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A Road to Recovery

6971 Heritage Drive, Port Saint Lucie, Florida, 34952
A Road to Recovery provides individualized residential treatment in an environment made to make clients feel safe and comfortable. Clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions, recreational activities, evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and daily 12-step meetings. Additional services offered include life skills training, anger management, outpatient treatment, and aftercare planning.

Facility Highlights

  • Flexible Arrangements for Out Of State Clients & Visiting Family Members
  • Weekly Family Program
  • Daily Gym/Exercise Availability


  • Detox

    Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
  • Process Abuse Treatment

    Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Nollie Robinson, MA
    Nollie Robinson, MACEO
    Nollie brings to A Road To Recovery over 30 years of clinical and program management experience. Nollie Holds both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Education in addition to the many Clinical treatment credentials he has held over the years. During his 30 plus year career, Nollie has held positions ranging from Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a Health Care Corporation where he was responsible for managing 16 programs in 5 states, COO and Program Director of a 72 bed Residential Treatment facility, Director of Outpatient Services for a large publicly funded Substance Abuse Treatment Corporation Managing a multitude of programs over a four county wide area to Programs Coordinator for at least one large County Jail. Those who know Nollie as well as so many of the thousands of individuals he has provided help to over his many years, say that “Nollie is one of those rare people who have a gift for helping others, the kind of gift that can only come straight from the heart”. As one of the founders of A Road To Recovery, Nollie’s goal was to help create and be part of, a facility where finally, each person would be treated for the individual they are and helping People would be the first priority always and above any other considerations of finance. Nollie’s philosophy and the philosophy of all the staff at A Road To Recovery is, “Put caring for people as individuals first and the rest will take care of itself”.
  • Ruth J. Worsham LMHC CART
    Ruth J. Worsham LMHC CARTCertified Accelerated Resolution Therapist
    Ruth has over 10 years of experience in recovery counseling with individuals, couples, and families. Moreover, she is a certified accelerated resolution therapist. Accelerated resolution therapy is used to treat addictions, depression, anxiety, abuse, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder, and PTSD in a rapid manner. As counselor and experienced, well credentialed clinical professional Ruth exudes a natural warmth and compassion for the clients she treats.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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