Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
Boca Recovery Center Philosophy
Boca Recovery Center is here to provide the best quality care in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. We are passionate about helping people overcome addiction and supporting them to rebuild their lives on a foundation of health and well being. Addiction is a family disease and our highly trained staff will work closely with our clients and their loved ones to support the healing process. Through an individualized process, we are committed to the instillation of hope in situations that may have appeared hopeless. Addiction is a cunning and baffling affliction and there is no one-size-fits-all method that can ensure a person’s successful recovery. Our clinical staff all practice at a Master’s or Doctoral level. Our passion comes from personal and professional experience. We love to be a part of our clients’ story. We provide a strength based assessment process to facilitate accurate treatment planning and focus. Together, we create a plan of action that will address specific needs and help build a solid foundation for your recovery. We occupy a beautiful location in sunny South Florida near the hub of Deerfield Beach, just ½ mile from the ocean. The recovery community is strong and convenient. Our passionate, insightful staff are fully committed to the goal of providing a safe, comfortable, cutting edge treatment experience. Our relationship with clients starts from the first call and we remain available through our alumni program. This encourages peer relationships to remain active well beyond treatment.
Areas of Specialization
Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
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.
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.
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.
I was scared, nervous, angry, sad.. I didn't know what I wanted at that time except that I was sick of myself and my life. I had almost given up hope. The staff at Boca Recovery Center help me feel at home, I went to them with any problem I had and never had anyone look down on me. Their facility is beautiful and their staff is amazing!
This is the cream of the crop when it comes to recovery centers. The staff at Boca takes tremendous pride in helping their clients recover and maintain a positive lifestyle that will carry on into the real world. I highly recommend anyone seeking help to reach out and see what Boca has to offer.
This is an awesome place where they really care about you! They really go out their way to help you, they are compassionate about what they do and today I can say thank you Boca for being there and being a big part of my recovery journey.
I was really impressed with the overall quality of the facilities. The staff was super friendly as well.
I could never even begin to describe what this facility had done for me. From the knowledge of everyday living, dealing with struggles, maintaining peace of mind, to the family I've made making friendships that will last for the rest of my life. Truly inspirational and motivating staff that guide you in whatever direction u want to go in life. I'm fortunate enough to take this recovery center for what it is worth and thank god everyday that i was blessed with such a life changing opportunity.
I started my recovery journey in February with this amazing place. No one truly likes asking for help or going to rehab however the staff and my fellow clients made my experience worth it all. I've since suggested this facility to many recovering addicts who are serious about their recovery. I am so happy to be apart of this alumni.
Being the first client to go through Boca Recovery Center I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life I have never been in a facility were every person working there treats you as if you are there family and is there for you every step of the way it was the most loving and caring facility I have ever been to.
Boca Recovery Center has a heart for those that are hurting. This is not a cookie-cutter approach to treatment, they provide individualized care!
Meet the Staff
Dr. Alison Tarlow
Dr. Alison Tarlow is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the States of Florida and Pennsylvania, and a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). She has been a practicing psychologist for over 15 years. She began her career as a Postdoctoral Resident at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, specializing in the treatment of women’s issues, including Post Traumatic Stress, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Addiction. Dr. Tarlow developed a successful private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and began consulting for treatment centers and programs throughout the South Florida area. Before joining the clinical team at Boca Recovery Center, Dr. Tarlow was the Clinical Director of an organization for three years, and was responsible for the development of a medical detox facility in Palm Beach, and two substance abuse treatment facilities (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida). She has specialized training in a variety of evidenced-based practice, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Tarlow is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator in the State of Florida, and incorporates this experience into her work with clients and their families. Dr. Tarlow has written numerous articles on the topic of substance abuse treatment for Sober World Magazine, and has presented at conferences and training events throughout the United States.
Kathryn Del Guidice CAC, ICADC, CET
Kathryn is a certified addictions counselor (CAC) (ICADC) (CET) with multiple years of experience in the field of Dual Diagnosis. Kathryn's passion and enthusiasm for assisting individuals suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders is unparalleled. Throughout her career, Kathryn has attained positions of progressive responsibility within nationally renowned treatment facilities. Her prior experience and expertise includes recovery counseling, admissions coordinator, family program development, clinical coordinator, operations management, and program director. Kathryn is responsible for managing the Boca Recovery Center programs and on her free time she can generally be found offering support to her recovery community. Kathryn has spent nearly 10 years in media and outreach to bring awareness of our present opioid epidemic. Her work includes coordinating alumni events; developing Parent and Family Support groups; working with her community on addiction prevention programs.
Dr. Sergey P. Litvinov
Dr. Sergey Litvinov graduated from Donetsk State Medical University in 1984 before completing a residency in Psychiatry at University of Texas Health Science Center from 2003 to 2006. He then completed a fellowship in General Psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Sergey Litvinov is a psychiatrist, a primary care doctor for the mind. He provides care the psychological well-being of men and women, with an ability to diagnose and help manage all kinds of different types of mental illness. These might include things like addiction, depressive disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, or anxiety disorders, for example. Dr. Litvinov may provide treatments covering anything from medication management plans to unique forms of therapy.
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan Montgomery serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Boca Recovery Center and is responsible for day to day leadership and general management of the company. In this role, Ryan has helped establish Boca Recovery Center as a respected substance abuse treatment facility, both locally and nationwide. Under his management, Boca Recovery Center is consistently growing rapidly month to month.
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ABOUT BOCA RECOVERY CENTER
Located less than a mile from the beach in southeastern Florida, Boca Recovery Center provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for individuals struggling with substance abuse. According to its website, the center prioritizes support for young people, including college students. Detoxification services are not offered on-site, but referrals to recommended detox programs are available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The intake process includes both psychological and medical evaluations, and treatment plans are designed to build on each client's individual strengths.
Among the treatment modalities used are cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-oriented Associative Awareness treatment, according to information provided to Rehabs.com by the facility. Separate gender-specific and dual diagnosis) groups are also offered, along with life skills training and case management services.
Two levels of intensive outpatient therapy are offered during day and evening treatment sessions. In discussing aftercare services, the facility's website emphasizes the value of connections with Florida's large recovery community.
Treatment team members include certified addiction counselors and certified interventionists, a nurse practitioner, and a psychiatrist. According to information provided by the facility, all clinical therapists hold master's or doctoral degrees.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Photographs on the facility's website present comfortable, simply-decorated living and therapy spaces. Bedrooms are shared, each with its own flat screen television, and meals are catered.
Residents receive gym memberships. Transportation is provided to the gym, to local 12-step meetings, and to doctor appointments, as well as between the residence and treatment center.
Rehabs.com has only received one review to date, though it is very positive. The review was submitted by an alumni, T.C., who gave perfect five-star ratings to all categories, save for the metric measuring the facility's inclusion of the 12-Step principles, which still received a high four-star rating. "Great counseling comfortable beds a lot of activities to keep us occupied" wrote T.C. "If I had a friend or family member that needed treatment I would send them here."
Reviews from secondary sites such as Google and Facebook were also positive. Many reviewers praised the staff, who many perceived as caring and reliable, and the facility's accommodations.
28 Google reviews gave an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars. Some of these, along with several on Facebook, characterized staff members as dedicated, motivating, consistent, and empathetic. One noted appreciatively that the program was founded by individuals in recovery themselves. About one third of the reviewers emphasized the facility's cleanliness and comfort. In a representative review, Bruce wrote that it was "an environment that is conducive to recovery." A family member reported that the rehab center helped their loved one "become the person he was again."
Across 45 Facebook reviews averaging a 4.9 out of five-star rating, there were no recurring complaints. A single one-star reviewer complained of cost, but gave no clear indication of direct relation to the program. Most written comments echoed positive opinions of the setting and of treatment staff who stuck with clients through the rehab process.
According to the facility's website, staff members are available to assist clients in verifying insurance coverage. Information provided by Boca Recovery Center to Rehabs.com lists fees at $25,000 for 90 days and $15,000 for one month of treatment.
Published on January 2018
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