Evidence Based
Substance Abuse Treatment

Pride Recovery Center in Delray Beach, Florida is at the forefront of addiction treatment, offering cutting-edge approaches that integrate the medical, psychiatric, and clinical components of treatment. Program offerings include Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs, as well as Alumni Support Services to help you maintain lasting sobriety.

Take The First Step To A Better Future

Get Help & Live Sober

Get Your Life Back On Track & Reach Your Potential.


Decide To Stop

The first step to living a life free from drugs and alcohol is to decide you want a better life. It's that simple. Once you find the strength and determination to change your life for the better, anything is possible.

Contact Us

Contact our Admission Department to discuss which treatment option is right for you. Whether you are considering a Partial Hospitalization Program, or our looking to continue your recovery in an Outpatient Program, we can help.

Begin Your Treatment

At Pride Recovery Center, you are not a number. A licensed and experienced Therapist will perform a complete evaluation of your unique needs and create an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your goal.

Maintain Your Sobriety

Upon completion of our program, you will possess valuable addiction management skills that will help you maintain a sober lifestyle. We maintain contact with you over time to ensure you stay on the right path.
Which Program Is Right For You?

Addiction Treatment Programs

Our Addiction Specialists Can Help You Choose The Right Path To Recovery

Outpatient Program

Our Outpatient Treatment Program (OP) is an addiction counseling service that does not require individuals to enter a residential program. The person seeking treatment can live their day-to-day lives while making time for their treatment. While in outpatient treatment, individuals can continue living at home, or reside in a sober house. People find this method of addiction treatment favorable since it allows them to receive the care, support, and therapy they need maintain a sober lifestyle, but also maintain their daily responsibilities. To be a candidate for Outpatient Therapy, the person needs to be in good overall physical health, have a stable support structure, and a safe home free of negative influences.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

We recommend our Intensive Outpatient Program for individuals suffering from a mild to moderate substance use disorder and are continuing their recovery after successful completion of a residential, inpatient, or PHP addiction treatment program. Since these individuals have undergone previous life skill and relapse prevention training and therapies, they have the skills, responsibility, and aptitude to make it through IOP.

Research shows that IOP models are proven to be as effective as residential treatment programs for those managing a moderate substance abuse addiction.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

This type of addiction treatment program provides an intensive level of non-residential and non-inpatient care that is available by Pride Recovery Center. People suffering from substance abuse disorder that require more intensive care than Outpatient Treatment may benefit from this level of treatment service. This level of care is best suited for individuals who have completed inpatient, or residential treatment, for substance use disorder and would benefit from the structure provided within a PHP program. The structure allows a person to obtain the necessary support before transitioning to a more independent sober lifestyle. This is especially beneficial for those without a traditional support system they can integrate back into after treatment. Individuals whose behavioral, mental, or substance abuse care needs that do not meet the criteria for a more intensive program, such as traditional inpatient or residential treatment levels, are best suited for PHP.

Effective Treatment By Qualified Professionals

Types of Therapy We Offer

Therapy Services Designed To Allow You To Successfully Manage Your Addiction

12-Step Therapy

Our 12 Step Therapy program is based on the steps and principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

This type of therapy involves a series of individual and group sessions based on the concepts of the 12-step program. This helps our clients accept their disease of addiction and enables the them develop a willingness to engage in treatment. This useful therapy helps to build a number of life skills that can help the participant maintain sobriety after they complete their treatment.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy method developed in the late 1908s to treat trauma and PTSD by minimizing the effect of traumatic memories.

EMDR is a type of psychotherapy designed to help clients relieve depression, anxiety, and stress induced by past trauma. Our Clinical Director Dr. Joseph Milisitz, Ph.D., LCSW is a leading expert in EMDR therapy. He leads sessions where patients are involved in repetitive eye and movement exercises designed to help minimize our clients traumatic memories.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Drug or alcohol abuse can affect the thought process of the user’s mind. Substance abuse can allow negative thoughts and unstable emotional patterns to emerge within the user.

CBT is a method of talk therapy designed to help our clients deal with negative thoughts and behaviors. The goal is to modify their behavior in an effort to prevent future negative behavior. We utilize this therapy to help clients learn to manage stress, emotions, or to cope with loss, grief, and other negative and traumatic experiences.

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback is a treatment that has been utilized for over 60 years and is considered a safe and effective way to repair irregular brain patterns. Irregular brain patterns are known to cause ADHD, anxiety, and other challenging conditions.

Neurofeedback utilizes EEG biofeedback to identify irregular brain patterns using qEEG Brain Mapping. A computer system optimizes the irregularity by guiding the brain back into a healthy pattern. Repetition of this process over time causes the brain to learn how to stay in healthy ranges without the aid of the computer. Neurofeedback techniques train the brain to function more efficiently, helping the person being treated manage stress more effectively.

Adventure Therapy

This type of therapy enables our guests to utilize both their bodies and their minds for therapeutic activity in the great outdoors.

Adventure Therapy is a specific form of psychotherapy that incorporates various physical and mental challenges designed to treat the participant’s emotional health while providing beneficial physical activity. This therapy often involves outdoor activities that are physically demanding or require problem solving skills.

"The Path To Recovery Begins At Pride"

We Have Helped Hundreds of People Just Like You

Below you can read real reviews left by past clients on Google and Facebook about their experience at Pride Recovery Center.

Google Rating
Based on 26 reviews
I would like to share my experience in a few words. This is the seventh time that I have placed myself in a substance abuse program and I believe this is the final attempt. From the... first day, I have been greeted with understanding, acceptance, kind hearts and warm smiles. I can tell you that Pride Recovery has been nothing short of a blessing and answered prayers. The clinical staff has made an effort to accommodate all of my requests, whether they are personal or impersonal. What has been a priority for me, to learn and grow as a recovering addict, and as a productive member of society, has become important to the entire Pride Recovery staff. To my friends, Phil and Alayna, thank you for making my recovery a priority in your lives. My therapist Dr. Joe, has given me an opportunity to put the past behind me, thereby closing the trauma chapter in my life. From Troy, I have learned how to be patient with my racing thoughts that try to predict events before they even happen. Misha, my brain training guide, has been able to help me rewire my brain and she gives me an objective point of view on life on life's terms. Stephanie, my APRN, has given me an opportunity to quit smoking and vaping, which in turn, will give back years in my life. Patricia, has given me opportunities to practice gratitude, patience, tolerance and has shown me what it means to be of service to my fellow man and woman. Dr. Eli has brought acupuncture and massage therapy, which has aided in the removal of numerous pains, as well as, a stimulating group conversation each week. Dr. Brandon, my chiropractor, was able to relieve shoulder pain, back pain and neck pain that has caused more than its share of body aches and pains for me. Lisa, my art appreciation guide, has given me back my desire to sketch, paint, draw, make jewelry, plant flowers/herbs and create art for this time in many years. My recovery B-day is January 5th, 2021 and I coming up on 4 months clean and sober and 6 weeks cigarette and vape free. I can only hope that if you are reading this that you have made the choice to live altruisticly and free rather than die miserably and selfishly. My prayers go out to you and your friends and families.read more
Charles H.
This is an amazing treatment facility. Staff is very client orentated. Everything is above board. No shady business. Great therapist who focus not only on the addiction but on the... cause of the addiction. One of the therapist is liscened in E.M.D.R. which is a great tool for dealing with traumasread more
Phillip C.
This place is the best Treatment Center in SouthFlorida they care about all the clients they go above and beyond they have the most understanding and compassionate therapists the... staff is very kind loving caring and very professional and the housing is very accommodating.read more
Lauren V.
By far, the best staff that I have ever worked with in this field. Everyone here really wants to see our clients "get better."
LaTasha R.
Great program, beautiful residence and caring staff. Highly recommended!
Debra W.
Staff goes out of there way!!I would recommended Pride to my family and friends anytime! Very grateful!!
Excellent staff and excellent service!
Joseph M.
Excellent program. Will refer to family and friends. Thanks!
Beth D.
Absolutely amazing facility. Excellent program, with caring and understanding staff. Your sobriety matters, don't gamble with anyone else.
James G.
I cant say enough good things about this place. When i begin to think of all they have done for me it brings tears to my eyes. I have been to a few other facilities and i have to say... this is hands down the best place ive ever been. Everyone from administrative, to coorperate, facilitators, therapists, even to the BHTs have helped me find myself. They truly care about your well being here and dont look at you as just a number. They want you to get this and put the time and effort in to help you to do so. This place has not only helped me to save my life but they became a family to me. Anyone who has the PRIVILEDGE of going here is truly blessed. I never knew my worth or believed in myself until I came here. Now I am set up to go to college (with the help of this facility) I have more sober support then i ever had before, I learned how to love myself, truly love myself because they helped me find my soul. So a special thanks to: Jarryd, Michael, Troy, Patricia, Susu, Lexie, Kevin, ASHLEY, Dr. Joe, Laurie, Whitney, Gina, Michelle, Frank, Rick, Danny and Keith you all hold a special place in my heart and I truly thank you for all you have done for me. I have gained a real family in this place and for that i am forever grateful. I love you all so very much, and this isnt goodbye its Ill see you soon.All my love,Alexa<3read more
Alexa B.
I fully believe that pride recovery center is the best rehab in the US! These people really care about you. The entire team of staff is amazing! I was there for possibly 3 months or... so, and I fully recommend it to anyone needing help! Have any questions I can answer about the place, just message me and ask and you'll get a true client opinion/take on any questions you have. I've been to multiple rehabs and no place even scratches the surface of this place! Pride will fill your toolbox with the tools you need to obtain life-long recovery. They will set you up to have a new beginning and a life beyond your magical dreams. Do yourself a favor and get in contact with pride and you won't be disappointed! Thank you for EVERYTHING Pride, you changed my life drastically and I plan on paying it forward and showing the next person struggling with addiction the tools I learned from this program. Showing the next person that lifelong sobriety, which they will help you achieve, is when life actually starts beyond your wildest dreams! Any questions about this place please do not hesitate to contact me with whatever the question is I will answer to the best of my ability!---THANKS PRIDE!!!!!!read more
George K.
I would DEFINITELY recommend Pride Recovery Treatment Center for anyone who is struggling with addiction problems. I can’t express enough of how grateful I am that my horrible... situation ended up leading me into the doors of Pride for treatment. When I arrived here I was completely broken and the most miserable individual. During my stay there I was able to gain the tools that I started using there, and which I continue to use in my life daily. The staff here genuinely cares about their clients. If you ask for help with anything they will go to the ends of the earth to do exactly that for you. I can’t stress enough how incredible the staff is there, I feel so blessed to have met each and every one of them. I did immense therapy (from EMDR to psycho-drama) where I was able to finally let go of a lot of things from an abusive relationship and finally gain self-worth as well as have confidence. I was introduced to AA/NA meetings, The Big Book, an amazing sponsor, and started working on my steps. The staff there helped me tap into my spirituality...and I’ve grasped that I need to fill that hole in my soul with just that (instead of with drugs/alcohol/and codependency). When you need to talk to someone there is always someone there for you...they changed my perception of thinking as well as filled me with wisdom. I was introduced to acupuncture, meditation, yoga, breath-work, music & art therapy, physical activities & service...and many of these are what aide me in my recovery. This treatment center has given me so much to better my life! And if you are willing to surrender and take suggestions you can be successful in your recovery!read more
Nicole C.
My son was there June-July 2016 and with it being a rehab as well as mental health facility it was the best decision he could of ever made. He was able to cook his meals for himself... and other. He also used facilities to exercise and he looked the best he has been in years. He was also given another mental diagnosis while there. His therapist was wonderful and frank and we had phone conferences. Recommendations where given for us to read and learn more about out son.read more
Yvonne K.
This was my first rehab experience and it was amazing! The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much about myself and my core issues. I would recommend this place to... anyone struggling with addiction!read more
Joanne P.
I would like to commend the program and staff of Pride Recovery Center. It is a very comprehensive and holistic approach to leading a healthy and happier life. It probably saved my... life and helped re-establish personal relationships. Extremely lucky to have found this placeread more
Colleen F.

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A Caring Staff Makes A Tremendous Difference.

Dr. Peter Merkle, MD

Owner & Physician

Dr. Merkle graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and has over 36 years experience as an Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Doctor. He has seen the opioid epidemic take a horrible toll on Florida residents. In an effort to help people affected from substance abuse disorders, Dr. Merkle acquired Pride Recovery Center and now specializes in providing high quality addiction treatment services for those in need.

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