What is the treatment like?
- A daily routine is in order with various
therapeutic duties and group therapy as well as
individual therapy sessions. These activities are in
place to help you develop a routine which has been
found to be most beneficial and helpful to recovery.
How long does the
treatment last for?
- Treatment usually lasts for a minimum of six
weeks. The length of treatment is always
individualized and developed for each individual.
Will the treatment work?
- That is up to you. So long as you want it badly
enough and give your full cooperation and trust to
the centre and the program of recovery there is no
reason why treatment shouldn’t work for you.
Study reports shows that your chances increase if
you complete treatment.
Do you treat both alcohol and drug problems
Will I have my own
- You will be assigned a counselor who is
also a case manager.
Will I have to involve my family?
- Your family or anyone else in your life will only
be involved if you want them to be. Each and every
case is different and in most cases (not all) this
can be extremely helpful to you, your recovery and
also to them.
It will be more helpful to you if your family
understands your illness. They may also be suffering
in their own way and need help for themselves which
we can offer in our family counseling sessions.
Involving the family tends to improve the chances of
good outcomes for most people.
Are my details kept
- At Crossroads Center of South Florida your
personal details will only be available to staff
within the centre who need to know them to be able
to help you. We will always obtain your written,
signed consent before passing information on to
What is group therapy?
- Therapy groups are kept to a maximum of twelve
people. People will be at all stages of their
treatment, some just starting and others nearing the
end of it. During therapy sessions we try to help
groups develop a level of trust this allows people
to speak truthfully and honestly about their
situation, keeping calm and allowing others to
listen and relate.
Is it religious?
- Crossroads Center of South Florida is open
to people of all faiths and to those who have no
religious faith. Our program is based on a spiritual
concept not a religious one.
Are the staff recovering addicts or alcoholics?
- Some of the staff are recovering people and some
are not. We like to keep a balance and it is up to
the individual staff member if they wish to reveal
What should I bring with me?
- Casual clothing including items for exercise and
swimming including a beach towel, washing
accessories and prescribed medication, along with a
current doctor's prescription.
We also offer a whole range of therapeutic materials
will be available for you to read and there will be
assignments which will keep you occupied.
What about exercise?
- We have an exercise plan including yoga, swimming,
gym and other activities.
What will the other clients be like?
- Clients will be from varying backgrounds, both
male and female, from 18-80+, from all walks of life
and may come from different countries.
How do I get to
Crossroads Center of South Florida?
- We can arrange flights for you should you be
coming from abroad or if you have made your own
travel arrangements, we will arrange for pick up
from the airport.
What happens when I leave?
- At the end of your treatment your counselor will
arrange for after care
and we will strongly
encourage you to attend AA or NA meetings regularly
which we will already have introduced you to.
Is Crossroads the
right place for me?
- Crossroads Center
of South Florida specializes in providing
treatment to individuals with simultaneous occurring
mental health and substance abuse disorders;
otherwise known as co-occurring disorders. Chemical
abuse disorders and mental health disorders can be
viewed as occurring along a continuum from mild to
severe. Crossroads Center of South Florida treats
disorders that fall along the entire continuum.