Dr. Alison Tarlow is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the States of Florida and Pennsylvania, and a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). She has been a practicing psychologist for over 15 years. She began her career as a Postdoctoral Resident at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, specializing in the treatment of women’s issues, including Post Traumatic Stress, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Addiction. Dr. Tarlow developed a successful private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and began consulting for treatment centers and programs throughout the South Florida area. Before joining the clinical team at Boca Recovery Center, Dr. Tarlow was the Clinical Director of an organization for three years, and was responsible for the development of a medical detox facility in Palm Beach, and two substance abuse treatment facilities (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida). She has specialized training in a variety of evidenced-based practice, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Tarlow is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator in the State of Florida, and incorporates this experience into her work with clients and their families. Dr. Tarlow has written numerous articles on the topic of substance abuse treatment for Sober World Magazine, and has presented at conferences and training events throughout the United States.
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Boca Recovery Center is here to provide the best quality care in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. We are passionate about helping people overcome addiction and supporting them to rebuild their lives on a foundation of health and well being. Addiction is a family disease and our highly trained staff will work closely with our clients and their loved ones to support the healing process. Through an individualized process, we are committed to the instillation of hope in situations that may have appeared hopeless. Addiction is a cunning and baffling affliction and there is no one-size-fits-all method that can ensure a person’s successful recovery. Our clinical staff all practice at a Master’s or Doctoral level. Our passion comes from personal and professional experience. We love to be a part of our clients’ stories. We provide a strength based assessment process to facilitate accurate treatment planning and focus. Together, we create a plan of action that will address specific needs and help build a solid foundation for your recovery.
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Animal Therapy
Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
I was scared, nervous, angry, sad.. I didn't know what I wanted at that time except that I was sick of myself and my life. I had almost given up hope. The staff at Boca Recovery Center help me feel at home, I went to them with any problem I had and never had anyone look down on me. Their facility is beautiful and their staff is amazing!A.G
This is the cream of the crop when it comes to recovery centers. The staff at Boca takes tremendous pride in helping their clients recover and maintain a positive lifestyle that will carry on into the real world. I highly recommend anyone seeking help to reach out and see what Boca has to offer.M.G
This is an awesome place where they really care about you! They really go out their way to help you, they are compassionate about what they do and today I can say thank you Boca for being there and being a big part of my recovery journey.A.R
I was really impressed with the overall quality of the facilities. The staff was super friendly as well.J.M
I could never even begin to describe what this facility had done for me. From the knowledge of everyday living, dealing with struggles, maintaining peace of mind, to the family I've made making friendships that will last for the rest of my life. Truly inspirational and motivating staff that guide you in whatever direction u want to go in life. I'm fortunate enough to take this recovery center for what it is worth and thank god everyday that i was blessed with such a life changing opportunity.D.C
I started my recovery journey in February with this amazing place. No one truly likes asking for help or going to rehab however the staff and my fellow clients made my experience worth it all. I've since suggested this facility to many recovering addicts who are serious about their recovery. I am so happy to be apart of this alumni.J.L
Being the first client to go through Boca Recovery Center I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life I have never been in a facility were every person working there treats you as if you are there family and is there for you every step of the way it was the most loving and caring facility I have ever been to.M.M
Boca Recovery Center has a heart for those that are hurting. This is not a cookie-cutter approach to treatment, they provide individualized care!K.A
Dr. Alison Tarlow Psy.D - Chief Clinical Officer
Francisco U Cruz, M.D. - Medical Director
Francisco U Cruz, M.D. is board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has been practicing psychiatry for 14 years and has extensive experience treating mental illness and substance use disorders in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and detox levels of care. Dr. Cruz believes in a holistic approach to mental illness incorporating bio-psycho-social-spiritual elements to help patients achieve emotional stability and true inner peace. He strives to provide excellent client centered care and use new treatment modalities to improve the quality of life and overall health of his patients.
Christopher Ferry CNMI - Founder
Christopher Ferry is a passionate Addiction Recovery Advocate who is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Born and raised in New Jersey, his passion for helping people began early on and it has stayed with him ever since.Growing up, Christopher loved playing Ice hockey and was on his Highschool varsity team. By the time he was 18, he was invited to try out for the USA National Team Development Program (Team USA). Shortly afterward, he walked away from Ice hockey and turned to drugs. For many years, Christopher struggled with a relentless drug addiction and while his drug use was on and off, he went to rehab twice. Within that time, Christopher served as the Co-founder of a Jacksonville-based insurance franchise called We Insure Florida, which he had to step down from in order to return to rehab.As soon as he managed to get sober, Christopher decided to transform his challenging past into a present triumph through helping others who have gone through the same thing. Now four years sober, he is the proud Chief Executive Officer of Boca Recovery Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center. Utilizing his in-depth marketing expertise, he aims to encourage people battling with the disease of addiction to find a positive outlet in the form of drug and alcohol treatment.Additionally, Christopher is Certified National Master Interventionist (C.N.M.I.) and received his certification from the National Association of Drug & Alcohol Interventionists (N.A.D.A.I.). He has also studied marketing and business development extensively. After everything he has endured, Christopher has adopted “Never Say Die” (Never Give Up) as his life-long motto. During his free time, Christopher Ferry enjoys attending sporting events. He also has an avid interest in physical fitness. Most importantly, he loves spending quality time with his family and friends who are like family.
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