About Stepping Stone Center for Recovery

At Stepping Stone Center for Recovery, we pride ourselves in providing patients with the best care possible. This is evident in the accreditation we have received from The Joint Commission, an independent and not-for-profit organization that sets standards in the health care industry. For consecutive years, they have awarded us their Gold Seal of Approval, signaling the highest levels of care and service.

Our facility and staff provide award-winning programs for men and women suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. Our comprehensive six-week treatment program may include:

  • Individualized treatment
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Comprehensive dual diagnosis program
  • On-site medical detoxification
  • 24/7 addiction helpline
  • Nationally accredited
  • State licensed

Our treatment programs are designed to be individualized and patients are attended to by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, clinicians, and therapists – all experienced and expertly trained in addiction treatment.

Why Stepping Stone Center in Florida?

At Stepping Stone Center, our reputation speaks for itself. We have helped thousands of people just like you to recover. Our alumni program is filled with graduates who are maintaining recovery while living a sober healthy life. Don’t be fooled by other rehabs selling you a bill of goods that treatment is a vacation in a resort-style drug rehab.

 This is a life-threatening disease and it is important to have qualified staff in an accredited hospital treat you or your loved one.

Our staff of doctors, nurses and therapists are available 24/7. They will walk you through the different levels of care in addiction treatment, helping you explore patterns and learn a sober way of living.

Stepping Stone Center Provides a Safe and Loving Community

Our drug and alcohol rehab in Florida is surrounded by nature with breathtaking views away from the main town of Jacksonville, FL. Separating yourself from the chaos of the world while you enter detox treatment and addiction rehab is essential for successful recovery. Escaping from the worries that drug and alcohol use has inflicted upon you is freeing, both physically and psychologically. Stepping Stone Center provides the safe and loving community needed to help you focus on getting help.

You need specialized addiction treatment to stop using drugs and alcohol and professionals to help you regain all that you have lost in addiction. Warm accepting staff will remain your source of support throughout your treatment. Stepping Stone Center’s staff members know the pattern of addiction and will help you break the cycle and get your life back on track. We are dedicated to helping you complete rehab and return home sober.

Addiction is a treatable disease and you will get better. Going to addiction treatment takes courage. This is the first step to changing the rest of your life. Fear and trepidation of the unknown may paralyze you, keeping you from making the decision to go to treatment. Walking through the doors of Stepping Stone Center in Florida creates comfort for you, knowing that all your needs will be met while you are in our program. Take a break from trying to manage on your own. Don’t let addiction fool you into thinking you don’t need help.

Our Location

We are located in beautiful and sunny Jacksonville, Florida. Our modern facilities are designed to provide patients with every level of care. Unlike other treatment centers, Stepping Stone offers five distinct levels of care – from detoxification to intensive outpatient – in one convenient location.

After completing detox and early treatment, patients can transition to our sober-living complex, The Villages, located just minutes from our detox facility. In our residential complexes, patients continue to receive close monitoring and the benefits of a therapeutic community, while easing the transition back to life outside of treatment.

Our facilities are located in a quiet, secluded, and wooded site that enhances our patient’s sense of calmness and encourages self-reflection. We have created a healing environment free of everyday distractions.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach

One of the main differences between Stepping Stone Center for Recovery and other treatment centers is that we use a multidisciplinary approach to treating addiction. This means we draw from a variety of fields and treat addiction from various angles. Our staff is comprised of professionals trained and experienced in the clinical, medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial fields, providing a well-rounded and comprehensive treatment experience.

For instance, dual diagnosis treatment requires addressing both substance abuse and mental health issues. Our clinical therapists all hold master’s-level degrees in addiction treatment and are certified mental health professionals. We also have a full-time psychiatrist on staff.

Your treatment plan is a constantly evolving course of action. Each patient’s treatment team creates a unique plan that is reviewed, discussed, and adjusted on a daily basis. Every aspect of a patient’s life is addressed through this individualized treatment and aftercare plan. The analysis combines the expertise of doctors, clinicians, and therapists, all trained and experienced in substance abuse.

To that end, a patient will learn about destructive behaviors, destructive social interactions, and destructive emotional patterns. To maintain abstinence, a patient’s treatment plan includes psychosocial elements (home environment, living arrangements, support systems, and case management), clinical (a variety of therapies including group, individual, 12-step meetings, family therapy, recreational therapy, and more), medical treatment (detox, nursing care, physical examinations), and psychiatric services (educational sessions about drugs and alcohol, medication management ).

Our interdisciplinary approach provides patients with the education, tools, and support to return to their lives as healthy and productive family members and citizens.

License & Accreditation

Licensing and accreditation provide an objective, third-party assurance that a program is achieving excellence in patient care and facility operation. You should look for these distinctions when evaluating a treatment center, as they require that the entire organization be dedicated to providing the safest, finest, and most effective rehabilitation experience possible.

Licensed by the State of Florida

In order to provide substance abuse and mental health services in Florida, we are required to be licensed by the state’s Department of Children and Family Services. They conduct a thorough, on-site review, covering everything from staff to quality of care to our facility.

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Accredited by The Joint Commission

In addition to our state license, we are also accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leader in developing standards and best practices for health care facilities. Their Gold Seal of Approval tells you we meet or exceed their criteria for patient care. They, too, perform an on-site evaluation, as well as follow-up monitoring.

Two Measurements of Quality Service

Both our state license and national accreditation require us to:

  • Provide the best evidenced-based treatment, care, and services
  • Regularly improve patient care
  • Maintain a comfortable, secure, and confidential environment for patients
  • Ensure care is provided by highly trained and licensed staff
  • Closely monitor and administer patient medication with care
  • Strictly handle and maintain patient records with complete confidentiality
  • Uphold patient rights at all times

You can feel confident choosing a program that has passed extensive on-site evaluations and ongoing monitoring by both state and national licensing and accrediting bodies. They help inspire us to provide safe and effective care of the utmost quality and value.

Treatment Programs Specifically Designed for You

While we believe that addicts and alcoholics are more alike than different, we do not believe in a cookie-cutter approach to treatment. We believe in a personalized, multidisciplinary approach to the disease of addiction, with special emphasis placed on spiritual and medical treatment. Everyone has their own story, including their own upbringing, their own life experiences, and their own history with drugs and alcohol. We have found the best way to care for an addiction is to uncover that story, looking for things like trauma, family problems, and consequences, and treating them accordingly.

A Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

We also believe that addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit and that each piece requires equal treatment. Years of abuse can leave one feeling depressed or anxious, in poor physical health, and with a broken set of beliefs. We work to restore in each patient a clear, sound mind, a healthy body, and a belief that “a power greater than ourselves” can help overcome addiction.

Medical Based Model for Addiction Treatment

Because addiction is a disease, we treat it like any other disease, which includes offering the best medical care available. Medication, specifically, plays an important role in our treatment program. Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol can be uncomfortable and dangerous without detoxification medication. In addition, many patients have undiagnosed or untreated mental health issues that may be caused by drug and alcohol abuse, or may be a contributing cause of substance abuse. In either case, medication is needed.

A Spiritual Foundation

Finally, we promote using the 12-step programs of recovery because they work. Since 1935, hundreds of millions of people have recovered from alcoholism and drug addiction thorough AA and NA. The main goal of these groups is to help alcoholics and drug addicts find sobriety and develop a personal relationship with a higher power (however one chooses to define higher power), thus providing each patient with a spiritual foundation to deepen recovery.

Addiction Treatment Programs That Work

These philosophies guide everything we do at the Stepping Stone Center for Recovery. They have endured over the years because they help people recover their lives.

A Premiere Addiction Treatment Center Since 2006

Stepping Stone Center for Recovery is a private substance abuse treatment center in Jacksonville, FL. Founded by compassionate people with a personal interest in helping others recover from drugs and alcohol, the owners and the board have invested heavily in our facility to constantly improve the program, attract the best employees, and ultimately, to help our patients.

Using Best Practices to Treat Addiction

We believe that addiction and alcoholism are diseases. Because of that belief, we have adopted a medically based model for the treatment of addiction. We employ interdisciplinary teams of board-certified medical doctors, psychiatrists, and addiction nurses for the diagnosis, detoxification, and treatment of addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders.

Substance Abuse Treatment Provided by Experts in the Field

Our therapists all hold masters-level degrees and must have extensive experience in drug rehabilitation and substance abuse treatment. We continuously invest resources to maintain a low patient-to-staff ratio, which allows us to give individualized care to all patients. We also have a case management team that handles discharge and aftercare, allowing our therapists to focus full-time on patients in drug rehab.

Modern Treatment Facilities

We constantly upgrade and improve our treatment center to improve patient comfort and treatment. We take pride in having a state-of-the-art treatment facility and program.

The Villages Recovery Residence

The Villages Recovery Residence is a sober living environment with a Resident first philosophy. By adhering to NARR (National Alliance for Recovery Residence) standards, The Villages is committed to assisting in the healing the lives of individuals, families, and communities by navigating them through their early recovery journey and providing a safe and secure environment.

Resident Grievance Procedures

If a resident feels that their grievance was not handled or addressed by The Villages, they are allowed to file an electronic grievance with FARR.

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If you have questions about the Stepping Stone Center for Recovery, or would like to speak with someone about a drug or alcohol problem, please call our 24-hour Addiction Helpline at 866-957-4960.