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The Core Centers

3.3 Good (17 Reviews) |
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2500 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

  • Lakeside

Facility Highlights

Life Skills Training

Nutrition Counseling

Meditation

Philosophy

The Core Centers believe that individualized care and one-on-one therapy are integral components of a successful drug and alcohol treatment program. The holistic rehab utilizes a wide range of evidenced-based modalities and innovate approaches, including group psychotherapy, intensive individual therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to help clients undercover underlying issues, break free from addictive behaviors and maintain lifelong sobriety.

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

Paola Estrada, LCSW
Clinical Director

Paola Estrada is the Clinical Director of The Core Centers and she is the leader of the Clinical Team. Paola is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and her experiences is in the best practices for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. She has extensive experience in running an addiction treatment programs, program administration and clinical supervision of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Ms. Estrada specializing in substance abuse treatment, adult, children and family therapy, co-occurring disorders, trauma victims and crisis intervention.

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Allison Zaretski, CRC
Therapist/Substance Abuse Counselor

Allison Zaretski has a dual Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Allison joined The Core Centers with counseling experience in substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment. In addition, she has worked with people with visual and physical disabilities. Allison has provided individual counseling, case management, vocational counseling, group therapy and family therapy with both children and adults.

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5.0
Excellent
The alcohol and drug addiction treatment center has helped so many of my friends get clean and sober. Thanks to the incredible staff who has stuck around to maintain a positive and authentic impact on people struggling with addiction and dual-diagnosis! I highly recommend sending your loved one here!
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I feel the reason I was kicked out was to keep billing my insurance. They didn’t have that many clients at the time. I would strongly pick another treatment center over Core Center
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My friend’s son went there just recently. It was not a good experience for him. Im guessing lack of supervision, co-ed dorms. The outpatient kids and the inpatient kids attending same meetings. Disregard for the patients needs. Basically it appears to be one big party! After doing some digging I found out that this center was purchased by some corporation up north who has never had or ran an addiction treatment company and they know little to nothing about it.
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this place is absolutely horrible. the residence is in the middle of the hood and the men and women both reside in the same house. There is just people that graduated from that program that were drug addicts prior that are now counselors that just tell you what everybody else tells you about doing drugs. Meanwhile they are scheming your insurance and running a bill through the roof.
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My son has a serious addiction problem. He has been in numerous facilities in the area. This by far has been the absolute worst experience I have had with any center. I will not mention any names but the representatives I dealt with were among the most dishonest I have encountered. I could write a book on how bad it was dealing with this place but take it from someone who knows this place is strictly out for the money, they will lie right to your face and deny things they said even after you have texts from them in black and white of what they said. My advice is don't seek help from them for your loved one. It would be a mistake. I believe many of the people I dealt with there. are truly evil. Good luck finding help, I know what you are going through
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4.7
Excellent
I would recommend this place to anybody in need of help. They are always making sure you're comfortable and staying busy. Not only does the clinical staff go above amd beyond but the techs do as well. The groups are great, the activities were a blast as well. This is not my first stay at a treatmemt facility unfortunately however this place showed me how to live and saved mmy life. for that, I will always be grateful
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The center facility is awesome, the clinical director and the director has no respect for clients, there is no professionalism, the facilitators level is the worse. Several of my valuables were missing when I left the treatment. If you are looking to get serious for treatment, this is not the right place. The residency has thousands of cock roches all over the place, on the beds, kitchen and inside of the refrigerators. Several of my medication has desapeared over the days I was in treatment. There is not one good thing I recommend about this place.
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5.0
Excellent
the core centers have showed me how to be a productive member of society i will never forget my stay here
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5.0
Excellent
Excellent facility, im sorry to say i have been to several treatment centers before i went to the Core centers and i coukdnt express how different this place is. Individualized care isnt even the word for what this place will do for you. The therapists are some of the kindest most loving people you will ever meet. Theg truly care and want to see you succeed by any means necessary. I have litterally called these therapists at all hours of the night and they helped me get through tough times. Housing is excellent with huge flat screens and brand new appliances. Ciggerettes are provided for free food and awsome outings weekly. I have personally recommended this place to loved ones and will continue to do so. Top notch care hear.
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5.0
Excellent
Before coming to The Core Centers I never believed I could live a life clean from drugs. As many of us do, I came into The Core with many problems. Luckily for me I came to the right place. The staff is excellent and very professional. They truly care for their clients and want to make a difference. I felt welcomed immediately and was never made to feel less then by anyone. I would recommend The Core to anyone who actually wants to change their life. My mother is currently traveling to Fort Lauderdale to go to treatment at The Core, I\'m confident that she will receive the same great care I received while bettering myself with The Core. This place and the staff easily, hands down deserves a 5 star rating. I can\'t say thank you enough for a second chance at life and now helping me get my mother back. Thank you to The Core Centers!!
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5.0
Excellent
This place saved my life!! Not only was their staff amazing, but I\'m lucky enough seven months later they still care and are in my life!! I was lucky enough to find this place when I did and could not be more thankful for everything they did for me!!! I would recommend this place to anyone!!!
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5.0
Excellent
As someone who has attended the Core centers and gained not only the tools necessary to overcome my addiction, I gained patience and social skills. I was an angry guy and the staff at the Core centers actually care and help you. As for the food they buy you lunch everyday,you shop for your own food for the house, and every sunday they provide money for a community dinner. I don\'t normally recommend treatment facilities but Im still going strong.
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5.0
Excellent
They\'ve helped me more than any other place I\'ve been. thank you
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Wow, what a scam. The website looks great so I flew in from Arizona and was dropped off in the hood. They call this the residence. The website shows a multi million dollar home. The clinical director lost her temper when I told her I would like to transfer to another treatment company. I chose to write a review after my insurance company refused to pay them for 5 urine screens. I was there for 3 days. So they sent me the bill for 5200 and demanding payment on. This place is what gives treatment centers in south Florida a bad name.
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My brother was at the Core Center three times in the last two months. He has emerged twice as sick as before he went there. Are you serious? YOUR TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS IS ONE OUT OF FIVE STARS???
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1.7
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This place is a joke! I was there almost 30 days and I received absolutely no instruction or substance! How do you spend almost a month in treatmentm and not receive even one handout?!?! Seriously, they did not teach me, or anyone else, anything about addiction and why we are doing what we are doing! Most of the people there are young kids who are addicted to heroin and this center is absolutely failing every single one of them. After I left this so called rehab center I asked one of their team on the phone why they are not teaching anyone anything? How hard is it to find some actual materials and make some photo copies and at least hand them out? His answer was, and I quote, \"Well, most of the people in treatment aren\'t actually ready to get better.\" How can he say that to me? How do you know if they are ready if you don\'t at least try? I was also out of network and they never informed me of this which I am sure is against the rules. My insurance paid them over 14k and now they are sending me bill after bill saying I still owe them 21,797.50. Some of the young people in there are very sick and many left early because nothing was being done to help them. Shame on The Core Center. Avoid this place like the plague! SHAME ON THEM!
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Thank you to the core and it s owners, they saved my life ! never stayed cleaned more that 12 days prior to the core. They have clearly changed my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you
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