ABOUT A ROAD TO RECOVERY
Located north of West Palm Beach in Port St. Lucie, Fla., A Road to Recovery (ARTR) is a treatment facility for adults offering residential and outpatient treatment services based on the 12-Steps. The facility also offers detox on-site and supports co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients receive a medical evaluation, physical assessment, and medication review upon admission.
The core residential program lasts an average of 28 days. Residential treatment includes group and individual therapy, as well as recreational activities and education courses on topics such as anger management, life skills, and relapse prevention. Therapy focuses on the 12-Steps, motivational therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and the minimizing of cravings or urges. Massage therapy is available.
ARTR offers regular weekly family programming and client outings such as visits to the beach, bowling, movies, and off-site 12-step meetings.
The focus of ARTR's outpatient program is relapse prevention, spirituality and meditation, resume building, and job searching. Clients can also receive yoga instruction, as well as medication management with a psychiatrist.
Graduates of ARTR's programs are encouraged to attend weekly alumni meetings.
ARTR has a CEO with more than 30 years of experience in clinical treatment, a psychiatrist, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed mental health counselor, and various support staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility's website notes its setting is more akin to a college campus than a standard institutional environment. Clients in the 44-bed residential program live in supervised, two-bedroom apartments (private rooms are available) and do their own cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping. Other amenities include patios, a fitness center, and a swimming pool.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All reviews from the 12 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing were generally positive and several described the “solid treatment” and “caring", "helpful" staff. Five alumni surveyed on the staff's level of training and experience rated it 4.6 out of five stars and 10 gave the overall treatment effectiveness 4.5 out of five stars. "If I had a problem or was feeling distressed I could turn to anyone on staff and they were more then willing to help me through my issue," L.Z. wrote.
A number of alumni credited the program with saving their lives and noted that they had stayed sober for significant amounts of time after leaving the rehab. Two alumni, Justin and Daniel, wrote how the skills they learned in the program contributed to their recovery. "What made this time different was the life skills element to the program and I had felt really comfortable with the staff," Daniel wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the six loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, three gave ARTR overall positive reviews, two neutral, and the final reviewer has a negative experience. Four loved ones polled on the program's amount of family involvement and participation gave it an average rating of 3.75 out of five stars.
“The counselor and staff were very professional and very caring in their treatment of my granddaughter and our family," one anonymous loved one wrote. In addition, B.H. noted the "great group sessions" and wrote "This place is practical I have my son back today. He is over ten months clean!!!!"
Several family members felt the treatment could be more effective. "The treatment did not seem to take all that well," an anonymous loved one wrote. In addition, J.H. complained ARTR was “like jail." The facility responded to this complaint, disputing their claims and noting that the reviewer did not sound as if they actually experienced the facility.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two out of the three staffers surveyed by Rehabs.com gave ARTR rave reviews. Both awarded the facility five stars for its willingness to put clients’ interests first, the experience of its addiction treatment staff, and its overall quality of care. However, the third staffer, Ann, described multiple issues, including a lack of structure and high staff turnover. "This place does nothing for the clients," she wrote.
Treatment at A Road to Recovery starts at $12,500 per month and the cost depends on the level of care and length of stay. The facility accepts most private insurance plans, including United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, and more, as well as self-pay.
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