Founded in 2010 by Dr. Robert Moran, MD, Wellington Retreat is a behavioral health treatment organization in the Palm Beach suburb of Lantana, Florida. Wellington offers detox for a variety of addictive substances, including alcohol, opiates and prescription drugs. It utilizes a 12-step approach and provides a unique Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) with on-site housing available. Wellington also offers psychiatric services for a variety of disorders as well as specialized services for adolescents, the LGBTQ community and pregnant women.
Accommodations and Food
A prospective Wellington client may enter the PHP or IOP directly, after taking part in residential treatment elsewhere or having just completed Wellington detox. They have the option to live on-site or attend outpatient treatment while living at home. The Wellington facility is comprised of a block of duplexes in which services are offered and where clients may be housed.
Each client shares a gender-specific hotel-style room with one other person in their program, each getting their own queen bed and sharing a bathroom. There is a 15-person maximum per duplex for a total of 46 beds in the entire facility. Smoking is allowed in designated areas. IOP clients are encouraged to utilize life skills in that they are responsible for shopping for and cooking their own food. All meals are catered for those in detox or PHP.
Treatment and Staff
Detox at Wellington may last seven to 10 days, depending on the individual. Clients re supervised by medical staff 24/7 and provided with medication assisted treatment if necessary. Once detox is completed, clients may choose to continue into the PHP for 30 days. Once the PHP is completed, a client may continue getting IOP treatment indefinitely.
Group and individual sessions, as well as AA/NA meetings, are offered in all programs at Wellington. Clients attend therapy according to their individualized treatment plan, which is appropriate to their needs. CBT and DBT are both employed and relapse prevention classes are offered. Wellness services, helping clients maintain a healthy weight, hygiene, nutrition are also offered.
Wellington clients must bring a list of all current medicines and they are subject to evaluation by on-site physicians. Wellington also employs a number of CADCs, clinical therapists and nurses who are overseen by medical director Dr. Moran.
There is a swimming pool available on-site. For use of the swimming facilities, female clients are recommended to bring a one piece with straps and male clients boxer type swimming trunks. All clients must wear appropriate footwear at all times outside of their room. Sneakers, flip flops and flats are all allowed. No bare feet are permitted anywhere other than the pool areas.
Wellington Retreat is a unique organization that provides flexible living arrangements that are perfect for those seeking the intensity of an inpatient program with the flexibility to live off-site and continue treatment. With medically supervised detox and physicians available every day, this is a good choice for those with health issues or who require medication management. Wellington employs tried and true substance abuse treatment methods like the 12 steps and CBT as the cornerstone of treatment, which round out the comprehensive offerings and make this is a great choice.
7051 Seacrest Blvd
Lantana, FL 33462
Wellington Retreat Cost: $20,000 (first 30 days, includes detox); $640 (further 30 days, housing); $400 (further 30 days, food). Reach Wellington Retreat by phone at (877) 935-5873. Find Wellington Retreat on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest
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