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 healing. You can clear a busy mind by the pool, or by taking a yoga or dance 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 stay at our facility 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 “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 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 Orlando 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, and Seminole Tribe of Florida. 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. 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 Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each person has a schedule unique to their needs, but an average daily schedule may look like:
|Group sessions||8:30 a.m.|
|Group sessions||4:00 p.m.|
|Goals group wrap-up||6:00 p.m.|
|Recreational activities/tv time||6:30 p.m.|
|Individual therapy||7:00 p.m.|
|12-step meetings||8:00 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 to oven-fried chicken.
For dinner, Next Generation Village provides an assortment of meats and pastas, macaroni and cheese, tilapia and a “Make Your Own Dinner and Dessert” option. Greens, soup and salads, brown rice and sautéed cabbage are also offered.
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.
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 to 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.
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 clinical services similar to those of intensive inpatient, as well as life skills and healthy relationships and boundaries.
Clients attend residential care for 7 to 10 days, on average, with programming every day.
Teens with a strong support system at home can benefit from outpatient care. This treatment option allows you to live at home and participate in a series of appointments sponsored by Next Generation Village, rather than receiving around-the-clock care at the facility. This way, you can learn how to live a substance-free life without formal residential care.
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 to 18 days.
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.
Clients are usually in this level of treatment for 14 to 20 days. Medications are continued as needed for medical and psychiatric stabilization.
Representatives of Next Generation Village understand that addiction is a disease that may linger throughout a person’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, including trauma, peer pressure, school, work, life responsibilities and family conflicts.
Dr. Drury has cared for and treated children, adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues for more than 30 years as a psychiatric attendant, registered nurse and psychiatrist. He is actively involved patient care and uses evidence-based treatments that address the unique behavioral, emotional and psychiatric issues associated with substance use disorders. He graduated from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds a faculty appointment with the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine at Campbell University. He has helped his patients in inpatient, outpatient and forensic settings in inner cities and rural clinics in various states. He strongly believes in empowering his clients to become the best they can be in all aspects of their future and to “Make it a better day!”
Kelly D. Lill is a licensed mental health counselor as well as a licensed professional counselor with 27 years’ experience. She has worked with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings and specializes in severe and persistent mental illness, case management, forensics, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, and dual diagnosis.
Brandi has more than a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse, much of which has focused on critical care in emergency departments. After her own battle with addiction, Brandi decided to dedicate her life to helping the addicted population. She now introduces new clients and families to the recovery community, developing bonds and relationships in the process.
Before taking on the role of operations director, Michael served as the executive director of Next Generation Village, collaborating with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to serve young people. He has worked at every level of residential treatment and has served as director of residential and community services and director of field services at Next Generation Village.
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. She is a member of the American Association of Managed Care Nurses.
Dr. James Drury, D.O.
Kelly D. Lill, Ph.D.
Utilization Review Manager
Dr. James Drury, D.O.
Kelly D. Lill, Ph.D.
Utilization Review Manager