Caron Renaissance Reviews, Cost, Complaints

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Caron RenaissanceThe Basics

Formerly the Renaissance Institute of Palm Beach, Caron Renaissance was acquired by Caron in 2003. Many clients who complete primary care at Caron’s flagship facility in Pennsylvania are urged to head south to its Boca Raton, Florida location for extended care.

Accommodations

Renaissance pioneered the “Florida model” of treatment in which residents live in separate buildings from the clinical facility. While this sober living is ideal for extended care, Caron Renaissance also accepts clients seeking primary care. The supervised living community is designed to help clients learn to manage relationships, hold each other accountable and gain independence. All 120 residents live apartment-style in a building with a swimming pool. The minimum stay is 90 days but some residents may be required (or encouraged) to stay longer, depending on staff evaluations.

Treatment and Staff

Like Caron Pennsylvania, Renaissance is gender-specific and 12-step based. Eating disorders, gambling, sex and trauma can be addressed concurrently with substance abuse here. Addiction medicine experts, nurse practitioners and psychiatrists are available 24/7. Renaissance also offers neurofeedback, which can be incorporated into clients’ treatment plans.

During the first 30 days (and sometimes longer), no family contact is allowed. After that, parents or spouses can spend 30 minutes on the phone each week with a family therapist. Some clients are urged to do the two-week Family Restructuring workshop, which is based on psychodynamic theory and attachment disorder therapy.

For those who respond well to structure and no-nonsense discipline, Renaissance’s approach to recovery may succeed where gentler approaches have failed.

Extras

Renaissance does its best to set clients up for success, offering educational and vocational services to help them get back into school or the work force while in treatment.

In keeping with its 12-step focus, spirituality plays a major role at Caron Renaissance. All clients complete a spiritual assessment upon admission and work with spiritual counselors who are trained to be inclusive of all faiths; “Spiritual Fridays” feature groups led by local religious leaders.

In Summary

Caron Renaissance offers 12-step based treatment with spiritual and educational guidance in a supportive environment. Anyone looking for long-term extended care with solid family integration would do well to seek help through this network.

Caron Renaissance
7789 NW Beacon Square Blvd #101
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Caron Renaissance Cost: $15,000 (30 days). Reach Caron Renaissance by phone at (800) 221-6500. Find Caron Renaissance on Twitter and YouTube

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  1. This is an interesting place. I went here back in 2012. I come from an alcoholic home and was an alcoholic/addict myself. I grew up not feeling loved or important at a young age. I used all sorts of unhealthy coping mechanisms because I didn’t know how to live life. I never blamed my parents for my behavior. They were also oblivious to everything going on in my life. We did not communicate as a family because no one knew how to. I have always been a nice and empathetic person. I was a good person, just didn’t like life. Yes, I became selfish because everything was about me and my using, but I was never a bad person. When I got to sance, I was mind blown by the manipulation and maltreatment of patients. I even learned that they treat staff not so differently. Just witnessing the yelling at other patients was very anxiety provoking. There were so many times I thought of ending my life because I felt so trapped there. There have been people who have ended their lives there. I felt hopeless when I completed even though I completed on great terms.

    Today, after doing much therapy around the horrible beliefs I had about myself when I left with after renaissance, I don’t have such a low self esteem anymore. I learned that just because someone yells the loudest, doesn’t mean they’re right. I am studying social work at a real school and all the therapist there break the code of ethics.

    This is a great place for those with narcissistic personality issues or antisocial personality issues. It is also good for families who constantly enable their child. These are people that need the confrontational therapy because they are not good people in society. So for those who this program worked, you probably fall under that category or you are/were a chronic relapser. This is not the place for those with mental illness and have comorbid disorders.

    This is for people looking at reviews. I know a representative of caron renaissance will just respond with this being confidential and they would love to hear my feedback… they don’t. I can’t even imagine the number of times this place has been sued, but they have so much money that they will never be shut down- even though they what they do is highly unethical. If you have behavioral issues or are a chronic relapser, this may be the place for you. IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE!

  2. Dear Bart,
    I was disappointed to read your post. I take these types of comments very personally and would welcome an opportunity to speak with you. You can reach me at my email [email protected] or at the office at 561-241-7977. I look forward to speaking with you.

    Best,
    Brad

  3. Melissa Jennings on

    I completed my program here in 2015 . I started smoking pot and drinking when I was 14. Needless to say by the age of 36 you can only imagine the amount of drugs and alcohol I had ingested. I was one of the only people in my 30’s I’m this program . We were all the same age mentally. If you want some sort of detox bs and to be held like a baby while you cry then go somewhere else! Renaissance gets down to the core of you . It addresses the underlying causes of our addictions. If these are untreated then you will continue to still act like ah crazy person without drugs and alcohol and eventually go back to drugs and or alcohol . This was the hardest best thing I have EVER done . I am a completely different person because of it . I will sing their praises for the rest of my life .

      • Melissa, thank you for sharing your positive experience about Caron and our professionals. It is our mission to transform lives impacted by drug and alcohol addiction through proven, evidence-based, comprehensive and personalized behavioral health care. If you have additional feedback that you would like to share, we welcome it. Please contact us at [email protected].

  4. Don`t even think of going there or to send your love`ones ,crazy place! you come out of there after they take every Penney you have with zero results ,and worse then before

    • Levi, please understand that federal and state laws on patient confidentiality and privacy prohibit Caron from confirming or denying that any specific person is or has been a patient at any of our facilities, so we cannot directly address your comments here. But we do take all feedback on our treatment and facilities extremely seriously, and with proper consents in place would be happy to address specific feedback directly. Caron strives to provide a world-class environment for all who enter our doors. In fact, for more than 60 years, Caron has provided patients and families with the care, dedication, and proven addiction rehab programs that help restore lives. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to continue the conversation.

  5. Caron is truly a place sent from above. I believe they saved my sons life and restored sanity to the rest of the family. I am so thankful we are involved with Caron and could go on saying all the things I like about it including the professional and ancillary staff, the individual approach with each participant, the toughness always in a teaching and thought out way, the family involvement, the pervasive caring feeling, etc.etc. I hope my son continues in his recovery but even if G-d forbid things went a different direction I dont believe I could ever feel any different about Caron.

    • Caron Treatment Centers on

      Teri, thank you for sharing your positive experience about Caron and our professionals. It is our mission to transform lives impacted by drug and alcohol addiction through proven, evidence-based, comprehensive and personalized behavioral health care. If you have additional feedback that you would like to share, we welcome it. Please contact us at [email protected].

  6. Please don’t be fooled and send your loved one to this facility. Everything you are reading here is true. Robert Johnson, Clinical Director, is unethical and unprofessional. He screams at the patients to the point that his spit is hitting them in the face. It is worse than attack therapy, it is abusive. There are plenty of reputable treatment centers that can humanely treat addicts and alcoholics. This place only deepens the shame and stigma of this disease. The narcissism and arrogance from the clinical staff is unbelievable and detrimental to anyone who has suffered trauma or abuse.

    • My daughter had the same experience with Robert Johnson. She was there in 2014. Traumatized by the horrible treatment. We were lied to about regular psychiatric treatment. She was seen once during admission process, but we were charged for visits that didn’t happen! I have an email from the financial office and the psychiatrist that states that she was seen only once. The so called “treatment team” decided that she didn’t need it! A severe alcoholic that doesn’t need psychiatric care? What planet are they on? They instilled fear and intimidation in my daughter and put us on “detox” from speaking to each other. When is a concerned parent turned into an “enabler” or told that codependency is a death sentence. I dare anyone to act normally when a loved one is in the throws of addiction and you are just struggling to keep them alive while you navigate insurance coverage or in my case, cashing out retirement savings! I had already maxed out credit cards to pay for another treatment center. For some reason, their treatment of my daughter, who was not an entitled brat, who loved her family and worked through high school to help pay for her car and a trip to Europe. She was constantly yelled at and made to feel as though she didn’t care for her family which was so not true! They lumped her in with the spoiled rich kids. She was not a spoiled rich kid!!! I had a decent job and had saved for my retirement. The admissions person, Phoenix Adams, only cared about getting me to sign her up and get money out of my 401k to pay for it!!!
      They accused her of drinking, which couldn’t have happened, because if they knew how she drank, they would have known she wouldn’t have stopped… She is still traumatized by this shame based treatment that went out years ago!! I was verbally attacked by another family member during “family restructuring” and they did nothing. Abusive treatment may work for some, but not my emotionally intelligent, loving daughter. She didn’t deserve this.

      • Kathy, please understand that federal and state laws on confidentiality and privacy prohibit Caron from confirming or denying that any specific person is or has been a patient at any of our facilities, so we cannot directly respond to your comments here. It is our mission to provide all patients and their families with the best atmosphere for recovery, including a place where they feel safe, secure and supported. We strive to provide life-changing experiences for all of our patients and their families. As a not-for-profit organization with more than 30 years of experience, Caron Renaissance views the disease of addiction as a family disease. Family systems benefit from thorough treatment themselves. This can often be uncomfortable and unfamiliar for many. Our belief is that the patient is the family and the family is the patient. If you — or anyone you know— would like to discuss our treatment philosophy, please contact us at [email protected].

    • Caron Treatment Centers on

      Mike, while we are disappointed to read your negative treatment review, federal and state privacy laws prevent Caron from acknowledging in any way whether an individual received treatment from one of our facilities. This prevents us from responding to specifics, but we can say that Caron Renaissance has a rich, over 30-year history and is one of the oldest providers in Palm Beach County, FL. We offer a unique treatment experience. Every patient prior to admission is thoroughly assessed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to ensure Caron Renaissance is a good fit for the patient and family. This assessment process continues throughout treatment. If you – or anyone you know – would like to talk about the treatment we provide, please contact us at [email protected].

  7. Former Patient on

    This place is terrible. Google search “attack therapy” before you consider this place. Enough said.

    • I agree. I was there in 2000 and the therapists were largely pumped up on power and and offered no real solution and remained punitive for over six months. It was basically Camp Mao. Humility through humiliation. how unsophisticated and parasitic. Waste of time and money!

      • I was there at the same time. After leaving, I found out other rehabs try to provide understanding of addiction and some strategies for staying clean after leaving. Not Renaissance. I was separated from friends and family, and my therapist revealed things to my spouse that ended my marriage. I was told that if my friends and family really cared they would come see me in Florida (which financially they could not do).

        So I left there alone, frightened, and in a terrible state. It took me a long time to recover from what happened to me there. And now a therapist from that place solicits me on facebook to support his new ventures.

    • Caron Treatment Centers on

      Please understand that federal and state laws on confidentiality and privacy prohibit Caron from confirming or denying that any specific person is or has been a patient at any of our facilities, so we cannot directly respond to your comments here. It is our mission to provide all patients with the best atmosphere for recovery, including a place where they feel safe, secure and supported. We strive to provide life-changing experiences for all of our patients and their families. As a not-for-profit leader in behavioral health and addiction treatment, Caron helped restored the lives of thousands. If you — or anyone you know— would like to talk to discuss our treatment philosophy, please contact us at [email protected].

  8. Im so glad Jen Alfert no longer is employed there. She was unprofessional with me on the phone and treated her group of addicts/mental/ psych patients like they were a bunch of idiots. I’m sorry my son and now ex- daughter in- law had to endure the treatment they received. I would never recommend this facility.

    • Horrible. Unprofessional (used last names, allowed bullying, and did it themselves). They had contact with my family constantly but didn’t allow me contact, so you’re family only hears what CR wants them to hear. And it’s manipulative. They break rules. Money driven. I left after the first two months. But they basically wouldn’t let me leave until the third month was paid for. (Literally, the first time I was ready to go, they put a boot on my door–they wouldn’t let me go–and this was not for psychiatric reasons–I was not suicidal or homicidal, and they knew that–I just wanted to go–because my main therapist had lied to me and my family (I found out about the extent of that later–from my family). They also took my cash. When I left, I asked where the cash was when I collected my belongings that they keep while you’re there. (Upon entry, they had me write the amount of cash on an envelope on the outside so that upon leaving, I would be able to note, or not note, that it was all there.) When I asked where the cash was upon leaving, they said that they had put it towards my account–money owed. This made no sense. Because everything (this facility costs 10s of thousands of dollars) had been paid for by my family (including the last month that I wasn’t there–they HAD their money).

      Don’t go here if you care about your money and family relationships. It took a lot of time and healing with my family to repair the damage that Carron Renaissance did to my family relationships.

      • Caron Treatment Centers on

        Please understand that federal and state laws on patient confidentiality and privacy prohibit Caron from confirming or denying that any specific person is or has been a patient at any of our facilities, so we cannot directly address your comments here. But we do take all feedback on our treatment and facilities extremely seriously, and with proper consents in place would be happy to address specific feedback directly. Caron strives to provide a world-class environment for all who enter our doors. In fact, for more than 60 years, Caron has provided patients and families with the care, dedication, and proven addiction rehab programs that help restore lives. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to continue the conversation.

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