Treatment Alternatives Philosophy
Treatment Alternatives is a professional, substance abuse facility located in Boca Raton, FL. With a psychiatrist, physicians, and other medical professionals on staff, Treatment Alternatives has been helping individuals celebrate recovery for over 25+ years.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Director of Online Marketing/IT
Bill is uniquely qualified for his position at Treatment Alternatives. Bill has worked in Marketing and Information Technologies for over 25 years.
Billy Briggs attended our facility in 2009 where he learned the tools necessary to live a healthy and productive life. Through the guidance of the men he met at our facility he has gained an extensive knowledge of the program of recovery.
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ABOUT TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES
Based just minutes from the beach in Boca Raton, Fla., Treatment Alternatives provides rehabilitative treatment designed to addresses the core, underlying issues of addiction. With more than 25 years of experience, the facility offers two levels of intensive outpatient programming, which draw upon an array of evidence-based and experiential therapies. Dual diagnosis treatment for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders is available, as well as a specialized executive track. Detox services and sober living arrangements are also available through affiliated facilities, including the nearby Awakenings for Women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Following medical detoxification at a separate Treatment Alternatives facility, individuals can enroll in a 28-day partial hospitalization program (PHP), which meets seven days a week. Many clients simultaneously participate in supervised, sober housing. Those enrolled in the more flexible intensive outpatient program (IOP) attend between three and five days of treatment each week, three hours at a time, day or evening.
PHP clients participate in individual therapy once a week, and the facility's website emphasizes the continuity of care available as clients work with the same counselor throughout successive stages of treatment. Among the evidence-based modalities used are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-oriented eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Holistic offerings include yoga, art therapy, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, spiritual counseling, and gender-specific programming. Clients also attend educational sessions and 12-step meetings.
Every six weeks, the facility hosts a weekend family program with lectures, group sessions, and private family counseling.
Treatment Alternatives collaborates with probation officers to support clients with legal obligations.
Most of the staff at Treatment Alternatives is in recovery. Treatment team members include master's level therapists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers, and licensed holistic therapists. The facility maintains a staff-to-client ratio of 1:5, according to information provided to Rehabs.com by the facility. At least one staff member is actively involved in LGBT outreach.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Promotional material is available online in Russian and some staff members are fluent in Russian.
The Treatment Alternatives rehab center and its sober living facilities are located in upscale Boca Raton and Delray Beach neighborhoods. Website photographs feature recreational activities such as basketball, billiards, weight training, and board games. At least one facility offers a jacuzzi and swimming pool.
Visitation is restricted while residents are participating in the PHP.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Feedback for Treatment Alternatives received by Rehabs.com was mixed. More than one-third of 15 former client reviewers characterized the staff as caring. Half identified the effectiveness of treatment as a strength, with most of those mentioning specific successes in employment, housing, and family relationships following rehab. On the other hand, one alum reported the need for stronger alumni programming.
Nine alumni were polled on several specific aspects of treatment and accommodations, awarding more than 4.5 out of five stars each for family participation, the staff's level of training and experience, the facility's ability to treat co-occurring disorders, and the centrality of 12-step concepts to the program. Also receiving high ratings were affordability of treatment and holistic therapy offerings. Just slightly less favorable were average ratings of four stars for meals and nutrition and options in counseling approaches.
Nevertheless, three of 15 alumni would not recommend the facility to others, and even some of those who concluded their experience was positive criticized accommodations and amenities. Three wrote that maintenance was was poor. Two complained of not enough activities (balanced out by two who highlighted structured programming as a strength). Two also criticized the cost of Treatment Alternatives.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
In contrast to overall positive alumni trends, feedback from six loved ones was split between two favorable reviews and four critical. Again, the facility's cleanliness, inadequate activities, and financial aspects were criticized, as well as inconsistent communication from staff. Half, however, rated the effectiveness of treatment four or five stars.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two staff members polled by Rehabs.com provided highly contrasting perspectives on the facility. One awarded five stars for all 15 metrics measured, including staff experience, accommodations, counseling options, while the other agreed with a family member that the facility did not match its marketing materials.
Per the facility’s webpage, private pay and most commercial insurance plans are accepted out of network at Treatment Alternatives.
Published on October 2017
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