The Refuge – A Healing Place

Long Term Residential Program



Number of Beds: 75
Detox Available: No

Last Year’s Admissions:

Total Annual Admits Data Not Supplied
Average Length of Stay 90 days
Percent of Women 50%
Percent under 25 50%
Percent with College Education DNS
Percent Covered by Public Assistance 0%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification 30%

Admissions Procedures:

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



Facility has a separate program for:

  • Acute Care

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Attorneys & Judges
  • Clergy
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cristal Meth Addiction
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Grief & Loss
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marijuana
  • Men
  • Methadone
  • Native American
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain Management
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Physically Challenged
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Uniformed Services
  • Women
  • Workaholism
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)



Self-pay Cost: $24,800-1st 30 days; $18,500-2nd 30 days; $17,500 3rd 30 days
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: Yes



Licensed by: FL Dept. of Children and Families; FL Agency for Health Care Admin
Type of License: Level II Extended Care Residential
Accredited by: CARF


Self Description:

“The Refuge is a trauma & PTSD treatment program focused on holistic rehab and co-occurring addictions, depression, anxiety and eating disorders.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“We believe that there are those who cannot achieve true sobriety until their trauma is resolved. The Refuge’s treatment program is designed to treat individuals at the mind, body and spirit levels. We are aware of the correlation between substance abuse issues, trauma and process addictions.”

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

“Our approach to dual diagnosis treatment can best be described as long term, 12 Step based, experiential, and encouraging dyadic attachment. We believe trauma is centered in the nervous system. Each nervous system is different and the path to recovery is different for each individual, so we use many modalities and interventions.”

Family Program:

“The Refuge Family Program is 4 days and consists of a variety of educational presentations, experiential groups and individual sessions that allow family members to understand behaviors, mend relationships and establish boundaries. We consider this 4 day therapeutic program a very integral part of the treatment process.”

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

“The Refuge puts tremendous value on living life one day at a time, which is why we fully embrace the 12 Step way of life. Our program is structured around the 12 Step fundamentals. We offer 12 Step groups every night both on and off campus, as well as break-out groups during the day.”

Position on Confrontation:

“The Refuge likes to meet individuals where they are when they admit to our program. We avoid confrontational therapy methods as much as possible, to avoid triggering the trauma survivors we are treating.”

Contact Information:
Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 14835 S.E. 85th Street
Ocklawaha, FL 32179