ABOUT SUMMIT DETOX IN BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Summit Detox, located in Boynton Beach, Fla., offers detoxification treatment to individuals 18 years and older struggling with addiction to alcohol and drugs, including heroin, opioids, and benzodiazepines. The facility was established in 2013 and has served more than 2,000 clients since opening its doors. Summit Detox is located near the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients begin by contacting Summit Detox to schedule an evaluation. The evaluation allows staff members to see the types and quantity of drugs present in the bloodstream and also tests for co-occurring conditions such as mental health or behavioral problems. Each new client is assigned an admissions coordinator who verifies insurance, collects out-of-pocket costs, and coordinates travel. Most clients remain in treatment at Summit Detox for five to seven days.
The facility’s treatment program offers medically supervised detoxification individualized to the needs of each specific client. Participants may receive one or more of a variety of medications intended to safely pull them away from addiction, including benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
Although medically supervised detoxification is the focus of Summit Detox, the facility also seeks to provide holistic recovery resources. Throughout treatment, receive individual and group therapy, access to 12-step meetings, nutritional supplementation, education regarding disease process and management, and chiropractic therapy. Summit Detox states that their goal is to help each client recovery physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery. In addition to easing withdrawal symptoms through medication, the facility strives to help clients build the necessary skills, self-awareness and knowledge to live a substance-free life.
The treatment team at Summit Detox includes medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical behavioral health technicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility offers 20 beds for clients 18 years of age and older in a warm, home-like setting. Male and female clients live on separate floors of Summit Detox. The facility itself is 8,000 square feet and offers shared bedrooms with televisions and private bathrooms. The facility is equipped with a serenity lounge with computer-aided relaxation beds as well as infinity beds that allow clients to adjust their back and legs into a number of reclining positions to increase comfort while in treatment. Clients enjoy hot, fresh, catered meals while staying at Summit Detox, and the facility allows smoking.
At the time of this writing there had been no alumni, loved ones, or staff members of Summit Detox polled by Rehabs.com.
On the facility’s Yelp page, there is an overall rating of one out of five stars based on one total review. The alum, D.P., said he had been to several detoxification facilities and Summit Detox was “by far the worst.” They also wrote, “The staff…don't like their job which makes your stay there terrible. I left to go somewhere else and had to call the police to get my belongs back.”
On Google, Summit Detox received an average of 4.3 out of five stars based upon 11 reviews.  In the positive commentary, most reviewers praised the staff. "The staff were amazing," one reviewer wrote. A common theme in the positive review, however, was the statement that treatment often started out poorly but got much better as time went on. "Started out rough..." on reviewer wrote, "however as i began to feel better...the experience was well worth it." Another reviewer supported this mindset: "I don't know anyone who 'enjoys' detoxing, but with that being said, the staff at Summit makes the process as comfortable as possible."
While most reviewers were overwhelmingly positive, there were also a few polarized responses that were extremely negative. One one-star reviewer wrote, "I had a very horrible experience at their detox. Was experiencing significant side effects from my withdrawal and the medical personnel were not considerate at all." Another reviewer condemned the facility's "HORRIBLE COMMUNICATION," and added, "they don't tell you that it takes several times in rehab...so be prepared to pay over and over and over again."
There is currently no information provided by Summit Detox regarding its costs. However, the facility accepts “most insurance plans” including Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medical Mutual, and United Healthcare.
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