Posted: Jun 14, 2012, 07:39
The Refuge is an addiction treatment program for young men and women that specializes in PTSD, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and sex addictions. With both outpatient and residential treatment, the Refuge focuses on mind, body and spiritual healing, in addition to 12 step based meetings and outdoor experiential activities.
The Refuge was founded in 2003 by Judith Crane, LMHC, CAP, and CSAT. Prior to its founding, Judith had spent over 20 years working with clients in both outpatient and residential programs. Arlene Story, LMHC, TEP, MAC, CSAT, CTT is the Clinical Coordinator, Laurel Swann, BS, CAP, CTT is the Refuge's Associate Clinical Coordinator and Clarke Henderson-Davis, CAS, CHT, CTT is the Program Manager and has been with the Refuge since its opening. Douglas Davies, MD, ASAM is the Medical Director and Tom Antonek, PhD is the programs psychologist and has been specializing in substance abuse treatment since 1981.
With several therapies offered, clients participate in individual therapy; trauma, life skills and psychodrama groups; equine therapy, ropes course work, AA group meetings and Acupuncture.
Situated on 94 acres in the Ocala National Forest, a typical day starts with morning meditation and yoga, followed by a daily community meeting.
Outdoor activities include bike riding, horseback riding, hiking and walking the meditation trail or on- campus labyrinth, fishing or exercising in the swimming pool, or playing basketball or volleyball.
[This information came from The Refuge website.]