Addiction Resource Guide

La Amistad Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Hospital with Integrated Chemial Dependency Treatment

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"La Amistad offers Residential Treatment for Children Adolescents and Adults who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis with a co-existing substance abuse condition."

Treatment Philosophy:

"At La Amistad, we believe in a client-centered approach to recovery, wiht an individualized plan which is tailored to each resident."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"La Amistad understands that treating both conditions simultaneously is absolutely critical."

Family Program:

"At La Amistad, we understand that the amount of family involvement directly correlates to the resident's success in recovery. To this end, we offer services such as family therapy and events such as family weekends as part of all treatments."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"La Amistad believes that the addition of a 12 Step program is a required componentduring treatment, and a key contributor to sustained sobriety."

Position on Confrontation:

"La Amistad practices "care-frontation", which means confronting dysfunctional behaviors and irrational thoughts in a respectful manner ."

Additional Characteristics:

"Master level therapists, psychologist on site, 24 hour nursing, resort-style facility with semi-private rooms."


  • Number of Beds: 80
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits: 197
    Total Adults Admits: 93
    Average Length of Stay Approx. 60 days
    Percent of Women 47%
    Percent under 25 71%
    Percent with College Education: Unknow
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:75%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Young Adults (18-25)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Crystal Meth
  • Family
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Varies
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
    Type of License: Residential Treatment Facility
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 443-1122
    General Information: (407) 647-0660
    Address: 1650 Park Avenue N
    Maltland, FL 32751