A Jacksonville addiction treatment center is opening a state-of-the-art gender-specific facility.
Lakeview Health’s new addition will treat women only.
A crowd of more than 100 people were at Lakeview Friday for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Lakeview CEO Roy Serpa told observers gender-specific treatment will make it easier for women to focus on recovery.
“Women may not go as deep in a group therapy with men about trauma in particular. And if they’re amongst women, it’s kind of a sorority of women getting better, kind of a sisterhood,” he said.
Serpa said the new facility expands Lakeview’s residential capacity by 54 beds, but many more than 54 women will receive the specialized treatment.
“We’re going to do an outpatient center; we’re going to rebuild our in-network program; and along with the outpatient center, we’re going to add apartments on to the campus for different levels of care and treatment,” he said.
A Dallas-based investor group bought Lakeview in 2012 to expand the facility’s capacity and continue its mission of abstinence-based, 12-step treatment.
Serpa said the only requirements for women seeking treatment are that they have a clinical addiction and they carry commercial insurance.