The Grand Opening will take place on Wednesday, January 22 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Readers are invited to attend and to tour the facility. The EPIC Recovery Center will begin receiving clients on January 23rd. The Center is located at 3574 US-1 South.
“It’s due to great community and legislative support that we have been able to bring a detox center to our community,” says Patti Greenough, EPIC CEO, “Until now, St. Johns County was the largest county in Florida without a detox center.”
In partnership with the Sheriff’s Office, EPIC Behavioral Healthcare took the lead in bringing a detox center to St. Johns County. After receiving funding from the Florida Legislature to operate a detox center in St. Johns County, the EPIC Board of Directors launched a capital campaign to raise $1.65 Million to purchase and renovate an existing building. According to Greenough, the campaign has reached 69% of the goal and the Board is continuing efforts to raise the remaining amount.
The EPIC Recovery Center will be a 24 hour/7 days a week medical facility with 16 beds (12 detoxification beds and 4 residential treatment beds) and will be led by a team of physicians, nurses, and trained substance abuse professionals.
A drug and alcohol detox can be the first step in a person’s journey of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. According to Greenough, “the mental clarity, emotional stability, and improved physical condition provided by a drug and alcohol detox will allow for more active participation in the daily requirements of a client’s rehabilitation program”.