ABOUT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PALM BEACH
Part of the Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches (BHOPB) and set in a sprawling stucco facility in Lake Worth, Fla., the Seaside Center is a residential addiction treatment center. Clients with co-occurring disorders are also treated, and medically monitored detox services are located on-site.
According to the facility’s website, detox typically takes seven to 10 days. It is among the 10 percent of Florida residential facilities to offer detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Behavioral Health Palm Beach's website, all clients must undergo a pre-admission screening over the phone, which usually takes no more than 10 to 20 minutes.
Treatment at Seaside Palm Beach combines 12-step methods with evidence-based practices. Supplemental therapies are offered twice weekly including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), hypnotherapy, acupuncture and biofeedback, massage, and meditation.
Clients may also participate in anger management groups and relapse preventions workshops. Specialized treatment tracks are offered for professional athletes, healthcare professionals, first responders and aviation professionals.
A comprehensive three-day family program is available for loved ones and includes counseling and education.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes a medical director, a master of social work, and a licensed clinical social worker.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Images on the Seaside Palm Beach website show double-occupancy bedrooms, along with and modern lounging and living spaces. There is also an outdoor pool. The sixteen individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date provided mostly positive opinions about accommodations and amenities.
Accommodations & amenities: 4/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, seven provided positive opinions about Behavioral Health of The Palm Beaches. The other two alumni gave negative feedback.
Alumni praised the staff, treatment effectiveness, different activities, and the variety of treatment approaches available. "I liked the different approaches they took, plus there was different activities to do to help keep my mind focused on something other than the substances that caused me to be there," an alum wrote in a representative review.
The alumni who gave negative feedback noted the facility is in a bad part of town and compared the atmosphere to a prison.
The 62 people to leave Google Reviews for Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches in Lake Worth at the time of this writing gave an average of four out of five stars, and mostly positive commentary. Alumni praised the center by noting the staff went above and beyond, calling the food awesome, praising the accommodations and amenities, and even noting the center saved their life.
"Behavioral health of the Palm Beaches definitely saved my life," Daniel wrote in a representative review.
On the Facebook page for Behavioral Health Palm Beach in general, which the organization can edit, the facility received an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars based on 58 reviews to date.
WHAT FAMILY & FRIENDS SAY
The four loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility mixed feedback. W.C., whose brother attended the program, gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. "if you have tried everything and nothing has worked and you or your loved one is truly ready to commit to recovery, then give BHOPB a chance... This facility literally saved our brother\'s life," they wrote.
The other three loved ones, on the other hand, expressed issues with the treatment center.. D.B. complained that the rehab still owed them money after their daughter left early, while Melissa told Rehabs.com that there were “too many negative things to list.”
“My loved one was in a one-to-one situation with an aid at a facility while going through withdrawal and was still able to get away to get drugs and get worse,” another loved one wrote.
According to the facility’s website, most private insurance plans are accepted, however Medicaid and Medicare are not. Rates vary depending on client need and are calculated on a per day rate.