Lucida Treatment Center

By The Fix staff 08/04/17

Lucida offers a general dual diagnosis program in addition to one that specifically treats mood disorders in women. It’s a well-reputed member of the southern Florida rehabilitation community.

Lucida Treatment Center
Location : 112 N Oak St, Ste 109 Lantana, FL 33462
Phone : (888) 769-7958
Price : Call for Pricing
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Introduction and Basic Services

The Lucida Treatment Center is a treatment facility in Lantana, Florida, just south of Palm Beach and conveniently located near two airports. The organization offers a general dual diagnosis program in addition to one that specifically treats mood disorders in women. It’s a well-reputed member of the southern Florida rehabilitation community.

Facility and Meals

The hotel-style rooms are bright and furnished with modern furniture in eye-catching, invigorating colors. Private and semi-private rooms are offered, as well as private suites with en-suite bathrooms, all inside well-equipped, gated townhouses with views of and patios overlooking Florida’s scenic Intracoastal Waterway. An on-site gym and pool are also available.

There are communal dining areas in each townhome, and meals are prepared daily by the clients themselves using ingredients chosen by residents and ordered weekly.

As is usually the protocol with “The Florida Model” rehab, treatment and living spaces are separate but the two are a very short walk away from one another.

After a three-day digital detox created to assist clients with identifying treatment goals and distance themselves from outside distractions, residents are permitted to use the facility’s phones for 20 minutes, three times weekly. Additional telephone use may be permitted when pre-approved before admission. The same goes for emails.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Detox and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) are available from a number of substances, including Suboxone for opiate withdrawal and detox for cocaine and marijuana. Those needing to detoxify from other substances like alcohol or benzodiazepines are referred to local medical detox facilities. The length of detox varies based on the organization’s doctor’s recommendation.

Stays at the Lucida Treatment Center are individualized but generally last between 30 and 90 days. Evidence-based behavioral therapies are employed, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), interpersonal therapy and multi-systemic therapy. Treatment for co-occurring disorders may include DBT (with individual sessions available for an additional cost), CBT, trauma therapy such as EMDR, intensive individual therapy twice a week, psychoeducational groups, group psychotherapy, psychiatric care, neurofeedback, psychodrama and nutritional and neuropsychological assessments.

While treatment using the 12 steps is offered, the program recognizes that not all clients identify with the core messages AA/NA and often look to another way to recover. That’s why the Lucida Treatment Center offers alternative peer support meetings, including SMART Recovery.

Days begin with a voluntary walk along or swim in the Atlantic Ocean followed by breakfast, after which residents meet with clinical or medical teams. At 9 am, clients participate in reflection or life skills groups, and then have a break followed by a process group. Lunch takes place from noon until 1:30 pm, and then residents take part in recovery groups that can include a medical group, 12-step or SMART recovery groups, and mindfulness training or weekend free time. Followed by this is an hour of holistic care that can include acupuncture, meditation or additional mindfulness training. Fitness and physical healing occurs from 4 to 5 pm. After a 5 to 6 pm dinner period, clients participate in another support group (though weekends offer activities like movie screenings or game nights). Clients are given additional free time before lights out around 11 pm.

There is a high staff-to-client ratio, with nurses available 24/7 and a doctor on site Monday through Friday at various times (clients are given specific appointments to meet with the doctor). The rest of the team is composed of a board-certified psychiatrist, Master’s- and Doctoral-level therapists, and a case manager.

Visitation is held on weekends from 1 to 4 pm, though visitors must be pre-approved by a client’s primary therapist.

Aftercare involves working with a resident’s referring therapist and family members from the beginning of treatment in order to ensure a thorough and lasting plan upon leaving treatment. The Lucida Treatment Center also reaches out with follow-ups, medication management and support group recommendations. Relapse prevention, fitness recommendations, spiritual support and nutritional plans are also included in the continuing care plan in order to ensure continued recovery upon returning home. Alumni meetings with speakers are also available, as well as an alumni-specific Facebook group.

Bonus Amenities

The area offers a number of local amenities, including facility-adjacent beaches, spas, luxury shopping areas and museums. There are also a number of beach-based activities available, including paddle boarding.

On-site specialists offer massage therapy and acupuncture, both of which are meant to reduce stress hormones and cravings as a way to promote recovery. Yoga is also available at the rehab.

Weekly family therapy, either in-person or over the phone, is part of the treatment as well as a monthly family workshop weekend. Family may also reach out to a client’s primary therapist for updates, answers to questions and discussions of any changes in treatment.


The Lucida Treatment Center is ideal for those looking for a location offering a 12-step alternative that also has a focus on simultaneously treating substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Clients at Lucida build positive, lasting experiences and enjoy the benefits of a comprehensive treatment team with extensive experience treating addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Lucida Treatment Center

112 N Oak St, Ste 109
Lantana, FL 33462

(888) 769-7958

Lucida Treatment Center Cost: Varies based on need; call for details. Find Lucida Treatment Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

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