ABOUT OCEAN BREEZE RECOVERY
A member of the nationwide Delphi Behavioral Health Group, Ocean Breeze Recovery (OBR) offers individuals and families a full range of treatment services, including medical detoxification, residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and intensive outpatient program (IOP). Located in Pompano Beach, in south Florida, walking distance to the beach, OBR specializes in treating clients with co-occurring mental health disorders, and also operates a Christian-based track and alumni support program.
Arete Recovery, part of the Delphi network, provides the center’s detox capabilities and residential care. In the state of Florida, OBR is among 29.2 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer non-hospital residential care and among 10.9 percent with a non-hospital, residential detox program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At OBR, clients start the admissions process with a comprehensive evaluation, the findings of which help determine their level of treatment and form the basis for their personalized care plan.
Those who require highly structured services in a 24-hour supervised setting may be best suited for residential treatment. Inpatients benefit from a curriculum of holistic options, such as yoga, meditation, and acupuncture, as well as 12-step work, and individual and group therapy sessions that focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and other evidence-based practices. Residents also learn to develop practical, everyday life skills from budgeting to time management.
Clients often transition to the PHP, which is the next rung of treatment and involves a short-term stay. Participants may live in on-campus facilities while going through the PHP. The IOP offers clients the same comprehensive treatment options as OBR’s other programs, including several meetings and therapy sessions each week and an added emphasis on relapse prevention. OBR also offers treatment in gender-separate settings, dual-diagnosis treatment, as well as a program that combines traditional therapy practices with Christ-based teachings.
Of note, OBR is among 24.6 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in the state with a PHP, 43 percent with an IOP, and 53.6 percent with specially tailored programs for clients with co-occurring disorders.
In Florida, OBR is among 30.4 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that are accredited by The Joint Commission. It also is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The treatment team includes fully-licensed counselors, therapists, and case managers, many of whom have gone through the same experiences as clients. To date, the 16 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the staff's aptitude.
Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients reside in apartment-style accommodations located within walking distance of the beach. These apartments come fully furnished and have a modern kitchen and outdoor patio. Bedrooms are typically shared. Transportation is provided to the treatment facility, local recovery groups, and medical or legal appointments. Clients have access to a fitness and wellness center, go bowling and engage in other activities. Overall, the 16 individuals polled on the matter appreciated the overall quality of facilities.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.1/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, dozens of former clients submitted reviews to Rehabs.com about their recovery experience at OBR.. Alumni provided mainly favorable feedback about the center. The seven alumni polled on various aspects of programming by Rehabs.com offered high average ratings in a number of areas.
Counseling Options: 4/5
Holistic Offerings: 3.7/5
Former clients repeatedly reported success in achieving sobriety at OBR after numerous tries at other rehabs, such that more than 20 credited this facility with saving their life. They abundantly praised the staff, many of whom were in recovery themselves and could relate to the difficulties and issues raised by clients during treatment. The reviewers appreciated the support and kindness they received, as well as coping skills to learn how to live sober and enjoy it.
“Ocean Breeze showed me a lot of love and support. I was guided through my recovery here. The staff members really care about everyone here.“ Another wanted Rehabs.com to know: “I was a mess when I came in and they gave my the tools, knowledge, and helped to motivate me towards a life of sobriety.” Many reviewers remarked favorably about the Christian-based offerings, which helped them establish a relationship with their Higher Power during the treatment process.
As for the state of the facility, views were mixed. Some alum referred to it as “beautiful,” “clean,” even “extremely soothing,” whereas others, especially the more recent reviewers, regarded the residence as “filthy” or “old, dirty, and run down. Other criticisms pertained to unmet promises, disorganization, and lack of client’s best interests. While the seven alumni polled on the matter felt the level of family participation could improve, the alumni also reported to be very likely to recommend the facility.
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.3/5
Family Participation: 3.3/5
On secondary sites, OBR received highly positive coverage to date: 3.9 out of five stars based on 60 reviews on Google; four stars based on nine reviews on Yelp; and 4.5 stars based on 322 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage. Reviewers repeatedly thanked OBR for saving their life, caring for and guiding them, and giving them the tools to succeed in sobriety.
These sentiments are expressed by five-star reviewer Spencer on Google.“There’s not enough stars to rate a Facility & Staff who showed me the way to brighten my own - who enabled my light to illuminate through love & gratitude,” they wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At least a dozen loved ones who submitted reviews of OBR to Rehabs.com to date offered mostly favorable views of the facility and program, described staff as “personable, professional, and caring**, and appreciated the *successful results clients made in treatment*. Overall, the nine loved ones polled on specific metrics generally approved of the facility's counseling options, family participation, and visitor policies.
Family Participation: 3.9/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 3.8/5
Counseling Options: 3.6/5
A mother, whose daughter was at OBR, wrote:“They really care for the clients there. They offer everything that will help and recovery the individual. It is solely up to the individual to want to recover. Facility is nice, and they really watch out for the clients.”
In contrast, several made critical comments, including some who felt there was a lack of information provided to loved ones: “Ocean Breeze needs to work on communicating with the involved families,” an anonymous reviewer wrote, and added that the center was “Very unprofessional, unorganized, non-communicative. Go somewhere that will talk to you.”
According to the facility's website, OBR accepts plans from most major insurance carriers, such as Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare. Admissions staff are available to help prospective clients determine their eligibility and assess any out-of-pocket expenses. The also center offers a variety of payment plan options. To date, the 15 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com felt the facility was moderately affordable.