The Refuge - A Healing Place

Treatment Center
$$$$ $$ Cost

The Refuge is located in central, Florida, about 1 hour North of Orlando on 94 acres of the Ocala National Forest. Surrounded by tall pine trees, thick brush and vivid green vegetation, The Refuge offers a peaceful secluded area where clients and family members can heal from Trauma, PTSD and Process Addictions. Private rooms available.

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14835 Southeast 85th Street Road
Marion County, FL
32179, United States
  • Private Rooms
  • Clinical Detox
  • Treatment Duration
    4 - 12 weeks
  • Age Group
    18 - 99 years
  • Drug Court

Payment Options

  • No Medicaid
  • No Medicare
  • Private Insurance
  • Self-Pay

Treatments Offered

  • 12 Steps
  • Acamprosate (CampralĀ®)
  • Acupuncture
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Addictions Treatment
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Brief Intervention
  • Buprenorphine/Suboxone Detoxification
  • Buprenorphine/Suboxone Used in Treatment
  • Case Management
  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) Plus Vouchers
  • Computerized Treatment
  • Contingency Management/Motivational Incentives
  • Couples and Family Counseling
  • Gambling Addiction Treatment
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Internet Addiction Treatment
  • Methadone/Buprenorphine Used for Pain Management or Emergency Dosing
  • Methadone Used in Treatment
  • Methamphetamines Detoxification
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Naltrexone (oral)
  • Opioids Detoxification
  • Peer Support Services
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relapse Prevention from Naltrexone
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Social Skills Development
  • The Matrix Model
  • Trauma-Related Counseling
  • VivitrolĀ® (injectable Naltrexone)

Patient Population

  • Active Duty Military
  • Adults
  • Clients with HIV or AIDS
  • Criminal Justice Clients
  • Dual Diagnosis Clients
  • Expecting/ Postpartum Mothers
  • LGBT Clients
  • Military Families
  • Seniors (65 or older)
  • Sexual Abuse Victims
  • Trauma Clients
  • Veterans
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Young Adults

Extra Services

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Assistance with Obtaining Social Services
  • Career Counseling or Training
  • Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment
  • Comprehensive Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Discharge Planning
  • Drug or Alcohol Urine Screening
  • Health Education
  • Hepatitis Support
  • HIV or AIDS Support
  • HIV Testing
  • Housing Services
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  • Non-Nicotine Smoking Cessation Medications
  • Screening for Mental Health Disorders
  • Screening for Substance Abuse
  • Screening for Tobacco Use
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • TB Screening


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The Refuge - A Healing Place

More about The Refuge - A Healing Place

The Refuge trauma treatment setting has 36 female beds and 25 male beds. Male cabins are setup with two beds in each room and one bed in a middle room by itself. Female cabins have a loft, with two beds downstairs and one bed upstairs. Our facility is setup much like a camp, with client cabins located all over the property.

Our property's outdoor amenities include a swimming pool, volleyball court, high and low ropes course, hiking trails, meditation trail, a labyrinth, memorial trail, basketball court, and fishing dock. Clients often use these outdoor amenities during therapeutic groups or to relax and rejuvenate after an intense group or tough day.

Treatment Programs

The Refuge provides multiple treatment programs to ensure we meet our clients where they are at in the different stages of their lives. Each program offers individualized person-centered treatment which is provided by a caring and loving staff. Our goal is to help guide each individual through the process of choosing the appropriate treatment program. The Refuge's goal is to promote true healing and long lasting recovery at a pace unique to each person.

Alcohol and Drug Detox

The Refuge's detoxification program is individualized for each client, based upon the specific individual characteristics and the type of substance that the individual has become physically dependent upon. The average length of the detoxification process is 7-10 days, which is often followed by our comprehensive residential treatment program. Using the most current scientific evidence, medication is often used to assist with detox in order to help manage the unpleasantness of withdrawal symptoms.

Residential Treatment Program

By providing an environment of healing in a safe and friendly residential treatment atmosphere, the recovery process can begin. Each individual in our residential program will be involved in individual, group and experiential therapy that will help each individual develop the tools needed to be successful in their treatment.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Allows for clients to be engaged in group and individual counseling for a minimum of 30 hours per week. This provides our clients with complete support surrounding their recovery in a safe and supportive environment. The PHP program provides therapeutic services including assessment, education, process therapy, 12 Step recovery, experiential therapy and peer support.Intensive Outpatient Treatment- Our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program is specifically targeted for adults 18 years and older who are experiencing substance abuse and other mental health problems. Throughout this program, participants will be engaged in 12-15 hours of counseling a week and receive psychological, social and alcohol/drug assessments, an individualized treatment plan, and continuing care recommendations.

Transitional Living

The Refuge Transitions program offers a safe, structured, sober transitional living environment to assist residents in transition from inpatient treatment to independent living. We have six fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments which house a maximum of 3 residents in each. Many people that are new to recovery find that they need time to simply gain their balance, and transitional living can offer the assistance needed in order to achieve this.

Rehab Activities

In addition to traditional therapeutic methods such as individual therapy, group sessions, and family therapy The Refuge also offers a number of experiential services including:

  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Sensory modality programs
  • Ropes Course

Family Involvement

In addition to involving the family in the treatment process of their loved one we also have a family week program.

The family week program is designed to help our clients and their families become more aware of both the disease of addiction and how PTSD affects the dynamics occurring within the family system. Together you will learn better ways to share your thoughts and feelings with each other, while also learning how to help each other during this difficult time.

The family week program is a combination of educational lectures, process groups, individual family sessions and experiential therapies. When families work together in support of one another, the dysfunctional cycles can be broken and patterns of behavior can be changed. In doing this, families can exist within a healthier structure with improved boundaries, less stress, and more serenity.


  • PERSONALIZED: Clients explore their strengths, needs, abilities & preferences in order to heal & recover
  • LENGTH OF STAY: 30 day to one year residential treatment program
  • LOCATED: On 94 acres just 60 miles north of Orlando

Admissions Process

Our highly trained team will make the admissions process as simple and smooth as possible for the client and all family members. After speaking with you and learning about your needs, our admissions counselor will help select the appropriate level of care and the intake process will begin.

Our trained staff is ready to help answer any questions you may have. Call today for a free, confidential consultation. While your experience may vary, due to personal circumstances involved, in general this is what you can expect of the intake process:

Your initial inquiry call is answered by a live receptionist and immediately directed to an admissions staff member.

Initial information is gathered about current situation or crisis.
We will provide you with information about The Refuge program including treatment tracks, lengths of stay and costs.

We will set a time for a brief interview with the client in order to gather more in depth information such as background, family history, traumatic experiences, addiction problems, and treatment history.

If applicable and permitted, we will request client records from the last treatment facility attended and/or from a current or past physician, therapist, or other practitioner.

After the assessment, our team will review the case and determine if The Refuge is the appropriate program for the client and which levels of care will be most effective. We will discuss this decision with you right away.

If the client is an appropriate fit for The Refuge, we will begin the admissions process immediately.

If we are not the right facility, we will provide referrals to other facilities more appropriate and assist you in connecting with the referred facility and getting the process started with them.

Treatment and Philosophy

The Refuge addiction treatment is committed to treating each client individually by providing an environment of healing in a safe and friendly atmosphere. At The Refuge we always consider the entire person when determining the best course of action for any difficulty or combination of difficulties. We make sure to encourage all clients to be involved in all aspects of their treatment process, while at the same time facilitating families in the decision making process. The Refuge offers a wide variety of services to clients to meet intensive therapy needs for substance abuse, process addictions, PTSD/trauma resolution, co-dependency, family healing, and dual diagnosis.

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