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Wayside House

378 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida, 33483
Founded to address the unique needs of women in recovery, Wayside House provides treatment for women with chemical dependency and co-occurring behavioral health issues, including eating disorders. Rooted in the 12-Steps, Wayside House’s treatment options range from residential programs to intensive outpatient therapies. Wayside also offers a special intervention program designed specifically for nurses with substance abuse issues.

Facility Highlights

  • Holistic Approach To Recovery
  • Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN)
  • Aftercare Support


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

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Since 1974, Wayside House has provided services for women who are struggling with substance use disorders, with a current emphasis on supporting nurses. Located in Delray Beach, Fla., the facility offers a continuum of holistic care, through both residential and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). In Florida, just 46.4 percent of 668 facilities provide specialized treatment for women and 54.6 percent (49 percent nationally) provide dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders.


Clients of Wayside House may participate in a weekly walk-in orientation, followed, if they choose, by an assessment based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria, and individualized treatment planning.

The residential rehab program typically lasts 90 days. Consisting of two phases, the first centers around group sessions, individual therapy, and 12-step meetings, while the second phase focuses on reintegration into the community. The facility’s IOP meets evenings for 24 sessions over eight weeks, focusing on relapse prevention planning and development of self-esteem and problem-solving, coping, and health life skills.

Among the holistic activities offered are yoga, meditation, art, equine, and horticultural therapy. Wayside House facilitates an Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN), which is a state treatment program for chemically dependent nurses that may allow them to re-enter the industry afterward, if desired. Wayside House also provides tailored treatment for women veterans (available at fewer than 25 percent of Florida facilities) through a partnership with the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach. Aftercare is provided through a weekly support group.


The facility’s website describes services as “by women for women.” The treatment team includes master’s-level therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, a psychiatrist, and a registered. At least one therapist provides counseling in Spanish.


Wayside House’s 28-bed facility is set among fruit trees, and vegetable, herb, and flower gardens. The residence includes an on-site gazebo, a variety of indoor and outdoor gathering spots, a library, and a career center.


Three of the four former clients polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided highly favorable feedback, and one gave a mixed review. The two polled more extensively rated several areas four or five out of five stars, including the staff’s level of training and experience and the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep.

Multiple alumni described the program as life-saving, most emphasized the value of the women-only approach, and others highlighted the long-term and individualized care received. One alum reported that they didn’t receive in-depth therapy to address underlying issues, but that the rehab center felt “like family.”

Feedback for Wayside on Google and the facility’s official Facebook page (which its staff may manage) was similarly positive. Six of seven alumni awarded five out of five stars on Google, while a mix of 74 alumni and friends and family contributed to a rating of 4.9 out of five on Facebook.[1] [2]

Alumni tended to highlight their experiences of finding purpose and meaning at Wayside. In a representative Facebook review, alum P.W. wrote: “Hated it at first but i opened my mind n heart and actually learn somethings about myself,” and A.O. reported that she “grew up emotionally” at Wayside. One critical reviewer reported on Google that the facility didn’t handle conflict well.


Rehabs.com has not yet received any feedback from this facility’s affiliated friends or family members. However the four reviews submitted to Google by loved ones for Wayside House were split three-to-one, favorable-to-critical. While one fiance reported not being included in his loved one’s treatment, other family members emphasized the facility’s helpfulness, caring staff, and “homelike setting.”


The two Indeed reviews for Wayside House both included ratings of four out of five stars. Staffers reported their own and co-workers’ commitment to helping clients.[3]


A comprehensive list of prices is available on the Wayside House website, which indicates $22,500 for the 90 residential program and $2,400 for 24 IOP sessions. Seven insurance companies offer in-network coverage at the time of this writing, including BCBS, New Directions, Beacon, and Magellan. Some clients may qualify for scholarship funding.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaysideHouseInc/reviews/
[3] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Wayside-House-Inc/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Delray+Beach%2C+FL

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