Lighthouse Recovery Institute

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1609 S Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
5613810015 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute our goal is to provide individuals and families with a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. Under this umbrella we develop a tailor plan to help address the underlying causes and conditions which are attributing to the disease of addiction. Having a multifaceted approach, we address the medical, psychotherapeutic and social services approach to ensure every issue is addressed while an individual is in our care. Through this avenue we strive to help our patients rebuild trust and healthy relationships with their families and learn healthy coping mechanisms for all of life’s challenges.

Lighthouse Recovery Institute 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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I was a patient at lighthouse recovery institute for an entire year and I received an “administrative discharge” one day before my official discharge date. I paid my rent on time, attended groups,...


I was a patient at lighthouse recovery institute for an entire year and I received an “administrative discharge” one day before my official discharge date. I paid my rent on time, attended groups,...


My experience at Lighthouse Recovery in Florida was great. During COVID-19 the staff was diligent in their efforts to remain compliant in efforts to keep my daughter safe. I received communication wee...


This treatment center came highly recommended to me for my son. Unfortunately, because he is a teen, he does not meet the admissions criteria. However, I spoke at length on more than one occassion wit...


I had a truly fantastic experience working staffs at Lighthouse. The situation surrounding my loved-one's need for recovery was daunting; multiple issues compiled to form a mere 'perfect storm' of cha...


Great experience at the facility. Very upfront about programming for my loved one and what was to be expected. Really enjoyed working with the counselor and having updates weekly. The communication wa...


Small and well run program. Would definitely Recommend.


Lighthouse Recovery Institute is a great program and would truly recommend it to anyone serious about changing their life. This is a smaller program and you will not fall through the cracks. If you ar...


I would highly recommend Lighthouse Recovery Institute for drug and/or alcohol treatment. Before I went to Lighthouse I had gone through several rehab centers. Eventually my parents were very scared f...


I sent my son to this facility back in March. The staff was very communicative, and gave me the tools I needed to recover from my addiction to my son. If it wasn't for them, I would have never come to...


Simply put as a former employee this is a terrible facility. Parents do not send your kids here! The owner is only out for money and will say anything to get your kids there.. There is one good employ...


This treatment center is not good at all i went there last month and felt like i was pushed out due to my insurance not wanting to pay for many things lighthouse was charging for... The therapist i ha...


WONDERFUL! That is the best word to describe Lighthouse Recovery Institute! The program, the staff, the residence is all great. Would highly suggest reaching out and speaking to the directors here abo...


I would strongly recommend the program of lighthouse recovery institute to anyone! The facility has a staff that cares about every client that walks through their doors and really cares about positive...


My son just completed 4 months of treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute and this was his third treatment with drugs addiction. My wife and I decided it would be best to try something different an...


My son has gone to too many detox centers and this is by far the best especially if there are medical issues compounding the addiction.


My son attended this programming for the last 3 months and i could not be more grateful for the kind, caring and compassionate staff. He had been to 4 other programs since he was 17, (he attended at ...


To whom it may concern: I was recently a patient at Lighthouse Recovery Institute. I was admitted into their facility on 11/19/2016, which was a Saturday. Once I arrived at the facility, I i...


Faith based, compassionate. Not sure it worked. Caring people who took a relative in on short notice who had no where else to turn. They offered transportation to varies religious services. Clean envi...


Well maintained and modern facility. Could have been a little more strick regarding smoking, although our daughter was there for substance abuse, could have restricted or totally banned her smoking. G...


I loved my primary therapist for the 2 months I was at Lighthouse. He really helped me change my behaviors and did a ton of family therapy with my parents. I will always appreciate my time there and s...


2015 was a very difficult year for my family and I. I was could not stop drinking and received a DUI and faced loosing my children and my husband whom I adored so much. I spent hours online looking up...


I have never been treated so poorly in all my life! The living conditions are atrocious, what with bed bugs, ants, and mosquitos, not to mention no air conditioning! I would never recommend lighthouse...


Worst recovery center I\'ve ever been to, the housing manager treated me like I was garbage and acted all high and mighty. They overcharged my insurance too. Don\'t go here.


Amazing facility has been one of the guiding forces in my recovery, although I got sober through the twelve steps of AA which this facility heavily promotes, the facility gave me a safe place to live ...


Lighthouse Ministries is a well known and well respected facility in the community with a long standing reputation for helping those struggling with many different types of addictions, strongholds and...


I enjoyed my time at this facility, it was refreshing to see a program develop that was about the underlying problems associated with addiction. The primary age was 18-28 year old men and women who la...


Strength of the facility is that it is gender specific. However, the downfall was the location.


It is overall a good facility.


They really helped me get to my core issues and not only help my substance abuse problem but also help my eating disorder and trauma as well. I would prefer to stay sober and not need treatment again ...

Areas of Focus
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.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

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.

Key Staff Members
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    Alex Ribbentrop - LCSW, CFTP, EMDR Trained Clinician / Clinical Supervisor

    Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, EMDR Trained Clinician, and Certified Family Trauma Professional. He uses a collective approach with individual patients and families to identify and address the underlying factors that contribute to substance use disorders, personality and mood disorders, and family systems. He combines comprehensive clinical experience and knowledge with authentic regard for the therapeutic process and all those who work with him. Through his personal, academic, and professional experience, he credits that significant change is possible and works with patients toward the development of a healthier sense of self, improved relationships, and better quality of life. Alex received his Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University and has received recognition twice with the Outstanding Master of Social Work Award. He has worked in various settings, including community mental health, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. In addition to training in EMDR, he has completed training in DBT, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

  • Photo of Jessica Bonaventura, MS, LMHC, MCAP
    Jessica Bonaventura, MS, LMHC, MCAP - Clinical Director

    After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Jessica completed two separate Master’s Programs at Nova Southeastern University. She has an MS in both Investigative Forensic Technology & Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health Counseling. Following her extensive education, Jessica worked at Coral Springs Elementary School, Passport Preschool, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and Broward Youth Treatment Center. To say she has a passion for helping at-risk individuals is an understatement. Her dedication to contributing to the education of others, whether in an academic or treatment setting, is unmatched. Also being committed to health, wellness, and nutritional counseling services, it is plain to see Jessica is one of the most well-rounded, innovative therapists in south Florida and a true asset to Lighthouse’s clinical team.