Welcome to Your New Beginning

The Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches offers treatment for alcohol and drug addiction with residential treatment programs that last up to 90 days. We can also arrange post-discharge extended care for patients in need of additional tools to help with their recovery process. Our program consists of intensive addiction treatment with supportive sober living. Psychiatric and medical services are available to our clients 24 hours a day. Addiction treatment is designed individually for each patient with a strong emphasis on the twelve-step approach to drug and alcohol recovery. At the Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, our patents live in supervised, hotel-style living spaces. Our dedicated addiction treatment staff provide transportation and support 24 hours a day. Assessments, extended care, sober living, education, individual and group therapy, and personalized lifestyle plans are designed to support ongoing sober recovery. Many of our professional treatment staff are licensed and/or certified in addiction treatment counseling. We also offer a wide variety of holistic and wellness therapies.


Donald K. Mullaney, Ph.D., founder and Executive Director of Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies, an internationally known addiction treatment organization, passed away on July 6th, 2009 at the age of 65 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Debbie and his daughter Megan. His son, Sean passed away in the summer of 2011. After starting his own recovery journey in 1983, Don began a counseling program as a private therapist in Palm Beach County. Don sought to learn as much as he could to help others and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1969, followed by a MSW in 1988 and his PhD in 1996. In January of 1997, Don realized his dream with a small 12-bed residential program known as the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies. This program has since grown into a continuum of care featuring the most modern and highest-quality treatment interventions available along with the best of adjunct holistic therapies. Throughout all of his work in the field, Don always believed in the importance of proving the effectiveness of treatment through research results, leading him to establish CADS program for research, education and training. Don shared this research with other professionals and care providers, and published several research articles over the years. He also conducted numerous workshops and training seminars for a variety of individuals and groups in the field, sharing knowledge that has helped people battle addiction over the years. In addition to his strong belief in the importance of research, Don always had an appreciation for the importance of spirituality as well. Don felt this spirituality on a deeply personal level that he tried to incorporate into treatment at CADS.



Our staff is comprised of leading multi-disciplinary experts, from our qualified and compassionate doctors and nurses to our accomplished clinical therapists and mental health experts to our treatment specialists. Our support staff helps patients to feel comfortable and safe during their stay with us, and guarantees the utmost discretion and respect for privacy. Our staff is the beating heart of our facility and the primary distinction between the Behavioral Health and other treatment centers. Each member of our team brings an inspiring energy, commitment and knowledge to their respective position.

Our Mission & Values


To provide affordable unmatched clinical care and support to patients suffering from substance abuse and mental illness, and to be their advocate during each stage of their treatment and recovery.

Core Values

Treating the whole patient so they can achieve balanced mental health A compassionate, nurturing and expert approach to detox and rehab Advocacy and support of patients as they transition back into their lives and rejoin society Providing each patient with a template for healthy post-treatment living

Accredited by the Joint Commission

Gold Seal of Approval

The Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and we consistently strive to provide the highest quality of care possible to our patients and their families. The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission’s comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization’s compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements. Under the accreditation, The Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is qualified to administer a number of care services. Below are the accredited care services we offer and the locations at which they’re administered.

7613 Lake Worth Road Lake Worth, FL 33467 Available Services: Chemical dependency (Day Programs-Adult); (Non 24-Hour Care-Adult); (Partial-Adult)

3153 Canada Court Lake Worth, FL 33461 Available Services: Chemical dependency (Day Programs-Adult); (24-Hour Acute Care/ Crisis Stabilization-Adult); (Residential Care-Adult); (Partial –Adult)

509 Federal Highway Lake Park, FL 33403 Available Services: Chemical dependency (Day Programs – Adult); (Non 24-Hour Care – Adult); (Partial – Adult)

3161 Prince St. Lake Worth, FL 33461 Available Services: Chemical dependency (24-Hour Acute Care/Crisis Stabilization –Adult)

2976 S. Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Available Services: Chemical dependency (Day Programs-Adult); Non 24-Hour Care-Adult); (Partial-Adult)

To earn and maintain The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission’s survey team at least every three years. (Laboratories must be surveyed every two years). Joint Commission standards address the organization’s level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control.

Standards set forth performance expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care. If an organization does the right things and does them well, there is a strong likelihood that its patients will experience good outcomes.

The Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches cares about what you think about our program and we therefore, want to always keep the lines of communication open. Through this notice, we want to encourage any individual who has concerns about patient care or safely at our facility to contact The Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches management directly. We are confident that once a concern is addressed with us, we can satisfy and resolve any issue. Although unlikely, if an individual’s concern cannot be resolved by working with us directly, the individual is encouraged to contact Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The complaint contact number is 800-984-6610 www.jointcommission.org

For more information call us at 866-559-2228