in detox and can be quite embarrassing. The nurses were extremely loud and would wake me up all hours of the night. Making jokes and laughing extremely loud at 2 or 3 in the morning. I was harassed to go to groups after having doctors permission to have bed rest. My body could not catch up between rough detox, being woke up, not being able to eat there disgusting food. I told that the food was extremely good and i would have choices on what i wanted to eat, which turned out to be false. I felt like i was wronged. I went in with a positive mindset. After all the issues i had after day 5 i could no longer stay positive as my mind a my body was on a downward slope. I let everyone know hpw bad i felt and they continued to just ignore me as if i was lying about being sick. I strongly advise not to go or send loved ones to this place. Day 7 i ended up getting extremely sick because they force patients to attend group while being sick, therefore getting everyone else sick. It took 15 hours for me to get meds for diarrhea, i had a drain which if i have the runs i cannot hold it. I asked the nurses to contact the doctor, they made me wait to see them till 9 in the morning. . Alls im saying is this is not a good place to go to, i wish the therapists could work for a more professional treatment. Please be careful where you send your loved ones, this facility needs alot of work. All N all i ended up running out on day 10 so that i could go to a hospital. They need to keep detox patients separated from the other patients who are not in detox. Let people in detox rest and not harass them to go to groups and forced to sign a peice of paper that shows you attended so they can bill insurance. This the only facility i have ran from out of 5, i ran because i was scared fir my well-being. After leaving they tried to tell my family not to come get me, they wanted them to leave me out on the streets so i would come back to the facility. They just wanted me to go get high and come back and hang out witb the other patients. Im still alive 4 months later and will be returning to work after 4 surgeries. I would not go back to this place ever, its a very small facility and its like being in a hamster cage.
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  • Nurturing environment. Allows room for growth. Experienced staff. Relaxed atmosphere. I never believed I could stop using. I now have 7.5 months clean and I owe a great part of my recovery effort and success to this treatment center. I never thought I could get clean in my home town; I have never felt more prepared or secure.
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  • i loved it there i got everything i needed. some staff are in recovery and they understand the pain you are going through i was very grateful for that because they lived it not just studied addiction. drugs were the solution for me and when i opened up they helped me find my problem. stepping stone was a great first step in my recovery. i will be forever grateful to everyone there. the nurses, when i detoxed were always willing to help. i would recommend this treatment facility to anyone seeking help.
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  • Their councelors and semi-strict schedules. Stepping stones is not a lesuire vacation. Their councelors do more than talk about addiction and get to core personal issues where substance abuse could have been the solution to. Every person is different and the staff understands that. Stepping stones introduces the first 3 steps of a 12 step program but does not force it on you.
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  • The overall customer service. I mainly addressed my issues with the wonderful staff
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  • Family participation and involement. It's far away. This is a great and supportive facility. we feel they had great success
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  • It was a great and effective facility!
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  • My boyfriend went there voluntarily after two DUIs within two months and losing his job. He was there for 30 days and has been sober for two years now. 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. The facility follows guidelines but is willing to give some wiggle room, which is a good program for treatment. Downfalls included disorganization, some seriously psychotic counselors among the great ones, and an outdated facility.
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    When someone first comes into a place ..they are going to try to bull...you every way they did when they were on the street. And if someone wanted to just talk...the girls would all sit around and would listen and they all pretty much helped each other...That was what I was taught there..You could tell after awhile who was going to stay or go..but I got to where I would sit up all night and get them to tell me what they wanted most in life beside the drug or the alcohol..and I would ask them to write in a journal about their thoughts and feelings and share with their counselor what they had shared with me..I didn't come from the back ground a lot of them did...but still I didn't think I was better than anyone. I was still an addict. I found that a lot of the girls just wanted to feel good about themselves and to feel respected....I didn't have any kind of training ..I just felt from the heart..I was raised with love and respect and a lot of those girls didn't have a good life at all..but I didn't feel sorry for them. I told them they could be anything they wanted or they could be a drug addict, they had choices...but they have to believe they are worth more than they have been shown.. I think you can be all tough and shove stuff down their throat but listening and actually giving a crap is what is more empowering than all that stuff some learn from a book...It worked for me and a lot of the girls...but some just didn't ever get it. The counselors were awesome and knew their stuff...and they actually cared about what they were doing.. It wasn't a fancy place on the beach...but it was clean and the food was good ..and we only had one problem the whole time I was there...They (the courts) put a suicidal girl in the facility...and she self-injured while there. Not only did I beat my addictions...I found the person in me that I needed to be.
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  • I would absolutely go back if I were to relapse. My brother went there when he was 20. He's now been sober 4+ years
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  • This was a twelve step program, which I feel really helps and I have a very strong belief it is the only way for you to succeed!! They were very supportive and welcomed you with open arms!
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  • If you suffer this disease, they are the best course of action I can recommend. They work very hard to help you come to grips with your addictions. A fine place with great people, most of whom are in recovery themselves so they know where you are coming from. They got their education THE HARD WAY, they lived it. Although still an alcoholic, I am in control of my actions and choose NOT to drink. It WILL kill me. I relapsed, it was my fault. TOO comfy in myself. THEY did a GREAT job. Quality environment, intensive help/therapy, excellent counselors.