Treatment intended to relieve and heal.
A return to a normal state of health, mind or strength.
A long life, existence or service.
Quality of Life
The standard of health, comfort and happiness experienced by an individual or group.
With substance abuse programs as prevalent as gas stations, popping up on every street corner of South Florida, it is extremely challenging for a consumer to choose a program that is best qualified to treat their family or loved ones’. What distinguishes ARC from the other programs? What can the consumer expect from ARC and their staff? How will ARC gain the consumers’ trust and confidence?
We believe in a clinical model including a thorough intake assessment and retention of collateral data, a jointly developed (masters level therapist specializing in addiction/client) individualized master treatment plan compiled from the assessment phase, evidenced-based therapies and an aftercare plan that includes concierge services from a recovery/sober coach.
“The bottom line is that we can write anything, but until you give us an opportunity to love you or your loved one back to life, this is just dry ink!”
As opposed to the common business model that many programs incorporate of a poor or no discharge/aftercare plan in hopes of utilizing the consumers’ insurance if they survive the relapse.
Our family of addiction counselors truly believes in the disease model of addiction and we treat the addict with the same dignity, respect and love that we would treat a patient afflicted with any other primary disease. The bottom line is that we can write anything, but until you give us an opportunity to love you or your loved one back to life, this is just dry ink!
Our hand picked Clinical Team and Addiction Counselors have many years of experience with treating drug and alcohol addiction. There is nothing that they haven’t seen and really impact clients with both group and individual sessions. With an array of different therapeutic techniques and discussion topics, the clients are kept constantly engaged and build on their knowledge and insight in to the disease on a daily basis.
Brian Ramos, MSW
Brian’s motto is that “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created those problems,” and this is the idea he strives to instill in his clients when they are in our program here at Atlantic Recovery Center. Being in recovery from substance abuse himself, Brian feels that he owes so much of his success to the 12-Step Program, and application of its principles into his daily life. Brian has multiple years of experience revolving around the treatment of addiction and related behavioral concerns. The treatment methods he prefers are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt, Wellness and Happiness Training, and Motivational Lecturing. Brian states that he always works with clients based on “where that person is” and sees it a as a challenge to change his approach to meet each client at the place they will benefit from the most. Working as a Therapist in the field of substance abuse is his true passion and it really shows.
Dave Manning, MSW
Dave has been in recovery for over 20 years and is his passion for this way of life is evident as soon as you meet him. Having struggled with addiction himself, the pain and problems our clients experience before getting to us is all too familiar. Dave goes above and beyond daily to use his education and real life experience to show the community here at ARC that recovery is both attainable and worth it. His therapy groups are favorites amongst the clients, filled with enthusiasm and information that really challenges and grabs the attention of all. Dave is convinced that being a Therapist is his calling and doesn’t want to do anything else.
Adriana Aycart, LMHC
Adriana has spent the last five years working as a mental health counselor. During the course of her career she has had the opportunity to work with a wide array of clients, including individual, family, and group therapy. Specifically helping clients overcoming cope with substance abuse issues, trauma (e.g. neglect, physical/emotional abuse, sexual abuse), mood disorders, as well as the difficulties with self-esteem that can be established during childhood, and the adolescent years. Over time, Adriana has become acutely aware that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to working with people to make changes in their lives and this is the reason she really enjoys the challenge of working with our clients and the rewards of being witness to the growth and awareness that comes from this type of therapeutic community. Adriana states that the most important things that she can convey to the clients she works with is how genuinely passionate she is about helping them create a catalyst for change and how adamantly she believes that recovery and happen.
Liz Flores, LMHC
Liz was drawn to a career in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders after watching loved ones struggle with addiction. She states that she has had the desire to help others since she was a child and feels that this is the most impactful way in which she can do it. Liz has seven years of experience in the field and is Licensed by the State of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor. She states that she likes to be eclectic in her style and approach to the therapy she conducts with her clients but that she has a solid, therapeutic foundation built on empathy, compassion, respect, and the willingness to hold any and all judgment when it comes to addicts and the disease. Liz believes that every addict deserves to recover, that their pasts do not have to dictate their futures, and that addiction does not, and should not, define anyone. She truly believes that if she helps to save one person, she has fulfilled her passion in life and is happy to spend her days in the pursuit of doing just that! Clients laugh with Liz and cry with Liz, but most importantly our clients learn with Liz and this is why ARC exists at all.
Director of Clinical Outreach
Chris Keane has multiple years of experience in the field of addiction and substance abuse. The disease has affected himself and his family members and so he has a great amount of understanding for the clients and the families that are struggling through this time. Chris has successfully operated multiple Sober Living Facilities and really goes above and beyond to ensure that the recovering addicts that he works with have all the tools they need to maintain long term sobriety. He answers the phone 24/7 in order to help our clients and works tirelessly to help them stay on the right track in their recovery. Chris is a testament to the fact that any alcoholic or addict can recover if they choose to and it is his passion to show those addicts who are struggling and feeling like there is no hope, that with a little effort and willingness that there is a beautiful life that they deserve to be living.
Director of Operations
Kevin Carlin is responsible for all of the Behavioral Health Technicians, the scheduling and everything that the clients do outside of the Center. He trains his staff to be firm but loving and has built a great team. Kevin plans the weekend outings and orchestrates the clients weekly visit to the grocery store where they are given a gift card to purchase food for the following week. He is also in control of scheduling the daily outside 12 Step meetings that the clients are taken every evening. Kevin has worked as a Behavioral Health Technician in this field for the last 3 years and runs his own daily goals group to get the clients motivated each morning. His favorite thing about ARC is the loving family atmosphere that is unique to our center.