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Family Center for Recovery

7051 North Seacrest Boulevard, Lantana, Florida, 33462
The Family Center for Recovery takes the patients most treatment centers in the United States can’t. Why? We treat teens, pregnant women and adults for mental health and substance use disorders. Our founder Dr. Robert A. Moran is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.Since 1993, Dr. Moran has dedicated his life to helping patients that nobody else would.

Facility Highlights

  • A+ BBB rated
  • Tripled Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist
  • Teen schooling / tutoring


  • Client & Family Support Groups

    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

Meet the Staff

  • Robert A. Moran, M.D., F.A.P.A., F.A.S.A.M.
    Robert A. Moran, M.D., F.A.P.A., F.A.S.A.M.CEO & Medical Director
    Dr. Robert A. Moran is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Cornell University, and a member of the faculty of the Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University.
  • Stacey Hodges, LMHC
    Stacey Hodges, LMHCClinical Director

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Family Center for Recovery (FCFR) is a long-term treatment facility located in Lantana, Fla., which serves adults and adolescents, with special programming for pregnant women and new mothers. The facility offers dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, primary care for psychiatric illnesses, and is one of just 10.9 percent of Florida-based, non-hospital facilities that offers residential-based detox. A continuum of care includes residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), and intensive outpatient programming, as well as extended aftercare. FCFR was formerly known as Wellington Retreat.


Both medically supervised detox services and a distinct, part-time treatment program offer Suboxone, placing Family Center for Recovery among the 27.4 percent of treatment facilities nationwide to provide this form of medication-assisted therapy.

All levels of treatment programs at FCFR integrate evidence-based psychological and medical therapies, according to the facility’s website. Clients may participate in individual, group, and family counseling sessions, as well as attend educational classes and coping skills workshops.

Among the array of modalities practiced are motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and family systems therapy. The facility also encourages clients to participate in 12-step meetings. In addition, the facility offers an educational and therapeutic family weekend program.


The facility’s founder and practicing doctor holds three board certifications in addiction psychiatry, general psychiatry, and addiction medicine, and has served as a medical faculty member at multiple universities. Several master’s-level therapists also serve on the treatment staff, as well as former clients in recovery. Family Center for Recovery is among the 20 percent of facilities nationwide to be Joint Commission-accredited. To date, the 12 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the aptitude of staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 5/5


The Palm Beach-area Family Center for Recovery's main residence is a resort-style, comfortably-furnished, multi-story building in which clients share bedrooms and community spaces, including recreational lounges and a computer room.

Clients enrolled in FCFR’s PHP and IOP also typically reside in affiliated transitional housing. Beds are provided for new mothers’ children to stay with them during treatment, a service provided at just 2.4 percent of Florida facilities. To date, the 12 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the upkeep and quality of the facility.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 5/5


Feedback for Family Center for Recovery at the time of this writing was highly favorable. Four of seven alumni reviews received by Rehabs.com shared positive opinions of the facility’s credentials and the program’s adaptability to treat multiple conditions.

Three polled more extensively each rated the staff’s level of training and experience, the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, treatment for co-occurring disorders, and family participation each five out of five stars. "I have recommended this center to both friends and family," one alum wrote. However, two alumni felt the facility provided a non-supportive rehab environment.

A majority of 75 reviews contributing to an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars on Google for FCFR were by friends and family members.[1] Alumni reporting getting help understanding their disease, finding effective medication, and recovering family relationships. A minority of reviewers represented the facility overly reliant on medication and overly strict. Alum R.R. agreed that treatment was highly structured, while writing in a representative positive review that the “program is not easy and that is as it should be.”

Reviews on the facility’s Facebook page, which its staff may manage, followed trends, reflected in a rating of 4.7 out of five stars, based on the opinions of 98 people.[2]


Loved ones provided even more consistently favorable reviews, including all 12 received by Rehabs.com. The two family members polled more extensively concurred with alumni’s four- and five-star ratings for affordability, cleanliness, staff’s level of experience, and family participation. "The Doctor and Therapists are top notch!" loved one D.S. wrote.

Family reviews on Rehabs.com, Google, and Facebook frequently reported that Family Center for Recovery succeeded in helping clients after prior unsuccessful treatment programs. They cited medication stabilization, flexibility in meeting individual needs, staff dedication, and education about addiction and mental illness as strengths.

In a representative review, Pedro wrote that FCFR was “a tough program, highly structured and with strict norms. Breaking rules (for either patients or parents)...has clear consequences. But it works.” A couple of less positive exceptions characterized the program as inflexible.


Rehabs.com polled nine staff members to date, all of whom gave FCFR four or five stars for each aspect similarly reviewed by alumni and loved ones. Trends highlighted the program’s structure, research base, caring staff, and emphasis on family and education as strengths. However, staff members reported a general lack of holistic offerings.

Family Participation: 5/5
Counseling Options: 4.9/5
Holistic Offerings: 3/5

"This facility goes beyond treating symptoms and helps the individual get back on a healthy developmental pathway toward the achievement of responsible, independent adulthood," one staff member wrote.


According to the Family Center for Recovery website, the facility is covered in-network with about half a dozen insurance plans and also works with out-of-network PPO’s. The 12 individuals polled on the matter appreciated the facility's cost.

Affordability: 4.5/5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/FamilyCenterForRecovery/reviews/

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