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Lighthouse Recovery Institute

4.3 Great (26 Reviews) |
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4.3
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1609 S Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

Family Programming and support

Comprehensive Addiction Treatment

Long-Term Options Available

Philosophy

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute our goal is to provide individuals and families with a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. Under this umbrella we develop a tailor plan to help address the underlying causes and conditions which are attributing to the disease of addiction. Having a multifaceted approach, we address the medical, psychotherapeutic and social services approach to ensure every issue is addressed while an individual is in our care. Through this avenue we strive to help our patients rebuild trust and healthy relationships with their families and learn healthy coping mechanisms for all of life’s challenges.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Aimee Jones, LCSW
Clinical Director

Aimee is passionate about offering hope to individuals and families struggling with addiction issues, and about providing them with clear pathways toward recovery. After obtaining her Bachelors degree in Communication, she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University as a clinical social worker specializing in addiction. Aimee has worked in all levels of addiction care since 2012. She currently owns her own private practice, Aimee Jones Therapy, LLC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Aimee possesses superior understanding of addiction, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and personality disorders. Her experience in these areas is invaluable to her patients. Utilizing such therapeutic modalities as narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) techniques, Aimee is able to offer unique individualized care for each client.

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Jessica Bonaventura, MS, LMHC, MCAP
Primary Therapist

After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Jessica completed two separate Master’s Programs at Nova Southeastern University. She has an MS in both Investigative Forensic Technology & Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health Counseling. Following her extensive education, Jessica worked at Coral Springs Elementary School, Passport Preschool, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and Broward Youth Treatment Center. To say she has a passion for helping at-risk individuals is an understatement. Her dedication to contributing to the education of others, whether in an academic or treatment setting, is unmatched. Also being committed to health, wellness, and nutritional counseling services, it is plain to see Jessica is one of the most well-rounded, innovative therapists in south Florida and a true asset to Lighthouse’s clinical team.

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5.0
Excellent
I had a truly fantastic experience working staffs at Lighthouse. The situation surrounding my loved-one's need for recovery was daunting; multiple issues compiled to form a mere 'perfect storm' of chaos that had been plaguing my family (including two very young children) for years...mostly under the cover of denial. Turning over my trust to a staff for onboarding brought a first wave of much-needed peace I had been lacking for years; the knowledge that he was safe, under excellent care, and was going to receive exactly the treatment necessary to begin breaking through the walls surrounding his behavior and tendencies. With a tough financial situation on top of the dependency issues at the core of our need, worked with my family specifically to make the treatment most affordable, and compatible with the minimal contributions we were able to make; a real concession and sign of care. Once inside the facility, partnered with my loved one and spent hours with him one on one, as well as in a group setting, directing her level of care from both macro as well as micro areas. She was direct, frank, forthcoming, but never harsh or degrading, and assisted my loved one in gaining awareness to the plagues of his addiction he had so long been in denial of. Extremely rocked and unstable from the events myself, sacrificed her spare time to work with me via phone for hours; coaching me through my concerns, and listening to my emotional rollercoaster of feelings, top to bottom. She gave her time, her authenticity, her persistence and her full weight of capability into my loved-ones treatment, and though a long road ahead, he has benefited tenfold from that investment. I can only speak highly of Lighthouse, and the blessings they served as a catalyst for in my loved-one's recovery. Thank you to everyone there for your time and investment, but most specifically to staff members for championing the care.
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5.0
Excellent
Great experience at the facility. Very upfront about programming for my loved one and what was to be expected. Really enjoyed working with the counselor and having updates weekly. The communication was unlike any prior treatment episode, they even made a referral to a private therapist for after treatment for my family. Very happy that I was recommended to Lighthouse Recovery Institute for a treatment option for my family.
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5.0
Excellent
Small and well run program. Would definitely Recommend.
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5.0
Excellent
Lighthouse Recovery Institute is a great program and would truly recommend it to anyone serious about changing their life. This is a smaller program and you will not fall through the cracks. If you are seeking a program for your loved one where you are involved every step of the way in their treatment, this is the place to send them
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5.0
Excellent
I would highly recommend Lighthouse Recovery Institute for drug and/or alcohol treatment. Before I went to Lighthouse I had gone through several rehab centers. Eventually my parents were very scared for me, and presented me two options, one being a one-way ticket to South Florida. When I arrived I was 21 years old and heavily addicted to drugs. The staff was at the facility was very caring and supportive. They pushed me to look at myself and compelled me forward in my recovery. Today I am proud to say that I have continued to stay clean and sober for almost 19 months!! Very grateful for my time spent here and would recommend to anyone looking to change their life.
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5.0
Excellent
I sent my son to this facility back in March. The staff was very communicative, and gave me the tools I needed to recover from my addiction to my son. If it wasn't for them, I would have never come to the understanding that I was enabling my son, and ultimately preventing him from getting healthy. Many thank to the entire staff for working with me and holding my hand. I know I was a tough nut to crack! I am proud to report that my son has been sober since February 26th. I am also proud to say I have not given him anything besides my love (from afar), prayers, and encouragement. Thanks again Lighthouse Team!
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1.0
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Simply put as a former employee this is a terrible facility. Parents do not send your kids here! The owner is only out for money and will say anything to get your kids there.. There is one good employee that continues to work there. Money is the most important player in this facility. They will offer you outings like movies and bowling but you will never go. The Techs that really try for the clients have all been terminated. The owner doesn’t even meet with the people she’s taking care of unless you post a bad rewiew. the person who rated this place as terrible was correct. They treated him poorly just like most clients who don’t have rich parents. Many of the clients are also repeats coming and going as they please. Look for other facilities for your loved ones.
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No Rating
This treatment center is not good at all i went there last month and felt like i was pushed out due to my insurance not wanting to pay for many things lighthouse was charging for... The therapist i had was inconsiderate, rude and treated me less than. They gave me 4 weeks for my end date in this program. The very next day she calls me to tell me my insurance wasnt paying them and that i needed to leave in a week, as you could imagine i felt betrayed when speaking to the owner about how her managment was treating me she agreed it was not right but still did nothing!...my point is if you really want to get help for your problem i would think twice before going here. The one great staff member i did encounter was a gentlemen and this guy helped me more than anyone else. Be careful where you send your kids there are alot of scams going on in south fl.
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5.0
Excellent
WONDERFUL! That is the best word to describe Lighthouse Recovery Institute! The program, the staff, the residence is all great. Would highly suggest reaching out and speaking to the directors here about program options. Truly wonderful program that can help anyone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction
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5.0
Excellent
I would strongly recommend the program of lighthouse recovery institute to anyone! The facility has a staff that cares about every client that walks through their doors and really cares about positive and long term recovery. I would give this program more stars if it was an option!!!!!!
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5.0
Excellent
My son just completed 4 months of treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute and this was his third treatment with drugs addiction. My wife and I decided it would be best to try something different and take him out of our local community and send him down to Florida for longer term treatment and we are happy that we did. In the beginning his progress was slow and we were worried he would not take to the structure and rules required of him. We started to participate in weekly family sessions on the phone with his therapist and family therapist and learned a lot about how we were enabling him over the years. Over time he began to step down in the program through the stages until he was working almost 30 hours a week and paying most of his rent each week on his own, which had never been something he had been capable of doing before. After several months we finally were able to do joint family sessions and start working on our family communication. I am very happy to have my son back who recently arrived back home but is living in a sober house. I can not speak highly enough of the Jessica the therapist and communication that was done over the time that my son was there. I would recommend this place to any parent specifically who wants be involved in their son or daughter's treatment.
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5.0
Excellent
My son has gone to too many detox centers and this is by far the best especially if there are medical issues compounding the addiction.
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5.0
Excellent
My son attended this programming for the last 3 months and i could not be more grateful for the kind, caring and compassionate staff. He had been to 4 other programs since he was 17, (he attended at the age of 24) and the level of clinical services here was wonderful. As a single parent finding the right program in a time of crisis is scary for your only child. Through the support of the therapist i was able to discover my own recovery support network in my hometown. I would highly recommend this program to any parent looking for a great program for their child or loved one. I have even received monthly check ins since he left! 2 months later my son is back home and still sober. They truly helped save and repair our family. Thank you.
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1.0
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To whom it may concern: I was recently a patient at Lighthouse Recovery Institute. I was admitted into their facility on 11/19/2016, which was a Saturday. Once I arrived at the facility, I immediately noticed that the living conditions were very poor. I had made multiple complaints concerning the air conditioning and the cleanliness of the room that I was assigned to as a patient. I followed the appropriate protocol to make a formal complaints about my living conditions, and I was never given feedback about the appropriate actions that were going to be taken place in order to fix and accommodate my needs as a patient...I decided that I needed to be released after sitting around all day without appropriate medical attention. This company is preying on the weak and sick for profit. DO NOT GO THERE.
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Official Facility Response
The complaint regarding the air conditioning system was examined by a 3rd party and deemed invalid and the allegation was dismissed. We at Lighthouse Recovery Institute take great pride in treating our patients with compassion and care.
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5.0
Excellent
Faith based, compassionate. Not sure it worked. Caring people who took a relative in on short notice who had no where else to turn. They offered transportation to varies religious services. Clean environment.
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4.0
Great
Well maintained and modern facility. Could have been a little more strick regarding smoking, although our daughter was there for substance abuse, could have restricted or totally banned her smoking. Good program. Only times will tell if she will improved. She has been to two other facilities one her and one in Maryland and relapsed each time.
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5.0
Excellent
I loved my primary therapist for the 2 months I was at Lighthouse. He really helped me change my behaviors and did a ton of family therapy with my parents. I will always appreciate my time there and so will my parents. My mom is so happy to have her daughter back from drug addiction. I wish there would have been a family weekend though will all the families.
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2015 was a very difficult year for my family and I. I was could not stop drinking and received a DUI and faced loosing my children and my husband whom I adored so much. I spent hours online looking up rehabs to get the help I needed. When I called Lighthouse they genuinely wanted to help me and I could tell they were the place I was meant to go. 90 days later I finished a long term women\'s program and had all of my legal issues addressed in treatment. I even did family counseling with my husband which made the transition home so much easier. I could not thank the staff at Lighthouse enough for their continued support. I was given a second chance at life. I wish they had a family weekend program when I was there that would have been really nice but i know they are working on one for 2016 and even more alumni events which i am grateful for.
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1.0
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I have never been treated so poorly in all my life! The living conditions are atrocious, what with bed bugs, ants, and mosquitos, not to mention no air conditioning! I would never recommend lighthouse recovery to anyone, it was the single most uncomfortable experience of my life. I would give negative stars if possible
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No Rating
Worst recovery center I\'ve ever been to, the housing manager treated me like I was garbage and acted all high and mighty. They overcharged my insurance too. Don\'t go here.
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5.0
Excellent
Amazing facility has been one of the guiding forces in my recovery, although I got sober through the twelve steps of AA which this facility heavily promotes, the facility gave me a safe place to live with accountability and structure. I went through their IOP and OP levels of care and I can fully say this is one of the very few treatment places that are not just in it for the money. I also think that one of their greatest strengths is their BHT\'s who for most part, all but one, are all in recovery themselves and have multiple years of sobriety/clean time and are easily approachable and relatable. I would personally recommend anyone here and have on more than one occasion done just that. They really do care if you are willing to put in the effort for your sobriety.
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4.0
Great
Lighthouse Ministries is a well known and well respected facility in the community with a long standing reputation for helping those struggling with many different types of addictions, strongholds and or homelessness. Strengths were the strong religious beliefs and well respecters in the community. However, the facility needs more funding.
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No Rating
I enjoyed my time at this facility, it was refreshing to see a program develop that was about the underlying problems associated with addiction. The primary age was 18-28 year old men and women who lacked life skills and coping mechanism. It was a wonderful experience to be part of that process and watching them regain their standing in society and with their families. Lighthouse Recovery Institute is patient centered. The strong support of the clinical team and community support is what reaches the patients so efficiently. The gender specific aspect really allows for truly individual care. The family program is great, but i wish they had a family week long program.
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Strength of the facility is that it is gender specific. However, the downfall was the location.
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It is overall a good facility.
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5.0
Excellent
They really helped me get to my core issues and not only help my substance abuse problem but also help my eating disorder and trauma as well. I would prefer to stay sober and not need treatment again but if i did need it again I would absolutely come here. I have been to many treatment centers and this one is the best!
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