The Blackberry Center, St. Cloud, Florida
St. Cloud, FL, 34769
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Overview of the Blackberry Center
The Blackberry Center provides substance abuse rehabilitation to both men and women. It was established in 2014 by former electrifying Baseball right fielder, Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy Boulware. It is also known by its other name, Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center. The facility is located in Beehive Circle Drive, in St. Cloud, Florida.
In 2015, the Blackberry Center opened another facility by the same name in DeLand, Florida. Darryl Strawberry was a renowned player who has played with various teams throughout his career of Major League Baseball. He won World Series championships four times and was voted to be All-Star games eight times. When he would be on the field, he could do no wrong. However, he was struggling with addiction off the field.
Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center offers a tranquil and soothing setting that provides the best environment to its inhabitants. It provides psychiatric services to patients 24*7 with the help of licensed professionals. The facility proposes various inpatient and outpatient programs based on an individual’s needs to conquer addictions to drugs, prescription drugs, and alcohol. Some of its programs include dual diagnosis program, adult psychiatric programs, partial hospitalization, etc.
Accommodation and Food at the Blackberry Center
The Blackberry Center offers accommodation facilities at both its recovery centers. The facility in St. Cloud can accommodate 75 clients while the one in DeLand can accommodate up to 33 clients. The DSRC at St. Cloud, Florida is a 64-bed facility that houses inpatient clients in order to provide them with a retreat-like environment.
The rooms at the DSRC are well-furnished with all modern amenities. Clients are lodged in gender-specific areas, where they have to share rooms with another client. One room comprises a twin bed along with a wooden headboard and base that comes with drawers. Other furniture includes a desk, small nightstand, lamp, and chair. Walls are painted with light colors that add a sense of spaciousness to the rooms.
When it comes to food, clients do not have to worry much. The facility serves three meals a day to clients in a dining room. There are various options available for vegetarian clients. If clients have any dietary restrictions, they can be accommodated whenever needed.
Treatment Options at the Blackberry Center
The Blackberry Center offers a lot of treatment choices for both inpatient and outpatient services in order to combat addictions and mental health issues. The treatment options available at this facility include:
- Adult Psychiatric Program
- Dual Diagnosis Program
- Crisis Care Services
- Addiction Program
- Prescription Drug
- Partial Hospitalization Program
- Family Behavioral Health Services
Therapies Provided at the Blackberry Center
A number of therapies are available at this facility that offers a complete treatment to clients in the best possible way. Some of the therapy options offered by the Blackberry Center are given below:
- Relapse Prevention
- Recreational Therapy
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Neuropsychology Testing and Treatment
- Group Psychotherapy
- Psycho-educational Groups
- 12 Step Programs
- Community Services Coordination
- Cognitive Screenings
- Therapeutic Activity Groups
- Medication Management
Payment Options and Insurances
The DSRC accepts payments through self-pay and various private health insurances. Some of the insurance plans covered by the Blackberry Center include:
- Florida Health Care Plans
- Beacon Health Options
- United Behavioral Health
- Cenpatico (Medicaid)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
The Blackberry Center’s Licenses
The Blackberry Center’s Amenities
The Blackberry Center offers various special programs for veterans and athletes who are suffering from any kind of addiction or chemical dependency. This facility even runs a non-profit organization by the name, the Darryl Strawberry Foundation in order to help children suffering from autism.
The DSRC is more like a home than a rehab center with its amazing amenities. This facility has common areas with TVs, basketball courts, dryers, washers, board games, onsite gyms, and what not! Clients can smoke outdoors in smoking areas at the DSRC.
After conquering his own combat with drug addiction, Darryl Strawberry has now become a symbol of hope for those struggling with addiction. His facility is a great option for people who are seeking a 12-step based rehab.
About the Blackberry Center’s Staff
The DSRC has a team of qualified professionals on board including physicians, CADCs, psychiatrists, nurses, and licensed therapists. The nursing staff and physicians supervise the facility round the clock in order to prevent relapse. Some of the important people at the DSRC include:
National Director Business Development
Wayne Stewart is the National Director Business Development at the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center. He is working with the DSRC team from the past eight months to bring a new recovery approach in areas of substance abuse and mental health treatment.
Dr. Ramarao Makkena is the medical director at the Blackberry Center. He received his medical degree in Psychiatry from Meharry Medical College. He got his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center as well as from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Kranthi Boyapati is a psychiatrist at the DSRC in St. Cloud, Florida. He has been in practice from the past twenty-one years. He received his degree in Psychiatry from Rosalind Franklin University and completed his fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry from the University of Hawaii.