The Augustine Recovery Approach

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Imagine feeling like you’re drowning in a sea of addiction with no one around to save you. Unfortunately, millions of people worldwide know that feeling all too well. Addiction can be a devastating experience that leaves you feeling lost and helpless. It’s not just the addict that suffers but also their loved ones who struggle to see them in pain.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 19.3 million Americans aged 18 or older had a substance use problem the previous year. A staggering number shows just how widespread the addiction problem is. But there is hope. Seeking help is the first step toward recovery.

Nestled in St. Augustine, Florida, our long-term addiction treatment center provides a safe haven for those looking to rest, recover, and reclaim their lives. Our amenities include a swimming pool, on-site nature trails, an organic garden, and a stunning meditation garden. Our comprehensive approach to addiction treatment is well known and contains evidence-based therapies and trauma treatment to help patients achieve long-term recovery.

At Augustine Recovery, we know that addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we do things a little differently. Our comprehensive programs focus on healing the whole person, not just pieces of them. We offer customized plans for each client, encouraging various recovery options and resources to help them succeed. Modalities include trauma-focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), expressive small groups, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), neurofeedback, art therapy, body mapping, timelines, rhetorical letters, and more. Through long-term treatment, evidence-based programming, and deep connections, we help men and women find lasting recovery.

Although the road to recovery may be challenging, it’s worth it. Imagine transforming your life and leading a happy, sober existence. That’s what we strive to help our clients achieve at Augustine Recovery. So join us on this journey toward healing, and let us help you bring your life to the next level.

Our Addiction Programs at Augustine Recovery

We provide a comprehensive curriculum to assist people of various backgrounds in treating addiction. Everything we do focuses on the patient’s individualized care and our personalized approach. No matter which substances you have developed a dependency on, we will assist you on your path toward recovery. But first, let’s look at addiction treatments in detail.

1. Men’s Addiction Treatment

We offer a specialized program for men to help them recover from substance abuse. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, men are more prone than women to take illegal drugs and experience substance use problems at higher rates. For instance, men are more prone to participate in high-risk behaviors and acquire substance use disorders.

It underlines the significance of specialized treatment for males seeking sobriety from addiction.

How addiction affects men:
Men may experience pressure from society and culture to appear self-sufficient and robust, which makes asking for help challenging.

  • Many factors, including genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and personal situations can lead to addiction.
  • Men may experience addictions differently than women because of genetic and societal factors, such as higher proportions of risk-taking behaviors and issues with substance abuse.

Our men’s addiction treatment program:

  • The specific demands of males seeking addiction treatment are catered for in personalized care.
  • Evidence-based treatments, including trauma-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapy, address addiction’s root causes.
  • Enjoy several amenities, including a meditation garden with a koi pond, yoga, running, personal training six days per week, creative arts experiences, and more.
  • Comprehensive family programming.
  • Create strong support networks while providing care for co-occurring mental health conditions.

We understand that addiction is multifaceted; as such, our approach is physical, mental, social, and spiritual. Each resident will be able to work one-on-one with highly skilled therapists, trainers, and clinicians to address trauma and co-occurring mental illnesses. You can start your road toward long-lasting recovery in a secure and encouraging atmosphere at our recovery treatment center.

2. Dual Diagnosis

The combination of a substance use illness and mental health disorder is a dual diagnosis. Symptoms in individuals with dual diagnoses are frequently more severe and last longer than those with only one of these disorders. Without expert care, the symptoms of one problem can make that worse, leading to a vicious circle. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2021 by SAMHSA estimates that 9.2 million adults in the US have a co-occurring disorder.

To improve the likelihood of long-term complete recovery, it is essential to recognize and manage both disorders concurrently. Therefore, our dual-diagnosis addiction treatment program provides individualized treatment for addiction and mental health issues.

How dual diagnosis patients are impacted by addiction:

Since the signs of addiction can feed the symptoms of mental health illnesses and vice versa, people with dual diagnoses face particular difficulties. As a result, substance abuse and poor mental health may become mutually reinforcing.

Our program offers treatment based on scientific facts that concurrently address the underlying roots of mental health and addiction problems. In addition, we create customized therapy plans for patients that consider their requirements and difficulties.

Our Dual Diagnosis Addiction Program:

Our addiction treatment center provides a selection of research-proven therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and trauma-focused therapy. We also offer medication-assisted treatment whenever necessary to control withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Our treatment also strongly emphasizes preventing relapses by providing clients with the knowledge and abilities to sustain long-term sobriety.

3. IOP and Continuing Care

Continuing care plans are a crucial part of the discharge planning process for people in recovery. Our team at Augustine Recovery, including the patient, therapist, caseworker, and other clinical staff members, develops a continuing care plan suited to the individual’s requirements and goals. In addition to gender-specific transitory supportive living, weekly case management, weekly visits with a primary therapist, weekly group sessions with optional family involvement, and discharge planning, the facility’s 90-day intensive outpatient treatment program includes all these components.

The ongoing care plan outlines expectations for the person’s recovery following the end of the treatment program. In addition, the facility’s alum program supports those who complete the program afterward.

We are dedicated to assisting people in achieving long-term sobriety and leading satisfying lives, as evidenced by our thorough approach to ongoing care planning and alumni support.




1. EMDR for Trauma Treatment

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy used to treat trauma and PTSD. EMDR is used as part of the treatment center’s trauma-focused treatment. Patients engage in bilateral stimulation while focusing on specific trauma memories during EMDR therapy. As a result, the symptoms associated with trauma are reduced, and the client becomes desensitized to it.

2. Nutritional Focus

Nutrition is an essential part of recovery. Our treatment center offers healthy and nutritious meals that support physical and mental health. In addition, each client works with a nutritionist to design a personalized diet plan. As you recover in the early stages, this dietary plan will assist them in regaining your health and strength.

3. Fitness for Recovery

Exercise and physical activity are vital for recovery. Our recovery treatment center offers a fitness program with activities like yoga, strength training, and cardio workouts. Exercise helps to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase self-confidence. Residents are provided a personal fitness trainer five days weekly that implements group weight and fitness training. They can also participate in yoga, surfing, volleyball, softball, fishing, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more.

4. Outdoor Outings

Spending time outdoors in nature has a positive impact on mental health. The treatment center offers outdoor outings and activities like hiking, fishing, and kayaking. The residents can enjoy the beauty of Florida’s natural surroundings while benefiting from the therapeutic effects of spending time outdoors. Outdoor activities also provide opportunities for residents to practice mindfulness and connect with others in a positive and supportive environment.

5. Experts in Trauma

A trauma expert at the treatment center helps clients overcome the traumas they’ve experienced. Using evidence-based therapies, they help clients heal and process traumatic experiences. In addition, the experts provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore and work through their trauma. The patient can also benefit from group therapy sessions with others who have experienced trauma.



We are committed to individual attention and physical well-being, which sets us apart from other addiction treatment centers. Our dedicated staff-to-patient ratio ensures that each resident receives special attention and involvement for a successful recovery. By prioritizing activities such as goal setting, family involvement, recreational therapy, and accountability development, we provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to addiction treatment. Additionally, our focus on outdoor outings, personal training, and dietary education emphasizes the importance of physical and mental well-being in the recovery process. At Augustine Recovery, we are proud to bring addiction treatment to the next level and help our residents achieve long-lasting recovery. So if you’re ready to embark on a journey toward lasting recovery, we are just one call away.