The Core Centers

3.3 (19 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
2500 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
8445352700 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

The Core Centers believe that individualized care and one-on-one therapy are integral components of a successful drug and alcohol treatment program. The holistic rehab utilizes a wide range of evidenced-based modalities and innovate approaches, including group psychotherapy, intensive individual therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to help clients undercover underlying issues, break free from addictive behaviors and maintain lifelong sobriety.

The Core Centers 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.

Reviews at a Glance

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This facility is excellent! They truly are here for the patients and actually care what happens to them. I would recommend my family member to go to this facility if they needed it. They provide meals...


The alcohol and drug addiction treatment center has helped so many of my friends get clean and sober. Thanks to the incredible staff who has stuck around to maintain a positive and authentic impact on...


I feel the reason I was kicked out was to keep billing my insurance. They didn’t have that many clients at the time. I would strongly pick another treatment center over Core Center


My friend’s son went there just recently. It was not a good experience for him. Im guessing lack of supervision, co-ed dorms. The outpatient kids and the inpatient kids attending same meetings. Disr...


this place is absolutely horrible. the residence is in the middle of the hood and the men and women both reside in the same house. There is just people that graduated from that program that were drug ...


My son has a serious addiction problem. He has been in numerous facilities in the area. This by far has been the absolute worst experience I have had with any center. I will not mention any names but ...


I would recommend this place to anybody in need of help. They are always making sure you're comfortable and staying busy. Not only does the clinical staff go above amd beyond but the techs do as well....


The center facility is awesome, the clinical director and the director has no respect for clients, there is no professionalism, the facilitators level is the worse. Several of my valuables were missin...


the core centers have showed me how to be a productive member of society i will never forget my stay here


Excellent facility, im sorry to say i have been to several treatment centers before i went to the Core centers and i coukdnt express how different this place is. Individualized care isnt even the word...


Before coming to The Core Centers I never believed I could live a life clean from drugs. As many of us do, I came into The Core with many problems. Luckily for me I came to the right place. The staff ...


This place saved my life!! Not only was their staff amazing, but I\'m lucky enough seven months later they still care and are in my life!! I was lucky enough to find this place when I did and could no...


As someone who has attended the Core centers and gained not only the tools necessary to overcome my addiction, I gained patience and social skills. I was an angry guy and the staff at the Core centers...


They\'ve helped me more than any other place I\'ve been. thank you


Wow, what a scam. The website looks great so I flew in from Arizona and was dropped off in the hood. They call this the residence. The website shows a multi million dollar home. The clinical director...


My brother was at the Core Center three times in the last two months. He has emerged twice as sick as before he went there. Are you serious? YOUR TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS IS ONE OUT OF FIVE STARS???


This place is a joke! I was there almost 30 days and I received absolutely no instruction or substance! How do you spend almost a month in treatmentm and not receive even one handout?!?! Seriously,...


Thank you to the core and it s owners, they saved my life ! never stayed cleaned more that 12 days prior to the core. They have clearly changed my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you

Areas of Focus
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.

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.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Paola Estrada, LCSW
    Paola Estrada, LCSW - Clinical Director

    Paola Estrada is the Clinical Director of The Core Centers and she is the leader of the Clinical Team. Paola is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and her experiences is in the best practices for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. She has extensive experience in running an addiction treatment programs, program administration and clinical supervision of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Ms. Estrada specializing in substance abuse treatment, adult, children and family therapy, co-occurring disorders, trauma victims and crisis intervention.

  • Photo of Allison Zaretski, CRC
    Allison Zaretski, CRC - Therapist/Substance Abuse Counselor

    Allison Zaretski has a dual Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Allison joined The Core Centers with counseling experience in substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment. In addition, she has worked with people with visual and physical disabilities. Allison has provided individual counseling, case management, vocational counseling, group therapy and family therapy with both children and adults.