Atlantic Recovery Center Coronavirus Policy Update
As we closely monitor the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, we are taking every precaution to ensure our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and staff. This guides each and every decision we make.
We have and will continue to follow the guidelines of our local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC} the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Broward and Palm Beach County Health Departments. As a result, we stay current on this evolving situation, we want to assure you that we are taking the appropriate and precautionary measures, such as:
• Ensuring proper and rigorous cleaning and sanitation of common surfaces
• Requiring hourly sanitization of all staff and clients
• Provision of additional sanitizing products to our clients and staff
• Ongoing staff training to enhance cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment
• All employees are required to remain home in the event:
o They display any signs or symptoms of being ill. Employees who report to work ill will be sent home in accordance with these health guidelines.
oIf the employee has traveled outside of the state of Florida by any means or if an employee has traveled via cruise or airplane to any destination, that employee must report to management and Human Resources and self-isolate at that time.
Regarding current and admitted patient's change of schedule, the following has been implemented:
• Client outings have been temporarily postponed
• Grocery shopping will be completed by the facility staff
• Clients are urged to keep a safe distance from other persons
• Hourly mandatory hand washing breaks are in effect
• Clients have been instructed to report to medical staff any symptoms
• Additional Health screenings will be conducted at that time of admission
• Clients will not be admitted to the facility if any of the following symptoms are present:
o Fever above 100 degrees
o Consistent Dry Coughing
o Shortness of Breath
o Severer body aches, that surpass PAWS range and/or
o Sore Throat
If a client does contract coronavirus, they will be isolated and quarantined on location. The client will only be handled by designated staff with the proper PPE. The local Department of Health (or equivalent agency) will be informed so that they may come out and provide further guidance on how to best handle the individual. All suspected cases are reported to the Department of Health (or local agency) who will be handling it accordingly. A deep cleaning will occur at the identified location.
Additional information regarding the virus can be found on the Broward Health Department's website or the Centers for Disease Control website.
We will continue to work together to ensure the safety of our patients and team members and adhere to any new regulatory changes as they come.
Kiera Cordiano has worked helping recovering addicts and alcoholics in their respective community based self help programs for over 9 years. Kiera focuses on helping clients gain clarity into how their addiction has impeded on their lives, and what motivates them to make changes. Kiera has a strong understanding about what truly drives clients to succeed in the transition back to productive members of society while providing encouragement and support throughout the process. Kiera is dedicated to making the recovery experience something fun, desirable, and attainable. Kiera holds a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, and currently is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.
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 can happen.
Deana Burton, MSW
Deana has 20 years in the social work field. As a social worker, she has had the opportunity to work in many different settings with an array of clients which has led her to specialize in helping people address their substance abuse issues and overcome their battle with addiction. As a Primary Therapist, Deana gets to work with all incoming clients as they begin their treatment at ARC. Deana’s approach is firm but loving and empathic, and you can always find her with a smile on her face.
Dave Manning, Masters in Psychology
Dave has been in recovery for over 25 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.
Carmen Palacios-Camacho, LMHC
Carmen Palacios-Camacho has experience working with a wide variety of populations struggling with Mental Health and Co-Ocurring Disorders for over 10 years. She helps clients increasing self-motivation to change in order to live a drug free lifestyle. Carmen offers support and encouragement to facilitate permanent changes in client’s lives through self-awareness and acceptance while focusing on providing a comfortable, warm and friendly environment while working towards sobriety. Carmen holds a License in Clinical Psychology from Peru , a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nacional Certified Counselor and is currently working towards attaining her Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional credential.
Kristina Mazzone has worked at ARC for the past 3 years and has been working with addicts in recovery for over 5 years. Kristina has the incredible ability to help clients transition to the next phase in their lives while setting them up for success. She does this by assisting clients in making all arrangements to return back to work, school, and life, in their respective communities with ease and excitement.
Kermit Johnson is a Graduate of Nova Southeastern University School of Psychology/ Mental Health. He has worked for HCA Hospitals as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern for more than 1200 hours and one full year on the “Behavioral Health Units on all four wings at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center; with all designated populations of patients. In his career, he has had the opportunity to work with a wide array of clients, including individual, family, couples and group therapy. Specifically helping clients overcoming cope with substance abuse issues, trauma (e.g. neglect, physical/emotional abuse, and sexual abuse), along with mood disorders. In the past years he has focused on becoming an independent group facilitator and motivational speaker.
Director of Operations
Kevin has worked in the addiction field for over 6 years. He is a Certified Addictions Counselor registered through the State of Florida. Kevin loves working in treatment, as it hits very close to home. A lot of his own personal experiences give hope to the clients who come through our doors. Kevin helps run the day to day operations through all levels of care and mainly makes sure that our clients are having the best possible experience that we can provide. He wants to make this difficult time in our client’s lives as easy as possible for them and their families. Kevin’s main goal is to ensure that Atlantic Recovery Center differs itself from any other recovery center and the treatment received here is unlike anywhere else.
Director of Communications Bio coming soon
Director of Admissions Bio coming soon
What elevates an addiction treatment center from being good to being great? Is it the programs that it offers? Yes, but it’s also the addiction treatment staff members who bring these programs to life. At Atlantic Recovery Center, we understand this fact, which is why we take great pride in our staff members.
What Makes Our Addiction Treatment Staff So Great?
Firstly, it’s important to understand that our addiction treatment staff members make all of our programs effective. Without them, Atlantic Recovery Center wouldn’t be able to treat substance use and mental disorders. With that said, let’s take a closer look at what makes our staff members so great.
Like our South Florida treatment facility, our staff members are warm and inviting. In fact, they help create a welcoming atmosphere at our facility. We find that having a homey environment makes people feel more at ease. Since we strive to offer a family-friendly approach to treatment, our facility is the perfect place for recovery.
At Atlantic Recovery Center, our addiction treatment staff members create a positive and uplifting tone for our center. This tone is important because it establishes the pace for the entire rehab experience. For our staff members, providing addiction treatment is more than just a job. It’s also a lifestyle.
Paying Attention to the Details
One element that separates Atlantic Recovery Center from other South Florida facilities is our attention to detail. Once again, our addiction treatment staff members make this possible. Our specialists create personalized treatment plans based on your individual needs. Many rehab centers simply don’t offer this level of care.
Believe it or not, 47% of men and 41% of women don’t receive the substance abuse treatment that they need. As a result, they struggle with substance abuse and addiction their whole lives. By receiving individualized treatment, you can put an end to the cycle. Best of all, our staff members can provide the customized care that you need.
Meeting Our Staff
It takes a group of dedicated individuals to turn a rehab program into something great. At Atlantic Recovery Center, a group of talented individuals leads our South Florida staff members. Some of them include:
Keira Cordiano – Clinical Director
Adriana Aycart – Primary Therapist
Dave Manning – Primary Therapist
Deana Burton – Primary Therapist
Carmen Palacios-Camacho – Primary Therapist
Kevin Carlin – Director of Operations
Kristina Mazzone – Case Manager
These special individuals break us out of the one-size-fits-all approach to treatment that other facilities use. For us, you’re more than just a means to an end. You’re like family, and we strive to give you every opportunity to reach your full potential.
You Can Count on All of Us at Atlantic Recovery Center
Some rehab centers eventually lose the drive to help people overcome addiction. Atlantic Recovery Center keeps that drive alive by treating you like family. Our friendly and caring staff members help you get the most out of your rehab experience. We even work closely with detox and aftercare facilities to provide long-lasting support.
During your time at Atlantic Recovery Center, our staff will customize a range of services to fit your needs. You might find that you don’t need to participate in all of our programs and services. However, we offer a variety in order to help as many people as possible. Some of these programs and services include: