Boca Recovery Center - Drug Rehab in Boca Raton
Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Boca Raton, FL
Our alcohol and drug rehab program in Boca Raton, Florida offers Day/Night programming with Community Housing (PHP and IOP) for clients who are working on their goals for long-term sobriety, while simultaneously acclimating into the community. This programming allows for individuals to live in private room, apartment-style residences, where they are able to function independently while attending psychotherapy groups and individual therapy sessions 6 days per week.
Clients are transported from their housing component in nearby Delray Beach, to our Clinical location in Central Boca Raton. Clients spend 7 hours per day in clinical programming, attending evidence-based psychotherapy groups, addressing case management needs, and working on individualized treatment plans.
Clients also have the option to participate in our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, where they remain safely under the supervision and guidance of our medical and clinical team who have specifically trained in harm reduction techniques. After the clinical day, clients return to the residence where they have the freedom and flexibility to attend outside 12-step meetings, find sponsorship, build healthy sober support networks, learn to implement pro-social skills, and eventually move towards finding employment or preparing to return home to continue their recovery.
It takes a team of experts to fight a complex disease like addiction. As we invest in the most sophisticated technologies to support your treatment, we simultaneously invest in the top clinical minds to provide the highest level of care to you.
Dr. Jacqueline Pevny, MD, is the Medical Director of Boca Recovery Center, Florida, since joining the team in July 2021. Dr. Pevny is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Diplomate of Addiction Medicine, Diplomate of Geriatric Psychiatry, and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She completed her bachelor’s degree and Medical School at the University of Miami, where she graduated with Honors in 1995. Her medical internship took place at Cornell Medical Center, and her Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Pevny has years of experience working hands-on with her patients struggling with addiction and mental health problems, and her wealth of knowledge, experience and love for her work is unmatched.
Chief Clinical Director
Dr. Alison Tarlow is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the States of Florida and Pennsylvania, and a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). She has been a practicing psychologist for over 15 years. She began her career as a Postdoctoral Resident at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, specializing in the treatment of women’s issues, including Post Traumatic Stress, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Addiction. Dr. Tarlow developed a successful private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and began consulting for treatment centers and programs throughout the South Florida area. Before joining the clinical team at Boca Recovery Center, Dr. Tarlow was the Clinical Director of an organization for three years, and was responsible for the development of a medical detox facility in Palm Beach, and two substance abuse treatment facilities (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida). She has specialized training in a variety of evidenced-based practice, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Tarlow is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator in the State of Florida, and incorporates this experience into her work with clients and their families. Dr. Tarlow has written numerous articles on the topic of substance abuse treatment for Sober World Magazine, and has presented at conferences and training events throughout the United States.
Chief Nursing Officer
Stephanie is originally from Boca Raton, FL where she graduated from Broward College and City College to pursue her passion as a registered nurse. Stephanie has been a director of nursing for the last 6 years in the mental health and substance abuse field. Prior to that she was a registered nurse at Baptist Health Bethesda Hospital where she began building her nursing foundation. She has opened and maintained several dual diagnosis facilities in the South Florida area and understands the unique dynamic between the medical and administrative duties as the Chief Nursing Officer. Some of these duties Stephanie excels in are creating and implementing systems and procedures to comply with the most up-to-date federal and state compliance. Stephanie has demonstrated expertise in overall operations with the medical and nursing components of treatment in both our Florida and New Jersey locations. Stephanie's approach in providing nursing care continues to be that no matter what the client is here for, WE are here to help. Her goal as Chief Nursing Officer with Boca Recovery Center is to provide a collaborative comprehensive approach to client-centered care for the best client outcomes.
Lead Clinical Therapist
Dexter Green comes to Boca Recovery Center with extensive experience in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. He graduated from NJCU in 2005 with a Master's Degree in Education and Rehabilitation with a concentration in Psychology. He is Board Certified to provide therapy in the state of FL as a Master’s Level Addiction Professional, Mental Health Professional, Criminal Justice Addiction Professional, IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified E- Therapist. Dexter has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents and families who suffer with addiction and mental health diagnoses. During his tenure, he held positions as a Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director. Dexter uses a number of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Family Systems Theory. Dexter takes a holistic, strengths-based, person-centered approach to treatment that utilizes effective and relevant interventions to meet his clients’ needs. When he is not working, Dexter enjoys spending time with family and coaching youth football.
Director of Business Development
Aaron was born and raised in Miami, Florida, after struggling with his own demons of addiction, he decided to make a change, and put his recovery over everything. Aaron joined the Boca Recovery Center Team in 2017 & he takes great in pride in holding the title of Director of Business Development. Aaron plays a key role in our South Florida presence, but also travels nationwide to establish working relationships and to let the nation know Boca Recovery Center's Mission. He believes that no one is hopeless, and everyone deserves to receive the best quality care.
Benjamin “Bo” Garfield was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Starting at the age of 17, he struggled with addiction for many years. In 2016, Bo was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer, and after aggressive treatment, he has been in remission since that time. Bo got sober almost 4 years ago, and in 2018, he received a Certified Recovery Specialist from Penn State, Abington. After working in treatment in Philadelphia area for several years, Bo moved to South Florida in 2019. He began working as a House Manager at a sober living facility, and then moved into positions of Behavioral Health Technician, Tech Supervisor, and now the role of Alumni Coordinator with Boca Recovery Center. Bo is actively involved in the program of Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and he enjoys sharing his strength and hope with others who are seeking recovery. Bo now has plans to work towards becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor. In his downtime, Bo can be found kayaking, playing with his Labrador, and spending time with loved ones.
Charlotte is nationally-recognized for creating and developing Christian Substance Abuse Programs as well as outreaches for the community. This includes Christian concerts and convocations to promote recovery, and women’s programming to offer support and guidance within Christian recovery. Charlotte has appeared on the Trinity Broadcast Network and has directed and performed in several videos pertaining to Christianity and the Twelve Steps. Charlotte is a Certified Addictions Professional and holds a music degree. She was also a successful performer in the entertainment business, until she heard the call for a higher purpose. Charlotte now incorporates her love and talent for music and the arts as a way to help people heal from the ravages of addiction. Charlotte’s mission is to bring healing and God’s love to people who are hurting and are looking for a better way of life. Boca Recovery Center is very excited to have Charlotte with us to oversee our Christian Spirituality Track.
Lead Clinical Therapist and Safety Compliance Officer
Maryssa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master’s Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida. Maryssa’s inherent passion to help others led her to pursue a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Throughout her course of study, Maryssa developed a strong interest in the specialty of substance use disorders. She began her career in the substance use disorder field as a clinical support staff member, and was quickly promoted to the role of primary therapist where she was able to continue developing her skills as a therapist, group facilitator, and case manager. At Boca Recovery Center, Maryssa has taken on the role of Lead Therapist, Clinical Intern Supervisor, and Safety and Compliance Officer. Maryssa takes a strengths-based, solution-focused approach to fostering a strong rapport with clients as she helps to empower them to create positive change in their lives. She believes that the development of self esteem and self love is essential to maintaining long term sobriety. Maryssa’s experience allows her to address a broad range of issues including substance use, codependency, self esteem, co-occurring mental health, anger, emotion regulation, and behavior modification.
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What Our Clients Say
Boca Recovery is one of the best treatment centers in South Florida to address your substance use! As a clinical staff member, I can genuinely say that each therapist working here has your best interests at heart. We will work beside you to help guide you towards a successful recovery!
Boca recovery was a life changing experience for me and saved my life. The clinical staff was ver professional and did a amazing job helping me grow. Boca recovery has shown me sobriety is okay and I'm so thankful for them!