The key to mental and physical health is being comfortable with your surroundings. For this reason, 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 clients to practice wellness as an essential element of holistic treatment. You can clear a busy mind by the pool, or by taking a yoga class.
The policies of Next Generation Village reflect our mission — to ensure the full recovery of our clients in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
The length of rehab varies by patient based on individual needs, clinical progress and clinical recommendations. We assess the patient’s progress throughout the treatment program and maintain communication with insurance providers for recommended levels of care.
Cell phones are not permitted during treatment. Beginning on the day of admission, clients will be on a seven-day stabilization period, with no outside contact, though a family member will be notified of their loved one’s status during this time. After the stabilization period, clients can use facility phones during non-clinical hours on assigned days.
Communication with family is sustained through telephone sessions between client and family, face-to-face sessions on campus, or even during family weekends, hosted by the facility.
The legal smoking age in most states is 18. Therefore, clients are prohibited from smoking.
For clients traveling out of town, our staff can assist with the coordination of travel arrangements to ensure safe arrival and departure to and from our facility. This includes nearby airports, the closest of which are Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).
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 insurance policies, including Health Choice, Multiplan, Humana, Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Cigna. However, neither Medicare nor Medicaid is accepted.
Next Generation Village is licensed by the State of Florida and the Department of Children and Families.
A typical day at Next Generation Village begins with medications and breakfast. School, group and therapy sessions follow. Afternoons include lunch, therapy and dinner. Days conclude with group sessions, recreational activities, homework or snacks, 12-step sessions and medications.
Students work on their school’s curriculum each morning Monday through Friday and have a block of time dedicated to homework throughout the week. Each person has a schedule unique to their needs, but an average daily schedule may look like:
|Goal group planning||8:30 a.m.|
|Group sessions||3:00 p.m.|
|Goals group wrap-up||6:00 p.m.|
|Recreational activities/TV time||6:30 p.m.|
|Group sessions||7:00 p.m.|
|Final medication||9:00 p.m.|
|Lights out||10:00 p.m.|
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.
Breakfast at Next Generation Village is a nutritious combination of grains, proteins and fresh fruits. These items may include bagels with cream cheese, scrambled eggs made to your liking, mixed fruit and juice or milk. After a full and productive morning, a healthy meal is in order. Lunches at Next Generation Village vary by day and generally consist of sandwiches, soup or salad and another side item, drinks and a dessert. Daily specials range from Philly cheese sandwiches and macaroni and cheese to oven-fried chicken and fish.
Next Generation Village offers a variety of therapy avenues, conducted by mental health professionals with extensive backgrounds. Therapy options include:
Clients will meet regularly with a psychiatrist to discuss how medications can help them in their treatment.
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:
With various treatment options and levels of care offered, 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.
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 eliminating 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.
Our facility offers intensive inpatient treatment, designed for medical and psychiatric stabilization. Individuals in intensive inpatient care participate in programming on a daily, full-time basis. Medication may continue for prolonged detox, if necessary, or for medical or psychiatric stabilization purposes. Once completed, the client transitions to a lower level of care.
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 at the treatment center to learn how to deal with the world in a healthy manner. Residential treatment provides clinical services similar to those of intensive inpatient, as well as life skills and healthy relationships and boundaries. Like intensive inpatient treatment, care in residential treatment takes place on a daily, full-time basis.
A step down from residential care, partial hospitalization program gives teens the space and freedom to practice the skills they’ve learned in therapy. Partial hospitalization programs offer access to mental health experts and medications that assist in fighting addiction. Medications are continued as needed for medical and psychiatric stabilization.
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. This level of care is a step down from PHP, giving teens the opportunity to practice the skills they learned in more intensive levels of therapy.
Representatives of Next Generation Village understand that addiction is a disease that may linger throughout a person’s lifetime. To help set teens up for success, case managers work closely with families to find local medical professionals and support groups for teens when they return home. This helps teens continue the work of recovery outside of a formal treatment setting.
Dr. Drury has been involved in the care and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues for over 30 years as a psychiatric attendant, registered nurse, and psychiatrist. He is actively involved in the care and treatment of his patients and utilizes evidence-based practices and treatments that address the unique behavioral, emotional and psychiatric issues associated with substance use disorder.
He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds a faculty appointment with Jerry M. Wallace, School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University. He has helped his patients in inpatient, outpatient and forensic setting in inner cities as well as rural clinics in various states. He strongly believes in empowering his patients to become the best that they can be in all aspects of their future endeavors and their abilities to, “Make it a better day”!
“There is no greater honor on earth than to have the opportunity to positively influence the life of someone less fortunate.” A transformational servant leader, Michael has decades of experience at every level of the residential continuum, working with disadvantaged, disabled and disenfranchised youth. Prior to joining the Next Generation Village team, he served as the executive director in North Carolina, where we worked in coordination with NC Department of Health and Human Services to provide a plan of correction, restore license and serve children. Other positions he’s held include director of residential and community services and director of field services. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in generating revenue through grant writing, public events, business partnerships, community relationships and volunteer recruitment.
Mary Valerie Lee is the clinical director at Next Generation Village, where she previously served as the lead therapist. During her time with Next Generation Village, she has created and implemented structural changes, supervised therapists, and been an advocate for mental health. She is also a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) registered interns. Mary also has experience as an assistant director at G4S-Highlands Youth Academy, where she acted as the designated mental health authority for an 80-bed residential facility, treating teens ages 16 to 18. Mary strives to utilize her skills in counseling, supervision and organization to help others experience life to its fullest while guiding adolescents on the road to recovery.
Brandi has been working as a Registered Nurse for over 10 years. She graduated from South Florida State College in 2005 with an Associate Degree in nursing and is now pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree there also. Most of her nursing career has been hospital-based focusing on critical care in emergency departments. Her career ambitions changed after her struggle with addiction, which led to seeking employment with those in need of addiction treatment. She values the opportunity to develop relationships with patients and families while introducing them to this life-changing opportunity. Her goal is to facilitate a seamless transition from home into a recovery community.
As director of nursing, Julie Spang oversees Next Generation’s full team of nursing and behavioral health technicians. This work includes instituting procedures and safety guidelines that ensure clients are well cared for from intake to discharge. Six years of clinical experience working as a registered nurse and 12 years of managing a full-service contracting business make Julie uniquely qualified to guide our nursing staff to deliver evidence-based care effectively and efficiently. Her dedication to helping adolescents find a better life outside of addiction means that Julie is continually striving to improve and streamline care at Next Generation Village.
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