Next Generation Village

Next Generation Village treats young adults 13–17 years old for drug and alcohol abuse in a safe, secure, and healing environment. From detox and residential treatment to outpatient treatment and aftercare, Next Generation Village always puts its patients first.

100% confidential. Most insurance accepted.

Treatment Options

With various treatment options and levels of care available, you can determine which path is right for you and your family. All psychiatric evaluations are completed by trained psychiatrists, psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioners, or psychiatric PAs.

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Teens who try to break a drug habit on their own may feel physically ill or psychologically distressed in the process. Next Generation Village eliminates the harmful chemicals from your body in a less stressful manner.

The first step to sobriety is ridding the drugs from your system. The medical team at Next Generation Village oversees detox programs that employ soothing therapies and medications to boost your resolve and keep you sober for the long haul. Our clinical staff members monitor clients around the clock to ease withdrawal symptoms.


Representatives of Next Generation Village understand that addiction is a disease that may linger throughout a patient’s lifetime. Cravings never go away. Therefore, the treatment center offers aftercare, provided on an outpatient basis, to prevent teens from relapsing. In these follow up counseling sessions, teens can examine new pressures they face upon returning to their communities.

Intensive Inpatient

Our facility offers intensive inpatient treatment, designed for medical and psychiatric stabilization.

Intensive inpatient treatment includes: eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation, motivational interviewing, active listening, family systems, coping skills, relapse prevention planning, 12-step work, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings and psychoeducation.

Individuals are usually in intensive inpatient care for 5 – 7 days, with programming every day. Medication may continue for prolonged detox, if necessary, or for medical or psychiatric stabilization purposes.

Once completed, the client transitions to residential care.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

A partial hospitalization program works for teens who need intense treatment and therapy during the day but have a stable home life to return to at night. Partial hospitalization programs offer access to mental health experts and medications that assist in fighting addiction.

Patient amenities mirror those of the intensive outpatient program.

Clients are usually in this level of treatment for 14 – 20 days. Medications are continued as needed for medical and psychiatric stabilization.


Getting away from home and school can be effective in learning to deal with the stresses those environments bring. In our residential program, teens live with their peers — detached from their daily lives — to learn how to deal with the world in a healthy manner.

Residential treatment provides similar clinical services to that of intensive inpatient, as well as life skills and healthy relationships and boundaries.

Treatment amenities mirror that of intensive inpatient care.

Clients attend residential care for 7 – 10 days, on average, with programming every day.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A pillar of outpatient care, the IOP is a more comprehensive option than traditional outpatient care. Through the program, teens spend several more hours per week at support group meetings, during which they can also complete homework assignments. The program features 3 to 5 three-hour sessions per week.

Teens with more intense addiction histories might engage in these programs.

Clients are in intensive outpatient treatment for an average of 14 – 18 days.

Our Success Stories

“They knew what I needed even when I didn’t know what I needed.” – Paul

“They told me about the Recovery Village. It was in Umatilla, Florida. I didn’t know anything about it, but it was the best decision I have ever made in my life. Hands down.” – Anonymous

Therapy Options

Next Generation Village offers a variety of therapy avenues, conducted by mental health professionals with extensive backgrounds.

Therapy options include:

  • Individual sessions with a therapist up to three times a week
  • Group therapy sessions that cover a range of issues facing the modern-day teenager
  • Psycho-educational training, including relapse prevention, life skills, and cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • 12-step meetings, both in the facility and in the community

Patients will meet regularly with a psychiatrist to discuss how medications can help them in their treatment.

Co-Occurring Disorder Diagnosis

Our medical team screens incoming residents for psychological issues beyond substance abuse. If a co-occurring disorder is found, our treatment team will determine the effects of the disorder on the substance abuse problem and treat both simultaneously. Co-occurring disorders may include:

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
  • Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders, such as borderline and dependent personality disorders
  • Process addictions, such as shopping, video gaming, and gambling disorders

Emphasis on Education

Next Generation Village understands the importance of education, especially for residents of their community. While overcoming substance habits is the primary focus of residents at Next Generation Village, they still are expected to keep up with their schoolwork. Our facility employs tutors who work with a students’ school district to maintain their education during treatment.

Our Policies

The policies of Next Generation Village reflect our mission — to ensure the full recovery of our patients in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.

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Length of Stay

The length of stay at our facility varies by patient, based on individual needs, clinical progress and clinical recommendations. There are no predetermined lengths of time. We assess the patient’s progress throughout the treatment program and maintain communication with insurance providers for recommended levels of care.

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Client Phone Policy

Cell phones are not permitted during treatment. Beginning on the day of admission, clients will be on a seven-day “blackout” period, with no outside contact, though a family member will be notified of their loved one’s status during this time. After the blackout period, clients can use their phones during non-clinical hours on assigned days.

Communication with family is sustained through telephonic sessions between client and family, face-to-face sessions on-site, or even during Family Weekends, hosted by the facility.

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Smoking Policy

Clients are prohibited from smoking due to the age of population.

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Transportation for Clients

For clients traveling out of state, Next Generation Village offers pickup from and drop-off to all locations, including nearby airports, the closest of which are Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Upon request, our staff is happy to assist with coordinating all travel arrangements for your convenience and safety.

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Admissions Process and Payment Information

Next Generation Village admits clients 24 hours a day. Prior to a client admitting to the facility, an assessment process is completed to determine eligibility, appropriateness and the proper level of care for treatment.

Next Generation Village accepts most private insurance policies on an out-of-network basis; however neither Medicare nor Medicaid is accepted.

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Facility Licensing and Accreditation

Next Generation Village is licensed by the State of Florida and the Department of Children and Families.

Food Menu

Our dietitians prepare specialized meals that are as appetizing as they are nutritional to ensure you develop healthy eating habits during your stay with us.

The Next Generation Village Campus

The key to getting your entire being healthy is being comfortable with your surroundings. Because of this, Next Generation Village’s 40-bed facility was designed to provide the best amenities to help teens heal. Our full-service gym, volleyball and basketball courts and equine therapy allow patients to practice wellness as an essential element of holistic healing. You can clear a busy mind by the pool, or by taking a yoga or dance class from our instructors.

Entrance at Next Generation Village
Rooms at Next Generation Village
Gazebo on Lake at Next Generation Village

Wellness Program Activities

  • Sand Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Bowling
  • Fishing
  • Row Boat
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Amenities & Activities Offered at Next Generation Village

Other Services Offered

  • Exercise Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Well-Balanced Meals
  • Legal and Case Management Services

Our Location

Next Generation Village

1062 Lake Sebring Drive
Sebring, FL 33870

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Our Staff

Carlos Garcia-Prieto, Medical Director

Carlos Garcia-Prieto, MD (Medical Director)

Dr. Garcia-Prieto uses his 23-year career of working with children and adolescents to bring an expertise to Next Generation Village. Dr. Garcia- Prieto worked as the Medical Director of both the Florida Hospital Heartland Division and Winter Haven Hospital and has received commendations from FEMA for his work in the aftermath of 9/11.

Brandi Filppula, Registered Nurse

Brandi Filppula RN, (Registered Nurse)

Sandra Ratliff, Utilization Review Manager

Sandra Ratliff,RN,BSN (Utilization Review Manager)

Sandra is responsible for working with your insurance company to guarantee your therapy is sustained at the right level for your successful recovery. Her care for the residents at Next Generation Village comes from her nearly 25 years as an RN where she held numerous leadership positions within the medical field.

Lena Wooton, Clinical Director

Lena Wooton (Clinical Director)

Carlos Garcia-Prieto, Medical Director

Carlos Garcia-Prieto

Medical Director

Brandi Filppula, Registered Nurse

Brandi Filppula

Registered Nurse

Sandra Ratliff, Utilization Review Manager

Sandra Ratliff

Utilization Review Manager

Lena Wooton, Clinical Director

Lena Wooton

Clinical Director

Carlos Garcia-Prieto, Medical Director

Carlos Garcia-Prieto

Medical Director

Brandi Filppula, Registered Nurse

Brandi Filppula

Registered Nurse

Sandra Ratliff, Utilization Review Manager

Sandra Ratliff

Utilization Review Manager

Lena Wooton, Clinical Director

Lena Wooton

Clinical Director

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