Let me sing the praises of the Delray Center for Healing, its doctors and its staff!! I am an alcoholic who had fifteen years of sobriety before relapsing about five years ago. Since that time I have been a chronic relapser and have been to numerous detox units and four to five treatment centers. Nothing seemed to work! That is until I found the Delray Center in June 2010. I was evaluated by Dr. Freidman and Dr. Rodriguez and it was recommended that I enter the comprehensive (C.A.T.) treatment program for three months. I told Dr. Rodriguez that the traditional 12-step programs had not worked for me and he explained that his program was an alternative treatment modality, that while it did not encourage or discourage outside 12-step recovery, it catered to the individual who had tried and failed with such recovery.
As I write this, my initial three months of treatment are coming to an end. I have followed Dr. R’s and Dr. Friedman’s advice and have extended my treatment for another three months ( a total of 6 months) and have become a residential (in-house) patient residing at the Center’s residential facility in west Delray Beach. In itself, this is unbelievable for me since I have only done 30-60 days in treatment centers in the past and could not wait to get out. I have now come to believe that it was not I who had failed prior treatments but rather the treatments had failed me.
Here is why I am gladly extending my treatment at the Center: every single person employed at the Center, and I mean every one of the doctors and every one of the staff are wonderful, caring and compassionate people who truly care about my well-being. I am always greeted with a smile and sincere inquiry as to how I am doing, feeling, etc. My individual therapist and the therapists who run groups are incredibly intelligent, insightful, well trained and, above all, nurturing. I feel safe in processing my thoughts and feelings and have made great strides in the ninety or so days I have been here. The Center is not a punitive atmosphere as so many 12-step treatment centers seem to be. The Center encourages intelligent and intellectual introspection and does not, in any way, try to “dumb you down” into a solely 12-step context but allows you to explore and continually inquire into the issues and underlying problems surrounding your addiction.
I cannot say enough about the Center and its people but would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a long-lasting resolution to his or her addiction problems.
-Kenn, Delray Beach
Since 2003, the Delray Center for Healing has provided exceptional psychiatric and therapeutic care for mental health, eating, and substance use disorders. To learn more about our philosophy and treatment approach, download our free e-book, “Psychiatry Redefined,” written by our founder and medical director, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD.