Clients at Phoenix House Residential Services for Adults in Citra, Florida, have been participating in a new initiative designed to bring a spiritual dimension to the healing and recovery process.
Deliverance and Recovery is an eight-week program offered by the Pentecostal Full Gospel Church in nearby Ocala, which has provided support and spiritual guidance to Phoenix House clients for more than eight years. Deliverance and Recovery aims to break the cycle of addiction by infusing the traditional twelve-step approach to recovery with added spiritual values, such as repentance, making amends, practicing works of mercy, and doing unto others as one would have others do to oneself. The program is approved by the Department of Corrections to aid and support individuals seeking to break free of addiction. Nine Citra patients currently participate in the weekly sessions, which meet each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 PM.
The most recent eight-week class concluded with a celebration attended by Phoenix House patients, who each received a certificate of completion. Special guests at the celebration included Marion County Commissioner David Moore and Commissioner candidate Michelle Stone, former boxing world champion Tito Ocasio, and Pastor Bernard Tuggerson, Jr., of the Pentecostal Full Gospel Church.
Phoenix House Residential Services for Adults, located in the rolling hills of Marion County, offers gender-specific inpatient care to adult men and women. Separate accommodations for women are provided at the Nancy C. and Raymond E. Murray Women’s Treatment Center on the same campus. In Tampa, the Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House provides outpatient care for teens, and outpatient services for adults are provided at the same location. Adolescents and adults also receive outpatient treatment at nearby Brandon.
If someone you care for is struggling with drugs or alcohol, call Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392. Someone is standing by to help!