It was not until the moment when his addiction became severe that a famous Major League Baseball star, Darryl Strawberry, decided to seek help and moreover, to provide aid for others suffering from addiction issues as well. Strawberry’s act laid the foundation of Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center, which operates today in cities of St. Cloud and Deland, Florida. The Center excels in addiction treatment and recovery for individuals suffering from substance abuse.
Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center: Treatment, Program, and Staff
While facilities at different locations of Darryl Strawberry differ, both St. Cloud and Deland facilities offer same treatment programs to all patients, regardless which site patients opt for. The treatment is a 28-day residential program for adults aged 18 years and older, and as such it provides detox and rehabilitation services for alcohol, drugs, and prescription drugs abuse and addiction. Despite its duration, the program meets individual needs of each patient admitted to the Center and provides them with individualized care through following services:
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy
- Introduction to the 12 Steps and AA/NA
- Re-establishing communication skills
- Nutrition education and dietary planning
- Spiritual development and religious services
- Marriage and family counseling
- Individualized relapse prevention
Detoxification consists of evaluation, stabilization, and transition to treatment phases, and it usually takes between 5 and 7 days. Alcohol detox uses specialized formulas of vitamins IV to manage the hydration, nutrient, amino acid and mineral deficiencies, which ensure completion of alcohol detoxification. Prescription drug detox treats patients addicted to Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Xanax and many others, and includes minimizing of withdrawal side effects with the help of medications, and expert counseling for occurring mental challenges. Drug detox provides the same services, just for the patients addicted to cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines, and other drugs.
After individualized detox program, Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center admits patients to a personalized drug habits assessment and comprehensive physical evaluation of patients’ overall health, coupled with a necessary medical support and healthy dietary planning. Additionally, rehab programs focus on emotional issues equally, so that patients can reach a long-term substance-free lifestyle.
Each client works with a professional team of physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, certified addictions counselors, nurses, dieticians, and activity planners and coordinators.
Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center: Facilities and Extras
As mentioned, the Center operates on two locations: St. Cloud and Deland, both in Florida. The facility in St. Cloud is located in tranquil suburbs of south Orlando, in a small town of St. Cloud. The intimate and peaceful atmosphere of a small city combined with a convenient distance to a nearby larger city offers a perfect setting for recovering. The facility is comprised of six buildings surrounded by grassy fields, trees, and flowers, including a pond and a stream. Several hotels are conveniently located close to the Center, where patients’ visitors can reside if they visit. The Deland facility is located among peaceful woods west of Daytona Beach, and it is comprised of two buildings.
Both facilities provide 24-hour nurse care, comfortable common areas with HD televisions, snack areas, and large, well-lit dining rooms. High ceilings and a plenty of windows contribute to the therapeutic atmosphere as they provide an abundance of sunshine. When it comes to private rooms, they are spacious and decorated with soft, carefully selected furniture.
Rules and Regulations at Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center
Admission Department at Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center takes calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Assessments and consultations including evaluation, determining the level of care, and referrals to external resources are free and confidential. Patients are not allowed to bring into treatment anything except comfortable and casual clothes, personal care items, insurance card and photo ID, current medications, and one moderately sized bag.
Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center for years excels in providing patients with quality treatments. In words of Darryl Strawberry himself, “I’ve had my own personal battles with substance abuse in the past, so I understand the need for care that’s focused on treating each client with a personalized treatment plan that addresses the roots of their disease.” Up to this day, the Center has addressed the roots and has made its patients grow stronger and healthier.