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Providing evidence-based treatment for mental health conditions, addiction, eating disorders, trauma/PTSD, and co-occurring disorders on a serene 90-acre property.
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About The Refuge A Healing Place
The Refuge, a Healing Place (The Refuge) provides residential and day treatment for addiction, mental health, eating disorders, and trauma/PTSD. They’re on 90+ acres and treat co-occurring depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-harm, and process addictions. Their treatment focuses on the client’s needs, the 12 Steps, trauma recovery, and aftercare.
The Refuge employs a range of staff with experience and compassion. Their team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, nurses, therapists, and counselors. Clients have weekly individual therapy and multiple group therapies each week. The Refuge’s therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), 12 Step meetings, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), interpersonal therapy, exposure therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
The Refuge treats addiction, starting with medically monitored detox and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as needed. Clients begin therapy as soon as they feel able. The Refuge offers treatment for substance and alcohol addictions and process addictions. Along with addiction, The Refuge treats primary or co-occurring mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and self-harm. Clients seeking eating disorder recovery reside in the Oak House with others in the program.
The Refuge offers an inclusive environment for pregnant women and LGBTQ+ clients. Clients live with a roommate in a cozy cabin on The Refuge’s property. Treatment buildings and clinical buildings offer comfortable spaces to receive treatment. When not in therapy or 12-Step meetings, clients can enjoy trauma-informed yoga, art therapy, creative expression, a ropes course, journaling, horseback riding, walking meditative trails, and winding through a labyrinth.
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The Refuge provides trauma-informed care for clients who’ve experienced abuse, rape, mass shootings, active combat, workplace trauma, and much more. They use evidence-based therapies like EMDR to help clients safely address and process trauma, focusing on long-term recovery. Clients can also enjoy outdoor activities and experiential therapies for a holistic experience.
The Refuge treats eating disorders like anorexia, binge-eating disorder, bulimia, and orthorexia. Their residential treatment building, Oak House, welcomes 8 clients at a time in their eating disorder program. Clients receive meal support and supervision, nutritional counseling and education, and attend a culinary program. Registered dieticians and The Refuge’s physician oversees and guides each aspect of eating disorder treatment.
The Refuge treats substance use disorders and dual diagnoses using trauma-informed, personalized care. They provide 12-Step treatment, with meetings on-site and in other local facilities, and offer psychoeducation on addiction, the 12 Steps, and relapse. The Refuge provides medically monitored detox for those who need it, with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). They additionally treat co-occurring disorders, like depression and addiction, or an eating disorder and anxiety, among many others.
The Refuge provides residential treatment with a detox component (for addiction, trauma/PTSD, and eating disorders), day treatment (partial hospitalization), and aftercare services. Their day treatment has day and evening courses, each with 6 hours of programming 7 days a week. Their day treatment also offers TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) for treatment-resistant depression. Alumnus meet regularly for dinners, weekly meetings, and speaker events.
Who We Treat
Emerging adults ages 18-25 receive treatment catered to the unique challenges of early adulthood, like college, risky behaviors, and vocational struggles.
Addiction and mental illnesses in the LGBTQ+ community must be treated with an affirming, safe, and relevant approach, which many centers provide.
Busy, high-ranking professionals get the personalized treatment they need with greater accommodations for work, privacy, and outside communication.
Patients who completed active military duty receive specialized treatment focused on trauma, grief, loss, and finding a new work-life balance.
Women attend treatment in a gender-specific facility, with treatment delivered in a safe, nourishing, and supportive environment for greater comfort.
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Symptoms of depression may include fatigue, a sense of numbness, and loss of interest in activities. This condition can range from mild to severe.
A person with multiple mental health diagnoses, such as addiction and depression, has co-occurring disorders also called dual diagnosis.
Some traumatic events are so disturbing that they cause long-term mental health problems. Those ongoing issues can also be referred to as "trauma."
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a long-term mental health issue caused by a disturbing event or events. Symptoms include anxiety, dissociation, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts.
An eating disorder is a long-term pattern of unhealthy behavior relating to food. Most people with eating disorders have a distorted self-image.
In a PHP, patients live at home but follow an intensive schedule of treatment. Most programs require you to be on-site for about 40 hours per week.
Detox fully and safely removes toxic substances from the body, allowing the next steps in treatment to begin with a clean slate.
In a residential rehab program, patients live onsite, with access to daily treatment and 24-hour care. An average stay is 30-90 days.
A combination of scientifically rooted therapies and treatments make up evidence-based care, defined by their measured and proven results.
Incorporating spirituality, community, and responsibility, 12-Step philosophies prioritize the guidance of a Higher Power and a continuation of 12-Step practices.
A non-medicinal, wellness-focused approach that aims to align the mind, body, and spirit for deep and lasting healing.
Medical addiction treatment uses approved medications to manage withdrawals and cravings, and to treat contributing mental health conditions.
Expressive tools and therapies help patients process past situations, learn more about themselves, and find healing through action.
What We Treat
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The Refuge truly is just that – a safe hideaway nestled in the lush Ocala National Forest where miracles happen every day. Literally. Anyone struggling to conquer their demons can leave here on a path toward healing IF they’re willing to be honest, “do the work,” and continue their recovery beyond the program.
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