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