Wellness Resource Center is a Boca Raton, Florida-based rehab that boasts a large facility and strong staff at an affordable price.
Accommodations and Food
Living arrangements at Wellness are separate from the facility where treatment takes place, and are essentially a giant apartment block called “the Residence” which contains 52 beds; overall, they are roughly what one would expect from a mid-range Florida condo. Each comes with a kitchen and a combined living and dining area. There are two bedrooms in each with four people to an apartment. A plus is that the facility has a giant pool with lounge chairs, though residents will presumably not get much time to use them given their busy schedules. Grocery cards are provided so that clients may buy and prepare food for themselves.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment programs are primarily designed for clients with dual diagnosis, and Wellness can handle a wide variety of psychological ailments as well as addiction issues with variable lengths of stay. After intake and a psych evaluation (unfortunately, it doesn’t offer detox services), primary care consists mostly of group therapy, though other therapies include equine therapy, experiential therapy and DBT. While there’s a smattering of one-on-one sessions, WRC’s huge intake volume means there isn’t much individual time to go around.
The center focuses on the 12 steps, and group therapy includes groups to build sobriety skills and insight into addiction, as well as various weekend process groups where people of all illnesses can air their grievances—a plus or a minus, depending on the client.
Daily schedules here are highly regimented. The day starts with chores and a morning meditation before morning groups begin at 9 am. There are three morning groups, each with a 10-minute break in between, that rotate throughout the week. After that, clients go back to the apartments for lunch. Afterwards it’s back to the facility by shuttle for more groups until 4:30 pm, then back to the apartments again for supervised free time followed by off-site 12-step meetings (a daily requirement). After that, it’s homework and lights out at 11 pm.
The staff features a handful of psychiatrists, psychologists and doctors and a wide variety of therapists with varying specializations.
Recreation is strict as well, and arguably doesn’t offer a lot of variety. Residents can get passes to participate in pre-approved, drug-free off-site activities if they haven’t been written up for behavioral issues. Aside from that, clients are able to use the local gym, go bowling, watch movies or visit the nearby Delray Beach—though again, all of this is contingent upon good behavior. Finally, WRC has no Internet and limited daily phone time.
While Wellness Resource Center offers the necessities for treatment and can be commended for their dual diagnosis support. For those looking for inpatient treatment in Florida that offers intense, no-frills recovery, Wellness is well worth considering.
Wellness Resource Center
7940 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Wellness Resource Cost: $14,250 (30 days). Reach Wellness Resource Center by phone at (866) 549-5032. Find Wellness Resource Center on Facebook
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