Dream Center for Recovery Philosophy
At Dream Center for Recovery, addiction is addressed through exceptionally individualized, client-centered treatment plans. Addiction specialists work to assess each individual’s needs in attaining enduring recovery while clients are encouraged to participate in a range of traditional and holistic therapies. Located on Florida’s picturesque Treasure Coast, the natural marine environment plays a profound role in recovery; activities such as snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding are just a few of the fabulous amenities available to all participants. State-of-the-art medical detoxification, as well as individual, group, cognitive behavioral, and family therapies are available to all individuals as needed. Following successful completion of the program, clients are invited to participate in Dream Center’s aftercare support network for lifelong recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Intensive Out Patient (IOP)
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.
A form of animal therapy, equine therapy involves visiting, working with and sometimes riding horses as a way to create a metaphoric relationship that leads to life-altering insights.
Meet the Staff
Jim Norconk MS, CAP, ICADC
Jim earned is his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida in political science and pre-law. He went on to Springfield College and earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Jim has worked in the mental health and substance abuse fields since 1999, and has a passion for working with those suffering with addiction. Previously, he has worked as a behavioral health tech, an emergency assessment counselor, an intensive onsite therapist, a primary therapist, a lead therapist at a residential treatment facility, and as a Clinical Director at a residential treatment facility. He also owned and operated a private practice that included intensive outpatient, interventions and referral services. “I love working with those suffering from addiction and their families. Helping people find themselves again is so powerful. When the miracle happens, it has generational affects.”
Jeannie Jones RMHCI
Jeannie Jones has dedicated the past six years to the professional field of mental health and substance abuse treatment, serving as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and began working for Palm Beach County Department of Children and Families. Jeannie then ventured to further advance her career as a counselor for a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Dual Diagnosis. During this time she returned to Palm Beach Atlantic University receiving a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She has experience as a Clinical Coordinator, Detox protocol supervisor and supervised Quality Assurance policies for regulatory committees. Jeannie continued to expand here clinical knowledge as a Mental Health Counselor at a Behavioral Health Hospital, inpatient and outpatient treatment, utilizing treatment modalities such as; crisis interventions, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12 Steps of AA/NA, Gorski’s Relapse Prevention and EMDR. She has a consistent history of advocating for those served to receive proper medical and therapeutic treatment while assisting the patient with aftercare plans and integrating back into the community successfully.
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ABOUT DREAM CENTER FOR RECOVERY
One of the state's 366 private, for-profit facilities, Dream Center for Recovery, in Martin County's Palm City, offers a full continuum of addiction programs for adult men and women, including medical detox, residential treatment, and several levels of outpatient care. Dream Center treats both addiction and co-occurring mental-health disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon intake, all clients undergo a thorough evaluation and assessment, the findings of which inform their individualized treatment plan. After detox, the most intensive level of treatment is residential care, followed by a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), standard outpatient care, and aftercare.
The residential program has a minimum commitment of 30 days, and clients typically attend the IOP for four to six weeks before stepping down to one night of outpatient care a week.
Each day in residential treatment is highly structured, and might include individual, group, and family therapy, plus educational sessions and and life-skills training. All treatment plans draw primarily from evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
The 12-step model of recovery is not integral to the program, though clients do attend 12-step meetings off-site in the evenings. There are also opportunities for clients to participate in trauma resolution therapy and expressive therapies such as art therapy.
During their stay, clients participate in relapse prevention programming and work with staff to put together a personalized aftercare plan, which might include a referral to Dream Center's own sober living facility.
The center’s treatment team includes a licensed clinical social worker, a physician specializing in psychiatry, and a chiropractor. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff's level of training and experience gave it three out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients stay at a renovated apartment complex with seven gender-separate, furnished apartments for two clients each. There's an outdoor patio area, where they can relax when they're not in treatment. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center's accommodations and its cleanliness gave four stars and three stars, respectively for these areas of the facility.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date gave glowing feedback. "Dream Center for Recovery (DCR) worked wonders for me. I am currently one year sober and it's all due to DCR," Charlene wrote, before praising Dream Center's rooms, amenities, food, and extracurricular activities.
Dream Center has mostly positive feedback on secondary sites, with average ratings of 4.7 stars based on 37 reviews on Facebook (where the facility can manage its own page), five stars based on 18 reviews on Google, and four stars based on eight reviews on Yelp (including not-recommended reviews).  
However, more than one client wrote that they felt the organization was more interested in making money than in helping people. "The bottom line is that at the end of the day they're a business. When I wanted to leave I could not bc that would have ended their money coming in claiming they want to help me," Michael wrote in a representative negative review on Yelp.
But far more clients spoke very highly of the program. Their comments tended to be unspecific, yet glowing: "This facility provides the tools necessary for successful recovery. Coming from experiences with multiple facilities Dream Center for Recovery is the best of the best," Cyndie wrote in a typical comment on Google.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave polarized feedback. One anonymous family member gave the center four stars in most of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, family participation, and counseling options, and wrote: "Many are scams so go to well esttablishd one." But reviewer C. echoed a few alumni on secondary sites by suggesting that Dream Center is one of these scams, writing: "I can say with 200% certainty that the Dream Center for Recovery is the biggest scam in every way.The owner does not care about the addict she cares about getting paid."
The cost for one month of treatment starts at $22,000. Dream Center accepts private pay and private insurance plans, including those from Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Uninsured clients can pay for their treatment out of pocket, or take advantage of the center's occasional scholarship programs.
Published on August 2018
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