Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
- Beach Community
Ambrosia Treatment Center Philosophy
Ambrosia is a leader in the addiction treatment field, with a reputation for quality care. A team of industry-leading professionals surrounds each client to ensure continuous progress. Evidence-based therapies address the physical, mental & spiritual aspects of the disease. In comfortable, palm-tree lined surroundings, clients are at ease and focused on their own healing. Both family & alumni remain supported with 24/7 help that never expires.
Areas of Specialization
Family & Alumni Support
Continued guidance and reinforcement is critical for both the client and loved ones. E-therapy and education helps family members support recovery in a healthy way and repair the destruction addiction causes. While Family Wellness starts on your first phone call, support is always available. Since addiction is a lifelong battle, alumni support is also available 24/7 with personal advice and local resource planning. Regular events and a buddy system further offer continued accountability.
Individualized treatment plans consisting of intense counseling and education allow clients to get to the core of the issue, while also teaching coping and life skills to prevent future relapse. Any underlying or addiction-induced mental health issues are also dealt with under 24-hour supervision. The specialized programs build a healing foundation that is necessary to maintain a lifetime of recovery.
Industry-leading continued care helps clients reintegrate back into the “real world” and actually maintain sobriety. From daily outpatient treatment at one of our facilities to halfway housing, the continued care options are personalized to the best interest of each client. Clients and loved ones come together with their full clinical team and Outreach Coordinators to devise a plan that will prevent relapse and continually reinforce recovery.
Ambrosia was there for me when I wasn't there for myself.
Ambrosia is the best treatment center I have ever been to. I learned a lot about my addiction and myself through my stay there. I was able to open up and talk about things I thought I would never be able to. Ambrosia saved my life.
The therapy at Ambrosia has changed my opinion on therapy overall. Without their help, I would have never talked about the things that I was able to start working through while I was in this treatment center. It is a supportive environment with the structure needed to heal and grow as a person. This experience helped me get in touch with who I am outside of being an addict. I am more than grateful to Ambrosia and the team that was here to love me until I could begin to love myself.
Everyone was great and very supportive. I was very scared when I came in, but they helped me. It is a beautiful place. The counselors helped bring a lot out of me, which has been a great help. This never would have happened if I didn't come here. All the exercises and classes on how to prevent relapse has been very helpful. Overall, the experience was very good.
Coming to Ambrosia, I didn't know what to expect. As soon as I settled in, I knew I had made the right decision. Moving away from my home up north was very uncomfortable at first, but ambrosia made me feel very welcomed and cared about. I've never seen a treatment center where the counselors care as much as these ones do. It was a life-changing and insightful experience, to say the least.
I constantly wonder if I'm doing enough, if I'm saying the right things. There's a weight of guilt and worry that I carry around, though I have a hard time letting go of the anger and resentment too. It's a struggle, but Ambrosia is there for me 24/7. They have been life-changing for both me and my sister’s recovery.
Meet the Staff
Ryan Potter MSW, MCAP, ICADC
Director of Clinical Development
Ryan has worked in the field of addiction and mental health treatment since 2005. In that time, he held a variety of clinical positions at leading residential and outpatient treatment programs. Ryan received a Master’s degree from Florida State University. He's a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds the highest certification for Addiction Counseling. Ryan utilizes evidence-based practices and the latest contributions from the academic community to guide therapies and protocols for the entire company.
“Addiction is a disease. Like any other disease, it requires treatment. The proven therapies that have worked for millions of people need to be constantly evaluated and enhanced with newer treatment options like anti-craving medications and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The combination of proven and innovative treatments and the quality of this care is what sets Ambrosia apart.”
Melissa Angelo BS, CAP, ICADC
Melissa has over 12 years experience in the field. She held many clinical positions throughout that time from Life Skills Counselor to Case Manager and Primary Therapist. She maintains professional addiction certifications from an international board, as well as from the Florida Certification Board. Melissa works directly with those struggling (and their families), while also mentoring clinical teammates.
“People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they're addicted to escaping reality. My job is to empathize in a way that also holds them accountable for change. The reality is that people do recover. I see it every day.”
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ABOUT AMBROSIA TREATMENT CENTER – SINGER ISLAND
Ambrosia Treatment Center operates five luxury residential treatment facilities around the U.S., three of them in Florida. The Singer Island facility is a resort-style treatment center located on the popular vacation island in South Florida’s Palm Beach region. It offers detox, residential care, and outpatient programming for adults struggling with addiction and dual diagnosis.
According to the center’s website, most clients are over 35 years old, and 70 percent of clients check in for alcohol-related difficulties.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The center uses individualized programs that combine the 12-Steps with evidence-based methods including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
All treatment programs are individualized, though clients participate in a weekly core program of daily 12-step meetings, 11 small group therapy sessions, one marriage and family therapy session, and four educational lectures, plus art and music therapy on alternating weeks. Residents also have weekly sessions with both a psychiatrist and a medical doctor.
The center prides itself on its holistic programming, which includes yoga, massage, acupuncture, chiropractor sessions, a ropes course, and gym access.
With more than 25 clinical staff members, this center offers a staff-to-client ratio of 1:3. Staff members include an M.D., a doctor of psychology, social workers, and certified addiction counselors. To date, all five of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com gave the level of staff support at this center perfect five-star ratings.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This is a luxury 32-bed facility with some private rooms, stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway, and landscaped grounds. Dietary preferences can be accommodated. The five individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility a perfect five-star average rating for its cleanliness, and a 4.6-star average rating for its accommodations.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All six of the alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing were very positive. Almost all reviewers gave the facility four or five stars in each of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its holistic options and staff support and the overall quality of its individual and group counseling. Alumni often spoke in glowing terms of their time at Ambrosia Singer Island: “I am coming up on 3 years sober and I believe Ambrosia saved my life,” Jennifer wrote, and Cate added: “I loved my time there, I was treated like a good person that has a disease that is treatable.” Other reviewers praised the counselors, the food, the physical facility, and the aftercare options.
Google also yielded very positive ratings: a 4.9-star average, based on nine reviews. Several Google reviewers credited Ambrosia with saving their lives. “My experience at Ambrosia was very positive. They made my treatment as comfortable as possible and the amenities were wonderful,” Joel wrote in a representative review on Google.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On Indeed, Ambrosia Treatment Center (as a whole, as opposed to the Singer Island location in particular) has received a 4.2-star average rating, based on five reviews. “This was one of my most favorite and rewarding jobs that I had. All the staff are amazing along with the supervisors,” a former staffer at the Singer Island facility wrote in a representative review.
The single reviewer on Glassdoor, however, had a different experience, giving the organization just one star and writing: “Lack of supportive management; pay is very low for the amount of work expected to be done; located dangerous area; clients basically run the facility; they make you chase after clients who don't want to be in treatment; you act as security, maids, and janitors.”
The cost of treatment varies according to the client’s needs. The facility is in-network with Aetna, AmeriHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United, and Value Options.
Updated October 2016
Published on October 2016
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