Station House

Station House


Located in Boynton Beach, Fla., 15 miles south of West Palm Beach, the Station House offers aresidential program and outpatient-based treatment specifically designed for first responders struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health concerns. The facility does not provide medical detoxification services on-site.


Unique to Station House, the facility was initially created by first responders for first responders struggling with chemical dependency, as well as co-occurring mental health difficulties. Before admission, clients undergo an initial, pre-screening phone interview followed by an in-person assessment to ensure the facility offers an appropriate level of care and to identify individual needs. The average length of the Station House’s residential program is between 30 and 60 days.

The Station House exclusive treats police officers, EMT professionals, firefighters, and other first responders. The highly specialized treatment approach is designed to treat individuals affected by traumatic events due to their profession. During residential treatment, clients may attend group and individual counseling sessions to address the underlying causes for addictive behavior. The 12-step model of recovery is also incorporated into programming.

As a treatment program for first responders, a large component of Station House’s treatment approach is designed to address and treat maladaptive responses to trauma. Residents struggling with post-traumatic stress disorders may learn rapid reduction techniques, which are designed to lessen the intensity of memories, learn new coping techniques through cognitive processing therapy, as well as participate in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions.

Along with evidence-based treatment approaches, Station House also incorporates music, art, recreational therapy and physical fitness into its programming. According to the facility’s website, loved ones are also encouraged to participate in the facility’s family program, which entails weekly family counseling sessions (video conferencing available) and educational classes on the family’s role in recovery.

Once a client completes residential treatment, Station House offers both an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and traditional outpatient program for graduates. These programs may focus on relapse prevention through counseling sessions and educational classes. Clinicians also provide alumni with referrals and linkages to community-based resources and 12 months of clinical support.


Station House employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of a psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, licensed counselors, and registered nurses. Many staff members have experience as first responders.


While specific information concerning the facility’s accommodations and amenities is limited, images sourced from the facility’s website revealed an upscale, homelike facility, double-occupancy bedrooms, well-furnished communal rooms, and full kitchens. Station House provides transportation to and from local airports, train stations, and nearby communities. The sole alum polled by at the time of this writing gave a perfect five out of five-star rating for the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, describing the facility as “immaculate.”


The sole alum polled by, R.J.R., also praised many other components of treatment, offering five-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options, its ability to treat co-occurring mental health disorders, and the inclusion of holistic treatments. R.J.R. also offered four-star ratings for the amount of family involvement and for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training. “The clinicians are fantastic!!” the alum wrote, adding: “Plenty of group and personalized attention by the clinicians and nurses.”

Secondary sources revealed that other alumni agreed with this positive opinion. The one alum review available through Google reviews gave the facility a perfect five out of five-star rating, though did not elaborate on their experience. [1]

On its Facebook page, which the facility can manage, 21 reviewers gave the facility an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars. [2] Many reviewers praised the Station House’s specialized treatment approach designed for first responders. “A place that goes above and beyond the call for those that go above and beyond the call,” Ted, a representative reviewer, wrote.


According to the facility’s website, Station House accepts most private insurance plans and offers financing options for uninsured clients.


Reviews about Station House

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  • The clinicians are fantastic!! Plenty of group sessions in house and addiction outside the facility� As a young facility they still have some growing pains with organizational skills and management. Plenty of group and personalized attention by the clinicians and nurses. This facility is for first responders only (fire, police, and ems). The house itself is immaculate� I would recommend it to people� Psychologists and therapists guest speakers from around the country come in and lecture and give advice to help the staff as well as the patients grow in their recovery. They specialize in First Responder PTSD�