Frequently Asked Questions

At Wellness Resource Center, we offer answers to frequently asked questions to help guide you or your loved one through this important time.

Where is your program located?

We are located approximately one mile east of the Atlantic Ocean / US 1 in the Boca Raton / Delray Beach area in sunny south Florida. This area is known as the recovery capital of the east.

What types of problems/disorders do you treat?

Wellness Resource Center is a private treatment program dedicated to the health and wellness of adult men and women (ages 18 and above) who are suffering from addictive disorders with co-occurring emotional, psychological, and/or psychiatric conditions. Conditions treated frequently may include major depression, anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, thought disorders and self harm behaviors. We also address commonly associated issues such as co-dependency, trauma, eating-related issues/disorders. Our Admissions Coordinator will complete a complimentary pre-admissions assessment to determine your appropriateness for the program.

How much will treatment cost?

Addiction rehabilitation and comprehensive mental health treatment are highly specialized and individualized services. The associated costs may vary depending upon factors including the length of the treatment stay, need for additional ancillary services, insurance, or self-pay. Our intake advisors / admissions coordinator will be happy to work with you to develop an accurate picture of what your treatment will cost.

Does your program accept insurance or provide financing options?

Yes, we do accept insurance – though levels of coverage vary depending upon the specifics of your individual plan coverage as well as if the client meets medical necessity criteria determined by the insurance reviewers. At your request, insurance benefits will be verified before the time of admission and factored into the cost of treatment. Our intake advisors / admissions coordinator will be happy to work with you to address any and all questions you have regarding the financing of your treatment at Wellness Resource Center.

Are your staff members licensed?

Our multidisciplinary team is composed of licensed clinicians, masters level therapists, and certified addictions counselors. Additionally, our team is composed of eight specialists with focus areas such as relapse prevention, trauma, eating-related issues / disorders, nutrition, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and sexual compulsivity. For more information about our highly skilled, knowledgeable treatment professionals, visit our Staff page.

Is Wellness Resource Center accredited?

Wellness Resource Center is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the State of Florida Department of Children and Families.

Does your program treat dual diagnosis patients?

Yes. The primary objective of Wellness Resource Center is to provide affordable treatment to men and women, ages 18 and older, who are suffering from dual diagnosis of psychiatric illness and chemical dependency. Typically, 100% of our client population is dually-diagnosed.

What types of therapies and programs does Wellness Resource Center use?

Depending upon the specific needs of each client, treatment at Wellness Resource Center may involve some or all of the following: individual therapy, group therapy (including gender-specific groups and experiential groups), family therapy, expressive art therapy, spiritual therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and psychiatric care. For more detailed information visit our Treatment Programs page.

What is a typical day in treatment like?

Wellness Resource Center provides intensive treatment for dually-diagnosed clients in a highly structured environment. Our patients follow a daily schedule of intensive therapy and activities including life skills development, 12-step meetings, and drug-free recreational activities. Formal treatment / therapy occurs five days a week, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and usually ends around 5:00 p.m. In the evenings and weekends clients practice activities of daily living, socialization, outings, gym membership, and NA / AA support groups, all overseen by program staff.

To ensure the safety of our staff and clients during the coronavirus pandemic, we have implemented several enhanced safety protocols, including limiting access to our on-site gym. Until further notice, clients will be able to use our gym a maximum of two days per week. If you have any questions about this or any other safety measures at Wellness Resource Center, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. 

Do you provide detox services?

Wellness Resource Center is a private treatment program and does not offer detoxification services. We have non-affiliated partnerships with several local detox facilities depending on insurance /financial needs. Many insurance policies cover medical detoxification.

The Admissions Coordinator will determine if there is a need for medical detoxification prior to treatment and will assist in coordinating a referral and placement. Transportation will be arranged as well as a direct transfer to Wellness Resource Center upon completion. Most detox facilities admit 24/7.

How long will I need to be in treatment?

We offer a variable length of stay depending on each patient’s particular needs and the appropriate level of care. Treatment is highly individualized and determining the ideal length of stay in treatment depends upon a number of individual factors – including one’s level of motivation, previous time in treatment, the nature and severity of the issues you are dealing with, and the presence of co-occurring disorders.

At Wellness Resource Center, our treatment professionals will be happy to work with you to develop the best plan to meet your specific needs.

Do you have a psychiatrist on staff?

Wellness Resource Center has a Medical Director / Psychiatrist on staff who specializes in treating dually-diagnosed clients. Each client receives an initial psychiatric evaluation and regular meetings with the psychiatrist as needed for ongoing evaluation, mood stabilization, and medication management as needed.

Will I be required (or permitted) to take medication during treatment?

Psychoactive medications that have potential for abuse are contraindicated for use with dual-diagnosis clients. Medications such as benzodiazepines, methadone, Suboxone, and other mind/mood-altering substances are prohibited. Psychotropic medications, which have no addictive properties, may be prescribed on an as needed basis.

We do not mandate medication, although it may be recommended. Clients are asked to bring their prescription medication(s) in their original prescription bottle, subject to oversight by the medical director.

Where are medications kept and how are they dispensed?

Clients self-administer their prescription medication on a daily basis. Supervision and locked storage is provided for those who struggle with non-compliance.

Our son has a strong, sober network of friends and is better than we've ever seen him! Thanks to Wellness, our family has been reunited.

– Ryan M.