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Caron Renaissance

7789 NW Beacon Square Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487
Caron Renaissance provides gender-specific, 12-step based treatment for adults and young adults. Pioneers of the widely-used “Florida Model” of treatment, Caron Renaissance features community living to promote responsibility and peer therapy. Caron believes that family participation is critical to an addict achieving long-term recovery, and therefore involves family members throughout the treatment process.

Facility Highlights

  • Aftercare Services
  • Addiction Medicine Services
  • Telemedicine


  • Drugs & Alcohol Treatment

    The staff at Caron Renaissance also specializes in treating patients who experience co-occurring disorders or who have a history of failed recovery. The treatment team utilizes treatment methods that are highly effective in addressing and dealing with other disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, narcissism, and borderline personality disorders, in addition to an individual’s drug and/or alcohol dependency.
  • Gambling

    Caron Renaissance recognizes that other addictions, such as gambling, may coexist with a chemical dependency and, if left undiagnosed and untreated, leaves an individual at high risk for chronic relapse. These coexisting addictions interact, reinforce and fuse; this process is referred to as Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID). The best treatment approach for individuals suffering from AID is to focus on the combination of addictions.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Andrew J. Rothermel
    Andrew J. RothermelPresident Florida Market, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
    Andrew J. Rothermel is president of the Florida market and EVP/Chief Operating Officer of Caron Treatment Centers. Caron is one of the oldest and largest facilities offering primary, relapse and extended residential treatment for young adults, adults and adolescents, as well as families affected by the disease of addiction. During Mr. Rothermel’s seven year tenure at Caron, the nonprofit addiction treatment network’s operating revenue, its operating excess and its net assets have each almost tripled – allowing Caron to contribute more than $16 million in scholarships and grants last year alone.
  • Sid Goodman, MA, LMHC
    Sid Goodman, MA, LMHCExecutive Director
    Sid Goodman, MA, LMHC, founded Palm Beach County's first extended care program in 1984. Formerly director of Core Services for the local community mental health center, Sid has considerable expertise in both chemical dependency and psychiatric treatment. Sid's interest in alternative forms of treatment led to expansion, including the development of structured outpatient programs in chemical dependency, co-dependency, and eating disorders. He is credited as a pioneer of the “Florida Model” in the field of addiction – and is considered one of the industry’s most successful and innovative icons.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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Caron operates four residential rehab centers in Philadelphia and Florida as well as regional and outpatient centers up and down the east coast. Caron Renaissance, located in Boca Raton, Fla., offers medical detox and long-term residential treatment for young adults and adults struggling with substance abuse, process addictions such as gambling and eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders. It uses the Florida model, which separates living quarters from the treatment center.


According to the center’s website, the length of stay varies according to the client’s needs. Caron describes its programs as family-focused and holistic. The residential program is multidisciplinary, drawing from psychology, addiction counseling, medicine, nutrition, health and wellness, and spirituality. It also uses the 12-Steps and neurofeedback.

Programs are gender-specific. For men, there’s a focus on learning to avoid compartmentalizing feelings, processing anger, and effective coping skills. The women’s program addresses problems such as sexual trauma, eating disorders, body image issues, and shame and guilt.

During a two-week “family restructuring” program, families live with their loved ones at the facility and attend group programs with them. The “College Bound” program allows residents to begin or continue college studies, or set and achieve other academic goals.

A variety of continuing care services are offered, including individual counseling, aftercare groups, alumni recharge weekends, and a buddy program.


According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes a psychiatrist, and two master’s level therapists, one with special qualifications in trauma and sexual therapy. The eight reviewers polled on the staff’s level of training and experience at the time of this writing gave it an average rating of 3.38 out of five stars.


Clients live in modern, gender-separate, apartment-style residences on a palm tree-lined street a few blocks from the beach. Photographs published on the facility’s website show a pool, lawn and patio areas, and fire pits. It is one of 76 centers across Florida that offer either short or long-term residential treatment options.

Caron describes its programs as family-focused and holistic. During a two-week “family restructuring” program, families live with their loved ones at the facility and attend group programs with them.


The 17 alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing are evenly split between positive and negative, with one neutral survey.

On the upside, a majority of the positive reviewers enjoyed the amenities offered high praise to the staff for helping turn their lives around.

Nearly half the reviewers described the program as very harsh. However, others suggest that the rigorous nature of the program is what makes it worthwhile. Unfortunately, some clients also noted a class component to treatment, feeling that it was aimed mainly at affluent clients, leaving them feeling alienated. Others felt the center was unreasonably priced.


The 10 loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also provided mixed opinions, though in this case they skewed slightly more positive.

Reviewers repeatedly praised the family program, and one reviewer spoke highly of the vocational and college-bound programs. A few echoed the sentiments of alums in saying the tough love approach worked. One review said it helped “shake one out of old patterns.”

Still, several loved ones raised safety concerns about clients being released before they were ready either for violating the rules or because they could no longer pay. Numerous reviewers also echoed alumni by complaining about the facility’s treatment methods. “Very confrontational, demeaning, disrespectful of the client and family,” Brenn wrote.


Caron offers scholarships to qualifying individuals, and has relationships with financial loans companies to further increase the accessibility of treatment. The facility does not appear to accept insurance. The eight reviewers polled on the facility’s affordability at the time of this writing gave it a fairly low rating of 2.13 out of five stars.

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