Treatment Programs

Caron Renaissance in Florida

We take patients from unhealthy dependence to interdependence, from broken relationships to healthy ones, from blame to responsibility.

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At a Glance

  • Quality evidence-based treatment

    Is available for a primary diagnosis in mental health and/or substance use disorder.

  • Customized length of stay

    builds a foundation for successful recovery.

  • Treatment and services

    focus on developing self-sufficiency.

  • Career and academic support

    focuses on goal creation and achievement.

  • Integrated, comprehensive family treatment

    restores relationships and health.

  • Pioneering program

    treats internet and video game use disorder.

  • Extensive network of supports

    reinforces a healthy, interdependent life post-treatment.

Highlights of Caron Renaissance

Caron Renaissance, located on our Florida campus in Boca Raton, helps individuals and their families heal from the effects of addiction and make lasting changes to build healthier relationships and support lifelong recovery. Our full-time experts use a trauma-informed, family systems approach within an interdisciplinary model of treatment for substance use disorder and/or mental health.

Who We Treat

  • People who are struggling with more than just substance use or need a more comprehensive treatment approach. When treatment fails, many people believe that they are incapable of a life in recovery. Yet, as Caron Renaissance alumni can attest, treatment is possible—even after multiple relapses. Our intensive, multifaceted approach offers hope.
  • Successful professionals whose relationships are unraveling due to substance use disorder or process addictions. At Caron Renaissance, we get beyond superficial behaviors to address the deeper issues, enabling transformational change.
  • Adults and young adults who have not yet achieved the typical markers of the transition to successful adulthood, such as graduating from college, becoming financially independent, and maintaining stable relationships. With our expert support, they learn what it means to be self-sufficient and confident.
  • Family members so that the whole family can achieve healthy, functioning relationships. We fully believe that “the patient is the family and the family is the patient.” To that end, the family is wholly integrated into the treatment process.
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We fully believe that the patient is the family and the family is the patient.

David Almeida, Clinical Director

Long-Term Treatment for Underlying Issues

Too often, treatment focuses on superficial behaviors as the primary issue rather than seeing them as symptomatic of deeper issues. We have developed behavior-specific programming provided by staff trained to deal with:

  • Adoption.
  • Adult child issues.
  • Anger resolution.
  • Body image and eating disorders.
  • Compulsive behaviors.
  • Compulsive relationship concerns.
  • Digital use disorders.
  • Gambling.
  • Grief and loss.
  • LGTBQIA+ issues.
  • Parenting.
  • Sexual concerns.
  • Trauma.

According to research by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, treatment lasting less than 90 days has limited effectiveness. With a minimum stay of at least 84 days, our treatment model allows our expert staff to provide the oversight and mentoring needed for patients to learn and use new behaviors and skills that create the foundation for a healthy, successful life post-treatment.

Integrated Treatment

Clinical, medical, psychological, spiritual, vocational, and educational (if indicated) assessments address each patient’s needs, from pre-admission and detoxification through treatment and aftercare. Proven treatment methods for intensive individual, group, and family therapy are chosen to meet each patient’s treatment goals and those of their family. Treatment may include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • DBT-informed therapies (dialectical behavior therapy).
  • Integrative trauma treatment.
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Neurofeedback.
  • Neuropsychiatric testing.
  • Pharmacogenomics (a genetic testing technique to determine the most effective medication with the fewest side effects to be prescribed).
  • Psychiatric evaluations.
  • Psychopharmacology (the use of medications in treating mental disorders).
  • Optional individual sessions with a faith leader of their choosing—rabbi, priest, minister, or other spiritual guide. We make accommodations for any faith-based needs our patients have, such as keeping kosher or special dietary needs.
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Inclusive Environment

If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, or non-binary (LGBTQIA+) and are seeking treatment, you will find that Caron Renaissance is a safe and affirming place for you. We are committed to cultural competency and provide ongoing training with our clinical team to ensure we meet our commitment. Our patient population is reflective of this commitment.

Because our treatment model is clinically intensive and focuses on the whole person, you have a safe space to examine the impact of shame, stigma, and heterosexism on your life and relationships, facilitating the way to healthy self-acceptance. Our emphasis on family treatment also offers an opportunity, when clinically indicated, for you and your family members to have direct, open, and honest dialogue that can lead to healthier and affirming relationships. We include both family of origin and family of choice when identifying key clinical partners and key relationships.

Treating the Family

Caron Renaissance recognizes the impact of addiction on both the individual and the family. As we help families understand that they are not the cause of addiction, we also work with them to understand how each member may need to change in order to give the family system the greatest chance of success. Through that work, they find ways to achieve healthy relationships.

In consultation with the Caron Renaissance clinical team, family members decide on a combination of services that will provide the best treatment for their needs.


Family Transformation

Specialty Programs

We set expectations and boundaries for each patient, based on their needs and our clinical assessments. These programs are designed to support our patients to meet the goals of their treatment plan:

Professionals Track

The Professionals Track allows those building their careers—from family business and mid-level professionals to doctoral and graduate students—to benefit from Caron Renaissance’s clinically intensive, individualized, rigorous treatment approach without jeopardizing their professional success. Caron Renaissance’s Professionals Track includes:

  • Support for maintaining their professional obligations as clinically appropriate.
  • Length of stay (minimum of 56 days) that enables them to successfully transition back to a healthy, successful career/profession.
  • An executive consultant who works with each patient to define and support their short- and long-term career and/or educational goals to realize their full potential while staying aligned to the values of a life in recovery.
  • Programming, including weekly group sessions, with individuals at similar professional levels or who share similar life goals.
  • Planned weekly outings (dinner at a restaurant, for example) and therapeutic visits to the workplace to prepare for a life in recovery.
  • Private bedrooms with shared living space with a fellow professional track patient.
  • Individualized wellness resources.

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching enables patients who are considering life transitions to explore new interests, reignite their passions, and/or evaluate new business opportunities.

Student Success Programming

This programming offers critical educational services and support to focus and motivate those 18+ years of age to achieve their academic goals.

  • The College Success Program helps patients develop an educational plan tailored to their goals and get accepted into a structured higher education program or continue their higher education.
  • The Sober Dorm Program provides a dorm on the Caron Renaissance campus so students, 18+ years of age, can take part in transitional living in a safe, collegiate recovery environment while pursuing their academic goals.

Treatment will end. Our support for your life in recovery does not.

Aftercare services provide extensive support for patients to use as needed, beginning with their primary/family therapist who works with them to develop an accountability and support plan. Group and individual therapy and peer-led support groups, as well as other services, can be incorporated into the plan as well as access to qualified therapists and programs around the world. Caron Renaissance patients can also access our medical staff as needed.

Our aftercare services support families too, as they address individual and family system concerns, from healthy communication to keeping boundaries.


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