Harbor Village Philosophy
Harbor Village believes that everyone is entitled to quality substance abuse treatment, regardless of background or circumstance. To this end, the drug and alcohol detox and rehab facility offers affordable, compassionate care that’s customized to each individual. With comfort as a top priority, each client is provided with a customized, medically assisted recovery regime that’s tailored specifically to his or her level of addiction.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Boland is the Chief Operating Officer of Harbor Village Detox Center. As such, he is responsible for the overall supervision and support of the staff and clients. His duties include deescalating conflicts that have been advanced to his level of authority, ensuring the safety of all persons present at the facility, and coordinating events and trips for clients.
Chief Medical Officer
Yanio Brunely, Harbor Village’s Chief Medical Officer, is the man with a plan. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and 20 years of experience, Yanio is courteous and professional while also demonstrating a compassion and altruism that lends well to his field of work. Level-headed and even tempered, Yanio supervises the nursing staff and all medical undertakings as advised by Dr. Carlos Satulovsky.
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ABOUT HARBOR VILLAGE
Located in a residential area 10 miles north of central Miami, Harbor Village provides luxury residential rehabilitation and outpatient care for adults struggling with chemical dependency or a dual diagnosis. The center is among 10.2 percent of residential, non-hospital facilities in the state to offer on-site detoxification.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
If necessary, Harbor Village provides a medical detox protocol that focuses on alleviating the discomfort of withdrawal and typically lasts five to 10 days. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may also be utilized to help curb cravings throughout treatment. After detox, clients may transition directly to the center’s residential program. Residential care typically lasts between 30 to 90 days.
According to the facility’s website, care is personalized, combining medical and holistic approaches with a strong cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) component. Programming emphasizes relapse prevention training and family counseling as important aspects of recovery, as well as gender-specific groups to address issues relevant to men and women in early recovery. Clients are welcome to also participate in 12-step programming, though the fellowship is not the foundation of treatment.
Harbor Village also offers outpatient care at various levels: a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and a general outpatient program (OP). Depending on their needs, outpatient clients visit the facility between three and five days per week.
Harbor Village’s sober living facilities offer a supportive environment along with job training and access to holistic therapies, such as yoga and meditation. All clients leave with a comprehensive aftercare plan, which may include professional and educational referrals and assistance in located a stable living environment.
Harbor Village is accredited by The Joint Commission. The treatment staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed therapists, case managers. There’s a medical and nursing team on-site 24/7.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 45-bed luxury residence of Harbor Village offers semi-private, fully furnished suites. Amenities include daily gourmet meals, satellite cable TV, Netflix and WiFi, along with 30,000 square feet of outdoor space, movie nights, and gaming parties. Holistic offerings include daily yoga and meditation. There’s also an on-site spa and salon.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, 143 alumni submitted largely favorable feedback for Harbor Village to Rehabs.com: 126 very positive (88 percent), two mixed (two percent), 15 negative (10 percent). In both the negative and the positive camps, there was a lot of overlap among reviewers. Alumni tended to frequently describe the detox process as pain-free, praise the resort-like facility, commend aftercare and relapse prevention provisions, and felt the staff was caring and knowledgeable.
Many reviewers described their success in achieving sobriety at Harbor Village after having faltered elsewhere. To that end, one alum wrote: “I personally consider this a place where magic happens.”
Negative reviewers repeatedly reflected that the treatment and facility did not live up to promises, in particular the quality of accommodations and food. “This place was horrible. Everything they offer is a lie...,” Mike wrote in a representative negative review. Others referred to staff as unqualified and case managers as hard to track down or unavailable.
On the secondary review site, Yelp, feedback was mixed: 2.5 out of five stars based on eight reviews (alumni and loved ones).  Positive reviewers commended the facility's life skills training, recreational activities, food, and their newfound sobriety. Negative reviewers cited billing and financial issues, unsavory conditions, overcrowding, poor communication, and incompetent medical attention.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
All 10 loved ones who submitted reviews of Harbor Village to Rehabs.com to date offered highly positive opinions. They appreciated the treatment and care clients received, especially focused on resolving underlying issues. “The integrated plans addressed the root cause of her addiction and other attitudinal and mindset changes,” one reviewer wrote concerning their sister’s experience.
Loved ones awarded recurring praise for aftercare provisions and the facility's staff. “The aftercare programs at Harbor Village include all type of relapse prevention techniques,” H. wrote, while Jo added: “The environment is healthy and full of life that helps people in recovery to prevent relapse.” Several noted the facility kept them up-to-date on the client’s progress.
Harbor Village accepts 80 insurance plans to date and self-pay. Payment plans and other solutions are available and, according to the facility’s website: “We make sure anyone can afford to receive help.”
Published on June 2018
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