The Orchid Treatment Center is one of three main facilities for drug rehabilitation that are owned by Palm Healthcare. Palm Healthcare was founded in 2001, and one of these other rehab facilities offer rehabilitation for both genders. But what makes Orchid special is its focus on rehabilitation for women. Like many other facilities, Orchid treats both drug and alcohol addictions, in addition to trauma and other effects of drug addictions. Using a holistic and female-focused recovery model, the center is located in Palm Beach, Florida, and is headed by CEO Peter Harrigan. In essence, the philosophy of Orchid’s treatment program is that women heal best when they’re surrounded by a supportive group of women. This concept was fully developed by Dr. Karen Dodge and fuels the fire under each patient’s treatment model. Geared specifically toward women struggling with substance abuse, Orchid is a special refuge among other facilities.
Orchid Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility located in South Florida, specifically geared towards women with addiction and trauma. As a women's treatment center, Orchid Recovery Center is better equipped to deal with gender-specific problems that women face in their daily lives and in combination with addiction. The Orchid believes that substance abuse in women has a cause and societal perception different than men, which means that it needs to be treated differently. With the treatment focusing on trauma, including physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse, the Orchid uses holistic healing, CBT techniques, and other treatments to provide information for those clients who need to relearn how to live without an addiction.
- Women-only center
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Financing information
Women's Only Center
One of the most unique aspects about the Orchid Recovery Center is that it is a center dedicated to helping only women, which means that women are treated different than they would be at a men and women's center. Treating the gender-specific issues that arise when women become addicted to drugs or alcohol, the Orchid identifies treatments that are more successful with a women's only center and uses those to help women become whole again.
Because women are "more likely to have poor self concepts of guilt and blame, and mental health problems than male addicts," the Orchid has the following treatment programs designed specifically to help women overcome their addictions:
- Individualized Programs
- Womens Transition
- Group Dynamic
- Trauma Treatment
- Family of Origin
- Life Skills
- Hormone Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Yoga Program
- Fitness Program
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
The Orchid also focuses on dual diagnosis treatment, specifically trauma and addiction treatment, because a lot of women tend to have traumatic pasts in addition to their addiction. Orchid "address trauma in a safe, supportive, clinical environment," using EDMR, Espresso Therapies, Grief and Loss Work, Family Sculpting, and CBT.
Though the Orchid doesn't structure its FAQs in a more typical way, they do address a lot of the questions asked in an FAQs section in a large 14 page PDF that talks about addiction, recovery, detox, treatment, you (the loved one), insurance, and aftercare and post treatment options. With this thorough piece of information, the loved one or the client receiving care can learn more about the process of being admitted and receiving care at the Orchid.
The Orchid provides some information about financing and includes mention of a financing program through Serenityloans credit program, which can be used to pay for all or part of your treatment and can also include the additional cost of travel or accommodation for family members. They also do mention that they accept insurance, but they don''t mention what insurances they do or do not accept.
- Lack of online transparency
Lack of Online Transparency
Unfortunately, though Orchid Recovery Center does provide some information about their financing and insurance options, they provide no information about the pricing of their programs or the success rates of the women that have been through the program. Without that information, it's difficult to determine whether or not the Orchid is a good fit for you or your loved one, especially because a recovery center can be extremely expensive if it isn't covered by your insurance.
Without success rates, you also can't determine whether or not this recovery center does what it says it does. Though a lot of recovery centers emphasize the holistic healing aspects of their treatment programs, they neglect the more scientific and calculating portions of their program that are important for potential clients to read about, i.e. success rates.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the Orchid Recovery Center is a unique place for women to recovery from trauma and addictions, as well as dual diagnosis problems. With many different therapies focused on healing women naturally and medically, it's a good option for those who value those therapies as well as would like to be in a center focused on treating women.
Though they have a lot of good information on their website, like a good FAQs section, and financing information, they don't provide any statistical information on whether or not their program is successful or works for the women that have been treated in the program. They also don't mention how long the program has been running, or what types of insurance they accept, so we wouldn't recommend the Orchid without more thorough research.