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Tranquil Shores

4300 Duhme Road, Madeira Beach, Florida, 33708
Tranquil Shores is dedicated to the long-term success of individuals struggling to break free of addiction and live a happy, meaningful life. Our holistic beachside facility offers a alternative to the traditional 12 step facilities. At Tranquil Shores, we don't treat addiction, we treat the individual as a whole. We address your physical, mental emotional, behavioral, social, and spiritual needs. Tranquil Shores offers a dual diagnosis program designed for individuals seeking relief from alcohol and substance abuse with co-occurring mental health disorders. With guidance from our licensed Clinical Team and Medical Doctors, you will create a treatment plan uniquely specific to your individual needs. The professional staff at Tranquil Shores is focused on helping you gain long-term recovery and is committed to providing exceptional dual diagnosis treatment. Our collective experience ensures that we are qualified to meet all your treatment needs for a successful, abstinence-based lifestyle. From our medical and clinical staff to our client support staff, you will experience compassionate care and confidential healing at Tranquil Shores.

Facility Highlights

  • We cultivate a family atmosphere where loved ones are welcome to join the healing process.
  • Three hour long individual sessions with your primary counselor the 1st and 2nd week of treatment and two hour long sessions per week the remaining time with us.
  • Client-to-counselor ratio is 3:1 to maximize clients individual attention.


  • 3 to 1 Client to Counselor Ratio

    At Tranquil Shores, we have a 3-to-1 client to counselor ratio so you get the personal attention you deserve. This includes seeing your primary counselor 3 times a week for hour long individual sessions the 1st and 2nd week of treatment, and 2 times a week for hour long sessions for your remaining time with us. We give you more sessions initially to help build your rapport with your counselor more rapidly. Our counseling staff are all full time employees which are master's educated and licensed in addiction as well as mental health.
  • Alternative to 12 Step Based Treatment

    As an alternative to traditional 12 step treatment, we offer a treatment approach that helps answer each client's questions as to why thing are happening the way they are in their life. We do this through evidence-based practices integrated for an individualized treatment plan. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, Gastalt and experiential treatment are some examples of the different modalities that will be utilized.

Facility Settings

  • Executive

Meet the Staff

  • Roberta M. Bruni, LCSW, MCAP, ICRC-ADC
    Roberta M. Bruni, LCSW, MCAP, ICRC-ADCClinical Director
    As Clinical Director of Tranquil Shores, Roberta uses her expertise in substance abuse treatment and social work to better the lives of every patient she encounters. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Florida and New York, having spent 25 years with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Roberta understands personalized care, having operated a private psychotherapy practice specializing in substance use disorder and related issues. Her experiences culminate to offer a research-based and motivational course of treatment for each patient at Tranquil Shores. Roberta holds both a master's degree in social work and a bachelor's degree in business management from the State University of New York at Buffalo. With solution-focused treatment methods, including dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR, and trauma-informed care, her compassionate approach helps patients from across the country work toward wellness.
  • Dr. Beth Tumarkin, MD
    Dr. Beth Tumarkin, MDPsychiatrist
    Dr. N. Beth Tumarkin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine Class of 1998 and completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry, as well as a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in 2003. This additional training has given Dr. Tumarkin additional insight into the significance that past trauma plays into the role of addiction. "Though a lot of people ask me for advice about the potential use and ongoing management of medication, I also utilize therapy in my approach in order to teach tools that can be used over a lifetime."

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Tranquil Shores, located in Madeira Beach, Fla., offers residential, outpatient, and detoxification services to adults seeking treatment for substance abuse. A high-end facility, Tranquil Shores is one of 78 (11.7 percent) treatment facilities in Florida to provide residential-based detox facilities. The facility serves the greater Tampa area, including Bradenton, Clearwater, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg. The facility is also capable of treating individuals struggling with a dual diagnosis.


To be admitted, clients may either submit an inquiry form via the Tranquil Shores website or call the facility by phone. Participants in need of detoxification may receive medication at the facility under the supervision of medical professionals. Most clients remain in residential treatment for 90 days, making it one of the 139 (20.8 percent) long-term residential facilities in Florida. Outpatient treatment plans are also available, offering between one and 15 hours of treatment per week.

Tranquil Shores’ treatment program follows the Integrative Recovery Model (IRM). The rehabilitation program at Tranquil Shores centers around individual and group therapy. Therapy group topics include gender-specific issues, spirituality, alternative healing, expressive art, balanced living, and experiential focus areas. Families are also included in the treatment program through family therapy.

In addition to traditional approaches, Tranquil Shores also offers a range of unique treatments and therapies, including acupuncture, massage therapy, drum therapy, meditation, yoga, Kai Chi Do, and Qigong. Acupuncture is only incorporated at 76 (11.4 percent) of treatment facilities in Florida.

Aftercare is available upon completion of treatment, and program alumni are eligible to receive free group therapy after leaving Tranquil Shores. Alumni participate in regular meetings, workshops, and an annual alumni reunion. Clients may also receive “e-therapy” via teleconference from their counselor after being discharged.


The treatment team at Tranquil Shores includes a medical doctor, psychiatrists, registered nurses, and licensed therapists. According to the facility, Tranquil Shores's staff-to-client ratio is 1:4. The facility is also among the 30.4 percent of facilities in Florida accredited by the Joint Commission.


Tranquil Shores offers 24 beds for male and female clients in luxurious, beachfront setting. Each client enjoys their own private residence with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living area. The campus is equipped with beach access, a pool, basketball hoops, tennis courts, a gym, and a group fitness room.


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has polled dozens of alumni of the facility, an a majority of alumni polled offered glowing reviews. Overall, alumni indicated that the treatment was effective over the long term, highly educational, and therapeutic.

The two alumni polled on additional metrics indicated that they would strongly recommend Tranquil Shores to a friend or loved one seeking treatment. The anonymous clients also gave the facility five out of five stars for holistic options and facility cleanliness, as well as four and five stars for exercise options. Both reviewers also gave five stars for the facility's dual diagnosis treatment and the staff's level of experienced and training.

“This is an amazing place. I can't imagine have made the recovery that i have at any other facility. The staff is made up of caring and compassionate professionals,” one alum wrote. Another alum added: "The whole reason I chose Tranquil Shores was because of the staff. I knew I would not have found a more professional group of people that truly care."

On Facebook, where the facility may manage its page, Tranquil Shores has an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars from 18 reviews to date.[1] Reviewers indicated that the facility itself was “beautiful” on a “relaxing beach community.” Others wrote how it saved their lives.


Tranquil Shores accepts insurance including Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, and Magellan Health.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/tranquilshorestreatment/reviews

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