ABOUT BOARDPREP RECOVERY CENTER
Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa, Fla., BoardPrep Recovery Center offers a full continuum of treatment services, including inpatient and outpatient options, for adults struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. According to its website, the facility can arrange for hospitalization if a client requires medical attention during the detoxification period.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients of BoardPrep undergo a comprehensive assessment while family members participate in their own orientation. From there, an initial treatment plan is drafted, and clients who opt for inpatient care are paired with a “buddy” of the same gender who provides guidance and support during their first few days of treatment.
Inpatient treatment typically lasts 30, 60, or 90 days, during which time clients participate in a 12-step guided program that includes a minimum of 21 clinical service hours a week. The program uses a variety of clinical modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Clients attend therapy in individual, group, and family settings and go out on “sober fun” activities on a weekly basis. The facility facilitates sobriety through monitoring and breathalyzer testing, a service offered by 71.4 percent of all Florida facilities.
Outpatient programming is similar. Depending upon the needs of the client, outpatient treatment occurs over the course of three to four days per week in either a group or one-on-one setting. Clients are encouraged to attend daily 12-step meetings, and in-home family therapy sessions are also available. Alumni can attend weekly meetings each Thursday at 6 p.m.
BoardPrep maintains a 1:5 staff-to-client ratio. The center’s website notes a treatment team that includes two consulting psychiatrists, licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, master’s level therapists, and multiple recovery support specialists.
BoardPrep also has accreditation with the Joint Commission, a designation given to just 30.4 percent of all Florida facilities.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
BoardPrep Recovery Center’s website indicates that residents stay in modest, gender-exclusive housing that can accommodate 15 people at a time. While most bedrooms are shared, private rooms may be available upon request.
Residents are responsible for their own food shopping and meal preparation. Facilities are located within close proximity to gyms, grocery stores, and local 12-step meetings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 24 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com as of this writing, 19 shared positive feedback, while five reported negative experiences. Those who had positive recovery experiences at Rehabs.com described staff as kind, caring, patient, and knowledgeable, and many credited the facility for life-changing outcomes.
“Boardprep helped save my marriage and family. Addiction was tearing us apart. Now we all work together on recovery,” one alum wrote in a representative review. “This is a life and happiness that I did not know was possible.” Alum O.E. added: “I was respected and care for in ways that I did not even know I needed."
Those more critical of the facility called the center “pathetic,” complained about the cost, and found the center “dishonest” in its insurance policies.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three out of the four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback for the facility. “BoardPrep helped my son. The doctors and therapists are the most knowledgeable and experienced group in the area,” one parent wrote. Reviewer J.B., another parent, felt they were “included in everything because their philosophy is that it is a family disease and it has to be family recovery too.”
Yet Doug felt the facility was more concerned over money than helping clients, calling his wife’s experience a “complete waste of money!”
Treatment costs $75 to $125 per day $1,800 a month, and $5,400 for a 90 day-stay. BoardPrep accepts most major health insurance plans, along with 69.3 percent of facilities in Florida. “BoardPrep staff work hard to maximize insurance coverage and minimize out-of-pocket expense,” the facility’s website notes.
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