Treatment Alternatives in Boca Raton, FL

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7000 North Federal Hwy
Boca Raton FL 33487

Treatment Alternatives Philosophy

Treatment Alternatives is a professional, substance abuse facility located in Boca Raton, FL. With a psychiatrist, physicians, and other medical professionals on staff, Treatment Alternatives has been helping individuals celebrate recovery for over 25+ years.

Areas of Specialization

  • Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
    Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Highlights

Individualized Treatment Plans

Laptops and Wifi Available throughout Facility

Luxury Treatment Center

Meet the Staff

Bill Gilliland

Director of Online Marketing/IT

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Bill is uniquely qualified for his position at Treatment Alternatives. Bill has worked in Marketing and Information Technologies for over 25 years.

Billy Briggs

Admissions Coordinator

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Billy Briggs attended our facility in 2009 where he learned the tools necessary to live a healthy and productive life. Through the guidance of the men he met at our facility he has gained an extensive knowledge of the program of recovery.

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ABOUT TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES

Based only minutes from the beach in Boca Raton, Fla., Treatment Alternatives provides substance abuse treatment designed to addresses the core, underlying issues of addiction. With more than 25 years of experience, the established facility runs partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs - each of which draw upon an impressive array of evidence-based practices, and holistic and experiential therapies - as well as a Luxury Executive Substance Abuse Program for professionals, business owners, and other high-ranking corporate officers.

Detox and sober living arrangements are also available through Detox Boca, Boca House, and Awakenings for Women, affiliating partners of the facility.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Clients enrolled in the center’s two core programs, PHP and IOP, attend psychotherapeutic programming during the day and 12-step meetings at night, before retiring to their homes. In their stays of 28 days or more, PHP clients receive six hours of treatment daily, seven days a week, under close monitoring by a physician. Those enrolled in the more flexible IOP track attend between three and five days of treatment each week, three hours at a time, day or night.

Both programs involve a variety of evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as the newer rapid eye desensitization and recovery (EDMR), and experiential holistic opportunities such as art therapy, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture. Relapse prevention groups, life skills training, substance abuse education, and gender-specific groups, facilitating conversations on difficult, sensitive issues, also all take place here.

Program graduates have access to aftercare, which may include referrals to outpatient treatment or a gender-specific sober living residence. Every six weeks, the facility hosts a formal, weekend-long family program, with lectures, private family counseling sessions, and more.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Key members of the treatment team include physicianspsychiatrists, master’s level therapists, licensed social workers, and licensed holistic therapists. The facility boasts a staff-to-client ratio of 5:1, and many staff members are also active in recovery.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Clients of the Luxury Executive Substance Abuse Treatment Program stay in a secluded estate in Delray Beach receive transportation to the main facility for treatment. Here, clients are housed in semi-private rooms with double beds and have access to a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and on-site gym.

Amenities include basketball and volleyball courts, a pool with plush outdoor furniture, a flat screen TV, and barbeque grills. The house is only minutes from the beach, where clients can sunbathe, swim, and go boating.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Most former clients reporting to Rehabs.com shared positive personal recovery experiences and outcomes, while some even thanked the facility for helping them become productive members of society once gain. Collectively, a group of nine former clients rated the facility excellently for the staff’s level of training and experience (5.0), the counseling options (4.22), and the holistic, exercise, and leisure opportunities (4.22).

Alumni also found the program “outstanding” and the staff “amazing,” “helpful,” and “caring.” Though she found the south Florida heat somewhat oppressive, alum Mary referred to her “No frills, awesome recovery” as “life changing.”

As expected, alumni brought up a fair share of critiques. An anonymous alum described the facility as “dumpy,” adding: “They seemed to try and diagnose you with all sorts of things to keep you there. Another alum gave only two stars for treatment, telling Rehabs.com that they “would not go back.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Much in contrast to alumni, reviews from loved ones contain stories of disappointment. Violeta, the parent of an alum, was highly critical review of Treatment Alternatives, telling Rehabs.com: “They describe their services: supervision for 24 hours, professional advice, therapist, etc, etc, and they did NOTHING!!!… I am so angry and disappointed.” Along with Violeta, several reviewers found the facility deceitful in that they were “all about the money.”

“Demand to interview and choose your therapist,” R.R. warned future clients in her Rehabs.com survey.

WHAT STAFF SAY

Two staff members polled by Rehabs.com shared their highly contrasting perspectives on the facility: while Julian called the therapeutic team here “d[y]namite,” Paul felt that the facility “Doesn’t measure up to what they promise.”

FINANCING

Per the facility’s webpage, private pay and most major insurance plans are accepted here, although Medicare and Medicaid are not.

Updated February 2017

Published on February 2017

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This was the worst place I could have ever sent my loved one. This is a very unsafe environment for any recovering addict/ alcoholic. He relapsed several times. Drug dealers hung out across the street. Treatment Alternatives knew about this. It was so bad that some of the techs had nicknames for the dealers. Then they charged $800 for your loved one to go into detox. There was absolutely no activities to keep them busy and happy. The accommodations were a complete roach infested dump. I would not recommend this place ever. I am just happy my loved one escaped with his life.

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Shame on this facility... The contradictory statements from the clinical director, therapist, in house techs to the police report showing no need for Baker Act (not to mention the clinical director wasn't present and submitted faxed documents to push my son into intense inpatient care - not acceptable to the police, because he wouldn't take his medication and then same clinical director emailed me saying no medication was ever prescribed) proved only one thing, it is all about the money and not well being of my son.

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I had been warned in another review that I should NOT give my credit card # or the facility would charge my account for my daughter's care without my authorization. So when they told me that would only keep my daughter in treatment if I agreed to pay $800 for detox (insurance did not deem it medically necessary) I asked to sign an agreement that stated "one time only authorization". I signed the document and gave them their $800 for 2 days of detox. Then when my daughter left without completing the program they charged my account an additional $756 for things like towels, room key, back rent that she owed and $200 worth of "administrative costs". I filed a claim with my credit card company and they ruled in favor of Treatment Alternatives. Apparently the handwritten (by Treatment Alternatives) "1 time auth only" was not considered valid. This is deceitful behavior on the part of Treatment Alternatives, a trick designed to get money from the families of their clients. It reminds me of what addicts themselves will do while actively using....manipulate people to get what they want. Shame on Treatment Alternatives for behaving in this manner.

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Great Therapists!! Some of the housing. You get out of this what you put into it...

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Treatment is outstanding. Counselors highly qualified . Staff is very kind and helpful. The career program was highly beneficial and placed me immediately. This program and the staff helped me in getting my life back on track. I now have a job, my own apartment, I pay my own bills and have become a productive member of society again.

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The people are amazing. The heat was bad. The experience was life changing. No frills, but awesome recovery

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The staff at Treatment Alternatives is amazing. They always went out of their way to make sure I was doing well Maintenance could be improved. When I went through the program it took several days for our sink to get fixed Treatment Alternatives gave me the opportunity to start a new life. When I first entered the program I was a mess. Now I have beautiful family and have been clean and sober for 7 years. The recovery community in the Boca area is incredible. I've never seen so many young people with significant clean time. If you're young and don't believe getting clean is possible let me tell you Treatment Alternatives is the best place to start. Staff will be there for you every step of the way as you grow and change.

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LONG-TERM SOBRIETY OF STAFF AND CLIENTS. LARGE FACILITY. I WAS A CLIENT HERE AND 3 AND A HALF YEARS LATE RI AM NOW A STAFF MEMBER. MANY OF MY PEERS WORK HERE, AND MANY FRIENDS HAVE ALSO GONE THROUGH THE PROGRAM AND RECOEVRED OVER THE YEARS, WITH THE HELP OF TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES.

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Client care, support staff. Needs a stronger alumni program. I've been sober for almost five years. I came in here for the second time, and was welcomed with open arms. I lived in the men's sober living for a year before moving out and getting my own place. I'm still friends with a lot of people I met there, primarily the staff.

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Caring staff at housing. No activities. All of the staff cares deeply about the clients and wants to see them heal and get better.

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Dinamite therapeutic team. Great place.

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Excellent clinical team. Not enough leisure activities. Excellent housing facilities.

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Treatment Alternatives has over 25 years of experience. They have a Curfew

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The staff are outstanding and really care about the patients. Dumpy accommodations for in-patient. I used them for a problem with alcoholism. They seemed to try and diagnose you with all sorts of things to keep you there

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Demand to interview and choose your therapist. The small groups and tech support were excellent. However, there was limited time with therapists and vast differences in the quality of therapy.

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I would like to express my concern for the way in which the staff at this facility operates their business. ... They describe their services: supervision for 24 hours, professional advice, therapist, etc, etc, and they did NOTHING!!! ... ... I am so angry and disappointed . I would like to let everybody know to NOT send their loved one to this place. All they want from you is money and they don't care about anything else. They want you to fail to keep your money.

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Great parent weekend. A strength of the facility was the staff while a downfall was the accommodations.

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the worst place yet , filthy, dont care, expensive, large failure rate, only interested in money.

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horrible place only cares about money

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Found on the internet. Helpful program.

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Would not go back

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Doesn't measure up to what they promise.

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