Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services, LLC (Lifeworks!) is a professional and comprehensive substance abuse treatment center centrally located in Charlotte Harbor to conveniently serve the Charlotte County and surrounding area.

Community Sentencing Program by Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services. We provide rehabilitation services to defendants charged with drug and alcohol-related offenses. The program’s objective is to provide an alternative to jail time for charges like DUI, possession and other drug-related charges. Drug Court has proven to be a successful alternative to incarceration but, unfortunately many offenders may not qualify, our aim is to fill that need.

Community Sentencing Program with a conditional suspended sentence.
If the suspended sentence is conditional, the judge can hold off from either imposing or executing the punishment so long as the defendant fulfills the condition of the suspension. Conditions can include enrolling in a substance abuse program and not committing any further crimes. If the conditions aren’t met, the judge can then either impose or execute a sentence.
An offender will be subject to strict conditions. A breach of a community sentence can trigger an instant prison sentence. Offenders given a community sentence must also abide by strict curfews or prohibitions on who they can meet or what they can do. Those subject to drug rehabilitation orders face random testing for up to three years. Also, in order to successfully complete probation in the Community Sentencing Program an offender must move through three distinct phases of supervision and levels of care similar to Drug Court programs.

Lifeworks Community Sentencing Program includes:

Individual and Group Therapy
Relapse Prevention
Anger Management
Dual Diagnosis
Smart Recovery
12-Step Meetings on site
Aftercare Planning
Intensive Outpatient Programs
Court Liaison Representative
Alcohol and Drug testing and monitoring

Experienced Resource for Attorneys

We are committed to be a resource for attorneys, defendants and their family members throughout the recovery process. A Lifeworks staff member can serve as court liaison is the bridge between your law firm and the clinical staff to provide:

Progress reporting to the Department of Corrections, Therapeutic progress reports, Drug testing results, Aftercare plans, and any additional information required by the court

We provide individualized treatment plans specifically tailored to the individual with an emphasis on gaining the tools necessary to overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol and becoming a productive member of the community.

Care for Clients, Accountability to Courts

Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services offers one of Southwest Florida’s most cost-effective treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. We are experienced in providing support for legal proceedings as well as throughout the lifelong recovery process. Our mission is to treat the individual and support the family, so everyone can return to a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Benefits of Working with Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services

Alternative to jail time for clients with drug and alcohol-related offenses
To assist in providing accurate information to the judges, probation officers and legal team
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) a minimum of nine clinical treatment hours per week
Relapse prevention
Aftercare program and ongoing support
Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families
Individualized treatment plans
Most insurance plans accepted
Conveniently located in Port Charlotte, Florida

It is all too often the case that when an individual is finally ready to recover from their life-threatening drug addiction and/or alcoholism, the funds have about run dry and the ability to pay for residential treatment services is just not there. Our fees are affordable and the level of care in clinical hours of the Intensive Outpatient Program is comparable to most residential treatment program requirements.

This program can be used in conjunction with.
LifeWorks! Compliance Monitoring and Assistance Program (CMA) is a game changer

Our system elevates the standards of both treatment and cost-effectiveness.

Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services finally gives the means to better treat and monitor alcohol-addicted clients. It bridges the gap between testing and accountability –combining industry-accurate Bluetooth® technology with a simple, easy-to-use smartphone app, that gives the ability to test clients – anywhere, anytime – and instantly see their results

Delivering an array of advantages, our system provides certainty of compliance technology:

Remote Blood Alcohol Monitoring: Monitor subject's BAC with a state of the art Bluetooth breathalyzers.
Active GPS Monitoring: 24/7 GPS tracking with inclusion/exclusion zones and curfew monitoring.
Violation Alerts: All violations are sent immediately via text messages (SMS) or Email
Court and Event Reminders: Remind subjects of important events automatically to reduce failure to appear rates.
Video Verification: Industry leader in subject identification and detection of device tampering.
Incentives & Sanctions: Provide a wide range of resources to subjects while reinforcing positive behavior automatically with our robust incentive and sanction programs.

CMA empowers our Clinical staff to remotely command BAC tests to both individuals and groups. Staff can command tests on demand, on a random basis, or on a fixed schedule. The staff is automatically alerted to out-of-compliance results – via the management platform, SMS and email. The system is affordable for clients, costing significantly less than other commonly used monitoring technologies. Easy to deploy and use, it can be up and operating in a single day.

The test results are instantly streamed to the Management Portal, along with video /audio and GPS data for the location. (Probation Officers, Case Managers, Attorney’s, Family Members… can be added to the list of people that receive instant notifications.)

Test failures are immediately flagged and can be pushed as SMS text messages to our mobile devices.

Our protocol at LifeWorks! is if a test comes back out of compliance either positive, any result over 0.020 (industry standard to avoid false positives) or beyond the 30-minute response time for submitting a testing, the client will be contacted to come in immediately to our office for a confirmation test using an ETG Alcohol Urine Test Dip Card (80 Hour Detection Window.) Or the Probation Office will be notified that the client needs to report to them for additional testing.

LifeWorks! CMA Smartphone Monitoring not only monitors client locations and blood alcohol content via smartphones but interacts and engages individuals throughout the monitoring process. CMA is more than just a tool to show compliance. With our innovative features, we become a companion to help change behavior and rehabilitate each person.

Our goal is to decrease recidivism and create better, more productive members of society by customizing monitoring solutions for every risk level.

This program is also available without the remote blood alcohol monitoring as a compliance program for clients with substance abuse issues that need monitoring and assistance.