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Now, we talk. Let’s figure out what’s been going on, and how we can help address your addiction. Because that’s how things work here at Caron.

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95% of Caron patients are still in recovery at 30 days post-treatment.



We’ve already helped 100,000 people reclaim their lives from this disease.



Caron’s been setting standards and delivering real evidence-based treatment since 1957.

Common Questions

Is treatment the right thing for me or my loved one?

It is never late for rehab at any age or stage of dependence. Seeking treatment for dependence can be beneficial regardless of how long someone has struggled with substance use. Treatment can improve physical and mental health, and provide tools and support for a healthier and more fulfilling life.

When talking to your loved one about getting treatment, it's essential to approach the conversation with empathy and understanding. Here are some tips:

  • Choose an appropriate time and place for the conversation
  • Express concern for their well-being and avoid judgment
  • Share information about treatment programs, support groups, and the benefits of getting help
  • Create a united front - our experience shows that a family working together in the recovery process can make a significant difference in helping your loved one to recover

Caron can help in this discussion. Our admissions and clinical staff, as well as our strong rapport with professionals in the field, like interventionists, can help guide you. We can asses the situation and provide support and recommendations for how best to approach your loved one and handle next steps - whether that means coming to Caron or getting you in touch with the appropriate person or level of care.


The ability to continue working while in treatment is limited due to the structured nature of our daily treatment schedules. The nature of your work is also a factor when considering how we can accommodate your needs.

The ideal situation would be entering treatment and disconnecting from work entirely as removing stressors and distractions while laying a foundation in recovery will allow you to fully connect with your treatment community.

Our Core Programs allow two 30-minute windows during which personal cell phone use is allowed. You will also have access to community computers on which you will be able to check email.

If you would need more time than this for work, you may want to consider our signature programs like Grand View in PA, as well as Renaissance and Ocean Drive in FL, which are designed for executives, professionals, as well as individuals of influence and affluence who are not able to disconnect due to the demands of their professional lives.


The structured nature of our daily treatment schedules means it’s not feasible to carry a full semester’s worth of classes while also attending treatment.

The way to manage school while planning to enter treatment often depends on your school status and how the current semester is going in regard to your grades. If grades are poor, it may be best to withdraw from classes and inquire about taking a medical leave of absence as to not negatively impact your overall GPA and standing at the school. If grades are going well, check to see if it is possible to connect with an advisor and discuss options to pause your schooling and receive credit for the work already completed.

Another consideration is where are you in the current school semester? If the semester just started, it may be best to withdraw from your classes to enter treatment. If you are later in the semester and your grades are going well, check to see if it is possible to take the final and receive credit for the course.

Regardless of any of the above situations it is imperative that a college advisor or counselor be consulted as options vary from school to school.

Every Caron program has different policies regarding cell phone and tablet use. When you are admitted to a particular program, you will receive guidance on what incoming patients can bring, what they cannot bring, what they should pack, etc.

Is Caron the right place for me or my loved one?

The average length of stay in our residential or inpatient rehabilitation can vary depending on you or your loved one’s physical and psychological needs, the severity of the addiction, any mental or physical health conditions, and the treatment program. It can range from approximately four weeks to several months.

Licensures differ by state. Our facilities in Florida, Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive, are state licensed (AHCA and DCF) to treat a primary diagnosis in mental health and/or substance use disorder. At Caron Pennsylvania, we are licensed to treat a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder and can treat mental health as a secondary diagnosis. Click here to learn more.

If you or your loved one is struggling with a mental health issue in addition to drugs and alcohol, please reach out to us. Our admissions team is happy to help answer any questions you may have or connect you with our treatment team.

The admissions process begins with a telephone assessment during which we will discuss your medical and mental health needs and concerns. This will help us determine which of our programs will best fit your needs. This information is also helpful to our Caron Admissions Screening Team. This team coordinates with our medical, clinical and mental health professionals on each case to determine if we are able to meet your needs and how we can accommodate your care.

Another consideration when discussing existing medical and mental health diagnoses is, where are you with this diagnosis? Are you stabilized and currently under medical care for this diagnosis? Are you compliant with prescribed medications?

The Caron Admissions Screening Team will communicate with your current healthcare providers to develop a plan for your recovery care.

If you and your loved one is struggling with a medical issue alongside their addiction, please reach out to us. Our admissions team is happy to help answer any questions you may have or connect you with our medical staff.

Detoxing and the accompanying withdrawal symptoms are different from one person to the next - what works for one person may not work for someone else. The symptoms depend on what substances were used, how often they were used, the time and amount of last use, and other overall health factors.

Safely navigating the detox process is a crucial first step in recovery. That’s why it’s so important to be in a healthcare environment with professionals and credentialed doctors who can assist every step of the way. The experienced staff teams at Caron are proficient at managing the medical complexities of detoxing from alcohol and drug use as well as related conditions like chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, and other co-occurring disorders. We have two on-campus medical centers that provide detox and stabilization services, but if more specialized care is needed, you or your loved one may be referred to trusted outside providers who have experience working with patients with substance use disorder.

To learn more about our detox approach, please reach out to our admissions team to answer any questions you may have.

Because treatment is personalized for our patients, we do not have a set fee. Some of the variables in the cost of treatment include the specific treatment program that is right for you or your loved one and any additional services or support needed or chosen.

We have established unique agreements with our insurance partners in Pennsylvania that allow our medical and clinical experts to make healthcare decisions (not the insurance companies) in the best interest of our patients. This means that upon admission, patients can stay for the medically appropriate length of time they need for treatment (average 1 month), rather than being evaluated weekly for coverage, for the cost outlined by their insurance benefits, such as a deductible. Our model eliminates weekly/multiple utilization reviews throughout the course of treatment and the uncertainty of continued coverage.

We are in-network with many providers including, but not limited to Aetna, Amerihealth, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Quest, Independence Blue Cross, UPMC. Don't see your provider? Contact us and we'll confirm your coverage or help you with options.

Unfortunately, Caron Florida does not accept any state funding and is strictly private pay.

Financial assistance is available through a limited number of scholarships for individuals who qualify through an application process. Also, there are various options available to pay for treatment at Caron. Click here to learn more.

When you call Caron, you will meet and speak with one of our expert admissions specialists. The specialist is your guide and source of all the information you need about how admissions work.

Admissions specialists work closely with you, your loved ones, your therapist, and Caron’s clinical and medical teams to determine the level of care you (or your loved one) need and whether Caron can meet those needs.

The process begins with an evaluation, which may include questions about:

  • Precipitating events
  • Mental health history
  • Substance use and medical history
  • Family structure/dynamics and issues
  • Legal history
  • Career and education
  • Your current therapist and physicians that you are seeing
  • Contact information

Once you or your loved one has agreed to treatment, it's time to set an admission date. Because we understand the need for urgency, we can work with you to get the process done quickly. That includes admission to our onsite detox units at Caron Florida or Caron Pennsylvania on short notice if needed. The admissions process will vary depending on the program that is right for you.

Real Reviews

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My time at Caron has taught me how to live a sober life. The direction, guidance and therapy that I received, I attribute directly to my recovery. The support over the period of time that I was there was consistent, supportive and taught me the value of relationships.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I have never worked with more dedicated and knowledgeable professionals that truly care. So grateful for this program and all it has done for me and my family.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at Caron was profound and exceeded all expectations. The clinical team in the men’s relapse group created a treatment plan and aftercare plan specific to my needs. I am leaving here hopeful and excited for long term sobriety.

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