Agency Visit

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Agency Visit:
The Florida Center for Addictions and Dual Disorders
Jon-Laurence Esnard
BSHS / 332
4.16.2011
Crystal Neal

Agency Visit: The Florida Center for Addictions and Dual Disorders The Florida Center for Addictions and Dual Disorders is one of the most recognized rehabilitation facilities in the state of Florida as it is one of the only types of organizations of its type. The Florida Center is the most highly recommended of the three facilities of its kind in the state offering a 62 day and 90 day residency treatment program which specializes in handling clients with co-existing substance abuse and psychiatric disorders (Tri-county Human Services, 2011). The small grey buildings that comprise the Florida Center for Addictions and Dual Disorders are inconspicuously placed near a beautiful nature preserve in the small rural town of Avon Park, Florida. Interviewing the assistant head of the board of clinicians that oversee all decisions made with the Florida Center, Patti Collins, at the Florida Center for Addictions and Dual Disorders on March 31st, 2011, and upon entering the facility, one is overwhelmed by the sense of community amongst the clients and staff whom work and reside there. The Florida Center treats a wide array of clientele which vary extensively in age, culture, disability, and drug of choice (d.o.c.) about 75% of which whom have been sentenced to complete either the 62 or 90 day in-patient treatment program as part of their probation or parole (P. Collins, personal communication, March 31, 2011). The case workers, nurses, doctors, and human services technicians that make up the staff must face a variety of ethical dilemmas on a regular basis. In the interview, Patti expressed that the greatest ethical concern that she feels that most clinicians in the human services field must face is the issue of confidentiality (P.…...

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