Complaint / review text:
2 years ago I went to The Orchid Recovery Center to get help with addiction. The admissions process was very comforting, and convincing, however what I was about to experience was the complete opposite. I actually went to tour the facility before entering, so I really feel duped by their marketing! When I when to look at the facility I was greeted by a former (so she says) addict named Lauren, who smoked the entire time I was there and only had wonderful things to say about their treatment program. I asked her specifically, "how many people leave before the 30 days is up?" She looked me in the eye and said, "0." this turned out to be a complete and total lie, because once I entered the program i watched 2 people run away within the first week and over the course of 6 weeks I saw only 3 people successfully complete their treatment. They emotionally beat the crap out of you... As if this is supposed to stop someone from taking drugs and then if you decide you do not want to follow their aftercare plan, which consists of living in an all women's facility for criminals just released from jail they literally kick you out of the program! It is ridiculous! The first week and half they leave you alone, then they start hampering you and everyone in your family about you staying longer. Once they get you to commit to a longer stay, and you pay (everything is paid in advance) then they lose interest. At that point they could care less about you or your recovery and they want you out so that they can get a new admit and another $40,000. My therapist, Melissa, who actually is not even a psychologist, was just as deceptive as Lauren in Admissions and the owner Julie. Melissa was the type of person who you felt you could pour your heart out to, however in the end everything you say and do becomes fair game for group discussion. There is absolutely ZERO confidentiality. By the way, if you have gone to their website, you have probably seen pretty pictures of women doing yoga on the beach, etc... Well, ladies be ware because those pictures are definitely NOT from the Orchid Drug Rehab in Florida... The housing is located in Palm Springs, FL, right in the middle of a complete drug infested prostitution zone. Three doors down, there is a shady motel that has crack heads and other freaks wandering around at ALL hours of the day and night. They do not even provide food at this place!
Ladies, save your money and look for a place that cares, because at The Orchid Recovery Center you are just another addict... There is no compassion, understanding or flexibility with their program. Quite frankly, for $20,000/month (no insurance), I think those things should come standard. Be ware of this AWFUL drug rehab center in Florida... There are horrible and should not be allowed to conduct business. The therapists are abusive and do not care about the well being of the addict. The treatment center is run by a women who is never even there and has no clue what goes on day to day in the treatment..