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Living Sober

112 SE 10th Street, Delray Beach, Florida, 33483
The primary difference between Sober Living Outpatient and other inpatient and outpatient treatment centers is focusing on the core issues. Our groups are primary process groups. We do not focus on psycho-educational materials, although they are addressed within the context of the group. Group therapy at Sober Living Outpatient uses a variety of modalities such as art therapy, psychodrama, sculpting, and many more. We believe in developing a strong, positive relationship with our clients. It is imperative that they trust us, as well as the process involved. We treat each client as if they were our own family. We create an environment in which the client feels safe and loved which enables them to authentically and vulnerably address their issues. Quality treatment first…Finances second…we have never and will never throw someone out because their insurance runs out. If a person wants to be at Sober Living Outpatient and is willing to do the work, we will find a way to make it happen. Our business is not built on repeat business. We help people get well the first time.

Facility Highlights

  • Inner child therapy.
  • Modern, comfortable, and welcoming housing.
  • Intensive family program.


  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • David Kolker, JD, LCSW
    David Kolker, JD, LCSWCEO/Clinical Director
    David Kolker grew up in St. Louis, MO later relocating to South Florida to pursue his interest in Mental Health. David holds a Master Degree in Social Work, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Juris Doctorate (Law Degree). He is the Clinical Director/CEO and a primary therapist that thrives on working closely with clients and watching them grow as individuals. David is published in the area of evidenced-based therapy and specializes in family dynamics and relationships as they relate to recovery. It was his dream to start an Outpatient program that focuses on underlying core issues, healthy attachments, childhood trauma and family of origin issues. He believes that historically, typical treatment, has avoided these issues; thus, creating a 95% failure rate of inpatient treatment for the past 30-40 years.
  • Maria Merritt, BS
    Maria Merritt, BSDirector of Operations
    Maria is from Southampton, MA and relocated to South Florida in January of 2012. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from American International College and is in school working on her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University and working toward her Certified Addiction Professional’s certification. Maria began at Sober Living Outpatient as the Utilization Review Specialist and was promoted to the Director of Operations. She is responsible for all operations functions, including oversight of non-clinical functions, including Finance, Human Resources, Quality Assurance and Accreditations. Maria enjoys watching sports, fishing, kayaking and hanging out with friends.

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Set in the coastal community of Delray Beach, Fla., Sober Living Recovery provides a residential and outpatient treatment for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. Sober Living Recovery combines evidence-based and holistic treatment methods to help clients acquire and maintain long-term sobriety. Detoxification is not available on-site.


Sober Living Recovery's website notes clients may first undergo an initial assessment, which is used to create an individualized treatment plan. These treatment plans focus on healing the underlying core issues that contribute to addiction, such as trauma, co-dependency, low self-esteem, dysfunctional family patterns, abuse, shame, and abandonment. If applicable, Sober Living Recovery also treats compulsive gambling and love/sex addiction.

To address these issues, clients participate in a range of evidence-based treatments that address the bio-psycho-social framework of addiction, including group and individual counseling. The facility also utilizes 12-step concepts, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR) for trauma-related challenges, and medication management for individuals struggling with co-occurring issues. Sober Living Recovery also strongly encourages family participation and facilities an educational, therapeutic family program every other month.

Along with traditional counseling sessions, clients also participate in “inner child therapy” to help process any formative events from the client’s past. Other experimental and holistic therapies include psychodrama, role-playing, sculpting, guided yoga, and meditation.


Sober Living Recovery’s programming is facilitated by licensed counselors with experience in the fields of chemical dependency, mental health, and family issues.


Sober Living Recovery's website indicates it provides accommodations for up to 40 residents. Accommodations include shared or private bedrooms and shared living spaces.

According to Rehabs.com surveys, four alums provided a five- out of five-star rating for the overall quality of accommodations.


Five alumni provided feedback about this facility to Rehabs.com to date. Four out of four alumni gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities.

The five alumni indicated that they felt that program’s dedicated staff, “community environment,” and treatment approach contributed to the program’s success. “My experience at sober living outpatient was amazing," alum C.P. wrote. "The therapists are very involved and the entire staff is so helpful and caring.”

“My confidence is returning and my depression & anxiety are under control,"K.P. wrote was a result of his personalized treatment plan. "I am now looking to return to the workforce. My future is bright!”

On Facebook, the facility earned 4.3 out of five stars from 42 reviews to date.31 of the reviews were five out of five stars. Alumni repeatedly praised the staff. [1]

“Literally my second family. Amazing staff who genuinely cares, & awesome clients as well. Great place to get sober,” alum Paige wrote. Alum Any agreed, and wrote about how the staff cares.

On Google, the facility received 3.6 out of five stars from 19 reviews to date, though more of the reviews came from friends and family members.[2]

Some of the negative reviews cite trouble with the facility’s cleanliness and policies; however, overwhelmingly, the positive feedback claimed recovery was possible because of the program. "My cousin got clean and sober here and has been sober since. Great program," a loved one wrote.


The cost of the program is $15,000 per month or $40,000 for 90 days of treatment, and Sober Living Recovery accepts private health insurance plans. If applicable, financial assistance to cover the entire cost of treatment may be available to qualified clients.

  1. https://www.facebook.com/pg/slorecovery/reviews/

  2. https://goo.gl/lB9o2K

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