The Refuge, A Healing Place, Residential Treatment Center

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The Refuge, A Healing Place is a premier national treatment center in Ocklawaha, Florida. We treat adults for addiction, mental health, eating disorders, and PTSD and trauma. Our secluded resort is located on a 90-acre campus in the Ocala National Forest. The Refuge offers multiple levels of care, including medical detox, residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and a relapse prevention program. All programs are available for adults age 18 and older. All clients of The Refuge are treated through a combination of evidence-based treatment, experiential therapies, and supplemental programs. We employ medication-assisted treatment (MAT), group and individual therapy, family sessions, CBT, DBT, EMDR, massage, yoga, breathwork, art therapy, and equine therapy.
The Refuge, A Healing Place is a leading provider of treatment for trauma and PTSD. Our approach involves individualized treatment plans based on the traumas experienced and the coping methods used by each client. We treat trauma related to a wide range of events, including accidents, suicide, sexual abuse, and military experiences.
Our military and first responders program provides trauma-focused support for veterans, members of the military, law enforcement, firefighters, DOJ employees, EMTs, and 911 dispatchers.
Our eating disorders program provides treatment for clients who are dealing with the symptoms of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and orthorexia. Our diverse and inclusive eating disorder treatment center welcomes all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
We also provide specialized tracks to meet unique client needs, including tracks for clients who are pregnant, have co-occurring disorders, have dietary restrictions or follow a kosher diet, or are in need of a more complex medical detox.
In addition to therapies available to all clients of The Refuge, clients in the eating disorders program participate in exposure outings, supportive meals and meal prep, and group shopping trips. Our addiction treatment center has received national recognition. Our program is based on the 12-Step model.
In addition to the therapies available to all clients, patients of our addiction inpatient treatment center participate in support groups including AA, NA, Sex and Love Addiction Anonymous (SLAA), Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA), Codependency Anonymous (CODA), Young People’s Group (YPG), and gender-specific meetings. Our mental health treatment center program is targeted at treating co-occurring disorders and works in conjunction with our other programs. Mental health treatment is a necessity for providing effective treatment for addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
Our PHP is intended to follow discharge from the residential treatment center. Clients participate in six hours of sessions each day and are expected to continue living on-site. The PHP at The Refuge effectively gives clients increased freedom to apply the lessons of residential treatment while still providing oversight and direct support. Clients in our PHP can travel off-site, use personal vehicles, and have limited access to cellphones and computers.
The Refuge, A Healing Place is an award-winning leading provider of treatment services for addiction, trauma, mental health, and eating disorders. Our effective programs and supportive atmosphere help clients develop insights into behavioral health concerns and create lasting changes that support recovery and well-being for years to come.
We accept most commercial insurances. Unfortunately, we do not accept Medicare or Medicaid at this time.  

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Ocklawaha FL