Metamorphosis is a long-term, community-based, residential treatment program for adult chronic substance dependant clients. Length of treatment can last for up to 12 months in the residential component, up to six months in transitional housing and for an unlimited time in Aftercare.
Adult (18+) men and women, who are chronic substance abusers and reside in the following counties: Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Union. Two beds are available for people living outside of our service area on a fee for service basis.
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 who are dually-diagnosed with a mental health disorder and an addiction will be evaluated for compatibility with the structure of the program.
The program offers individual, group, and family counseling in a structured, therapeutic setting. The program is divided into several phases, which progress gradually toward re-entering the community. After approximately three to five months, the client is expected to obtain employment while still living at the facility and continuing with treatment. Individuals work to become productive, drug-free members of society by obtaining and maintaining employment, participating in self-help support groups and acquiring safe and affordable housing. Following the residential treatment component, clients may participate in the transitional housing component if housing or community re-entry is an issue. Aftercare services are available to all graduates of the residential program for an unlimited time.
Admission to Program
All potential clients must be screened and approved by the Intake Counselor; therefore, persons are not to be sentenced directly to Metamorphosis. The screening appointment may be made directly by the applicant or through the person's attorney, probation officer, or other referral source. Clients may be admitted to the program as a condition of probation, Release on Recognizance (ROR), or simply as a volunteer, without any legal involvement, if they meet the admission criteria. Once accepted into the program and a bed is available, the applicant must enter the program within 48 hours.
Metamorphosis has 26 beds which are divided up based on the number of male and female clients served. There typically is a waiting list for admission to the program. The length of wait can vary from several days to several months depending on the number of people on the list. Two beds are available without wait on a fee for service basis.
Graduation and Discharge Information
Clients are successfully discharged when they complete the Intervention and 4 levels of the Residential Treatment components. Clients can also be unsuccessfully discharged for repeatedly violating program rules or for violating certain cardinal rules (drug/alcohol use, sex, violence and criminal activity). The facility is not locked and clients are considered discharged when they leave the premises without permission.
There is no fee charged to clients until they reach the employment level and have begun to receive income. At that point clients will be assessed 50% of their net earned income. The 50% assessment will continue until the client secures living arrangements in the community and graduates. There is no charge for the Aftercare Treatment component. The program receives funding from Alachua County Government as well as the Florida Department of Children and Families through the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.
Two residential beds are available without wait and to clients outside of our catchment area counties. The fee for these beds is $166.67 per day. Contact the Clinical Supervisor for additional information about the availability of these beds and payment options.
For More Information:
Metamorphosis Clinical Supervisor
4201 SW 21st Place
Gainesville, FL 32607