Long-term Residential (Secure) Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are community-based, full service, long-term substance abuse therapeutic communities (secure indicates a long-term program, not a program in a locked facility) with two (2) components. The Intensive Treatment Component (ITC) lasts up to Twelve (12) months. During the ITC, the offender only participates in counseling and therapeutic and educational activities at the residential facility. The Employment/Re-Entry component (ERC) lasts six (6) months, with a primary focus on successful re-entry into the community. During the ERC, gaining and maintaining employment is incorporated into the offender's treatment plan. The offender resides in the treatment facility while maintaining gainful employment in the community. In this component, the offender participates in a minimum of six (6) hours of counseling per week. The residential program is staffed by paid awake staff twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
|Facility||Start Date||Number of Beds|
|First Step of Sarasota, Inc.-Sarasota||September 1991||10|
|Operation PAR, Inc. -Largo||September 1991||166|
|Phoenix House* -Citra||November 1993||214|
|Spectrum Programs, Inc. – (Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)||September 1991||91|
|Average Per Diem on June 30, 2007||$50.56|
|* Formerly known as Daytop Ocala November 1993 – June 1999.|