My son just finished 4 months at the Augustine, and I am very grateful to have found such a loving, safe, caring, well thought-out, and effective treatment program for him. The tools, self-understanding, knowledge about addiction, and connection with others that he gained at TARC are invaluable gifts.
Some specific things I love about this place are: its beauty, the authenticity, integrity, commitment and passion of the owners and all the staff, that the clients work all 12 steps while there, the intimacy of the place (max of 16 men to a staff of more than that!), being located near the beach, the minimum 90 day stay, that there are adult men of all ages, the depth of the therapy (group and individual), how they learn to know what they are feeling and what the needs are behind those feelings, the amazing Family Intensive Weekends (every 5 weeks), the way they keep the family members informed the whole time (weekly phone calls and written reports with case manager), the way they are loved but also challenged, and the discharge process and aftercare…especially that they offer their own sober-living program right there in St Augustine.
I highly recommend this treatment center.