West Palm Beach FL 33407
Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
- Beach Community
Ambrosia Treatment Center Philosophy
Ambrosia has earned an industry-leading reputation for quality care. Located on the palm-tree lined intercostal waterways, the West Palm center offers comprehensive addiction treatment. Ambrosia provides safety and comfort while facilitating medical, therapeutic and holistic healing. Clients acquire the tools to build a solid foundation for a fulfilling and productive life without alcohol or drugs. While other treatment centers talk about individualized treatment plans, the concept is fully ingrained into everything Ambrosia does. The facility is committed to complete, lasting recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
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.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
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.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Ambrosia has an amazing staff who always go above and beyond. This facility really stands out from the rest due to their dedication to helping not only people with substance abuse problems, but also help their loved ones get through this difficult time.Ambrosia was there for me when I was at a very dark place in my life. They were very responsive, knowledgeable and always available to help me. Without their help I don't know what I would have done. Ambrosia was fantastic and all the staff was great.I can't say enough good things about Ambrosia. This place literally saved my life. This was my fourth treatment, and never before have I felt so cared about. The staff here helped me through all of my problems. Not just addiction, but also the root causes of my addiction. I've never felt so sure about my future plans, and it's nice knowing I now have the tools to fight this battle the right way. This place is amazing, and I will always be grateful for everything they did for me.
Meet the Staff
Dotty Lerum CAC, ICADC, LICDC
"Dotty" has been working in the field of addiction since 1977. Through several industry certifications, she maintains the highest international and Flordia-specific standards for addiction professionals.
“I care about each and every client, but I don't accept excuses. It's often been years lying, denying and manipulating. This is where those behaviors end. Once they get on the right path, they just have to keep walking."
Duy Nguyen DO
Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his psychiatric residency training at Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Nguyen has served the South Florida community since 2012 and has extensive inpatient, residential and outpatient experience in drug detox, addiction and mental health.
“I believe in a comprehensive, holistic treatment approach which focuses on integrating and enhancing spiritual, mental, and physical health.”
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ABOUT AMBROSIA TREATMENT CENTER – WEST PALM BEACH
One of three Florida-based facilities run by Ambrosia Treatment Center, the location in sunny West Palm Beach, Fla. offers residential treatment for those struggling with substance abuse issues. The rehab accepts adult men and women, including individuals with co-occurring disorders, and offers detox services on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Ambrosia’s treatment philosophy is based on a traditional 12-step model supplemented with holistic therapies. The facility focuses on treating the whole person, using a holistic approach that incorporates nutrition, physical exercise, acupuncture, massage, and hydrotherapy. Patients will also take part in comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessments.
Clients participate in group therapy twice a day and individual therapy once a day, as well as workshops on life skills, relapse prevention, and anger management. They also attend 12-step meetings and are encouraged to find temporary sponsors while in treatment.
A specialized trauma program incorporates mindfulness, psychodrama, and meditation into its treatment groups, and a monthly family program offers education and counseling. Other activities include yoga, art therapy, and employment counseling.
Detox lasts approximately three to 10 days, while the residential program is 14 to 35 days. Continuing care and alumni support are available, which includes 24/7 support and bi-weekly group meetings.
The treatment team is comprised of clinical therapists, case managers, licensed psychiatrists, registered nurses, recovery coaches, discharge coordinators and wellness representatives. The program boasts a staff to client ratio of 3:1.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Ambrosia’s West Palm Beach location houses up to 36 residents at a time in modern residences with large bathrooms, full kitchens, and comfortable living areas furnished with flat-screen TVs. Amenities include an on-site fitness center and a swimming pool, as well as outdoor areas where group sessions are held. The eight individuals polled to date on the center's cleanliness gave it an average rating of 4.6 out of five.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Ambrosia Treatment Center’s West Palm Beach location has received very positive reviews from nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date. Six alumni were asked, on a scale from one to five, if they would recommend treatment at Ambrosia West Palm Beach and gave the facility an average overall score of 4.5 out of five. Staff experience received an average rating of 4.3 out of five and the facility’s holistic offerings were a notorious strength with an average rating of 4.8 out of five.
The quality of the staff was a recurring topic of praise across reviews., as well as the accommodations. “Small group and therapists/counselors experienced and well trained,” A.M wrote, while K.C. added: “Amazing staff. They really give a lot of attention to the individual and the family.” In regards to the facility, Lisa felt "Accommodations nice, grocery shop and cook for ourselves, near the beach."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also gave glowing reviews. The seven reviewers rated the overall treatment effectiveness 4.57 out of five stars. Loved ones openly appreciated the amount of support and attention they received from staff. Kathe wrote to Rehabs.com, "This was the only facility that reached out to the parents and made us feel that what we were going through mattered as well," while Darla commended the “very personal and caring staff.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing rated the treatment effectiveness only one out of five stars and felt there were no strengths.
Ambrosia Treatment Centter accepts private insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, ValueOptions, Cigna, AmeriHealth, and United HealthCare. The facility has an average affordability rating of 4.25 out of five across eight surveys received by Rehabs.com to date.
Published on October 2017
User ReviewsREVIEW THIS CENTER
Please note: Anyone attempting to manipulate or spam our system or the providers’ own listing pages risks having all content removed.all I can say is thank you, thank you to everyone who bent over backwards to help me. Best Ambrosia by far out of all of the facilities, the community is so tight nit and the staff is so accommodating.I will love and miss all of you.can't say good enough things about this program. To the staff, thank you, to my therapist, thank you, to my family thank you for trusting me and trusting this program to allow me to heal and be the person I wanted to be years ago, just didn't know how to do it. Ambrosia gave me the chance to start something new, just all good things to say.I just want to say because I am not good with words. Ambrosia is a true life savior, ya'll are so incredible at your jobs, and i can tell you do this because you care not for a paycheck like other places. I was so nervous coming in here, didnt know what to expect, kind of went on a limb, and like i am so thankful that I did, by far the best program in south florida.Ambrosia South was by far the best Ambrosia out of all the facilities in FL, I would know because I have been to the others, I legit think the staff here is so strong, and committed to helping you when you feel like you don't deserve any kind of help. They took me in arms open, they treated me like an adult, they didnt give me any of the BS other programs give you, they just gave me the truth which is what i longed for and needed. Ambrosia honestly saved my life, and I will thank them every single day.I came here about a month ago, and I'm finally starting to see the ways in which my addiction affected all aspects of my life. Ambrosia was literally a safe haven for me, to be able to heal, sure there were times where I wanted to leave, but I stayed because the staff really cared, and that is genuinely hard to find, most programs offer all of this fluff and stuff, this program is the real deal, you want to get sober, they will teach you how. thanks to all the staff you all went above and beyond for me.I came to Ambrosia broken like i didn't think i'd be able to go on anymore, they picked me up and made me feel like I was an actual person, and that I mattered, that my addiction was not everyone elses problem, they helped me rebuild my relationships with my family that i had broken because of my use, and they taught me a lot of tools i needed to learn to help me outside of being in a structured envrionment, if i couldve stayed here longer i wwould have the staff is amazing. by far the best staff i've ever worked with i struggled at first with staying here but try and trust the process, ambrosia gave me something no o ther treatment center ever gave me before which was hope. thanks to my therapist and the techs who would always help me when ever i needed it.By far the most legit program. Everyone helped me made me feel like a person and not another statistic, they taught me things i never knew about my self and gave me the tools i needed to maintain long-term sobriety if you are struggling with any kind of addiction, your doing your self a service by going here.Ambrosia is by far one of the best treatment centers in South Florida. My parents came and toured prior to sending me here, and I am so glad that they did, because without them doing that I don't know where I would have been, it's a small intimate community, the therapy is by far the best therapy I have ever been able to get being down here form up north. Every single staff member takes their time to help you individually and meet your needs. I had as a therapist, and she was by far the best therapist I have ever had. in aftercare was also so helpful to every single need that i needed, right from when i got there to when i discharged, she is such a sweet and kind caring person. Everyone from the techs, to nursing was always there for me when I needed them. thank youLegit the best treatment center in South Florida, There are so many honestly which is what made it difficult for me, but I was thankful to have ended up here. Everything from the intake, to the discharge planning was seamless, there wasnt any issue the entire time during my stay here, they helped me from beginning to end. I ended up at a really solid IOP and Halfway and I didnt want to go believe me, but I took the staff suggestion, and let go and surrended to the process, if you are thinking about coming to treatment from up north and really wanting to start a new life for yourself i would tell you to come here because i thank god everyday for this program teaching me what i needed to know to not have to live my life the way i was living it anymore.ya'll rock, I am forever thankful for you all, I wish more treatment centers were like this, I feel like I got so much out of each staff member, i didn't feel like a number, i felt like a person, who was struggling with something that i couldnt figure out how to fix on my own. when i was out there on the street, they were the only people i could think to call for help and within minutes i was back to where i started and now i am 2 months clean by the grace of god. everyone there were angels, Thank you allI'm really not good at writing these kinds of things out, but I will say if you are looking for treatment, i wouldnt ever go anywhere else, this place actually cares about you not as an addict but a person their team is by far the strongest clinical team i have ever had and I genuinely will miss each and everyone of them. I owe alot to them, because they helped mold me into the person i knew i could be. thank you ambrosia hoenstly from the bottom of my heart.Ambrosia was by far the best treatment center I have ever been to, I took the suggestions, and have been able to live my life clean and sober and I owe a lot of that to them. I was able to connect with so many other addicts who were struggling just like me which made me feel more comfortable with where i was at. I love all of the staff here, everyone was always accomidating. in discharge was by far the most thorough person I could have worked with, she set me up with my halfway and IOP and really educated me on the program and the process, my therapist, and she was patient and called me out on everything I needed to be called on, t he clinical director, even were always there for me whatever I needed, for that i am truly happy to have been here.I just left Ambrosia, and I can honestly say I came here very gaurded, I didn't want to work on a lot of the issues I let build up inside of me for a long period of time. I decided to stop fighting my self, trust the process and I was only able to do that because of the staff here. Everyone in Aftercare, to my therapist, I mean they genuinely took the time to get to know you and help you, and for that i mean i will always think of them as family.I had gone to the other facility prior, and this site is by far the most amazing. the staff is by far the strongest clinical teams i have ever encountered. I have been to this facility twice, and i am lucky to have been able to come back here. Everyone takes their time to get to know you and understand you here, which sets Ambrosia far apart from every other treatment center esp with what's been going on in Florida.Ambrosia was one of the best treatment centers I could have ever been to, I am very blessed to have been able to have gone here, even if i let kicking and screaming, the staff truly cares about you here, and i love everyone and them.Ambrosia is one of the most legit places I have ever come across for florida treatment. The staff actually cares at you, and people come in kicking and screaming but at the end of the day it really is one of the best treatment centers in florida if you are looking to get the help that you need.ambrosia is a great place i am very grateful to have made it here.I got here about a month ago, and i am discharging from here on Monday, i was really scared to be here at first scared of the unknown i guess? but what i was able to gain from this place was hope, and strength, and courage. i love it here.this program is literally like any other program I have ever been through, the staff actually cares about you, the facility is beautiful, the clinical team is just like amazing. i can't eve begin to talk about in aftercare & alumni they literally are the best people to talk to just everyone here. the clinical director is just awesome i'm just very happy to have been here.Ambrosia South was the best treatment center I have ever been to, I didn't think I would be able to get as much out of this as I did but I am very thankful to have been able to come here. I was nervous about leaving home, and being away form my family and everything i was comfortable with, but i was able to get a lot out of this program, put all my energy into it, and stay down here for aftercare. thank you to the staff are a dynamic duo.Literally the best treatment center I have ever been too, and I don't put that lightly, I am very grateful to have gone through this program and I am even more grateful for the staff. thank you all from the bottom of my heart.Ambrosia really is an awesome treatment center, i really dont want to leave. they treat you so well here, take you in as your own, i mean just the culture and the staff make your stay seem like youre not just stuck in a 30 day program, they actually care and that's so hard to come by now a days. i am very thankful for this program and for every staff member, i know if i need anything i can knock on any of their doors and they are always willing to help out.I had been to Ambrosia a year ago, relapsed and knew this would be the only place I would come back to, everyone here is amazing and i truly am grateful for them all, if anyone is struggling, this is the place to come.I almost died before coming to treatment here, when they told me about Ambrosia I was scared, because I had been to a ton of places before, the minute i got here i was treated with so much respect, everyone truly cares about you and values you and their jobs, i am super happy i came here i love yall !Ambrosia was probably the best treatment center I've ever been through, the staff is attentive to every need, even when you fight them on it. they helped me break down a lot of barrier's i haven't really been able to break down before. everything is well organized, the staff from aftercare alumni to clinical were all phenomenal. my therapist here and i truly appreciated him and all the hard work he did with me even when i didn't want to admit that i was wrong. very happy with this experience, id recommend to anyone.my daughter attended this program, and I have nothing but great things to say about it. I was very scared as an out of state parent to send my kid down to Florida especially with everything being said in the news about treatment centers, but thank god I did send her here. My daughter has been struggling with a substance abuse problem for the past four years, we have been through every resource and were at our witts end. We sent her down to Ambrosia and because of the staff how caring and compassionate they were all to her and to our family, she has a chance. I had the pleasure of talking to so many staff members during her stay there, I would like to take a second to especially thank her therapist and the woman in aftercare. They both spent so much time on her, making sure she had a plan in place, and helping her overcome a lot of obstacles she struggled with. Now my daughter has 6 months sober, and although it is her journey and she deserves the praise, I also want to praise Ambrosia because if it weren't for the staff, our family wouldn't be where it is today. Thank you again all, god bless you all.all i can say is good things about this place the facility is beautiful the clinical team is extremely intelligent and challenging i have been to at least ten different treatment centers ive spent a long time tryin to get better but this place gave me something i never had anywhere else before it gave me hope. i used to constantly contemplate wanting to come back to get help but i knew in my heart of hearts that ambrosia would be the only treatment center i'd ever ocme back to and thank god i did.I just wanted to take a second to thank the staff for my stay here gettin sober was the hardest thing ive ever done but some h ow some way they made it easier for me. i've done all i can do to my self and my family and today i can show myself and them how far ive actually come. this place isnt just another treatment center these are real genuine people who care about you when you dont care about your self. i love everyone here best treatment center in florida.Ambrosia South was the best treatment center I've ever been through... The staff is encouraging, helpful, and resourceful, almost every staff member has been through some of the same things I have been through, which made my stay very comfortable. I was not always the easiest client but I know now that if i ever needed to go back, i would go back here. It's a family, it will always be my sober family, thanks ambrosia #teamambrosiaforlyfI can't say enough good things about this program, If I could rate them 10+++++ I would. I have never been to a program dedicated around the client, the needs of the client, client care being the one thing that comes first beyond anything. I was very nervous about coming to treatment, but after being here I realized that anything I needed I was able to get from the staff, I am now at another program for IOP and Sober Living, I am connected through their Alumni program, and I am living the life I dreamt of living for the past 5 years that I have struggled with addiction. I fought tooth and nail to go home, and instead took the suggestion last minute to stay here, and thank god I did. The aftercare department, Alumni, and most importantly the CLINICAL staff were all incredible. I couldn't recommend this program to more people, THANKS GUYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this place was truly an incredible experience for me to have, it was probably the best treatment center i have ever been through, i would recommend this to anyone struggling with an addiction. every single staff member takes their time to get to know you, encourage you, and help you through the most anxiety ridden process of them all which is letting go, and taking suggestions on how live a sober life. I can't thank the staff enough, i am now in IOP whcih they helped me go to, and i am beyond excited and hopeful thank you everyonei graduated from here a month ago still sober and loving life. thanks to ambrosia and all the staff i wouldnt be here with out you guysforever changed my entire life......... i don't know what i would have done without Ambrosia...... the alumni and aftercare program.... megan and albert are awesome people...... and without them i dont know what i wouldve done....... and the clinical program too...I loved my experience here, i love each and all of the staff members, forever thankful for this family i have been able to gain from being here.i dont know what i'd do without Ambrosia, they have helped me tremendously.Ambrosia helped me discover my personal problems that have fed to my addiction, they helped me identify my faults so i could correct them.i've never been treated to amazing by the staff, they are so helpful and accommodating, i am so glad i came here.amazing facility, i love everyone here they helped me more than words can express.Ambrosia was a phenomenal treatment center, very grateful for the staff.Ambrosia south saved my life, i love albert and meagan and i am grateful i cam here. thank you staff.Ambrosia South changed my whole life, i am forever grateful for the family i have gained while being here, i was able to get through everything i needed to get through while being here. forever thankful for all of the staff here.Ambrosia was a great program - i would recommend to anyone strugglingAmbrosia was a wonderful experience, the staff there is incredible, i was really set on going home after treatment, but between the clinical staff and the discharge planner they helped me look toward the future, instead of continuing to look at my past, i am forever grateful for them and the opportunity given to me, i would recommend Ambrosia (South) to anyone who was struggling and needed help.Ambrosia is the best treatment center around! The entire staff cared about my needs and well being as a client. From the RM's having conversations with me and sharing their testimony, to the therapists showing kindness and concern for me. The discharge coordinator was amazing with setting me up with aftercare plans. Alumni coordinator was great with keeping me connected with sober support.The staff were all very professional. The facilities were clean and spacious..The whole staff is friendly and did everything they could to make my stay the best possible!great staff and a great expierence and the treatment offered i needed for my recoveryThe staff was very professional, and extremely friendly. They did everything they could do help me trough this step in my recovery. I am forever grateful.Ambrosia has done so much for me. I gained so much support from Ambrosia (my therapist) was caring; compassionate and dug deep into my core issues of addiction. I have here at Ambrosia is a great sober support network for me, always there to talk to (and setting up alumni meetings and events that i can attend that are awesome!) Aftercare is the best !!Ambrosia was very helpful and accommodating. I felt very comfortable and the staff is excellent! This treatment center is the most effective i have ever been tooVery comfortable and welcoming. Staff were awesome!! My therapist was great and really got me to open up. I would recommend Ambrosia West Palm to anyone looking for a nice, clean, beneficial program to get sober and get there life back.Wonderful program, Beautiful residence, Amazing staff ! I recommend this facility to anyone whose struggling.The best rehabilitation facility that I have ever been to, great community, excellent therapists. terrific staff, overall an amazing place to recover. Staff were awesomeAmbrosia was a God-send. My therapist helped to uncover the core issues contributing to my substance abuse and addictive behaviors. The entire staff was knowledgeable, professional, kind and focused on me, as a client. I was prepared for working a 12 step program upon completion, got set up with a great IOP and an awesome halfway. I love everyone at Ambrosia and would recommend it to friends and family.My treatment here at ambrosia was excellent, from the therapists to the techs, to alumni and d/c planner I had a great set up for aftercare, i've met a lot of good people who want to stay sober here, and i am confident with the help from Ambrosia that i will stay clean this time.All of the staff here truly cares about each and every single client, it is a good place to send your loved ones, they have a lot of great amenities, like massages, chiro, and the beach. the Alumni coordinator is a great guy and I had one of the best counselors i've ever had. There is also a great aftercare coordinator.Ambrosia helped me make it through my addiction and gave me the tools and resources i very much needed, that i didn't have before. Everyone here really cares #teamalbert and #teammeagan were awesome as far as alumni and aftercare.After going through several treatment centers and always relapsing. I found Ambrosia through a friend. I'm still sober today, that was almost 9 months ago. Coincidence? I think not. It is truly a great place, that will help you get your life back on track. The staff are compassionate, and truly helpful on every human plane there is. Thank you Ambrosia for the miracle my life is today!I attended Ambrosia treatment center in 2016 and the services rendered there were nothing short of excellent. It provided me with the tools I needed on how to maintain sobriety but most importantly it taught me a lot about myself that I never knew. I recently started attending the alumni events and they are really inspiring! The fellowship and hard work put in to those events are unbelievable. I truly enjoy those events and the speakers that come in sharing what it was like for them and what worked for them.Through the staff and structure I feel motivated and excited to leave, and continue with my recovery. The staff is awesome !I absolutely love ambrosia.... the clinical team is amazing, the facility is amazing, the techs are amazing, and the housing is great. They treated me like family there, and if I had to go back to a rehab, ambrosia South is the only one I’ll go to. I’ve been to 12 other treatments centers and this is by far my favorite one. The staff actually cares about you. Much love to the ambrosia team!!My cousin went to treatment here and she loved it! the staff was super helpful and answered all of our questions.. my family is pretty demanding and we were all impressed with the communication from the therapist and the family teamI can honestly say this has been the best treatment center i've been to. From the time i got here till the time i left the staff has been nothing but supportive in all aspects of my recovery. My therapist has helped save my life. She has pushed me and encouraged me everyday like nobody has ever done for me in my life. Finishing this program has saved me from the hell ive lived in. I also could't have done it without the love and support of my family. I strongly encourage anybody who is looking for help or afraid to ask for help to call Ambrosia. I am proof that if you do the work anything is possible and you can absolutely do it. You can't do it on your own so don't be afraid to ask for help.One staff member was a wondeful human being and had an amazing impact on me during this processAmbrosia has helped me greatly. I was here on scholarship and i received the highest level of care while i was here. i am extremely proud to say that i am an alumni of Ambrosia South. I look forward to the future and being involved with their alumni program.I absolutely loved Ambrosia. All the staff was so kind and respectful, while also going out of their way to help anyone in need. This is the best treatment facility that I've been to.i had an extremely great experience at Ambrosia and would recommend the South location to anyone struggling with active addiction.They push you to work on yourself. The staff is very knowledgeable about sobriety. You get in what you put out and they don't allow you to slack. If you are serious and truly want to stay clean then this place is perfect.Ambrosia is an amazing facility. Helped me so much during both times I stayed at Ambrosia. In fact, one staff member was the main reason I came back to Ambrosia for the second time when my addiction took ahold of me again. Ambrosia has a great mix of programs, including small counselor groups, likeskills groups, music therapy, as well as downhtime for playing basketball, going to the pool, beach and park. We were taken to outside AA/NA meetings 5 times per week, which was nice for making connections upon leaving Ambrosia. I also enjoyed how we were taken grocery shopping once a week and able to cook our own meals. The condos are gorgeous, and the techs are very helpful and friendly. I made some amazing friends at Ambrosia whom I am still in contact with. I highly recommend this facility!When your loved one is ready, Ambrosia is the place. They truly care about patients and their families. They saved my sons life and taught him real life skills. The staff is truly amazing.Overall, Ambrosia was a good experience for me. This was mostly due to my therapist. She was amazing and helped me to realize a lot about myself and I feel better leaving her than I have in years. I have a genuine love for myself with the help of her. However, there is far too much downtime here. Also, there is definitely some favoritism given out. Certain clients were allowed to leave, use, and come back the next day while others were not allowed back. I can honestly say the clinical, case management, and aftercare staff are the only reason I would come back.When your loved one is really ready for recovery, Ambrosia is the place. Beautiful apartments, compassionate staff. Unlike other rehabs, Ambrosia teaches life skills while inpatient. Excellent after care. Support for families. Ambrosia saved my sons life. I pray they save your loved one too.I love Ambrosia to death!! I loved my stay here and the way the entire staff treated me was amazing. The facility and apartments are so well kept. I would recommend this place to anyone that needs help.Home away from Home feel with Great Facilities and the ability to show Addicts and Alcoholics how to live life in Recovery and how to manage living on your own. Definitely a place to come if you want to succeed in Staying Sober.I am forever grateful for the outstanding care you provided for my loved one. You saved a life and gave us hope. God bless!No strengths, One or more staff members and Executive officers use or dispense illegal drugs. You all need to shake the tree from the top to the bottom and see what falls out.Great therapists. I am appreciative of the life-long family assistance program, never experienced a resource like thisI have been very impressed with the people who work for Ambrosia South. My son has been a client there and your associates kept me updated and offered there counseling services to me. My son has been in countless facilities for his drug addiction in FL and MA and no other facility has ever reached out to me to see how I was coping or to keep me updated with my son\'s progress or what his future plans would be. This was the only facility that reached out to the parents and made us feel that what we were going through mattered as well. Finally we did not feel alone or in the dark as to what was going on.Addiction is a family disease. From the first day I spoke with someone from Ambrosia, I felt a connection. I felt completely trusting of every recommendation they talked to me about regarding my son\'s plans of practicing recovery. They were available to me always.This place is very unorganized, The trauma therapist is mean. And lied to us. And does so on a regular basis.If you want to keep in touch with your loved ones then this is not the place for you. The homes lack the basics forks, spoons plates for residents to eat together. You only get 1 towel so make sure you dry your face before your butt. Don\'t believe the videos. I found no Truth in any of them. The theory is to break you down to build you back up. And admission supervisor will promise anything just to get you there and in the door. Don't expect Ambrosia to be honest or stand by any conversation you made with them prior to walking in the door. I did read the negative reviews but....Was told how great this place was. Shame on you people. God holds a special place for you people.
Official Facility ResponseThank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. I would like to apologize for any miscommunication. From admissions to therapists, all staff are highly trained and held to the highest standard to provide positive, transformative experiences. I would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your concerns and, most importantly, to make things right. Please call anytime.Accommodations nice, grocery shop and cook for ourselves, near the beach. I have stayed clean for 4 yearsAmazing staff. They really give a lot of attention to the individual and the family. I was at Ambrosia for 90+ days the last time. They took care of me like I was one of their own. They were always so good to me. Really made me feel apart of."Small group and therapists/counselors experienced and well trained Too much downtime, the techs some are unprofessional and undertrained They have a specific trauma group that I've never experienced in all 7 rehabs I've been to. It helped me tremendously. The counselor was very expierienced, made me feel comfortable and helped me heal.A very structured program with good balance, helps with cocurring disorders Not a faith based program. Wonderful program with highly trained counselors.Very personal and caring staff. He is still clean after 7 months.I found that Ambrosia cared about my son and about me as his mother.They treat you with respect and care. The quality of life doesn't get better then what's offered and it's like our own little world that's protected inside a saftey bubble. I loved it!!! didn't want to leave. I don't think there could be a better treatment center.I really got what I needed from Ambrosia. I had a good counselor who really made me take responsibility for my actions. They found a separate counselor to help deal with my grief issues and transported me to her office. I was happy with the living quarters. I can't say enough about this place, it gave me my life back.
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