No parent wants to discover that their child has an addiction, but according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40 percent of high school seniors say they’ve used a drug at least once in the past year. Next Generation Village is a retreat for teenagers who find themselves in the clutches of addiction and a place where they can learn to cope with their struggle one day at a time.
When a teenager or adolescent falls into the grip of drugs or alcohol, they have special needs that must be met before they can overcome their addiction. Teens who abuse drugs and alcohol are often also struggling with other issues that plague young adults during their formative years — peer pressure, academic stress, body image and others. Being a teen is hard, and we are here to address those challenges along with drug and alcohol dependence.
Next Generation Village, which treats youths ages 13–17, is the place where your teen can hit restart on these important years and learn to cope in the real world after rehab. With support from doctors, therapists and dietitians, your teen will find trust and honesty in our staff, which will help them find their footing and build self-confidence.
Just south of Central Florida in the serene small town of Sebring, Next Generation Village is situated on the shores of Lake Sebring, where snowy egrets, white-tailed deer and softshell turtles make their home by the calm waters. Your child will feel secluded from the real world, ensconced in a quiet, relaxing environment that is conducive to reflection and self-discovery.
Next Generation Village has 40 beds, which means that all of our residents receive specialized treatment tailored to their needs. With a limited number of clients, we can guarantee your child will spend more time with doctors and therapists and forge deeper connections with their peers.
What’s special about the team at Next Generation Village? Our medical professionals possess the experience to connect with and understand your teen’s struggle.
Our staff of rehabilitation experts is led by Dr. Carlos Garcia-Prieto, a bilingual medical expert with more than 24 years of experience working with addicted children and teenagers. Our clinical director, Lena Wooten, has been a mental health professional for more than 10 years and leads the individual and group therapy departments. She specializes in co-occurring disorders, including anxiety, depression and trauma caused by sexual or physical abuse.
When you choose Next Generation Village, you’re choosing a team of support staff dedicated to advocating for you to your insurance company and making sure you get the best care possible. Registered nurse Sandra Ratliff leads the team to coordinate with insurance companies and speak to them on your behalf. All you have to do is focus on your child and their recovery.
While your child is on campus at Next Generation Village, they’ll have all the tools they need for a successful recovery, including recreational activities. It’s important for your child to build healthy relationships with their peers, and we provide structured time for them to socialize and be kids.
At Next Generation Village, we have a pool, lakeside activities, basketball courts, a gym and lounge area. All meals are prepared by our on-site chef, and your child can expect three nutritious meals per day, plus a snack. Additionally, specialized meals for allergies and intolerances are available. Our facility is also wheelchair accessible.
Just because your child is in rehab doesn’t mean their schoolwork has to suffer. The staff at Next Generation Village recognizes that learning can continue even through the emotional and physical requirements of rehab. We employ educators and tutors who will provide individualized academic support, as well as continuing life skills, to your teen during their treatment program.
Girls and boys tend to have different struggles and needs during rehab. That’s why, at Next Generation Village, we focus on recovery in a same-gender environment, without the distractions of the opposite sex.
Living arrangements and most therapy groups are separated by gender. Interaction between the genders is limited and supervised, emphasizing healthy communication that teens can translate to the outside world.
Between care for drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorder counseling and nutritive therapy, and treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, Next Generation Village provides a full range of rehabilitation therapies. We use evidence-based scientific therapies that have been proven effective for teens because adolescents often respond differently to treatments typically used on adults.
There’s no time to lose. Contact us at (863) 314-1580 to speak to a case consultant who can help you, your child and your family heal from addiction.