Anchor Bay Recovery FAQ

Admission to Anchor Bay Recovery

What is the admissions process?

The process begins by calling Anchor Bay Recovery and assisting us in understanding your situation. After we assess your needs, we’ll help your determine payment method — if you’ll leverage medical insurance or have other payment options. Complete our insurance verification form to see if we can accept your insurance coverage. Insurance benefit verification takes approximately 45 minutes. As soon as we verify your insurance, we’ll contact you to explain your insurance benefits and if we can accept your plan. In the event we cannot accept your plan, Anchor Bay is happy to explain your options and refer you to a treatment center that can accept your plan.

How can I get to Anchor Bay Recovery center?

Anchor Bay offers complimentary ground transportation from all major airports, local bus stations, and to all clients in Florida. Our location is easily accessible from airports in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Miami. We are happy to assist you in planning your travel to Anchor Bay.

Do I need treatment after detox?

A common misconception is that physical dependence is the same as addiction. Simply put detox only helps you remove the drugs and/or alcohol from your body in a safe, controlled environment. Most people feel cravings after detox and will still experience Post Acute Withdrawal symptoms. In order to ensure success and greatly reduce the possibility of relapse, inpatient treatment is recommended. Inpatient treatment can help you learn positive coping skills, identify your triggers, find the core issue behind your use, among many other things.

Does Anchor Bay Recovery treat anything besides drug and alcohol addiction?

Many clients who come to Anchor Bay seeking treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction also struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. This is what is considered a co-occurring disorder and is extremely common. We at Anchor Bay have extensive experience treating co-occurring disorders and have licensed counselors, psychiatrists and medical staff available to assist in developing an extensive treatment plan that encompasses treatment for addiction as well as the mental health diagnosis.

Will I be able to keep my job while I attend drug rehab

When enrolled in the day/night program client’s are not able to continue working. At Anchor Bay Recovery, we believe that it is important to focus on your treatment and recovery while in rehab which includes taking time off of work. Fortunately if you have been working for your employer for longer than one year you are protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act and often may be covered by short-term disability insurance. Call our recovery specialists for more information on how to file FMLA and apply for short term disability.

Treatment at Anchor Bay Recovery

What is the daily Schedule?

Our client’s schedules vary depending on their individual needs as they will have times set aside for individual therapy, any medical or psychiatric appointments, grief counseling, and trauma therapy. An example schedule is below:

7:00AM – 8:00 AM Wake-Up, Personal Hygeine, Breakfast
8:15AM- 8:45AM Daily Reflection @ Local Beach or Park
9:00AM – 10:00AM Relapse Prevention Group
10:10AM – 11:10AM Anxiety Reduction Group
11:20AM – 12:35PM Caseload (small group therapy)
12:35PM – 1:30PM Lunch (at the residence)
1:30PM – 2:30PM Group Acupuncture
2:45PM – 4:00PM REBT / Changing Thinking Group
4:15PM – 6:00PM Beach or GYM
6:00PM – 7:30PM Dinner / Chores / Personal Time
7:30PM – 9:30PM Local Sober Support Meeting (various fellowships)
9:30PM – 11:30PM Free-Time

Can I take my medication at Anchor Bay?

All medications taken during treatment have to be approved by our medical director. Narcotics are not allowed at Anchor Bay Recovery. Please call our admissions line at 1-800-249-1932 with any questions in regards to specific medications.

How long is your treatment program?

Our primary treatment program is traditionally 30 days long however can be extended depending on your individual clinical needs. We also offer up to 60 days of intensive outpatient care which clients can enroll in following inpatient treatment.

Does the time for my medical detoxification, count towards the length of my treatment program?

Detoxification time does not factor into the 30 day inpatient program.

About Anchor Bay Recovery

What is Anchor Bay Recovery?

Anchor Bay Recovery is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Lantana, Florida. We cultivate recovery in a private, intimate environment and offer a full continuum of care. We offer Day/Night, IOP, and OP levels of care. While attending Day/Night, Anchor Bay Recovery clients stay in our community housing, this eliminated transportation issues to daily treatment and offers calm, and supportive atmosphere as well as staff on-site 24/7.

What are Anchor Bay’s credentials?

Anchor Bay Recovery is licensed by Florida’s regulatory body the Department of Children and Families. Our staff come from various backgrounds and have credentials such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Addiction Professional are just some of the qualifications our clinical staff possess. You can learn more about our qualified staff here.

Can I smoke at Anchor Bay?

You are allowed to smoke cigarettes at the treatment center and residence. There are designed areas for smoking however we do not condone smoking; many patients decide to use their time in treatment to quit smoking, our staff are happy to assist in smoking cessation. The use of medications and behavioral counseling has been shown to increase success rates, and is more effective than quitting cold turkey.

What is Anchor Bay’s Privacy Policy?

You can view Anchor Bay Recovery’s privacy policy here.

Our Philosophy

It is the philosophy of Anchor Bay Recovery to provide all individuals with a desire and ability to seek help with the highest quality of individualized treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction.

Our Facility

Anchor Bay Recovery drug and alcohol treatment center is located in beautiful Lantana, Florida. Lantana is a coastal community in Palm Beach County which is full of charm from its origins as a Florida fishing village.

Our Staff

Our clients never feel alone in their recovery. Our 24/7 staff are all certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED, and are clinician-trained to handle various situations that may arise. Outside of clinical hours, clinical and medical staff on-call 24/7 to assist.


The hardest part is over. Your loved one has admitted they need help. Let us answer your questions about treatment, our programs and our facilities. Have additional questions? Give us a call at 1-800-249-1932 or ask a question through our contact form.

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Treatment at Anchor Bay Recovery Center has provided hope and recovery to many suffering from substance addictions. Our experienced treatment counselors are waiting to hear from you and help you begin your journey towards a healthy balanced life.

All calls are 100% free and confidential.


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