Questions to Ask
- How long has your facility been treating addiction?
- What is the average length of stay?
- What makes the location of The Friary unique?
- How can I pay for treatment?
- Are there any additional costs?
- What types of programs does The Friary offer?
- How can alumni stay involved?
1. How long has your facility been treating addiction?
The Friary celebrated 30 years of treating addiction in May 2007. We are one of the oldest addiction treatment centers in the Southeast.
2. What is the average length of stay?
Although lengths of stay vary from patient to patient, our usual length of stay is 23 days.
3. What makes the location of The Friary unique?
The Friary is located on Pensacola Bay. The property was originally a retreat for Franciscan monks and retains much of the charm from that period. The grounds are in the traditional Old Pensacola style with azalea bushes and live oaks with Spanish moss. The entire Friary staff are aware of the difficulties associated with coming into treatment and make every effort to make you feel welcome in this small, caring, personalized environment.
4. How can I pay for treatment?
Many insurance policies cover treatment for alcoholism and addiction. We are providers for many area and national managed care companies. Our staff will be happy to assist you in finding out the kind and amount of coverage your policy offers.
5. Are there any additional costs?
Our fee is inclusive of all costs relating to the treatment of addiction. This includes our physician services.
6. What types of programs does the Friary offer?
We offer four levels of care including two residential and two outpatient. Residential services are Detoxification and Rehabilitation. Outpatient services are Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment) and Intensive Outpatient Program (three mornings a week). Many patients move through several levels of care during their treatment program.
7. How can alumni stay involved?
Our Alumni Association meets each month. They provide a structure for maintaining contact with The Friary and helping new patients. Projects range from planning social activities to assisting patients to make the transition from treatment to their homes. Staff are also available to answer questions and give support once patients leave treatment.