ABOUT SEASIDE PALM BEACH IN PALM BEACH, FL
A subsidiary of Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Seaside Palm Beach, located in Palm Beach, Fla., offers luxury residential treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse and those with related mental health conditions. All-inclusive treatment features a low patient-to-staff ratio and includes on-site detoxification services and residential rehab, including dual diagnosis care and specialized programs for executives and professionals.
The facility has been treating addictions for more 15 years and has its own research and development department dedicated to studying and creating addiction treatment methods. Within Florida, Seaside Palm Beach is among 29.2 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer residential, non-hospital care and among 10.9 percent with detoxification services in a residential, non-hospital setting.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The 24-hour call center at Seaside Palm Beach stands ready to begin the admissions process for clients. The length of treatment varies, depending on a client’s individual needs and progress.
Clients requiring detox are monitored 24/7 by doctors and nurses specially trained in the process of withdrawal and issues that may arise. The facility’s residential treatment program incorporates Eastern and Western approaches and evidence-based treatments.
Throughout the process, clients engage in individual and group therapy, addiction education, fitness and nutrition consultations, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and biofeedback sessions. The facility also offers a wide range of holistic treatments, such as art, music, chiropractic, massage, and fitness therapy, along with animal-assisted therapy, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy, as well as spiritual programs.
Family members are encouraged to take part in the facility’s monthly all-day family workshop, which educates them on the biology and physiology of addiction and how to support their loved one during recovery. There is an alumni program for clients following completion of treatment, which focuses on relapse prevention training and networking with other graduates of the program.
Within the state, Seaside Palm Beach, part of Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, is among 30.4 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited by the Joint Commission. The treatment team at Seaside Palm Beach includes a medical doctor, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, and a therapist specializing in trauma and sex addiction.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to its website, Seaside Palm Beach is “setting the global standard for luxury and executive substance abuse programs.” As such, the facility is designed with an “atmosphere that rivals many high-end vacation destinations.” The resort-like setting offers clients the opportunity to choose private or shared rooms during their stay.
Residents enjoy gourmet meals, daily maid and laundry service, concierge services, and 24/7 security. There is a large swimming pool on the landscaped grounds, each residence has Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs, and residents have access to off-site fitness facilities. Clients are invited to bring laptops, phones, and tablets to be able to continue working and keep in touch with loved ones throughout their stay. A former client reported to Rehabs.com they took their pet with them and encourages others to do the same.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, three former clients submitted reviews of Seaside Palm Beach to Rehabs.com: two glowingly positive and the other negative. Both positive reviewers raved about the success achieved, effective program, upscale environment, and “highly recommend” it.
P.R., who participated in the Rehabs.com survey, rated most metrics – including connectivity/visitor policy, counseling options, facility cleanliness and upkeep, family participation, holistic offerings, and staff experience and training – perfect five stars and reported that the facility supported 12-step programming for those who opt for it. P.R. told Rehabs.com.
The other positive reviewer, who brought their pet along rather than boarding it, wanted Rehabs.com to know about the: “Excellent therapy, beautiful townhomes, caring staff, excellent private chef and gourmet meals. Many of us are still sober years later.” Conversely, the negative reviewer criticized the competency of some of the staff, claimed the organization misrepresented the program, writing: “This is not a place to go to get well.”
On secondary sites, Seaside Palm Beach Rehab received extremely positive coverage to date: top five out of five stars based on one review on Google; and 4.8 stars based on four reviews on Facebook, which the organization may manage. Although four reviewers awarded the facility perfect five stars and the other offered four out of five stars, none provided commentary to support their rating.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, four friends and family members submitted split opinions of Seaside Palm Beach to Rehabs.com: two highly positive and the other two negative. Both on the plus side reported successful experiences for their loved ones. The one who participated in the Rehabs.com survey rated most metrics perfect five stars and four out of five stars with the notable exception of affordability, which caused the client to leave treatment early because it was too expensive and not covered by insurance, but added: “They taught him that he could have as much fun and enjoy life without drugs as he could with. That was three years ago and he's still clean.”
The other described the experience as “great” for their spouse and wrote: “He learned how to cope with his addiction in positive ways and has been clean since leaving the facility 4 months ago. He was able to work from the facility which made it much more convenient for him.”
The two other loved ones were outspokenly critical, from being “very disappointed in your facility” to “BEWARE!” One loved one, who recounted the experience of their son, claimed he had been moved to a halfway house too soon and “lost his battle.”
There currently is no information provided by Seaside Palm Beach regarding the cost of treatment. However, the facility accepts “most commercial insurance policies” and, if needed, connects prospective clients to healthcare lenders to help pay for treatment.