Ambrosia Treatment Center

4.9 (110 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
222 Picadilly St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
8667830558 Visit Website

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  • Medicaid is not Accepted

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Ambrosia has earned an industry-leading reputation for quality care. Located on the palm-tree lined intercostal waterways, the West Palm center offers comprehensive addiction treatment. Ambrosia provides safety and comfort while facilitating medical, therapeutic and holistic healing. Clients acquire the tools to build a solid foundation for a fulfilling and productive life without alcohol or drugs. While other treatment centers talk about individualized treatment plans, the concept is fully ingrained into everything Ambrosia does. The facility is committed to complete, lasting recovery.

Ambrosia Treatment Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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JJ

I'm glad I was able to come here, I had originally wanted to go to the Singer Island Location, but the staff here was always on top of everything, every one went out of their way to make my stay comfo...

JR

Ambrosia was an over all really good treatment center, i had been here about two years prior and i am glad i was able to come back here. thanks team

DM

I am truly grateful for the staff members at Ambrosia, I chose to come to South, because I had heard so many positive things about the staff, and I was not wrong, the staff here was amazing, and went ...

CP

I was skeptical about coming to treatment, I didn't think I would fit in, I honestly felt like I could do treatment without help, and I'm so glad I changed my ways of thinking. Ambrosia South was by f...

AN

Ambrosia South was really an awesome treatment center. the community is small tight, and the clinical staff is always there for you. I loved all the new programs they incorporated, like the equine the...

JCC

it was a really cool experience coming here, i felt really safe and comfortable i didnt want to be here at first but no one who comes to treatment for the first time really wants to be in treatment i ...

DT

I was nervous to come to treatment but i am glad i came to ambrosia south the staff was really cool its nerve wracking the first week but you get adjusted. they helped me out a lot here and i love the...

OL

i was real skeptical about coming to treatment this is my first time in treatment and man was it tough at first but i wouldnt have been able to get through my stay without the staff and community it's...

BJ

I'm super stoked I was able to come here for treatment. I'm thankful to the team that took the time with me even when I WAS BEING DIFFICULT, I truly value each and every staff member here because they...

AK

South was a really good change of pace for me, I had been to the other location at PSL and I felt like I got a lot out of this community, and staff, everyone treats you with respect, and is always the...

IP

all I can say is thank you, thank you to everyone who bent over backwards to help me. Best Ambrosia by far out of all of the facilities, the community is so tight nit and the staff is so accommodating...

BE

can't say good enough things about this program. To the staff, thank you, to my therapist, thank you, to my family thank you for trusting me and trusting this program to allow me to heal and be the pe...

CC

I just want to say because I am not good with words. Ambrosia is a true life savior, ya'll are so incredible at your jobs, and i can tell you do this because you care not for a paycheck like other pla...

BK

Ambrosia South was by far the best Ambrosia out of all the facilities in FL, I would know because I have been to the others, I legit think the staff here is so strong, and committed to helping you whe...

TI

I came here about a month ago, and I'm finally starting to see the ways in which my addiction affected all aspects of my life. Ambrosia was literally a safe haven for me, to be able to heal, sure ther...

JK

I came to Ambrosia broken like i didn't think i'd be able to go on anymore, they picked me up and made me feel like I was an actual person, and that I mattered, that my addiction was not everyone else...

JH

By far the most legit program. Everyone helped me made me feel like a person and not another statistic, they taught me things i never knew about my self and gave me the tools i needed to maintain long...

EN

Ambrosia is by far one of the best treatment centers in South Florida. My parents came and toured prior to sending me here, and I am so glad that they did, because without them doing that I don't know...

Anonymous

Legit the best treatment center in South Florida, There are so many honestly which is what made it difficult for me, but I was thankful to have ended up here. Everything from the intake, to the discha...

PF

ya'll rock, I am forever thankful for you all, I wish more treatment centers were like this, I feel like I got so much out of each staff member, i didn't feel like a number, i felt like a person, who ...

KK

I'm really not good at writing these kinds of things out, but I will say if you are looking for treatment, i wouldnt ever go anywhere else, this place actually cares about you not as an addict but a p...

MC

Ambrosia was by far the best treatment center I have ever been to, I took the suggestions, and have been able to live my life clean and sober and I owe a lot of that to them. I was able to connect wit...

KT

I just left Ambrosia, and I can honestly say I came here very gaurded, I didn't want to work on a lot of the issues I let build up inside of me for a long period of time. I decided to stop fighting my...

WP

I had gone to the other facility prior, and this site is by far the most amazing. the staff is by far the strongest clinical teams i have ever encountered. I have been to this facility twice, and i am...

LG

Ambrosia was one of the best treatment centers I could have ever been to, I am very blessed to have been able to have gone here, even if i let kicking and screaming, the staff truly cares about you he...

MB

Ambrosia is one of the most legit places I have ever come across for florida treatment. The staff actually cares at you, and people come in kicking and screaming but at the end of the day it really is...

JF

ambrosia is a great place i am very grateful to have made it here.

AS

I got here about a month ago, and i am discharging from here on Monday, i was really scared to be here at first scared of the unknown i guess? but what i was able to gain from this place was hope, and...

CC

this program is literally like any other program I have ever been through, the staff actually cares about you, the facility is beautiful, the clinical team is just like amazing. i can't eve begin to t...

JPC

Ambrosia South was the best treatment center I have ever been to, I didn't think I would be able to get as much out of this as I did but I am very thankful to have been able to come here. I was nervou...

JS

Literally the best treatment center I have ever been too, and I don't put that lightly, I am very grateful to have gone through this program and I am even more grateful for the staff. thank you all fr...

TM

Ambrosia really is an awesome treatment center, i really dont want to leave. they treat you so well here, take you in as your own, i mean just the culture and the staff make your stay seem like youre ...

JL

I had been to Ambrosia a year ago, relapsed and knew this would be the only place I would come back to, everyone here is amazing and i truly am grateful for them all, if anyone is struggling, this is ...

AP

I almost died before coming to treatment here, when they told me about Ambrosia I was scared, because I had been to a ton of places before, the minute i got here i was treated with so much respect, ev...

RH

Ambrosia was probably the best treatment center I've ever been through, the staff is attentive to every need, even when you fight them on it. they helped me break down a lot of barrier's i haven't rea...

AM

my daughter attended this program, and I have nothing but great things to say about it. I was very scared as an out of state parent to send my kid down to Florida especially with everything being said...

SM

all i can say is good things about this place the facility is beautiful the clinical team is extremely intelligent and challenging i have been to at least ten different treatment centers ive spent a l...

TH

I just wanted to take a second to thank the staff for my stay here gettin sober was the hardest thing ive ever done but some h ow some way they made it easier for me. i've done all i can do to my self...

RD

Ambrosia South was the best treatment center I've ever been through... The staff is encouraging, helpful, and resourceful, almost every staff member has been through some of the same things I have bee...

SK

I can't say enough good things about this program, If I could rate them 10+++++ I would. I have never been to a program dedicated around the client, the needs of the client, client care being the one ...

MF

this place was truly an incredible experience for me to have, it was probably the best treatment center i have ever been through, i would recommend this to anyone struggling with an addiction. every s...

BS

i graduated from here a month ago still sober and loving life. thanks to ambrosia and all the staff i wouldnt be here with out you guys

AR

forever changed my entire life......... i don't know what i would have done without Ambrosia...... the alumni and aftercare program.... megan and albert are awesome people...... and without them i don...

Gp

I loved my experience here, i love each and all of the staff members, forever thankful for this family i have been able to gain from being here.

MC

i dont know what i'd do without Ambrosia, they have helped me tremendously.

GT

Ambrosia saved my life.

RE

Ambrosia helped me discover my personal problems that have fed to my addiction, they helped me identify my faults so i could correct them.

AW

i've never been treated to amazing by the staff, they are so helpful and accommodating, i am so glad i came here.

Kt

amazing facility, i love everyone here they helped me more than words can express.

PG

Ambrosia was a phenomenal treatment center, very grateful for the staff.

AU

Ambrosia is great, everyone here is FANTASTIC.

TR

Ambrosia south saved my life, i love albert and meagan and i am grateful i cam here. thank you staff.

MP

Ambrosia South changed my whole life, i am forever grateful for the family i have gained while being here, i was able to get through everything i needed to get through while being here. forever thankf...

DJ

Ambrosia was bomb.

MS

Ambrosia was a great program - i would recommend to anyone struggling

AL

Ambrosia was a wonderful experience, the staff there is incredible, i was really set on going home after treatment, but between the clinical staff and the discharge planner they helped me look toward ...

AM

Ambrosia is the best treatment center around! The entire staff cared about my needs and well being as a client. From the RM's having conversations with me and sharing their testimony, to the therapist...

N.M

The staff were all very professional. The facilities were clean and spacious..

N.I

The whole staff is friendly and did everything they could to make my stay the best possible!

Mjb

it was good

Joey

great staff and a great expierence and the treatment offered i needed for my recovery

Colton

amazing

Dean

The staff was very professional, and extremely friendly. They did everything they could do help me trough this step in my recovery. I am forever grateful.

Alex

Ambrosia has done so much for me. I gained so much support from Ambrosia (my therapist) was caring; compassionate and dug deep into my core issues of addiction. I have here at Ambrosia is a great sobe...

Jeannie

Ambrosia was very helpful and accommodating. I felt very comfortable and the staff is excellent! This treatment center is the most effective i have ever been too

Bryant

Very comfortable and welcoming. Staff were awesome!! My therapist was great and really got me to open up. I would recommend Ambrosia West Palm to anyone looking for a nice, clean, beneficial program t...

BS

Wonderful program, Beautiful residence, Amazing staff ! I recommend this facility to anyone whose struggling.

Trevor

The best rehabilitation facility that I have ever been to, great community, excellent therapists. terrific staff, overall an amazing place to recover. Staff were awesome

Al

Ambrosia was a God-send. My therapist helped to uncover the core issues contributing to my substance abuse and addictive behaviors. The entire staff was knowledgeable, professional, kind and focused o...

Austin

My treatment here at ambrosia was excellent, from the therapists to the techs, to alumni and d/c planner I had a great set up for aftercare, i've met a lot of good people who want to stay sober here, ...

Sam

All of the staff here truly cares about each and every single client, it is a good place to send your loved ones, they have a lot of great amenities, like massages, chiro, and the beach. the Alumni co...

Aaron

Ambrosia helped me make it through my addiction and gave me the tools and resources i very much needed, that i didn't have before. Everyone here really cares #teamalbert and #teammeagan were awesome a...

Mitch

After going through several treatment centers and always relapsing. I found Ambrosia through a friend. I'm still sober today, that was almost 9 months ago. Coincidence? I think not. It is truly a grea...

CG

I attended Ambrosia treatment center in 2016 and the services rendered there were nothing short of excellent. It provided me with the tools I needed on how to maintain sobriety but most importantly it...

Sean

treatment here was excellent.

Ryan

Through the staff and structure I feel motivated and excited to leave, and continue with my recovery. The staff is awesome !

Eddie

I absolutely love ambrosia.... the clinical team is amazing, the facility is amazing, the techs are amazing, and the housing is great. They treated me like family there, and if I had to go back to a r...

MB

My cousin went to treatment here and she loved it! the staff was super helpful and answered all of our questions.. my family is pretty demanding and we were all impressed with the communication from t...

Pete

I can honestly say this has been the best treatment center i've been to. From the time i got here till the time i left the staff has been nothing but supportive in all aspects of my recovery. My thera...

Ah

great stuff, everyone here really cares

Mary

One staff member was a wondeful human being and had an amazing impact on me during this process

Craig

Ambrosia has helped me greatly. I was here on scholarship and i received the highest level of care while i was here. i am extremely proud to say that i am an alumni of Ambrosia South. I look forward t...

Jeffrey

Saved my Life!!!!!!

BL

I absolutely loved Ambrosia. All the staff was so kind and respectful, while also going out of their way to help anyone in need. This is the best treatment facility that I've been to.

Zachary

i had an extremely great experience at Ambrosia and would recommend the South location to anyone struggling with active addiction.

GB

They push you to work on yourself. The staff is very knowledgeable about sobriety. You get in what you put out and they don't allow you to slack. If you are serious and truly want to stay clean then t...

Emily M

Ambrosia is an amazing facility. Helped me so much during both times I stayed at Ambrosia. In fact, one staff member was the main reason I came back to Ambrosia for the second time when my addiction t...

MM

When your loved one is ready, Ambrosia is the place. They truly care about patients and their families. They saved my sons life and taught him real life skills. The staff is truly amazing.

MO

Overall, Ambrosia was a good experience for me. This was mostly due to my therapist. She was amazing and helped me to realize a lot about myself and I feel better leaving her than I have in years. I h...

AC

When your loved one is really ready for recovery, Ambrosia is the place. Beautiful apartments, compassionate staff. Unlike other rehabs, Ambrosia teaches life skills while inpatient. Excellent after c...

Shane S

I love Ambrosia to death!! I loved my stay here and the way the entire staff treated me was amazing. The facility and apartments are so well kept. I would recommend this place to anyone that needs hel...

SCM

Home away from Home feel with Great Facilities and the ability to show Addicts and Alcoholics how to live life in Recovery and how to manage living on your own. Definitely a place to come if you want ...

Eh

This place has saved my Life!

Drew

I am forever grateful for the outstanding care you provided for my loved one. You saved a life and gave us hope. God bless!

NA

Overall, good experience

NA

No strengths, One or more staff members and Executive officers use or dispense illegal drugs. You all need to shake the tree from the top to the bottom and see what falls out.

Anonymous

This facility was great.

JA

Great therapists. I am appreciative of the life-long family assistance program, never experienced a resource like this

Kathe

I have been very impressed with the people who work for Ambrosia South. My son has been a client there and your associates kept me updated and offered there counseling services to me. My son has been ...

Roseann

Addiction is a family disease. From the first day I spoke with someone from Ambrosia, I felt a connection. I felt completely trusting of every recommendation they talked to me about regarding my son\'...

Ss

This place is very unorganized, The trauma therapist is mean. And lied to us. And does so on a regular basis.If you want to keep in touch with your loved ones then this is not the place for you. The h...

Lisa

Accommodations nice, grocery shop and cook for ourselves, near the beach. I have stayed clean for 4 years

K C

Amazing staff. They really give a lot of attention to the individual and the family. I was at Ambrosia for 90+ days the last time. They took care of me like I was one of their own. They were always so...

Am

Small group and therapists/counselors experienced and well trained Too much downtime, the techs some are unprofessional and undertrained They have a specific trauma group that I've never experienced i...

Anonymous

Good program

Christine

A very structured program with good balance, helps with cocurring disorders Not a faith based program. Wonderful program with highly trained counselors.

Darla

Very personal and caring staff. He is still clean after 7 months.

KK

I found that Ambrosia cared about my son and about me as his mother.

FT

They treat you with respect and care. The quality of life doesn't get better then what's offered and it's like our own little world that's protected inside a saftey bubble. I loved it!!! didn't want t...

Anonymous

I really got what I needed from Ambrosia. I had a good counselor who really made me take responsibility for my actions. They found a separate counselor to help deal with my grief issues and transpor...


Areas of Focus
Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Outpatient

Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Intensive Outpatient

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)

Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Creative Arts Therapy

Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Detox

Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Client & Family Support Groups

Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Alumni Testimonials
  • Ambrosia has an amazing staff who always go above and beyond. This facility really stands out from the rest due to their dedication to helping not only people with substance abuse problems, but also help their loved ones get through this difficult time.
    Brittani C.
  • Ambrosia was there for me when I was at a very dark place in my life. They were very responsive, knowledgeable and always available to help me. Without their help I don't know what I would have done. Ambrosia was fantastic and all the staff was great.
    Joe H.
  • I can't say enough good things about Ambrosia. This place literally saved my life. This was my fourth treatment, and never before have I felt so cared about. The staff here helped me through all of my problems. Not just addiction, but also the root causes of my addiction. I've never felt so sure about my future plans, and it's nice knowing I now have the tools to fight this battle the right way. This place is amazing, and I will always be grateful for everything they did for me.
    John M.
Key Staff Members
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    Dotty Lerum CAC, ICADC, LICDC - Clinical Supervisor

    "Dotty" has been working in the field of addiction since 1977. Through several industry certifications, she maintains the highest international and Flordia-specific standards for addiction professionals.

    “I care about each and every client, but I don't accept excuses. It's often been years lying, denying and manipulating. This is where those behaviors end. Once they get on the right path, they just have to keep walking."

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    Duy Nguyen DO - Medical Director

    Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his psychiatric residency training at Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Nguyen has served the South Florida community since 2012 and has extensive inpatient, residential and outpatient experience in drug detox, addiction and mental health.

    “I believe in a comprehensive, holistic treatment approach which focuses on integrating and enhancing spiritual, mental, and physical health.”