Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
- Beach Community
Sunspire Health Recovery Road Philosophy
Our goal at Sunspire Health Recovery Road is to offer treatment for adult men suffering with substance use and co-occurring mental health or behavioral disorders. We provide the highest level of clinical care based on abstinence, evidence and holistic-based treatment methods, catering treatment plans to each individual according to their medical, psychological, and personal needs. We respect the spiritual or religious practices of patients as part of the recovery process and offer access to a vibrant and diverse local recovery community. Our team of Board Certified addiction treatment specialists have years of experience working to heal patients from all backgrounds and circumstances, providing them with the necessary tools to lead a successful life in recovery from addiction.
Areas of Specialization
Because Recovery Road is a male-only facility, the treatment is focused on the unique issues that face men in addiction and recovery. A gender-specific treatment facility can promote a safe environment for patients who may find it easier to open up to and bond with their peers who face similar struggles during addiction. Clinical staff is experienced in treating men and catering to their recovery requirements.
Internet and Gaming Addiction
Sunspire Health Recovery Road sees many patients with internet and video game addiction and is able to treat patients suffering with these co-occurring process disorders.
At Recovery Road, patients interested in incorporating religion and spirituality into their treatment will have the ability to receive specific counseling from a spiritual advisor. While the spiritual advisor is a Rabbi knowledgeable in Judaism, this does not limit him to these religious beliefs alone and any patient interested in delving into a more spiritual approach to treatment is welcome to do so!
At every Sunspire Health facility patients will receive treatment that is individualized to their unique needs and diverse lifestyles. Ongoing assessments allow the treatment to adapt and evolve as the patient progresses.
Sunspire Health utilizes evidence-based treatment methods, meaning that the treatment modalities and therapies are based on clinical evidence and proven success in guiding patients to heal and recover. Patients who would benefit from Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will receive medications that are proven to aid patients in achieving sobriety.
In addition to individual and group therapies that are based in psychotherapy methods like CBT and DBT, patients will learn to apply new coping skills through experiential therapies like meditative hikes, yoga, fitness programs, nutrition education, and recreation activities that show patients how to find hope and how to prosper in recovery.
Throughout treatment, patients will work with a Discharge Planner and the clinical team to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan that will ensure a successful transition from residential treatment to a life in recovery. All patients who receive care at Sunspire Health will join our nationwide alumni network, giving them access to a support group after treatment.
Each patient will have a dedicated Family Therapist who will focus on issues related to the family, including them throughout the treatment process. In addition, each month there is a Family Weekend to educate the patient’s loved ones on the biology of addiction and their role in recovery.
I was looking for help with alcohol addiction and Recovery Road helped me with everything and anything I needed or asked. The best part was being a member of a community. I am leaving feeling better than ever as a better person. Recovery Road has great therapist and support system. I would definitely recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction.
I was battling alcoholism and tuned to AA for support. AA was encouraging and helpful, but in order to get what I needed out of it I had to find another solution. Recovery Road turned out to be the perfect pathway for me, and now I'm on a 90 in 90 days pathway where I can get the level of success I need to recover for as long as I want it.
I can't express into words how amazing this experience has been but I will do my best. My experience here at recovery road has been nothing short of excellent. As someone who has been to several different treatment centers on my journey to sobriety, I can say for certain that Recovery Road has impacted my life the most. For starters the BHT staff is phenomenal. I believe it's so important to have a BHT staff that is well qualified and trained because of the extended interaction they have with the clients. All BHT staff is reliable, trustworthy, approachable and engaging. I feel comfortable speaking with them in any capacity about anything and I know that I can rely on them to be there for me in even my most uncomfortable and trying times. The clients here are great and I feel as though I learn quite a bit from hearing their experiences. I've made some great friends that I hope will last a lifetime and I've met many people that I at least hope to stay in touch with. I believe recovery begins with the people you associate with and if that is the case then I'm amongst good company. The clinical staff here is second to none. I am aware that when it comes to running any business, especially a treatment center, there are a lot of moving parts. Recovery road understands this and does an amazing job delegating responsibilities and group content to the facilitators. Understanding your employees strengths and in what area they can benefit you most is tantamount in maximizing potential of any business; most importantly, one that focuses on mental health. I enjoy and benefit from the way the group content is distributed amongst the clinicians and they all complement each other so well. They have made every conceivable attempt to make everything here at Recovery Road manageable for me and have worked diligently to make a lot of things I never thought possible a reality. I have made a smooth transition from PHP to IOP and am now working a good job because of their support and unconditional, un-prejudicial, love and understanding. I will be forever indebted to them and feel as though I am a better man having met them.
Meet the Staff
Zina Rodriguez, MSW, LSW
Zina brings more than 20 years of marketing and social work experience, both in the private sector and behavioral health care. Her patient-centered approach to the operations of the treatment center ensures the optimal delivery of clinical care to all patients.
Noam Koenigsberg, MD
Dr. Noam Koenigsberg is a board certified psychiatrist trained in both medication management and talk therapy to treat all psychiatric issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, work stress, relationship issues and any other psychiatric needs of the patient. Dr. Koenigsberg approaches each patient in a caring, and nonjudgmental manner. He works with the patient together to help decrease and eliminate symptoms and achieve treatment goals. Dr. Koenigsberg integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual.
Director of Admissions
Jenifer Mazer is the Director of Admissions for Sunspire Health Recovery Road, responsible for coordinating with multiple departments to ensure new patients are warmly welcomed to the facility and receive the best possible care during their stay. Jenifer has been an active member of the recovery community sharing her experience and peer support as group facilitator during recovery based groups and 12 step meetings. She is also instrumental in guiding patients through the admissions and orientation process. Jenifer began her career with Sunspire Health as a Senior Admissions Coordinator for Sunspire Health's call center. Jenifer offers a powerful message of hope as well as a wealth of experiential knowledge for our patients and our staff.
Director of Operations
Stacey Ellsworth brings ten years of experience in the field of behavioral health to her role as Director of Operations at Recovery Road. She is in charge of managing the staff and continually improving the efficiency of operations and productivity of the facility so that patients are able to heal in a positive and supportive environment. Stacey began her career in addiction treatment in Oklahoma and has certifications as a behavioral health case manager and as a peer recovery support specialist there before moving to Florida to focus on her career in substance use treatment.
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ABOUT SUNSPIRE HEALTH RECOVERY ROAD
Located in sunny Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Sunspire Health Recovery Road offers Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs for adult men struggling with substance use disorder. Support is also available to address co-occurring process addictions, including internet and video game addiction.
Recovery Road takes pride in its clinical and holistic programming based in a community atmosphere. Detoxification services are not available on-site, but staff work closely with local centers to coordinate transition. Sunspire Health also operates a women's treatment center in Tampa, Hyde Park, which provides detox. Sunspire Health Texas offers a professionals track, and additional centers include ones in South Carolina, Oregon, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Southern California.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
A typical stay at Sunspire Health Recovery Road is 30 days and follows a structured, seven-day weekly schedule. Most days begin with meditation and go on to incorporate shared meals, multiple group therapy sessions, individual counseling, recreational and adventure therapy, and introductions to an array of 12-step and other support groups. Some clients remain for up to 90 days.
Several therapeutic modalities are used, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and various trauma-oriented practices. Group sessions address topics specific to men's experiences, family dynamics, anger management, the biological nature of addiction, and healthy relationship, coping, and life skills.
Recovery Road is equipped to help residents build a spiritual or religious component into their treatment, though this choice is left to the individual. Residents are encouraged to participate in such holistic therapies as acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage.
IOP is the last step of care at Recovery Road. Patients are given more independence at the facility as they begin to readjust themselves to everyday life while still receiving support and care based upon their individual needs. Housing is available to patients who participate in IOP.
In addition to a board-certified psychiatrist, master's level therapists, and nurses, Sunspire Health Recovery Road employs a gambling counselor and certified family mediator. The treatment team also includes a nutritionist and spiritual counselor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The residential program at Recovery Road functions as a partial hospitalization program (PHP) with supportive housing. According to the Sunspire Health website, the center accommodates up to 18 full-time clients, with additional space for individuals enrolled in the IOP.
Residents live in apartments located five minutes from the ocean in colorful, single-story buildings surrounded by palm trees. With nutritional guidance from staff, clients cook at home. They have access to a local gym, with transportation provided. Some group therapy and educational sessions are held at the beach or a local park.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 15 former clients to date who have submitted reviews to Rehabs.com, all but two would enthusiastically recommend Sunspire Health Recovery Road. More than 80% rated the effectiveness of treatment a maximum five out of five stars.
Staff received high praise, described by alumni as attentive and helpful, addressing individual needs. Alumni awarded 4.8 stars on average for the staff's level of training and experience. Metrics measuring various elements of treatment all revealed strong satisfaction, including a 4.3-star average for holistic therapy offerings. The lowest overall rating received, for family participation, was nevertheless above four stars, from 12 individuals polled. Alumni also agreed that 12-step concepts were central to Recovery Road's programming.
Likewise, each metric measuring accommodations received a rating averaging more than 4.5 stars, including meals and nutrition and exercise and leisure activities. Feedback on the facility's cleanliness and upkeep was especially favorable.
No criticisms were repeated across alumni reviews. Some areas noted for improvement included staff communication and under-staffing, limited counseling and activity options, and consistency in daily structure.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Feedback from two loved ones was more mixed. The wife of one alum reported that the treatment received didn't transfer to living in recovery in the "real world." A second loved one rated treatment effectiveness four stars, but expressed concern with the program's cost. They agreed with alumni that Recovery Road did a good job "catering" to individual clients.
While Sunspire Health Recovery Road does not publish its costs, data collected by Rehabs.com indicated overall satisfaction with the affordability of treatment. Thirteen individuals polled contributed to average rating of 4.7 out of five stars. According to information provided by the facility to Rehabs.com, the facility offers financial assistance to clients who qualify, and most private insurance plans are accepted.
Published on January 2018
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