|Wake up||7:00 a.m.|
|Morning meditation||8:00 a.m.|
|Morning clean up||8:30 a.m.|
|Drug testing||8:30 a.m.|
|Room clean up||9:00 a.m.|
|Room checks||10:00 a.m.|
|Life skills||10:30 a.m.|
|12-step meeting||12:00 p.m.|
|Drug testing||12:30 p.m.|
|12-step literature study||2:00 p.m.|
|House meeting||3:00 p.m.|
|Drug testing||5:00 p.m.|
|Evening clean up||6:30 p.m.|
|12-step meeting||8:00 p.m.|
|Night clean up||9:30 p.m.|
|Clubhouse Closed||11:00 p.m.|
Opportunities for skill development and career enhancement motivate our clients for long-term success.
Our team has resources for clients to take advantage of when pursuing employment, continuing their education, or participating in community service. Our facilities offer access to computers, often used for educational purposes or job searches.
Traveling to an unfamiliar place for recovery can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Our staff can assist with the coordination of travel arrangements to ensure safe arrival and departure to and from any of our facilities. Transportation is provided to clients for outpatient group and individual sessions, at the IOP and OP levels of care.
Most insurance plans are accepted for mandatory outpatient enrollment. Self-pay rates and 24/7 expedited admission are available. Our facilities are referral friendly for physicians and mental health professionals.
Clients at Next Step Village progress through a three-phase system of rules and requirements. This structure aims to promote self-esteem, trust, accountability and respect among residents.
The first phase starts upon the resident’s admission. During this time, residents must obtain a sponsor, home group, attend daily 12-Step meetings, morning meditation, a weekly house meeting, bi-weekly community meeting, and four life skills groups. Additionally, residents must also become employed, attend school, or volunteer in the community, as well as keep personal spaces clean and participate in property clean up. Finally, weekly outpatient programming and drug screens are required. Curfew to return to property is set at 9 P.M. for the first week and will then increase to 10 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and 11 P.M. Friday and Saturday.
The second phase may be achieved after 30 days if the resident accomplishes requirements set during Phase 1. During this time, new goals are established and expectations set during Phase 1 continue. However, Life Skills participation is voluntary and residents are now eligible for overnight stays off property if approved by staff. Curfew to return to property is now 11 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and 12 P.M. Friday and Saturday.
The final phase may be achieved after 90 days if the resident accomplishes requirements set during Phase 2. During this time, new goals are established and expectations set during Phase 2 continue. However, residents are only required to attend three 12-Step meetings a week and meeting attendance is no longer recorded and submitted to staff. Residents may stay out overnight, and no longer have a curfew, but should to report their whereabouts to the house manager and check in upon their return.
The recommended length of stay at Next Step Village is six months to one year. The Three-Phrase systems helps promote personal accountability as residents continue to grow and develop during this time.
Dr. Timothy Huckaby, medical director for Orlando Recovery Center, is a clinical expert, and a triple board certified physician in pain medicine, addiction medicine and anesthesiology. A graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dr. Huckaby completed his residency in anesthesiology at LSU and received additional training at Brigham and Women’s, Harvard Medical School, prior to completing his addiction medicine fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Huckaby serves as the president of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine and has been the chairman of committees for the International Doctors of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Michael R. Griggs is the senior house manager at Next Step Village. Mr. Griggs assists the program manager and is responsible for overseeing daily operations at Next Step Village Maitland and support of Next Step Village Eustis. He is a graduate of The Recovery Village in Umatilla and Next Step Village Eustis. Mr. Griggs offers comprehensive knowledge of 12-Step programs and life skills, along with extensive experience in management, customer service and hospitality.