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The Basics

Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Cove Center for Recovery offers 30- to 90-day inpatient treatment for substance abuse addiction. Intensive Outpatient Patient (IOP) treatment is available to clients as a part of aftercare recovery. The facility was founded in 2002 and is co-owned by substance abuse professionals Karen Corcoran-Walsh and Christopher Walsh. Cove Center for Recovery has a companion facility, Inspirations for Youth and Families, for clients aged 13 to 18.

Accommodations and Food

Clients at Cove Center for Recovery live in apartment buildings five minutes away from the main treatment facility. Each apartment has two bedrooms with up to four residents per apartment. Client bedrooms are decorated modestly; most common rooms in the apartments include basic amenities like TVs and couches, while some include musical instruments and recording equipment. Residents take part in group chores such as cleaning common rooms and cooking together in a full kitchen.

All meals are included in treatment costs. Clients prepare home-cooked meals based on preferences determined by the group.  On special occasions, such as holiday weekends, they barbecue outside.The apartments have microwave ovens and refrigerators for clients to store their own person meals and snacks. There are also full-service laundry rooms available to clients.

Treatment and Staff

Cove Center for Recovery uses a graduated three-level system based on the 12 steps. The first level, A New Hope, requires basic participation in clinical, therapeutic and recreational activities. Level two is called Walk the Walk and involves continued participation in level one treatment, with the added privileges of beach trips, movie days and 10-minute weekly phone time after counseling sessions. Clients must be at least 30 days sober in order to graduate to level three, Eligibility for Discharge, during which they work with counselors and therapists while enjoying increased freedoms like trips to concerts, beach days and two weekly 10-minute phone calls, supervised by a therapist. After residential rehab is complete, clients have the option of stepping down to IOP treatment at the Cove Center for Recovery. IOP clients typically attend three sessions per week for a total of nine to 12 hours each week.

Treatment at Cove Center for Recovery includes many different varieties of therapy for all clients, including DBT, relapse preventionart therapy and music therapy. Clients with a dual diagnosis have the added options of individual therapy, recreational therapy, experiential therapy, cognitive therapy and expressive therapy to address their issues. Detox is available to incoming residents at an additional cost of $500.

A typical day begins with a 7:30 am wake-up call and continues with intensive individual therapy and group counseling sessions (in addition to communally-prepared meals and leisure activities) until lights out at 10 pm or 10:30 pm. Cove Center for Recovery supports a non-punitive PPC (Positive Peer Culture) approach, which requires residents to maintain positive attitudes toward each other outside of group therapy, specifically in the residences.

The ratio of clients to staff at the Cove is four-to-one and there are techs on hand at the apartments to address client needs. The staff include Master’s-level social workers, a medical doctor, licensed therapists and registered nurses.

Extras

The Cove Center for Recovery offers intervention services. It keeps its current and prospective residents up-to-date with its blog and its website features live chat with staff members. In-house therapists consult with family members about relapse prevention and aftercare.

Owners Karen Corcoran-Walsh and Christopher Walsh have made headlines recently. She was arrested on suspicion of child abuse in 2013, while he was arrested on suspicion of battery last year. No charges were filed in either case. A Cove Center for Recovery customer service representative says “the owners aren’t responsible for rehabilitating the patients.”

In Summary

Cove Center for Recovery has gotten some positive publicity for its treatment programs, most notably on Dr. Phil. Its sunny, beach-adjacent location and small size lend themselves to both individual treatment and communal focus.

Cove Center for Recovery
24 SW 10th St A-D
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Cove Center for Recovery Cost: $12,000 (30 days). Reach Cove Center for Recovery by phone at (888) 387-6237. Find Cove Center for Recovery on Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook

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  1. Hubby of Renowned Teen Therapist Arrested on Battery Charge Against Wife By Jason Schwartz Police have arrested and charged the owner of a prominent Fort Lauderdale-based rehabilitation and addiction treatment center after he allegedly shoved his wife. Officers were called to Christopher Walsh’s Royal Palm home for a domestic disturbance on April 11, according to an arrest report. Walsh’s arrest comes seven months after his wife Karen Corcoran Walsh was arrested and charged with child abuse. That charge was later dropped. Karen Corcoran Walsh told police that her husband came home from a night of drinking and gambling at the Seminole Casino then pushed her. She also said he had just been “released from rehab in Arizona a few days earlier, according to the arrest report. Police charged Christopher Walsh with battery. Walsh and his wife, a child therapist, are the owners of Inspirations for Youth and Families, an addiction treatment and mental health rehabilitation center for teenagers and families that have been featured on the “Dr. Phil Show.” A family friend, James Hughes, who is also the CEO of the Walsh’s business, told police he drove Christopher Walsh home from the Seminole Casino earlier that night, according to the report. The female officers who responded to the Walsh home said Christopher Walsh told them to “F–K Off!” He also allegedly told one of the officers that he was “going to f–k me in the a-s,” the officer wrote. When the officers tried to get Walsh out of bed, he flatulated towards one of the officer, according to the report. Karen Corcoran Walsh said that her husband is “out of control.”

    • Hubby of Renowned Teen Therapist Arrested on
      Battery Charge Against Wife
      By Jason Schwartz
      Police have arrested and charged the owner of a prominent
      Fort Lauderdale-based rehabilitation and addiction
      treatment center after he allegedly shoved his wife.
      Officers were called to Christopher Walsh’s Royal Palm
      home for a domestic disturbance on April 11, according
      to an arrest report.
      Walsh’s arrest comes seven months after his wife Karen
      Corcoran Walsh was arrested and charged with child
      abuse. That charge was later dropped.
      Karen Corcoran Walsh told police that her husband
      came home from a night of drinking and gambling at
      the Seminole Casino then pushed her. She also said he
      had just been “released from rehab in Arizona a few
      days earlier, according to the arrest report.
      Police charged Christopher Walsh with battery.
      Walsh and his wife, a child therapist, are the owners of Inspirations for Youth and Families,
      an addiction treatment and mental health rehabilitation center for teenagers and families
      that have been featured on the “Dr. Phil Show.”
      A family friend, James Hughes, who is also the CEO of the Walsh’s business, told police he
      drove Christopher Walsh home from the Seminole Casino earlier that night, according to
      the report.
      The female officers who responded to the Walsh home said Christopher Walsh told them
      to “F–K Off!” He also allegedly told one of the officers that he was “going to f–k me in
      the a-s,” the officer wrote.
      When the officers tried to get Walsh out of bed, he flatulated towards one of the officer,
      according to the report.
      Karen Corcoran Walsh said that her husband is “out of control.”

  2. So nice to hear when someone you know of a family friends daughter was saved from drugs by finding Cove for Recovery rehab in Ft Lauderdale. The story was so rewarding knowing there was hope and when coming out of the rehab they are still drug free and can not stop keeping in touch with the staff who saved there life in so many ways. The activities and the therapist and all the staff are so nice and helpful and never look down on you as being a drug addict. The clean environment of living there along with the activities and food is very good. I am a Nurse and it is always nice to hear when a life is saved in more ways then one. Thank you for saving Lives at the Cove for Recovery. Keep up the exception work in all that your staff does. Nice to know everyone is taken good care. I would highly recommend someone in need!

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