C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery

C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery North Palm Beach Florida

C.A.R.E. utilizes a philosophy that is based on a holistic mind, body and spirit approach. Our focus is on treating the whole person. We focus on problem solving along with traditional counseling, Eastern and Western medicine and all the 12 Step Support Groups including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous.

ABOUT C.A.R.E. ADDICTION RECOVERY

Located just blocks from the ocean in Florida’s North Palm Beach, C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery offers residential and outpatient treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders, and process addictions including gambling, shopping, sex, and Internet addictions. Treatment serves adults with a specialized program for young adults.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

C.A.R.E. prides itself on offering a holistic approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit. Length of stay is at least 30 days, though the exact length is individualized. The facility combines traditional individual and group counseling with wisdom from Eastern and Western medicine as well as participation in an extensive array of 12-step programs.

Treatment modalities include psychiatric evaluation, cognitive counseling, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). In holistic options, each client can participate in four group acupuncture sessions a week,as well as herbal therapies, yoga, massage, and therapeutic aromatherapy.

The facility’s website notes that families are involved in care and many attend an intensive family weekend that teaches better communication skills and tools for dealing with addiction.

An intensive outpatient (IOP) program meets for at least nine hours a week and offers individual, group, and family counseling; gender-specific treatment; spiritual therapy; relapse prevention; and education. Individualized general outpatient treatment is also available.

C.A.R.E.’s website details aftercare provisions including supervised living facilities — either on C.A.R.E.’s own campus or via a referral to other local organizations — as well as alumni activities, support group meetings, phone support, and continued individual and group counseling.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to its website, the facility employs a paramedic as well as master’s level therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and massage therapists/yoga instructors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Clients live in apartments, all of which have full kitchens and views of the on-site pool and the Intracoastal Waterway. Some private rooms may be available, and there is a full gym and fishing docks on-site. According to the facility’s website, residents can cook what they catch or anything they buy from the store.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The only alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave a negative review and wrote that they would not recommend C.A.R.E to others. The alum gave low ratings to the majority of metrics, with most areas like treatment effectiveness, accomodations and amenities, and holistic offerings being rated only one out of five stars. When asked about weaknesses of the facility, the reviewer lambasted the staff’s level of training and experience: “Unethical staff, untrained staff, misrepresented facility on website, detox people too fast.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave polarized reviews, with one praising the facility and the other giving it low ratings.

The positive reviewer lauded facility’s treatment programs and accommodations. “The holistic approach, the indoors gym and the pool are really good ways to make a person recover,” the alum wrote, “It also follows a non 12 steps program which I think it’s great.”

The negative reviewer, while offering high four out of five stars for the facility’s exercise and leisure options and 12-step program, felt that the co-ed environment created problems for the facility and its clients.

WHAT STAFF SAY

At the time of this writing there has been one staff member of C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery polled by Best-rehabs.com. The staff member gave the facility excellent reviews across a number of categories. The anonymous reviewer gave the facility four out of five stars for affordability, four stars for cleanliness, and five stars for exercise options. The staff member felt that a strength of the facility was the caring treatment given to clients, but mentioned funding difficulties as a facility weakness. They also added, “Great program, excellent staff. Great place for those who truly want to recover.”

FINANCING

According to its website, C.A.R.E. accepts most major insurance policies and offers partial scholarships for uninsured and under-insured individuals.

Reviews about C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery

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  • Treatment not long enough
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  • I am clean and sober from a heroin addiction and now a Registered Nurse. When my father passed away days before I was to be graduated, care graciously gave me another week free to help with my grieving. When I read comments about meals, I don’t feel that is the programs fault as each client is allowed a budget weekly and everyone shops at the grocery store for themselves or with housemates IF they choose. As far as counselors and amenities I would rate as a 5 without a doubt. I took advantage of weekly massages, biweekly acupuncture, biweekly beach trips, yoga, group meetings, outside NA and more!
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  • I was treated here over 10 years ago. After 28 days I lived in the halfway house for 8 months. I give it 5 stars for effectiveness because I have been clean & sober ever since. I read the other reviews. Yes, you shop and cook for yourself. It's not a luxury hotel on the beach but it is possible to go to the beach sometimes. The gym, massages & holistic treatments are available. You will be taken to 12-step meetings every day, or nearly every day. It is a safe place and the residences are safe. It is not a lockdown. Regarding the Buzzfeed article, the Director, is a person of kindness, understanding and integrity. If you are there, or you are going there, stay there. It may help save your life, as it helped me save mine :)
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  • Offers an extended program. Men and women have group therapy together My son did well while he was there for 60 days but was made to leave because he became involved with a female resident. This type of situation should be expected when you treat males and female and I feel it could have been handled better, there shold be a plan in place.
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  • The program needs some improvements
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  • It's really good, it really helped my cousin. he still goes to meetings there as an alumni. Sometimes its halfway houses are a mess, but that is cuz of the ppl who lives there. The holistic approach, the indoors gym and the pool are really good ways to make a person recover. It also follows a non 12 steps program which I think it's great
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  • This place was horrible. I was not allowed to call my family, they don't provide meals (you have to go grocery shopping and cook for yourself), and everything advertised on their website is exaggerated. This is NOT a nice place. The staff was unprofessional and unhelpful; one of the "counselors" was an addict "in recovery" from New York, although I don't see how someone who cusses at patients and rants and raves every day is someone who could be considered helpful in a clinical setting. You are not allowed to stay in bed and rest at ALL throughout your detox. They kicked me out after 3 weeks in the program. They did not refund the $2,500 that was already paid for the 4th week there. My whole experience here was a total nightmare. Do NOT send your loved ones here!!!
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  • Great program, excellent staff. Great place for those who truly want to recover. The only downfall was that there were funding difficulties.