At Waters Edge Recovery, each guest is treated as an individual, with a customized treatment plan designed around the current needs and recovery lifestyle that each guest has chosen. There is a strong focus toward the future and in finding a genuine, personal purpose for their lives. Emphasis is placed on respect and compassion towards self and others and on the innate strengths and aspirations each of our guests possess and can be helped to be guided by.
ABOUT WATERS EDGE RECOVERY
As its name suggests, Waters Edge Recovery is situated on the waterfront alongside the St. Lucie River in Stuart, FL. The facility serves adults who are struggling with substance abuse, including those with. Treatment options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), along with sober living.
The facility offers medically-assisted detox on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment is tailored to each client’s needs, although a typical rehab program lasts 28 to 45 days. During this time, clients can learn about the nature of addiction, develop their spirituality, or be introduced to the 12-Steps. All clients participate individual, group, and family counseling.
Waters Edge promotes a holistic approach to recovery. Treatment therefore incorporates yoga, exercise, art and music therapy, meditation, and recreational activities including basketball and table tennis.
Clients in the IOP program take part in nine hours of group activities, workshops, and one-on-one counseling each week and may live in Water Edge’s housing if they choose. Topics covered include relapse prevention skills, how to manage urges and cravings, and others. The program encourages continued employment and community service.
There are also gender-specific programs for men, women, and young men, and specialized programs for business executives, first responders, healthcare workers, seniors, and those struggling with chronic relapse.
Waters Edge’s treatment team includes a medical director, a program director, a clinical director, a trained nutritionist and dietitian, and a life coach, along with master’s level therapists and certified addiction counselors. The six individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com on the staff’s level of training and experience gave an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
At Waters Edge patients stay in shared, two-bed rooms. Select rooms having a waterfront view Guests can enjoy outdoor seating areas, which offer views of the St. Lucie River. Waters Edge is comfortably furnished with lounge areas and maintains some exercise equipment, but guests are also allowed to use a nearby fitness club.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews for Waters Edge are extremely positive, with 14 alumni to date rating the facility four and five stars out of five for its treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. All three alumni polled on additional metrics including the holistic treatment offerings, the staff’s level of training and experience, the connectivity/visitor policy, the cleanliness, the affordability, and the counseling options each gave five out of five stars in all categories. Alumni comments praised the facility’s serene atmosphere and high-quality care. Alum Elio wrote: “Beautiful place with people that care and make you part of a family.”
The only negative aspect mentioned was the facility’s high cost.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date highly recommended Waters Edge, giving it mostly five out of five star ratings in treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. Comments praised the staff and soothing atmosphere, although one criticized the facility for its high cost and the other two described its housing and communications between loved ones as merely “okay.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two staff members recommended Waters Edge without reservation, with one rating it five out of five stars in treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. Staff member P.H.M. wrote: “The treatment team are experience, professional and exceptionally talented.”
Waters Edge does not publish its rates online, but its official website notes that most major insurance providers are accepted, including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Horizon, and United Healthcare.