ABOUT THE TREATMENT CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES
The Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches (TTC), in Palm Beach, Fla., offers a full continuum of care for teens and adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services include medically-assisted detox, residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and outpatient program (OP). There also is a faith-based treatment track, court-liaison services, and programming for individuals with chronic pain.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients undergo a comprehensive assessment to receive an individualized treatment plan, which may include medically-monitored detox.. During residential treatment, clients participate in a structured schedule of individual counseling, group therapy, family therapy, and 12-step programming.
Along with a range of evidence-based practices, TTC offers various holistic modalities, including massage therapy, yoga, and meditation. Although adolescents ages 13 and 17 adhere to a similar curriculum, the adolescent program also incorporates age-appropriate life skills training and academic support.
Outpatient services may be used as a stand-alone or step-down service from inpatient treatment. Whether a client participates in PHP, IOP, or OP, clients generally remain in the program for at least eight weeks. Treatment consists of individual, group, and family therapy, as well as mindfulness activities, specialized groups for trauma and grief, and alternative therapies, such as music therapy and Tai Chi.
According to the facility’s website, TTC’s staff includes medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and nurses.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Teens and adults reside in separate housing units, both of which have a clinical layout, but incorporate homelike touches, such as upholstered furniture and decorative wall hangings. Clients share rooms with one or two other residents. The five individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the matter generally approved the facility itself.
Facility’s Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4/5
Meals are prepared on-site and served cafeteria-style. In their free time, clients may use the serenity gardens or partake in outdoor recreational activities, including volleyball and basketball.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, almost all alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com reported positive experiences. Of the six former clients who responded to the Best-rehabs.com survey, five gave high four and top five stars for the overall effectiveness of the program, as well as the facility’s incorporation of faith-based components, its counseling options, and the staff’s level of experience and training. Clients particularly appreciated the aptitude of the facility’s staff, as well as the effectiveness of both individual and group counseling sessions.
Staff’s Level of Experience and Training: 4.7/5
“My experience was another level of treatment I never had been through and it was something I will never forget,” Michelle wrote. She praised the counselors and therapists. So did Christine, who describing the spiritual groups, wrote: “There were some awesome classes and awesome teachers”, adding: “I loved it there.”
However, one alum, J.P., felt the facility was “sold well by the admissions staff, but treatment was poorly delivered… volume exceeded capacity measures.” He gave the facility an overall rating of only two stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Reviews from loved ones were mixed. Of the four who responded to the Best-rehabs.com survey, three loved ones praised the facility, all offering high four- and five-star ratings for the amount of family participation, counseling options, and its discharge planning.
“The Treatment Center was very helpful in explaining to me as a mother what was going on and what to expect. The counselors have been a big support for me,” Kristy wrote. She noted: “My son learned so much and is very thankful that he had the opportunity to receive treatment there.”
Both she and loved one K.O. pointed out that clients had choices about classes and whether to attend. As K.O. noted: “You are never forced to do anything” and added: “They offer family involvement, which was great!”
On the other hand, B.S. said: “They take a helpless patient and assign them to a first time recovering addict therapist” and added: “No expertise, no dual diagnosis, no care and caution for the patient.”
TTC accepts major insurance policies, including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and United Healthcare amongst others. The individuals polled on the matter felt the facility was moderately affordable.