(Meta) is a long-term, clinically managed, high-intensity residential
therapeutic community (TC) appropriate for adults with moderate to severe
substance use disorders or suffering from a co-occurring mental health and
substance abuse condition. Most participants at Meta have acute
multi-dimensional needs, including recurrent criminality and an array of other interrelated
maladaptive cognitive and interpersonal deficits that cannot be treated safely
or effectively at a less intense level of care facility. The length of stay at
Meta typically ranges from 6-12 months, however, because Meta is a phase driven
program that mirrors the sequence
of challenges often faced by individuals as they move from a socially
maladaptive lifestyle to one that is anticipated to be more pro-social and
recovery oriented, a resident’s
time in treatment is principally determined by their goal achievement as
identified on their individualized treatment plan as well as their ability to
consistently role-model appropriate behavior within the therapeutic community.
Aftercare & Support
completion of the residential program, recent graduates can expand their
recovery support system by participating in Meta’s Aftercare or Recovery
Support Programs. With guidance from
dedicated and knowledgeable clinical staff, members participating in either of
these two programs learn to create sustainable recovery plans, which can
include, but is not limited to, transitional housing placement, vocational
counseling, mental health treatment, medication-assisted therapy, and self-help
recovery programming. This component of
the Meta program emphases relapse prevention and is designed to help program
graduates continue to bolster their long-term recovery efforts as well as
significantly reduce the likelihood of any criminal reoffending.
Adult (18+) men and women who have an extensive history of moderate to severe substance use.
Metamorphosis (Meta) is a long-term,
clinically managed, high-intensity residential therapeutic community and as
such, the program offers a wide array of therapeutic interventions and
activities all occurring within a highly structured therapeutic
environment. Treatment at Meta occurs
within a series of increasingly responsible phases with each phase designed to
assist the individual move away from their old, maladaptive, and unhealthy
lifestyle to one intended to be more pro-social and recovery oriented. Even though the therapeutic community is the
primary agent of change, all formal therapy groups and individualized treatment
planning are conducted by trained residential treatment counselors. At Meta, all
clinical interventions are evidence-based to include, Cognitive-Behavioral
Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
(MI), Family Psychoeducation, Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Enhancement
Therapy (MET), and peer support are just a few examples of the kinds of therapy
provided at Meta.
After completing the residential components of Meta, clients
enter the Community Reintegration phase and are eligible to participate in
transitional housing. In the Community
Reintegration phase, clients are expected to become economically self-reliant by
obtaining and maintaining gainful employment. While working, community members
continue to adhere to a individualized daily schedule as well as continue to
participate in aftercare and recovery support activities. For program
graduates, aftercare, recovery support, along with other therapy services can
be utilized for an indefinite period of time.
All potential clients must be screened and approved for admission. They must be: self-motivated for treatment, and have no history of sex offenses and/or pattern of violent crimes/behavior. People with co-occurring substance dependence and mental health disorders will be evaluated for compatibility with the structure of the program.
Individuals can be referred from a variety of community providers including, but not limited to, all levels of probation, court providers, DCF, attorneys, medical providers, other mental health or substance use providers, or through self-referral.
A member of Metamorphosis' clinical team will meet with the prosepective candidate and conduct a formal program suitability assessment. In rare cases, videoconferencing may also be utilized to conduct this screening.
Please contact Scott Bush (email@example.com) or Ms. Kellie Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (352) 381-0153 to schedule a screening interview.
It is the policy of the Alachua County Department of Court Services to have staff of the Metamorphosis Treatment Program collect thirty percent (30%) of each client's Net Earned Income (NEI) for rent, starting with their first paycheck, if they choose to move into the ACBOCC's Subsidized Transitional Housing after completing the intense residential phases of the Meta program. This practice shall continue through their last paycheck prior to esiting the Transitional Unit.