The Lakeview Signature Program

Men and women from around the country come to Lakeview Health rehab center in Jacksonville, Florida, for our drug and alcohol treatment program. Our goal is to provide the treatment, support, tools and knowledge for successful recovery and sustainable sobriety.

We know that everyone has their own story and their own challenges when it comes to addiction and recovery.

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals will:

  • Assess your physical and emotional condition
  • Understand your goals and concerns
  • Create an addiction treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Dual Diagnosis

Every aspect of Lakeview's signature program is structured to incorporate dual diagnosis patients.

Many patients struggling with addiction also have connected mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or personality disorders. Lakeview Health is one of the few facilities in the country with this capability and we have structured our treatment so that every aspect of our Signature Program may be enhanced to meet these dual diagnosis needs.

While at Lakeview Health, patients advance through the following stages of care:

Safe Medical Detox & Inpatient Rehab

Detox from alcohol and other drugs can be frightening and without medical care can even be life threatening. When you detox at Lakeview Health, you'll have medical care and supervision 24 hours a day, with the goal of easing the symptoms of withdrawal and helping you transition successfully to recovery.

Detox may reveal underlying mental health issues or physical ailments that need to be addressed before you can continue treatment. Our inpatient drug rehab program provides medical and psychiatric care as your prepare for residential rehab.

Residential Rehab

During residential substance abuse treatment at Lakeview Health, you'll relearn healthy behaviors, break addiction patterns and learn coping strategies to minimize the chance of relapse. Daily activities include group experiences, individual therapy, doctors' appointments, recreational time and opportunities for private reflection.

See a sample schedule

Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Programs (PHP/IOP)

After you've completed residential recovery, you may advance to our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). During this phase, you'll have more freedom to practice your recovery skills and integrate them with "real life" while maintaining residence at Lakeview Health. Upon your therapist's recommendation, you'll enter our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). During IOP, you'll continue to work with your treatment team at Lakeview daily, but will spend most of your time independently practicing what you learned in treatment.

Hallmarks of Our Signature Program

The Signature Program averages from 6 to 9 weeks and provides the foundation of your treatment plan. You have a range of therapies and activities that can be used to personalize your stay.

Some of our therapy and specialty groups include:

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine and Recovery Program

Lakeview’s Equine Assisted Therapy is a non-riding program, designed to deepen patients' understanding of their substance use through engagement with horses. Trained horsemanship facilitators, who are also licensed in mental health and addiction, help patients see parallels between their addiction and recovery and their work with the animals.

Relapse Prevention

Those seeking readmission, or “chronic relapsers,” work to identify the triggers that may put them at a higher level of risk. Therapists provide specialized therapeutic tools to engage changes to patient behavior helping them work toward long-term sobriety.

Tobacco Sobriety

Patients seeking to address their tobacco addiction may do so in parallel with their primary treatment to develop strong healthy lifestyle skills.

Gender-Based Groups

Men and women are often affected by both chemical dependency and treatment approaches in different ways. Groups focus on gender-specific issues that contribute to their addiction and provide a forum for communication that is sometimes more comfortable for patients in exploring their recovery.

Community Integration Program

Understanding the process of recovery involves a first-person, lived experience. It is more than group process and education. Application of skills learned in treatment is fundamental. Lakeview Health believes that integrating real life experiences for patients in treatment better prepares them for life after treatment.

The Community Integration Program is designed to challenge and support patients in learning life skills that will contribute to their long-term sobriety. Patients in the later stages of treatment enjoy weekly outings that include opportunities to engage in volunteerism, team building, communication, healthy relationships, trust, fitness, nutrition and sober fun.

Specific activities have been designed in partnership with the following local organizations:

  • Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer work (building homes)
  • Whole Foods. Cooking classes and grocery store tours
  • Heritage Farms. Farm tours
  • University of North Florida. Ropes course
  • East Coast Sports Rental. Fitness/fun on the beach
  • Edge Rock Gym. Rock climbing

Early recovery can be daunting for many leaving treatment. Introducing opportunities that allows people in early recovery to apply the techniques and skills learned in treatment can empower them to reclaim their lives in a more meaningful way.


Like any chronic illness, addiction requires ongoing care so your treatment does not end when you leave the facility. The final stage of our Signature Program includes the development of your individualized aftercare plan with the goal of easing your transition back into the real world and minimizing your risk of relapse.

Lakeview’s Alumni Recovery Support Services department will also be there to help. You can choose to participate in our alumni recovery support program for continued encouragement and accountability as you navigate your new sober lifestyle. Many of our alumni also choose to “give back” by participating in Big Book study on the weekends with our current patients, helping to introduce them to new sober peers.