On behalf of everyone at The Recovery Village Palm Beach, congratulations on taking the first step toward a healthier you. This guide will introduce you to our treatment center and programs and answer some of your most pressing questions before your arrival. From what to pack to the different levels of care offered at our center, knowing what to expect can make your transition easier. We are excited to welcome you and are honored to be a part of your recovery process — we’ll be with you every step of the way.
The Recovery Village Palm Beach Welcome Guide
Now that you’ve decided to begin treatment at The Recovery Village Palm Beach, it’s time to prepare for your stay. Knowing what to bring, what to leave behind and how to reach our Palm Beach center are fundamental first steps to beginning your recovery journey. This guide ensures you have everything you need while you’re with us, so you can focus on what’s really important — getting better.
What to Bring
We recommend that new residents pack the following items for treatment:
- Two-weeks worth of season-appropriate clothing
- Comfortable sleepwear
- One-piece swimsuits for ladies, knee-length board shorts for men
- Toothbrush, unopened toothpaste, and alcohol-free mouthwash
- A sweater or jacket for indoors
- Unopened shampoo and conditioner
- Unopened sunscreen
- Unopened face wash and moisturizer
- Unopened lotion
- Unopened lip balm
- Unopened feminine products
What Not to Bring
Items not permitted include:
- Drug or alcohol paraphernalia
- Drugs or alcohol
- Cameras or handheld video or tape recorders
- Electronic devices with cameras or internet access, including e-readers and smartwatches
- Products that contain alcohol (mouthwash, hand sanitizer, etc.)
- Hand sanitizer
- Vaporizers (vaping devices, vapes)
- Dental floss (dental floss will be provided)
- Opened toiletry products
- Weapons (including pocket knives)
- Clothing depicting drugs, drug paraphernalia, explicit language or images
Wherever you’re coming from, intake coordinators at The Recovery Village Palm Beach can help ensure you arrive at our center in a timely and safe manner. During the admissions process, all necessary travel accommodations are booked and confirmed by you or your loved ones. If you’re traveling by air, transportation to the center from the airport is provided.
Expectations After Arrival
To ensure the safety and sobriety of both new and current patients, each resident must consent to a search of both their belongings and person upon arrival at The Recovery Village Palm Beach. During this search, staff members will collect any items not permitted during treatment and store them in a safe and secure place until your stay is over. Additional searches may be conducted throughout your time at The Recovery Village Palm Beach to ensure health and safety.
Cell Phone Use
Because healing is your first priority, keeping distractions to a minimum is key for recovery. Upon arrival, each client’s cell phone will be securely stored and may be signed in and out during specific therapy sessions or times. Following a 72-hour adjustment period after arriving at the facility, clients may be allowed to use the phone at specified times during non-clinical hours.
The Recovery Village Palm Beach is an ideal place to begin your recovery. Warm weather much of the year and a broad range of therapeutic activities provide a relaxing and enriching setting for self-discovery, acceptance and healing. Comforting amenities, food and treatment options ensure a focus on healing.
Amenities and Therapies
An extensive array of on-site and off-site amenities is part of what makes The Recovery Village Palm Beach so unique. Amenities and activities may include*:
- Multiple lounges with televisions
- Two fully equipped gyms
- Electronic games
- Computer lab (coming soon for outpatient use only)
- Basketball courts
- Sand volleyball
- Swimming pool (coming soon)
- Horseshoe pit
- Frisbee golf
*Activities may change from time to time or from season to season. Your access to these amenities varies depending on situational medical recommendations.
Every day, in-house chefs prepare, plan and serve three nutritious meals for all residents at The Recovery Village Palm Beach. Typically, you will have a few different meals to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options available. The center also provides snacks throughout the day. No outside snacks or meals are permitted. If you have any food allergies, please let us know before you arrive at the center so we can appropriately accommodate these needs.
Rooms at The Recovery Village Palm Beach provide you with a comfortable place to rest during your recovery. The center includes two beds per room as well as one shared bathroom in each room. The number of residents in each room may vary depending on your individual treatment stage and care needs.
A Day in the Life
Your days at The Recovery Village Palm Beach will be spent learning how to build a new life in recovery. You’ll find new hobbies, make lasting connections with others and rediscover your own personal interests without relying on drugs or alcohol.
As you move through the different levels of care, your daily life will change as you gain new insight and advance through treatment. Depending on the level of care, your day may include group and individual therapy sessions, medical consultations, recreational activities and more.
Types of Therapy
During your stay, you’ll participate in a variety of personalized therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to help you begin recovery by recognizing and overcoming triggers, past struggles and current pain points. Your treatment may include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Recreational therapy
Family Visits and Therapy
During treatment, it’s important to reconcile with yourself and your family. While some people do better with long-distance family interactions, others may prefer to stay in contact with parents, spouses or other family members. Because connecting with your past is so important, opportunities are provided for clients to speak with family members as clinically appropriate. Family therapy sessions may also be held on a regular basis, depending on individual desire and need.
While the majority of your treatment will take place at The Recovery Village Palm Beach, there are off-site opportunities for those in the appropriate levels of care. Off-site visits and activities may vary between residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs.
The Recovery Village Palm Beach allows residents to take periodic smoke breaks during designated times. The timing and frequency of these breaks is determined based on situational medical recommendations and programming. Vaping is not permitted at The Recovery Village Palm Beach.
The Treatment Process
There are a variety of treatment programs at The Recovery Village Palm Beach, ranging from around-the-clock medical detox and residential care to outpatient programming. Treatment programs vary based on your unique needs. Treatment often starts with medical detox, an intensive process that typically lasts between five and 10 days. From there, you’ll either move to residential care, partial hospitalization or outpatient care, where you’ll continue treatment before formulating an aftercare plan with your medical team.
The entire treatment process varies in length but often lasts between 35 and 45 days. Some programs may be shorter or longer. After treatment, you’ll have the option to transfer to sober living housing or return home after being provided an array of aftercare resources. Your treatment may include:
- Medical Detox
- Residential Treatment
- Partial Hospitalization Program
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Outpatient Services
- Aftercare Planning
Medically Assisted Treatment
Depending on the substance, quitting cold turkey can be dangerous and life-threatening. That’s why The Recovery Village Palm Beach provides a regulated medical detox plan and 24-hour care for those in residential treatment. Individualized clinical care and tapering based on individual medical recommendations ensure that you have a healthy and comfortable transition. Before leaving The Recovery Village Palm Beach, our staff will provide a list of local resources and clinics for continuous care as you start your substance-free life.
During treatment, you’ll become a part of a dynamic family of physicians, treatment specialists and recovering patients. That camaraderie doesn’t end when you leave The Recovery Village Palm Beach. After treatment, you’ll have access to a nationwide alumni network of other former patients to help keep you sober and accountable. Staying connected with others who understand your struggle with virtual and in-person meetups can be a strategic and essential part of continuous recovery.
To meet the needs of our local communities, programs at The Recovery Village Palm Beach reflect the culture of South Florida and its residents. Our facility proudly welcomes people from all backgrounds, and we customize treatment plans to meet a variety of mental and physical needs, including those of military veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, the elderly and more.
Insurance and Your Obligation During Treatment
Many health insurance plans require out-of-pocket costs in order to access your healthcare benefits. These expenses may include Deductibles, Co-Pays, Coinsurance % and Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses (collectively, the “Patient Responsibility”).
Your individual Patient Responsibility may vary based on a number of factors including:
- Your individual benefits plan
- Length of stay at the facility
- Type of services received during treatment
- Other services offered at the facility, but not covered by your insurance provider (such as lab tests, non-covered prescriptions, etc.)
- Reasonable boarding fees should you decide to stay with the facility for treatment at outpatient levels of care.
A staff member will review your Patient Responsibility with you at the time of admission or as soon as possible once you are medically stable. They will explain that the deductible is due upon admittance to the facility and the co-insurance amount and out-of-pocket balance will be billed and paid for after treatment once services are complete. On-site financial counselors will again review your financial responsibility during treatment with case managers who can help you navigate FMLA.
It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider prior to admitting at The Recovery Village to understand your individual benefits plan. Please note that your insurance plan may not be a “participating provider” with The Recovery Village Palm Beach. You are responsible for all non-covered and out-of-pocket costs related to your treatment stay.