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Footprints Beachside Recovery Center

151 107th Avenue Suite 13, Treasure Island, Florida, 33706
Substance abuse has biological, psychological and social causes, and effective drug and alcohol treatment should attempt to provide a response to each of these areas designed for the individual client. There is no “one size fits all” in effective drug treatment programs; the therapeutic response must be oriented to a client’s specific configuration of needs with a range of “wrap around” drug treatment programs. Many other high-end drug treatment centers are rooted in outdated methods that often fail to keep people drug-free. People with a chronic form of addiction need multi-modal treatment that is individualized and offered continuously or intermittently for as long as they need. Just treating the substance abuse is not enough. Footprints utilizes unique, proven drug and alcohol treatment methods to treat the factors that underlie addiction and set off relapse. Whether it is past trauma, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, self-esteem issues; Footprints treats each individual with a personalized substance abuse treatment plan, created just for you.

Facility Highlights

  • Dual Diagnosis Facility, treating the whole person, not just the addiction
  • Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Multi-Modal, Individualized Treatment Programs


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Client & Family Support Groups

    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Executive

Meet the Staff

  • John Templeton, Sr.
    John Templeton, Sr.Co-Founder, CEO
  • John Templeton, Jr.
    John Templeton, Jr.Co-Founder, President

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Footprints Beachside Recovery, located in the breezy beach town of Treasure Island, Florida, offers outpatient programs to adults struggling with substance use disorder. The facility is one of 366 private nonprofit treatment centers in Florida, which make up a little more than half of all substance abuse facilities in the state. While clients may opt to live in gender-specific residences during day treatment, detox services are not available on-site.


Treatment is individualized and combines 12-step methodology with evidence-based therapies. Clients participate in individual and group counseling, relapse prevention training, and addition education, along with holistic activities such as yoga, acupuncture, massage, equine therapy, and expressive arts therapy.

There are also specialized groups for clients with co-occurring disorders, as well as gender-specific and trauma-informed groups. Footprints Beachside Recovery is one of 293 facilities in Florida (about 41%) to offer special programming for trauma.

Day treatment, also known as the partial hospitalization program (PHP), provides 27 hours of treatment each week, including a minimum of two individual therapy sessions. The intensive outpatient program (IOP) offers a minimum of three hours of programming a day, five days per week in either the daytime or evening. General outpatient treatment includes one or two hours per week of group or individual therapy.


The treatment team includes a medical doctor and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, as well as licensed clinical social workers and therapists, technicians, an acupuncture physician, a licensed and registered dietician/nutritionist, and a yoga instructor.


Clients participating in the PHP may choose to live in gender-separate residences offering a total of 15 beds. Length of stay can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days. Rooms are semi-private and clients receive constant support from on-site staff at the homes. Clients are encouraged to enjoy the nearby beach in their free time and families are allowed to visit weekly.


The six former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing all gave Footprints Beachside Recovery positive feedback. They described the facility as a warm and healing place with kind, experienced counselors and effective therapy. "Not only did they help me achieve Recovery they also provided me the tools necessary to continue a safe sober life," wrote Danny in a representative review. "Thank you to all of your staff for treating me like family."

The rehab received similar praise on secondary sites, earning average ratings of 4.9 out of five stars based on 48 Google reviews [1] and 4.7 out of five stars based on 37 Facebook reviews[2] (which the facility has the ability to edit). Footprints Beachside Recovery also received two five-star ratings (both of which were "unrecommended") on Yelp.[3] "They keep it small and focus attention on each individual, so you don't get lost in the mix. It's a family environment, with caring staff," an anonymous alum told Google.


The two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also gave Footprints positive feedback. L.G. gave the facility five out of five stars for its family participation, it's treatment of co-occurring disorders, its cleanliness and upkeep, and its 12-step and faith-based foundation. "The fact that the program is faith based meant the world to my family," she wrote. "My son made real connections with staff and other residents and continues to network with all of them."

A.J. found similar success through her daughter and noted: "I'm so grateful to everyone at Footprints...the real meaning of a supportive environment through the recovery process."


Fees start at $14,000 for a month of treatment and $42,000 for 90 days. According to the facility's website, most commercial insurance plans -- including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Humana -- are accepted.

[3] https://www.yelp.com/biz/footprints-beachside-recovery-tampa-bay

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