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Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street

Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street

Drug Rehab Center in Bartow, Florida

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

Peace River Center in Bartow, FL is an accredited addiction and mental health treatment facility that offers a range of services and supports to help individuals lead a healthy and sober life.

About This Bartow, FL Facility

Peace River Center at 1239 East Main Street in Bartow, FL, is a cornerstone of the community, offering exceptional mental and behavioral health services for over six decades. As a not-for-profit organization, its primary focus is on the well-being of children and adults across Polk, Hardee, and Highlands Counties. What sets it apart is its commitment to providing a spectrum of treatment options tailored to individual needs, ensuring comprehensive care and support.

Holding accreditations from JCAHO and State License reinforces Peace River Center's dedication to the highest standards of care. The institution's focus on dual diagnosis and mental health treatment underlines its comprehensive approach, catering to the nuanced needs of its clients with a variety of care options, from intensive outpatient to aftercare support.

  • Accredited by JCAHO: Ensures high-quality care standards are met.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Offers specialized care for individuals dealing with both substance abuse and mental health issues.
  • Variety of Treatment Settings: Services are designed to accommodate different needs, including outpatient and intensive outpatient programs.

Peace River Center addresses a range of issues, from substance misuse to dual diagnosis, emphasizing mental health recovery. Treatment methods are varied to ensure each client's needs are met, providing a path towards reaching their fullest potential through dedicated aftercare, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services.

  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Multiple Centers
  • Accreditations


    Conditions and Issues Treated

    People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to Florida residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Intensive outpatient programs mostly conduct meetings on weekdays. Group therapy is the main element in most intensive outpatient programs. Most IOPs last for about 90 days and include drug use monitoring and testing. A Florida IOP, like what’s offerd at Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street, take much more time than a standard outpatient program. Some programs offer other services as well, such as employment assistance and medication management.

    Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Bartow, FL. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

    After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around Florida, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.

    Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street‘s Therapies & Programs

    Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

    Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

    Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

    Group therapy happens at Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Bartow, FL patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

    Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is designed to support patients in treating trauma. Patients follow a bar of light throughout the session or watch their therapist’s finger travel back and forth. All this imitates the eye movements of REM sleep. These are the same movements that enable memories to be reprocessed by the brain. This reduces the impact and reprocesses traumatic memories have individuals, reducing the desire to shelter or escape by abusing substances.

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Peace River Center - 1239 East Main Street

    Experiential therapy works on the principle that the perception of individuals determines their behavior. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty in expressing themselves and interact. Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences and encourages the release of suppressed thoughts that were responsible for the negative feelings and drug addiction.

    Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. Gradually the individual will experience calmness and love and change their perception positively. Other than drug addiction, Experiential therapy is useful in various behavioral and eating disorders.

    Payment Options Accepted

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  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Address Information1239 E Main St
    Bartow, Florida 33830 Phone Number Meta DetailsUpdated April 15, 2024
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    Bartow, Florida Addiction Information

    Florida is one of the nation's epicenters for substance abuse and drug-related overdoses. In 2014, around 410,000 Florida residents were addicted to drugs and alcohol. Over the last 10 years, 12% of all deaths in the state were attributed to substance abuse. Treatment admissions for alcohol reached 24,329 patients in 2016, and 2.5% of Florida high school students admitted to using crack cocaine.

    The city of Bartow, Florida, has one of the highest rates of drug addiction in the country. Drug overdose deaths account for one out of every five deaths. Cocaine is the most commonly used drug in the area. When it comes to looking for drug treatment options in Bartow, Florida, a few different types of programs are available. Inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and detox programs are available.

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