A neurologist and addiction medicine specialist for more than 20 years, Dr. Jose Toledo founded Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center to provide both life skills and a high level of care for addicts in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida. Treatment time ranges from 10 to 90 days, allowing clients to select a program that fits their personal needs.
Accommodations and Food
Clients are housed down the street from the main facility in spacious condos, each of which holds two at a time and includes a living room with a large flat screen television, state-of-the-art kitchen and marble bathroom. The bedrooms have a black-and-red color scheme with full-sized beds, overhead fans and views of the neighborhood. The outdoor area of the condos features covered seating under a gazebo and a handful of lounge chairs for sunbathing. Smoking is allowed in this area during break.
Residents are transported each day over to the main facility, which houses the therapy rooms, group rooms, a fireplace and a flat screen television for educational films. For exercise, a small on-site workout room can be used during free time. In addition, clients have the option of going to an LA Fitness facility in the mornings.
While many rehabs cook for clients, Life Changes believes in teaching them how to take care of themselves. Each week, clients are given a $50 allowance to spend during supervised grocery store trips. Cooking can be done as a group or individual effort back in the comfort of the condos. The allowance is included in the monthly cost.
Treatment and Staff
With a small client load of 14 people and a highly trained team of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, neurologists, therapists and Master’s level CSWs, clients can receive one-on-one attention during their stay. For individuals needing detox, an on-site, medically monitored program is available at no additional cost. The detox period typically lasts between seven to 10 days.
Clients have the option of a 30-, 60- or 90-day treatment plan that is mapped out after an initial assessment with admissions. Once treatment begins, they follow a rigorous schedule of therapy, substance abuse education and application of life skills. While some treatment centers skimp on individual therapy time, this program allows clients to have as much one-on-one counseling as needed. In addition, a large amount of time is dedicated to group therapy. Group topics include relapse prevention, processing, anger management and trauma. For those wishing to involve family members in their recovery, family therapy is also an option.
In order to prepare residents for the real world, Life Changes strongly emphasize life skills. From communication to decision-making to relationships to problem-solving to symptom management, clients are give a wide variety of tools as they progress through treatment. Employment and educational support services are also provided.
While this program is not rooted in the 12 steps, AA/NA meetings are available during the week.
Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center promotes healing in a comfortable, individualized setting, focusing more on holistic treatment than the addiction-as-a-disease model. With on-site detox, a very small client load and comfortable living accommodations, it offers an upscale program at an affordable price.
Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center
900 Osceola Dr #200
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center Cost: $12,900 (30 days). Reach Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center by phone at (877) 274-7535. Find Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center on Facebook
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