(ACTS)/Juvenile Addictions Receiving Facility Claimed

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8620 North Dixon Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604


ACTS Adolescent Receiving Facility (JARF) offers detoxification, stabilization, assessment and referral services to substance abusing youth. These intervention services are provided on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis. The purpose of the program is to begin the process of recovery.

Service Setting

  • Residential Detoxification


  • Medicaid
  • Private Health Insurance
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Primary Focus

  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment
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Services Provided

  • Drug & Alcohol Detox
  • Extended Care Referrals
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Type of Care

  • Residential Detox for Adolescents

About (ACTS)/Juvenile Addictions Receiving Facility

The mission of ACTS Adolescent Receiving Facility (JARF) is to provide a therapeutic environment that ensures safe detoxification and supports the physical, mental and emotional stabilization of adolescents with substance abuse and/or co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The staff strive to provide personal, comprehensive assessments and individualized referrals to community services and recovery programs.

Length of stay is usually 3 to 5 days. Individuals may stay longer on a voluntary basis awaiting placement, only when coordinated by the Case Staffing Team. The facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Plans for continuing care begin as soon as the assessment process is complete. Recommendations are made in a conference with the client and parent or legal guardian.

Treatment Options

JARF provides the following treatment options and services:

• Comprehensive Assessment
• Structured Groups
• Individual Therapy
• Health Information & Life Skills
• Family Counseling
• Parenting Workshops
• Urine Drug Testing
• Physician’s Examinations
• Recommendations & Referrals
• 24 Hour RN on Duty


Parental responsibilities are to provide necessary admission items and participation as follows:

  • Social Security Card
  • Medicaid or insurance information and/or proof of income
  • Underclothes and any prescribed medication
  • Participation in the assessment process
  • Transportation to court dates or other necessary appointments

The methods of admission include:

  • Voluntary: An adolescent may admit him/herself, but must be discharged to a responsible adult.
  • Involuntary: The parents or guardian may admit the youth involuntarily to this facility.
  • Court Order: The parent or guardian may file a petition for a court ordered substance abuse assessment.
  • Law Enforcement: An officer may admit a youth who is impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Physician’s Certificate: A physician may order involuntary stabilization and assessment.
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