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321 Northlake Blvd., Suite 102, North Palm Beach, Florida, 33408
C.A.R.E. utilizes a philosophy that is based on a holistic mind, body and spirit approach. Our focus is on treating the whole person. We focus on problem solving along with traditional counseling, Eastern and Western medicine and all the 12 Step Support Groups including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous.

Facility Highlights

  • Extended Care
  • True Holistic Program
  • Relapse Prevention


  • Dual Diagnosis

    At C.A.R.E. we believe in treating the whole individual. Many treatment centers do not specialize in dual diagnosis or co-existing disorder, but our therapists and addiction treatment specialists recognize the existence of a co-existing disorder and define an entire treatment program around dual diagnosis patients attacking the mental disorder itself as well as the addiction. C.A.R.E.'s multi-disciplinary team will help you address each of these areas as our specialists work with you to identify the underlying causes of your problem.
  • Compulsive Gambling Program

    The compulsive gambling program at C.A.R.E. recognizes the seriousness of gambling addiction. This unique program allows our patients to experience and practice important life skills needed to achieve and maintain a healthy and responsible lifestyle.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Rex
    RexGreeting Specialist
    Rex, a noble "Golden-No-Can-Tell", is the resident pet therapy and drug detection dog. Rescued from the pound in 2001 by a graduate of the C.A.R.E. program who is a professional dog trainer, Rex is used to detect illicit drugs in the programs and offices. Not satisfied with his position as an agency policeman, his wagging tail and good disposition quickly won his way into the hearts of staff and patients. He now doubles as a therapy dog helping patients deal non-verbally with anxiety and other emotions. When you come to C.A.R.E., it is most likely that he will be there to welcome you at the door.
  • Susan Naversen, M.S.
    Susan Naversen, M.S.Director of Alternative Medicine
    Sue Naversen earned her BS degree from the University of Michigan, BA & MA from the Clayton Colleg of Natural Health, and MA from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. She has a background in western medicine and worked as a PA for twelve years before resuming her education in alternative medicine. She is a National Board Certified Acupuncture Physician (NCCAOM) as well as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist with NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association). She brings a unique abiltiy to integrate eastern and western medicine for the treatment of addictions.

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Located just blocks from the ocean in Florida’s North Palm Beach, C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery offers residential and outpatient treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders, and process addictions including gambling, shopping, sex, and Internet addictions. Treatment serves adults with a specialized program for young adults.


C.A.R.E. prides itself on offering a holistic approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit. Length of stay is at least 30 days, though the exact length is individualized. The facility combines traditional individual and group counseling with wisdom from Eastern and Western medicine as well as participation in an extensive array of 12-step programs.

Treatment modalities include psychiatric evaluation, cognitive counseling, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). In holistic options, each client can participate in four group acupuncture sessions a week,as well as herbal therapies, yoga, massage, and therapeutic aromatherapy.

The facility’s website notes that families are involved in care and many attend an intensive family weekend that teaches better communication skills and tools for dealing with addiction.

An intensive outpatient (IOP) program meets for at least nine hours a week and offers individual, group, and family counseling; gender-specific treatment; spiritual therapy; relapse prevention; and education. Individualized general outpatient treatment is also available.

C.A.R.E.’s website details aftercare provisions including supervised living facilities — either on C.A.R.E.’s own campus or via a referral to other local organizations — as well as alumni activities, support group meetings, phone support, and continued individual and group counseling.


According to its website, the facility employs a paramedic as well as master’s level therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and massage therapists/yoga instructors.


Clients live in apartments, all of which have full kitchens and views of the on-site pool and the Intracoastal Waterway. Some private rooms may be available, and there is a full gym and fishing docks on-site. According to the facility’s website, residents can cook what they catch or anything they buy from the store.


The only alum polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing gave a negative review and wrote that they would not recommend C.A.R.E to others. The alum gave low ratings to the majority of metrics, with most areas like treatment effectiveness, accomodations and amenities, and holistic offerings being rated only one out of five stars. When asked about weaknesses of the facility, the reviewer lambasted the staff's level of training and experience: “Unethical staff, untrained staff, misrepresented facility on website, detox people too fast.”


The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing gave polarized reviews, with one praising the facility and the other giving it low ratings.

The positive reviewer lauded facility's treatment programs and accommodations. “The holistic approach, the indoors gym and the pool are really good ways to make a person recover," the alum wrote, "It also follows a non 12 steps program which I think it's great.”

The negative reviewer, while offering high four out of five stars for the facility's exercise and leisure options and 12-step program, felt that the co-ed environment created problems for the facility and its clients.


At the time of this writing there has been one staff member of C.A.R.E. Addiction Recovery polled by Rehabs.com. The staff member gave the facility excellent reviews across a number of categories. The anonymous reviewer gave the facility four out of five stars for affordability, four stars for cleanliness, and five stars for exercise options. The staff member felt that a strength of the facility was the caring treatment given to clients, but mentioned funding difficulties as a facility weakness. They also added, “Great program, excellent staff. Great place for those who truly want to recover.”


According to its website, C.A.R.E. accepts most major insurance policies and offers partial scholarships for uninsured and under-insured individuals.

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