Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers


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With locations in Ephrata and Akron, Pennsylvania as well as Palm Springs and Greenacres, Florida, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is a CARF-accredited multi-faceted behavioral health organization that provides treatment to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Aside from a range of flexible outpatient programs, the Ephrata and Palm Springs facilities also offer residential treatment.

Accommodations and Food

The organization has two large residential facilities in Palm Springs and Ephrata with 113 beds and 175 beds, respectively. While the specifics of each location may vary, both feature dorm-style rooms shared between two to four residents. Each comes with full beds, dressers and closet space. Women and men are housed in separate wings. Both facilities are equipped with an on-site gym and basketball court. The Palm Springs location also has a pool. Throughout their stay, clients are served three meals a day cafeteria-style.

Treatment and Staff

Before treatment begins, residents go through an initial intake and assessment process to help staff members develop individualized treatment plans. Those in need of detox can do so on-site before continuing on to formal treatment. While the specifics of each plan may vary, most residents stay for 30 days and attend both individual and group therapy rooted in evidence-based practices, such as CBT and DBT. The curriculum also includes a range of holistic approaches like art therapy, music therapy, meditation and rotating physical activities. Dual diagnosis support and 12-step recovery concepts are also part of the program.

The staff at Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers includes CADCs, psychologists, physicians, RNs and additional Master’s and PhD-level clinicians.


Additional services include family education programs, family therapy and parenting classes. For those seeking less intensive treatment, outpatient tracks that use the same therapy methods are available in a range of intensities.

In Summary

Overall, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is an expansive organization that provides comprehensive care for clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Each program includes 12-step recovery concepts, evidence-based care, holistic therapy and time for recreation. For adults in looking for a high-end, multi-faceted residential treatment program, Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers is worth considering.

Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Center Locations

1170 S State St
Ephrata, PA 17522

4020 Lake Worth Rd
Palm Springs, FL 33461

Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers Cost

$30,000 (30 days). Reach Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers by phone at (855) 859-8808 (Ephrata) and (855) 859-8810 (Palm Springs) Find Retreat Premier Addiction Centers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube

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  1. This place is nothing but an insurance milking farm. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE. In fact I’d say STAY AWAY. I have had two family members in this facility that came out more traumatic then when they went in. Same exact experiences as one of the other reviews. The right arm doesn’t speak to the left. The most knowledge received is literature and then go do something of leisure I.e art etc.. Far from a comfortable recovery setting . The people that stay are usually homeless that luckily have insurance, luckily, because it is a roof over their heads. On both of my family members experiences, as soon as there was no insurance they watched these people in desperate need of help and they got the boot Unless you can afford the overpriced daily amount. They will keep you as much time as your insurance allows for, they will beg you to stay to the point of desperation, even when not necessary. The people that are well enough to leave, they will beg you to stay or suggest PHP , then OP and so on. This was all shared shared with both family members who were there from numerous patients. If you don’t do what they want so they can milk more insurance they become rude. Sabrina the lead therapist only knows of the 12 steps because of her husbands experience which in fact shows the exact opposite of how the 12 step program works i.e “Alcoholics Anonymous” . That would be her husbands choice not hers to share, she is giving out her name and has business cards. If I could give it 0 stars it would be a better description. The place looks like a jail and feels like a jail. They don’t take well to people who know the business and call them out on their unprofessional way of dealing with patients who need help and are already feeling terrible . When one of family members went to say goodbye to Sabrina (lead Therapist) what a joke, and thank her, she said “for what”? In a very nasty way because said family member did not need or agree to her treatment plan (the length the insurance would pay) Family member then said goodbye and tried to thank her again and she replied “FOR WHAT? Nasty again. Not I hope you do well as you continue on your path of recovery. Thank you for allowing us to help you for any length of time. So the literature she gave which is all family member received, was returned and left basically with PTSD. I don’t care what her degree is, her lack of compassion and empathy this woman should not be a care giver. Nevertheless the lead therapist. The treatment was that bad. Basically you can never get a straight answer. Barry says one thing. A CA says another. Patient liaison something else. Absolutely the most unorganized facility I have ever had contact with or dealt with in almost 20 years. Alan is basically useless, again unless your willing to use the entire length your insurance provides. Did not even apologize for the staffs confusing different sets of information given to both family members. Also does not take well to people who know the business which interferes with his facilities primary goal which is monetary. Everyone and anyone who actually knows about recovery either by experience or experience and education or I would say has at least empathy and compassion for the disease of addiction, steer clear. No detox should recommend this facility ever and every insurance provider be put on alert. This is Palm Beach County at a critical time in a drug/opiate/heroin crisis. Pray for any person who ends up there!!

    Should be noted that the patient who wrote the review, look how she was responded to. Every person experiences recovery in a different way. Your facility is so unprofessional it is embarrassing for the owner, he may have intended it to be a retreat, but he doesn’t control the staff in every location and he should start paying attention. Saying retreat is nice but patients are looking FOR TREATMENT for $30,000 a month not yoga, art and meditation. They can do that at home. Are you kidding me????

  2. Hi Tara,
    That is unfortunate that the above was your take-a-way. I am hoping you are doing well now, and have some time under your belt. I am hoping that the tools and foundation provided to you by your therapist and peers may be useful in your future. There is something we always say, you get what you put in.

    For someone who found nothing useful to do on campus, I find that strange. We have numerous holistic therapies such as Recreation, Art, Music, Yoga, Equine, Drumming, Chanting, Gardening, Culinary, Drama, just to name a few. Yes we put on “stupid” skits that the majority of patients love. And our “uncaring staff who just want your money” dedicate hundreds (yes you read that right) of hours throughout the year (on their time, NOT getting paid) to put together something fun and special for our patients.

    As for our owner, I’m not sure if you have ever met our owner. Peter Schorr is the man who started Retreat. He is also the man who greets patients with a hug, picks up trash he finds outside, not to mention has rehired hundreds of alumni that have successfully completed the program as well as maintained sobriety for over a year. Not value sobriety? If you had any concept of why he started Retreat, how addiction has affected his life, not to mention the majority of our staff, I don’t think you would ever make that assumption.

    You don’t get into this business to become rich. You get into it to save lives. I might not be financially rich, however to know that I helped someone means more to me than any price tag. And I can assure you, the majority of the people who work at Retreat have either been in your shoes, or have lost a loved one to addiction. I hope you’ll rethink your words and maybe go through life with a fresh perspective.

    • Agree with 100%! Many people have reported the same experiences and worse. I hope your sober and found another facility to help you. They way you were responded to takes the word narcissism to a level that is incredible.

  3. This facility will take your money because they are paid $1,000 a day for each patient. I was a client there and I was among more than 150 patients trying to stay sober. There were fights every day, non-compliant patients that were never reprimanded for their actions. If the patient census was too high, they would move you around in the middle of the night and you would end up staying on a floor with different sexes. There were couples having sex in the woods, couples having sex in the showers, people making out on the stairwells, and the staff never paid attention. People would sneak drugs in there all the time. The one fight they had led to a riot and people were sent to the hospital. They only want your money and do not care if you succeed with sobriety after the inpatient stage. I would recommend a better facility with less patient census and that doesn’t sit on top of a hill with no view of the world below. You have no activities to do except for stupid skits that they make you participate in. They don’t take Medicare because they don’t get enough money from them. You have to sign consents when you go in and I don’t remember signing any of them because I was so intoxicated. That should be against the law! Some staff were nice, which is why I made it 2 stars. Other than that, the owner that runs this place is a very wealthy man that doesn’t care about sobriety.

    • Tara,
      Agree with 100%! Many people have reported the same experiences and worse. I hope your sober and found another facility to help you. They way you were responded to, takes the word narcissism to a level that is incredible. Whatever Peter Schorr’s intentions were when he started, it is a far cry from the level of treatment that is given and expected at 30,000 a month. Retreat is a nice way to entice people to go there. I feel bad for anyone who falls for it! Especially in Palm Beach. There are no woods. Looks like a lock down. They talk on mics to each other through their ears. Security guards at gates. It’s a far cry from a recovery setting!! Retreat is an absolute lie!

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