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Community Living

Behavioral healthcare treatment at Caron Renaissance extends beyond the time a patient spends on our clinical campus and in group sessions.

1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:

2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old

graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.

The therapeutic process at both Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive requires patients to immerse themselves in a community living environment designed for their needs, often referred to as the Florida Model. We’ve designed our community living environment to be a non-institutional space where patients can learn both responsibility and healthy interactions with like-minded peers, as well as challenge addictive behavior and thinking. Patients live together so they can support one another and learn to manage life, sobriety and relationships. This approach provides the necessary tools and structure for individuals to be successful with family dynamics, education and careers once they complete treatment.

Our Patient Residences at Caron Renaissance

CR Fire Pit
Fire pit at Patient Residences - Caron Renaissance

Patients at Caron Renaissance live with peers of the same gender in beautiful, garden-style apartments and attend therapy at our nearby clinical campus. The community living campus, owned by Caron, features 43 apartments. Each apartment has a fully functional kitchen, which patients use to prepare their own meals. Amenities at the community living campus include:

  • Fire pit
  • Heated saltwater pool
  • Relaxing and beautifully landscaped garden/lawn area
  • Outdoor movie screens are added a few times a month for community movie nights

Our integrated treatment teams match new patients with their living partners. They may be paired with peers who are already integrated into the community or even with a peer who can help address a new patient’s clinical challenges.

Our Patient Residences at Caron Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive Interior
Interior entrance to one of the residences - Caron Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive provides a safe haven for high net-worth individuals, such as executive professionals, to maintain their lifestyle while receiving confidential treatment. Patients live in elegant, manor-style homes and enjoy luxurious, private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and closets. They can expect to have dedicated housekeepers, best-in-class chefs, and unparalleled service.

Additional amenities include:

  • Top quality linens
  • State-of-the-art security systems
  • Private pools and outdoor seating
  • Media rooms
  • Access to the beach and recreational trails
  • Weekly dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Exercise equipment

The Importance of a Community Living Structure

We have unique approaches to community living at Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive, but the goal at both locations is to empower patients to return to the real world with confidence.

Community living at Renaissance

At Caron Renaissance, many of our our patients arrive without vocational or life skills. That’s why this community living structure is designed to help our patients develop independence and pride in themselves, while also receiving the treatment and support of their clinical team. Over the course of their three to six month stay, they learn to care for themselves. Most patients learn skills like:

  • planning meals
  • cooking
  • doing laundry
  • managing a budget and grocery shopping with their $90 a week grocery allotment.

Patients at Renaissance do chores, such as taking out the trash and organizing pool chairs, to contribute to the community’s welfare. This helps to further develop a sense of responsibility and belonging.

Community Living at Ocean Drive

Patients at Ocean Drive usually arrive with highly-developed careers and pressing business demands. So this community living structure is designed to help patients maintain their career as well as their lifestyle. Patients live with likeminded peers who share similar backgrounds and expectations. They may attend local concerts, go to the movies or even shop together. These excursions help patients navigate real-life triggers with support.

While at Ocean Drive, patients may also access laptops and cell phones and continue to travel for business, when clinically appropriate. We want every patient to experience what it’s like to enjoy their daily life while sober.

Our Experienced Staff

There are full-time, on-site Residential Counselor Assistants located both Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive. These team members are highly educated experts, well-trained in each community’s specific needs. This makes them uniquely qualified to support patients through their community living experience. The team builds a rapport with each patient by:

  • helping patients adjust to life in treatment
  • holding patients accountable for keeping their apartments clean
  • working with patients to develop action plans for resolving issues with peers

Community Living is clinically driven. All members, including our residential counselor assistants, have access to daily documentation about each of the patients and their experiences.