Addiction Resource Guide

Lisa Merlin House, Inc.

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"We are a transitional living facility for females recovering from alcoholism and substance abuse as well as physical, sexual, and emotional abuse."

Treatment Philosophy:

"We are based on the 12 Step recovery programs."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Our residents' primary diagnosis is substance abuse/alcoholism with a secondary, mild mental illness such as depression. The residents must follow up with a psychiatrist and maintain regular visits."

Family Program:

"We encourage the families to attend Al-Anon as well as be a positive support system for our clients."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"All of our residents are required to attend daily meetings, get a sponsor and work the steps."

Position on Confrontation:

"The residents confront in a loving and compassionate way staying with the "I" statements."

Additional Characteristics:

"4 out of 5 staff members are in recovery and share their experience, strength and hope with our residents. We provide a loving, caring, safe and home environment.


  • Number of Beds: 35
    Detox Available: Yes (Non-medical only)

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 77
    Average Length of Stay 9-13 months
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under 25 17%
    Percent with College Education: 45%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 36%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 48%

  • Admissions Procedures:

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


Facility has separate program for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Children (Under age 6)
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Family Members
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Pregnant and Post-partum
  • Women
  • Young Adult

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Art Therapy
  • Dance Therapy
  • Feelings Process
  • Life Skills
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Relapse
  • Yoga


    Self-pay Cost: $45 per day
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: Department of Children and Families
    Type of License: Residential Level II, Aftercare, Outpatient
    Accredited by: N/A

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (407) 292-0109
    General Information: (407) 292-0109
    Address: 96 Plumosa Avenue
    Casselberry, FL 32707