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Our corporate office is located in Boca Raton, FL. While we do not offer rehab programming at this location, please feel free to contact us here and we will help you find treatment services at any of our rehab centers in Florida, Indiana, or New Jersey.
At Boca Recovery Center, clients participate in various therapies and treatment services. In this intense addiction treatment model, clients enjoy an immersive recovery experience, as the majority of their day is spent in therapy. They then have time to socialize, relax, and recover in a sober, supportive living environment.
If you contact us, we can help you enroll in one of our other locations or provide you with resources that meet your needs.
The medical detox program at Boca Recovery Center Florida provides a safe and supervised environment for clients as they work to get substances or alcohol out of their systems. We use a combination of medications and therapy to keep clients as comfortable as possible while they experience withdrawal symptoms.
We don't recommend rapid detoxes or quitting cold turkey, as these methods can be ineffective, uncomfortable, and even dangerous. Instead, at Boca Recovery Center, you'll find a safety-and-health-focused approach to sobriety. Our expert therapists and clinicians will be by your side throughout every step of your medical detox and tailor treatments to your needs.
Inpatient rehab treatment at Boca Recovery Center Florida allows an immersive recovery experience where you can receive care and support around the clock. You’ll live in our residential facility in Delray Beach and then visit our clinical facility in Central Boca Raton six days per week where you’ll receive seven hours of therapy each day.
Inpatient rehab treatment involves a high level of care where you can fully focus on your recovery in a safe, sober environment.
Outpatient rehab treatment involves treatment sessions during the day, often up to six days per week, but you’ll live at home or in a sober living environment. You’ll leave the treatment facility every day, and you can attend to other areas of your life when you’re not in therapy.
If you have life responsibilities that you can’t put on hold, such as a family to care for or a job you can’t take leave from, outpatient treatment might be a good option for you.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves the use of FDA-approved medications to treat certain substance use disorders, such as opioid addiction or alcoholism. Boca Recovery Center offers MAT to clients who need it. While this is often referred to as medical detox, many clients continue on MAT for months or years.
When you participate in MAT, you won’t experience severe withdrawal symptoms or cravings for substances of abuse. This makes it more likely that you will successfully achieve recovery, and it reduces the risk of relapse.
In addiction treatment, therapy makes up the backbone of your recovery plan. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common therapeutic approach built on the idea that thoughts directly influence behavior. If you can successfully change negative thoughts patterns in therapy, behavior (such as substance abuse) will also change.
It’s common for people with eating disorders to also struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Likewise, people with substance abuse issues often have disordered eating habits. When these disorders co-occur, the key is dual diagnosis treatment.
This means that both conditions are addressed simultaneously. If only one disorder is addressed, relapse on both fronts is highly likely. At Boca Recovery Center Florida, we offer dual diagnosis treatment for eating disorders and substance abuse.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery. Each person’s journey to recovery is different, and treatment should also be unique.
For some people, abstinence-only recovery seems intimidating. These individuals may think they can only succeed in a harm reduction model, where they practice safer approaches to drug use rather than abstinence.
The truth is that abstinence-based recovery, like we practice here at Boca Recovery Center, boasts higher success rates. We’ll show you the evidence, and we’ll guide you through the process. With the right support, it’s very possible to achieve and sustain abstinence from all substances of abuse.
Some people thrive in faith-based programming, where they center their recovery on God or a higher power. For others, family therapy is the cornerstone of their addiction therapy since these relationships will be their support network in recovery.
Whatever you need, we can help you here at Boca Recovery Center. We customize each treatment plan to meet the needs of each client, ensuring the best chances of sustained recovery.
Group therapy is where a lot of work is done in addiction treatment programs. Group therapy sessions often take a specialized approach, focusing on a particular therapy modality.
CBT sessions focus on identifying negative thought patterns and working to change them to more positive avenues, resulting in healthier behaviors over time. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) helps clients to understand their feelings and better process them. Trauma-informed therapy dissects past traumas, helping clients to understand how their past informs their present, so they can learn to react and manage life better.
All of this work can take place in group therapy sessions.
At our Florida drug rehab center, you’ll enjoy treatment from some of the top experts in addiction recovery. Our staff members foster a supportive, caring, and positive environment where you’ll make significant gains in your life. You’ll also make new friends along the way.
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Ferry is a passionate addiction recovery advocate based in Boca Raton, Florida. Born and raised in Ventnor, New Jersey, his strong desire for helping people began early on and it has stayed with him ever since. Growing up, Christopher loved playing ice hockey and was on the varsity team at St. Augustine Prep School. By 18 years old, he was invited to try out for the USA National Team Development Program (Team USA). Shortly afterwards, he walked away from ice hockey and began using drugs. Christopher developed an addiction that continued for many years, and his life spiraled out of control. During this time, Christopher served as the Co-founder of a Jacksonville-based insurance franchise called We Insure Florida, from which he had to step down in order to enter treatment for his addiction. Christopher ultimately entered into drug treatment programs on two occasions, and finally, on February 21, 2013, Christopher found long-term sobriety. As soon as he was able to get sober, Christopher decided to transform his challenging past into a present triumph through helping others who have gone through similar struggles. Now with many years sober, he is the proud Owner/Founder of Boca Recovery Center. Utilizing his in-depth marketing expertise, he aims to encourage people battling with the disease of addiction to find a positive outlet in the form of drug and alcohol treatment. Additionally, Christopher is Certified National Master Interventionist (C.N.M.I.) and received his certification from the National Association of Drug & Alcohol Interventionists (N.A.D.A.I.). He has also studied marketing and business development extensively. After everything he has endured, Christopher has adopted “Never Say Die” (Never Give Up) as his life-long motto. During his free time, Christopher enjoys attending sporting events. He also has an avid interest in physical fitness. Most importantly, he loves spending quality time with his family and close friends.
Chief Legal Officer
Justin is Boca Recovery Centers's Chief Legal Officer and specializes in behavioral healthcare regulation and compliance. Justin has worked extensively in matters involving state and federal regulation of mental health and substance abuse facilities, including, but not limited to, consulting start-up and established businesses, handling licensure and accreditation applications, drafting policy and procedure manuals, representing clients at audits, and counseling clients with regards to regulatory compliance matters. Justin's valuable experience includes his aggressively advocating for clients in a wide array of contracts. Justin was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida in 2006 and a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2009. Justin is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida, as well as the federal courts in the Southern District of Florida. When not working, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf as much as possible and rooting for the University of Central Florida’s athletics programs.
Chief Operations Officer
Joe grew up in New Jersey which is where he originally tried to get help for his addiction, finally coming to Florida he was able to get sober. He has worked in the field of addiction since 2013 as a licensed interventionist and assisting in the admissions process. Being in recovery himself, Joe can relate to and aid others in the recovery process. He helps clients with the entire admissions process including tours of our facilities for clients and family members, transportation arrangements, and getting clients settled once they arrive. Joe understands the days leading up to admitting into a facility can be stressful and aims to make the process as comfortable as possible for clients and their loved ones.
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Alison Tarlow is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Florida, New Jersey, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. She is also a Certified Addictions Professional, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Recovery Residence Administrator, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. Dr. Tarlow began her education in South Florida, completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology. She began her career working at The Renfrew Center, an eating disorders and mental health facility in Coconut Creek, Florida, and has worked in private practice for over 20 years. For the past 10 years, Dr. Tarlow’s clinical work has focused on the treatment of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. In 2014, she became Clinical Director of a treatment program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She then transitioned to Boca Recovery Center in January 2018, in the role of Clinical Director, where she has been involved in the start-up of their Detoxification and Residential treatment facilities in South Florida, New Jersey, and most recently, Bloomington, Indiana. In August 2020, Dr. Tarlow was honored to accept the position of Chief Clinical Officer for Boca Recovery Center. Dr. Tarlow enjoys every aspect of her clinical role, which includes oversight and supervision of the clinical teams at each of our three locations, maintaining the highest standards for client treatment and care, and using social media platforms to provide education and insight into the many issues that present with substance use disorders.
Chief Financial Officer
Alex Cuevas was born in Dearborn, MI and raised in Youngstown, OH. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from the University of Toledo (Ohio) in 2010 and shortly after he relocated to Pompano Beach, FL. Alex began working in the substance abuse/treatment industry as a Behavioral Health Tech in 2012 while searching for opportunities in Finance. He managed to network and build relationships in the industry and worked as Receptionist, HR Supervisor, and Case Manager, before taking a position as Financial Administrator in 2014. Since that time, Alex has learned the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and developed extensive experience in both the business and financial aspects of the treatment industry. Alex remained heavily involved with, and assisted in, multiple detox/treatment startups across the country. He specializes in; executing and implementing operations, payroll, business insurance and employee benefits, lease and business agreements among other legal documents. With four years of business and finance experience under his belt, Alex feels fortunate to have been given the role of Director of Finance with Boca Recovery Center in 2018. In taking this position, Alex has been reunited with some colleagues that he worked with when first starting out in the industry. Most recently, after two successful years with the company, Alex was promoted to Chief Financial Officer where he continues to assist in current and new business ventures as the company continues to grow.
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. Stephanie 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 she 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.
Director of Human Resources
Samantha joined Boca Recovery Center in May 2021 in the role of Director of Human Resources and oversees the staffing of our facilities at all our locations across the United States. She is currently in the process of completing her undergraduate degree in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University and is excited to continue her education and training in the field of Human Resources. Samantha grew up in the South Florida area and has many years of personal experience in recovery. She has held positions of leadership within the 12-step community and is a pillar of hope and inspiration for many who seek long-term sobriety. Samantha is a tremendous asset to our organization as we seek to build our team, ensuring we are staffed with the highest quality employees.
Teague was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. After moving to Florida 10 years ago, he was introduced into the world of recovery. He has worked at a variety of different treatment centers holding positions from Behavioral Health Technician to Admissions. In those roles, he saw a need for a liaison to be able to provide a clear, concise explanation to clients and their loved ones about the intricacies of health insurance. As Director of Client Accounts at Boca Recovery Center, Teague is the front line to answer any and all questions potential and current clients may have about their insurance coverage, as well as their families. He provides answers and compliance in an ever-changing atmosphere of the substance abuse healthcare industry. In his free time, Teague enjoys playing the guitar, tinkering on his Jeep and spearfishing.
Director of Admissions
Shelby grew up in Sarasota, Florida, and initially moved to South Florida for addiction treatment in 2014. In 2016, Shelby began working in the field of addiction, holding various positions including Administrative Assistant, Behavioral Health Tech, and Group Facilitator. Shelby joined the team at Boca Recovery in October 2020, working in the Admissions Department. Within a short time, Shelby was promoted to Admissions Coordinator, and most recently she was promoted to Assistant Director of Admissions. In addition to being a vital member of our Admissions team, Shelby is also currently completing a degree in Communications at Florida Atlantic University. In her spare time, Shelby is an active member of the South Florida recovery community, and she also enjoys spending time at home with her fiancé and her son or pursuing her interest in personal growth and development.
National 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 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.
Director of Business Development
Casey Hiltner was born and raised in Margate, New Jersey, and moved to South Florida after reaching out to his childhood friend, Chris Ferry, for help with his addiction. With Chris’ support and encouragement, Casey found sobriety and remained in South Florida, and soon he began working for Chris as Boca Recovery Center was in its initial stages of development. Now, with several solid years of recovery under his belt, Casey has been working for Boca Recovery Center in their Admissions Department in various positions. For the past 2 years, Casey has taken a leadership role as the Director of Community Outreach, and he is excited to be relocating home to New Jersey, where he will continue in his role of Outreach at our Galloway, New Jersey facility.
Director of Call Center
Tim was born in California and moved around the country throughout his childhood as a result of his father’s career in Homeland Security. In 2013, Tim came to South Florida seeking recovery, and since that time he has accrued over 6 years of experience working in substance use disorder treatment admissions. Tim joined the team of Boca Recovery in December 2021 as an admissions representative and was promoted to the position of Call Center Manager in February 2022. Tim is a dedicated team leader who enjoys his spare time on the beaches of South Florida and going to the gym.
Our various addiction treatment programs allow clients to live in apartment-style residences. They function independently in this comfortable living environment and attend both individual and group therapy six days per week.
Our comprehensive approach to treatment fosters the best recovery experience as you reside in sober residences when you aren’t in therapy sessions. There, you can participate in 12-step meetings, foster new friendships in sobriety, and begin to build a new life in recovery. Eventually, you’ll work toward securing employment and preparing to transition to life back home.
The admissions process begins with a 15-minute phone call where we’ll talk about your situation and history of substance misuse. During this clinical assessment, we’ll determine which type of program would best suit your needs.
Once we’ve mapped out an initial plan for you, we’ll schedule your arrival date, arrange transportation to the treatment center, and answer any questions you have.
In our day/night treatment program, you’ll take part in our inpatient rehab treatment model. While you’ll live in our apartment-style residences and have access to support around the clock, you’ll get the flexibility to function on your own. You’ll take part in therapy six days a week for seven hours per day.
In our outpatient rehab treatment program, you’ll still take part in therapy for the bulk of most days, but you might return home at night, or you might reside in another sober living environment. Outpatient rehab treatment allows you to test some of your newfound skills in the outside world. Since you are exposed to more relapse triggers in outpatient treatment, it’s a good idea to have a strong relapse prevention plan in place.
Residents enjoy private rooms with comfortable furnishings and a smart TV. They have access to joint recreational areas, including a full gym, game room, barbeque area, and basketball court.
Clients can function independently in their apartment-style living and cook their own meals.
Boca Recovery Center in Florida accepts most major insurance plans, including plans from these providers:
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!