ABOUT AMBROSIA TREATMENT CENTER — PORT ST. LUCIE
Ambrosia Treatment Centers owns and operates five substance abuse treatment facilities in Florida, New Jersey, and California. The Port St. Lucie location is one of 208 (29.1 percent) residential treatment centers in the state of Florida. Programming is for adult men and women who are struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Additionally, this location specializes in treating young adults aged 18 to 25, a specifically-tailored program offered by only 200 (27.9 percent) treatment centers in the state. Close to 90 percent of substance abuse clients in this age group struggle with opiate addiction. Additionally, this location is among the 73 (10.2 percent) where detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment uses the 12-step model of recovery, supplemented by evidence-based therapeutic methods and holistic activities. Detox typically lasts three to 10 days while the residential program generally lasts 14 to 35 days.
Clients receive weekly individual and group therapy, and counseling touches on many topics, including grief, relapse prevention, life skills, building relationships and character, as well as stress and anxiety management. Art and music therapy as well as yoga and meditation round out the spiritual side of this holistic program. Dual diagnosis treatment and counseling for families and couples is also available.
Aftercare options include outpatient care at one of the organization’s facilities, online therapy, and lifetime alumni support.
The center's staff includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, master’s level therapists, and several bachelor’s level therapists and counselors. There is also a registered nurse available 24/7. In Florida, 98.4 percent of all substance abuse treatment centers have continuing education requirements for staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Ambrosia Treatment Center of Port St. Lucie is a 50-bed luxury facility with some private rooms, a swimming pool, calming gardens, ropes courses, and an on-site fitness center. The available accommodations at this facility are quite high, given that the average number of individuals enrolled in a residential OTP treatment program at a time is just 32 clients. Holistic options at this center include massage, acupuncture, and regular gym visits.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has received feedback from over a dozen former clients to date, and these responses were nearly all glowingly positive. Reviewers repeatedly noted how warm and welcoming the facility was: “They don't treat clients like patients but more as fellow addicts,” one anonymous reviewer wrote. Repeated praise was also awarded to the center’s aftercare programs, its staff’s dedication to staying in touch, and its family program: “Wonderful place that not only treats the individual who is suffering but the family as well,” Katrin wrote.
Small group sizes were also widely praised, which Carter, amongst others, emphasized in his review: "The staff are so great.i enjoyed everyday and looked forward to my small group therapy."
Many individuals also noted unsuccessful experiences at other treatment centers, commenting on the remarkableness of Ambrosia. Lauren explained, "I have been to multiple treatment centers and Ambrosia has by far made the most impact," in a representative statement, and the majority of alumni noted that they would recommend this facility to others, such as Eric, who wrote, "I would recommend this place to anyone who struggles with substance abuse."
At the time of this writing on Google, feedback for this location was also highly favorable, with 4.9 average stars from 45 reviewers to date. Dozens of former clients expressed gratitude to the staff, shared success in their programs, and showed high-levels of satisfaction with the maintenance of the facility. Many Google reviewers also specifically noted that they would recommend this center to anyone who needed it. In a representative comment, K.M. wrote, "Beautiful facility with a caring, committed staff. Ambrosia is the ONLY place I recommend to anyone seeking substance abuse treatment."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the 11 reviews submitted to Rehabs.com by loved ones to date, eight were positive and three were negative. Among the positive reviewers, some noted that treatment had saved their loved one’s life, and there were also repeated echoes of alumni’s praise for the compassionate, caring staff and the family program: “I found that Ambrosia cared about my son and about me as his mother,” K.K. wrote in a representative review. A few reviewers also noted that staff show continuous care post treatment. “The support given to the family was over the top ! They still reach out and contact me months after discharge !” Karen wrote.
One father, however, reported Rehabs.com, “Horrible, my son died within 48 hours of discharge after a two-month admission.” Though Don’s was the most extreme criticism of the facility submitted to Rehabs.com to date, loved one Mar, who was polled more extensively by Rehabs.com, gave a two out of five-star rating for the staff's level of experience and training, as well as a one-star rating for the amount of family participation.“No communication nor parent education Driven by greed,” Mar wrote.
Ambrosia is in-network with a variety of insurances, including Aetna, AmeriHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United, and Value Options.
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