Palm Beach Recovery Group in Lake Worth, FL

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(5 of 5)
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1110 6th Ave South
Lake Worth FL 33460

Palm Beach Recovery Group Philosophy

Palm Beach Recovery Group is an alcohol and drug rehab facility that specializes in tailored care for our clients.

We are a medically monitored adventure-based and holistic drug treatment facility that recognizes the necessity for alternate methods to drug rehabilitation. Having watched the success of these programs all over the country, we incorporate the holistic and adventure based methods with the latest alternative, cutting-edge treatments in conjunction with the time-tested 12-step program to ensure the best conceivable results.

Our main focus is on the private needs of each individual client, modifying a unique track of holistic & adventure-based treatment to maximize personal experience. Palm Beach Recovery Group focuses on the recovery of the entire person - mind, body and spirit. From individual therapy treatments that can heal the mind, to nutritional classes, to adventure groups and yoga sessions that can cater to the body and soul, Palm Beach Recovery Group's expert staff will work hard to help each of its patients discover the root of their addiction issues as well as teach them the most promising of natural coping mechanisms.

Areas of Specialization

  • 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.

  • Residential Treatment
    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.

Facility Highlights

Joint Commission Accreditation

Adventure Based Therapies

Holistic Treatment

Meet the Staff

Ricardo A Santiago

Clinical Director

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Clinical Director of Palm Beach Recovery Group. Mr Santiago holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Ricardo has served in the social services arena as a mental health counselor and program director since 2000 and was licensed as a mental health counselor in the state of Florida in 2003.

Dr. Rachel Needle, M.S., Psy.D., B.A.

Medical Director

Photo of Dr. Rachel Needle, M.S., Psy.D., B.A.

Dr. Rachel Needle received her M.S. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her B.A. in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Dr. Rachel completed an internship in clinical psychology at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: Robert Wood Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. She is a Florida Certified Sex Therapist. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


Palm Beach Recovery is a nationwide network with a main location in Lake Worth, Fla. The rehabilitation center treats men and women struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorder. Both a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) program are available.


Treatment at this rehab combines motivational outdoor activities with holistic treatment. Clients benefit from a both an adventure-based program and the abstinence model of recovery (also known as 12-Steps). Outdoor activities may include a ropes course, hiking, equine therapy, and fun both in and on the ocean.

Residents in PHP attend weekly one-on-one sessions and five hours of daily group therapy. Clients also have access to regular medical and psychiatric evaluations, natural treatment for pain, anxiety, and depression, as well as yoga classes, nutritional counseling, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). There is also meditation each morning and 12-step meetings each evening.

Supplemental recovery tools may include sauna therapy, chiropractor visits, massage, and acupuncture as needed. Clients may also utilize music and art therapy as well as focus groups about impulse control, building relationships, trauma, anger management, and relapse prevention.

Once clients complete the residential track, they are encouraged to continue treatment with IOP services. The program is designed to be a step down from a supervised program or a more flexible option for those who cannot get away from home long-term. Clients must attend school, work, or volunteer while developing and practicing habits of sober living. Some transition to sober living homes, but regardless attend at least three sessions per week, or about nine hours. Staff perform regular drug screenings and offer employment aid.


Palm Beach Recovery employs both a clinical director and a medical director as well as master's level therapists and case managers.


Each residential facility is equipped with a washer and dryer unit on-site as well as a state of the art kitchen and shared bedrooms. Though the exact amount of residents admitted at a time was not listed to date, according to the facility's website, the program is small and intimate. Residents have access to massage chairs, pool tables, ping-pong tables, and outdoor seating. Each is given a weekly allowance for groceries as clients cook their own meals and may even use the outdoor grill.


The only review submitted to to date is from staff member Darin, who gave high ratings and had no poor qualities to name. Five out of five stars were awarded for almost all 15 categories surveyed including treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, holistic treatment options, connectivity, family programming, affordability, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. Faith-based treatment received the only four-star rating. "Palm Beach Recovery Group gives each client the tools they need to beat their addiction. They truly care about each client and what they need to succeed!" the reviewer wrote.

Elsewhere online, ratings from alumni and loved ones are nearly as positive. To date, on Google, all four reviewers were family members of former clients who left perfect, five-star ratings.[1] They praised the staff for their kindness and noted excellent communication from staff about their loved ones. "They were always there to answer any questions I had and I could call them anytime even weekends. They took my insurance and explained everything during my son's stay there," Eva wrote in a representative review.

Additionally, 15 reviews appearing on the facility's official Facebook page, which it can manage, average 4.7 out of five stars to date.[2] Alumni praised the program for saving their lives and noted that staff were compassionate. In a comment representative of what others said, Mike wrote: "This was by far the best place I could have picked for treatment. Everyone was very nice and helpful. This place helped me save my life and i would recommend it too anyone!!!"


According to the facility's website, most insurance providers are accepted.


Published on June 2017

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