Royal Life Centers aims to provide the highest quality addiction treatment care to those struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. At Royal Life Center’s medically certified detoxification program, individuals are provided with 24-hour medical care to ease the discomfort that occurs upon the cessation of substance use. Once medical detoxification is complete, clients are invited to participate in Royal Life Centers’ inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. Inpatient services include individual and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, relapse prevention, grief and loss education, anger management, 12-Step meetings, and more. Outpatient treatment includes many of these services, as well as vocational preparation such as résumé building, interview training, and job application assistance.
ABOUT ROYAL LIFE CENTERS – DELRAY BEACH
With three Palm Beach County facilities on Florida’s east coast, Royal Life Centers offers individualized, holistic treatment for adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Medically supervised detox and residential treatment are available at the West Palm Beach center, and a sober living facility and outpatient center in Delray Beach. Royal Life also operates rehab centers in Washington state.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Throughout the rehabilitative process, clients are encouraged to exercise, have fun, and re-integrate into society along with undergoing psychotherapy and chemical detoxification.
Detoxification occurs at a closed facility with 24-7 nursing. Residential and outpatient treatment involve individual and group counseling utilizing such evidence-based therapeutic modalities as cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential practices which include art and equine therapies, and participation in local 12-step communities. Educational and therapy sessions address a range of topics, including trauma, grief and loss, anger management, depression, and gender-specific issues.
The nine-week outpatient program, during which most clients stay in the centers’ sober housing, is designed to support individuals’ transition to living in recovery beyond rehab. As a part of the program’s final phase, residents receive life skills training and job readiness support.
Outpatient clients and alumni of a Royal Life Centers treatment program have the opportunity to participate in music production at the Sober Studios, as a form of creative expression therapy.
Information provided by the centers to Best-rehabs.com indicates that the staff-to-client ratio is 1:6. Treatment team members include psychiatrists, behavioral health technicians, licensed therapists, and nurses.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Between the residential campus and sober living facilities, Royal Life Centers provides 200 beds. Each location includes electronic security systems. Photographs of the detox and residential treatment site feature comfortable, elegant furnishings, while sober living apartments have a beach resort style. Cable TV, video and board games, and off-site trips are provided.
The facility also provides transportation from the airport for clients arriving from out of town and to local 12-step meetings and other appointments during rehab. One week of free accommodations is available to visiting family members.
Royal Life Centers maintains several restrictions, including no access to cell phones during detox and curfews at most levels of treatment. Smoking is permitted on-site.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of nine alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date, five were strongly favorable, three negative, and one mixed. Two referenced changes in management and environment at the facility, which did merge with a program previously known as “A New Day.”
Three former clients offered complaints about the program’s strictness and expense. Two also characterized staff as disorganized or untrained, and one as uncaring. On the other hand, a greater number of reviewers reported not only that treatment was effective, but also that the staff was helpful and the structure was positive.
Best-rehabs.com polled four alumni on the level of staff training and experience, and they provided an excellent average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Asked to rate several aspects of accommodations, including meals, nutrition, opportunities for exercise and leisure, and the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, they selected all ratings averaging more than 3.5 stars.
Feedback offered in nine Google reviews by alumni was even more consistently positive, with eight reviewers rating the program four or five stars out of five, and one selecting just three stars. Caring staff and a helpful structure were the most commonly cited strengths.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones’ reviews were generally less positive. Three complained of poor communication practices, two echoing an alum’s description of chaos and insufficient individualized attention. The one more positive reviewer wrote that the “staff is dedicated and their program is structured with clear expectations for the clients.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
While Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any survey responses from employees, seven Glassdoor reviews reveal a trend toward positive perspectives on staff’s commitment to supporting clients’ recovery. On the other hand, two mixed reviews agreed with alumni comments on the facility’s overemphasis on money, and two also noted issues with short-staffing and insufficient training. An official from the facility responded to most employee comments in a way that suggested openness to criticism.
FINANCING or CONCLUSION
According to information provided to Best-rehabs.com by the facility, the cost of treatment is $500 per day, $15,000 for a month, and $40,000 for 90 days. The center accepts most private insurance plans and is in-network for about half a dozen. Financial assistance is available to qualifying clients.