PAX Campus

508 Lucerne Ave

PAX Campus is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Lake Worth, Florida. PAX Campus is a private organization that provides an Intensive Outpatient Program.


PAX believes that no case is hopeless and that anyone, no matter the circumstances, deserves healing and a fair shot at sobriety. At Pax Campus, they treat more than just the symptoms of the disease. At Pax Campus, they don't simply chase symptoms, instead they explore the underpinnings of addiction.

All clients receive health and physicals from the Medical Director, including assessments for disease, harm risk, and nutrition. Ongoing follow up appointments are also available for those in need. A psychiatric nurse practitioner is also seen for an evaluation for undiagnosed conditions or for a treatment plan of existing psychiatric conditions. PAX specializes in a modality called Inner Child Therapy.

PAX partnered with BlueBird Residences, a one-of-a-kind 40 person private sober housing community in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, Florida. They have jobs, 12 step meetings, beaches, parks, grocery stores, pharmacy, within arms reach. The community is small enough to receive individualized care.


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soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good <3
Pax is a great place clinical wise i would recommend people here.
Pax has saved me on more than one occasion. I've been through the program a few times. Pax is more than a rehab, They actually care about the clients and do their best to help maintain long term sobriety. They have become like a family to me. I'm forever grateful for all they've done for me.
PAX has been truly an amazing experience. I want to thank every peer and every staff that guided me on my journey for they impacted me greatly. I love and care for my PAX family for they molded me into the active citizen I am today. They held me above water when I felt like drowning and let me know that there is another way of life out there than what I was use to. I will never be able to show enough gratitude to the staff for they pulled me out of my OWN hell! Their authenticity lets me know they werent just working here for a job but to actual help people that share a similar background to they're own because they realize the struggle! I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS FOREVER AND ALWAYS!
i have been to many treatment centers, and PAX is one of the better ones i have been to. The staff here is great and actually cares for clients and builds relationships with the clients. The therapists here are also great, they do what they need to do and get to know the client and work towards getting them into a healthier state of mind. I would recommend PAX to anyone out there.
Coming to Pax Campus has been the best choice I could ever make for my recovery, The Doctor and Nurses are very professional, relatable and willing to help you out. I would recommend Pax Campus is you really want a change.
I've never met staff at a treatment center so caring and dedicated to helping myself with my recovery. I have multiple staff members I can call at any time day/night that I know will drop anything to help and support me if I am having any issues.
I have nothing but great things to say about PAX Campus. PAX is professional all the way around. Each staff member has a true desire to help out the clients here & to give us the best possible chance to be successful. At PAX, I am not just another number, like most treatment centers. I am cared about and I am apart of a family.
I am currently enrolled in the facility. With the knowledge of the millions or halfway housing in South Florida (yes sarcasm) PAX is the only facility I would attend because of how I feel about the staff. There's 3 crucial things in regards to how your stay will be at a facility, your attitude, the staff, and the community. Pax ensures they are doing their best to give all clients the best care they can.
It is a very professional and organized environment with very knowledgeable staff. The facilities are top notch in cleanliness and amenities. The group sessions are helpful to recovery and support 12 step programs and work with a sponsor along with the clinical work if you choose to work a 12 step program.
It was a good set up. Offices are great, the housing is a bit to be desired.
I have built a solid sober foundation during my stay at Pax. The friends I've made here have changed the way I view sobriety. They have shown me that sober fun is possible. The counselors have been amazing in helping me find out who I am, and who I strive to become. The bluebird apartments are in such a great location for work, restaurants, and fun.
pax campus is sawesome. ive learned so much. they have helped me greattly with my mental diagnosis and have enabled me to live a happy healthy sober life.
wonderful sense of community, wonderful staff
My Experience here was really great at PAX Campus. They gave me the tools and guidance to take the next step in my life. I'm leaving here with full time employment and a great place to stay. I would recommend this IOP to someone that is serious about their recovery because it wasn't easy completing this Program.
very awesome facility great groups lead by amazing facilittors
PAX has such a great staff, flexible group hours, and an amazing clinical and marketing team! I love PAX!!!!!
Place saved my life. Awesome therapists. Flexible group schedule.
great the have good people that work here they really care group was awesome i had the best one on ones and housing is really nice i would not go anywhere the held you accountable and gave enough freedom to learn on your own also
Terrible place that commits fraud on multiple levels including but not limited to the drug test that are overbilled
I have been to a couple different IOP programs and Pax Campus has been the best experience by far. The style of therapy used in groups and individual sessions have not only empowered me but have also provided me with skills and necessary tools on being successful in recovery.
I came to PAX Campus with low expectations and fearing the worst. During my first week attending I was quickly shown that this place, PAX Campus, was one of the few good places left. PAX is a place where someone who wishes to get their life back on track can do just that. The staff provide the clients with the type of care and appreciation that fosters opportunity for self growth. The staff demonstrate a deep understanding of an individuals struggle that comes from a place of genuine care and kindness. It was abundantly clear to me that the staff at PAX had an earnest desire to help their clients. They legitimately wished to aid in the betterment of each individual client. I will be eternally grateful for PAX Campus and all they have done for me in my recovery. I would highly recommend PAX Campus to anyone with the desire to better themselves as well as their lives.
great experience great people. the staff genuinely cares about their clients and i would recommend pax campus to anyone who wants to stay clean and sober
My experience at PAX has been one of the biggest steps I have made in my life. The staff are so supportive and real, there is nothing they won't do to help someone if you really want the help. They have allowed me to grow into the person I am today and would recommend this place to anyone that is serious about getting help
Paz was a wonderful caring environment and gave me the tools I needed to lead a life time of sobriety.
Loving place. Great staff. Easy to get to meetings, beach, and to see my therapists. No vehicle needed.
Truly a bunch of great people work here
Super treatment center. I love them. Franks the MAN!
Liz was my therapist and great! The techs and house managers are cool
Worst half-way/iop program in south Florida. Complete frauds and their properties should be condemned with how awful they are. I've seen homeless shelters in better condition.
Family member went to pax. Nothing but good things to say. The therapists are amazing
I was a patient at Pax Campus and I can honestly say that they care. My insurance was not accepted properly but they let me in and gave me the best treatment regardless.I enjoyed all of the therapists and group facilitators. I thought they had an awesome staff and I was constantly satisfied with my treatment. they went above and beyond to help me. I can definitely say I did the most growing at Pax.
Complete joke of a facility. 12 panels most UA’s, rarely sends to lab but bills insurance for every single test at $1600. Calls insurance policy holder trying to fraudulently collect deductible using a fake name. Worst housing properties I’ve ever seen besides the one they just opened. Located in the hood. Hearing gunshots is a common occurrence, as is the random drunk person wandering onto property. Highly advise against going here for IOP/OP. They have ONE good therapist, the rest of the clinical staff is setting up clients to be “repeat customers”... STAY AWAY!
great program in lake worth. Good therapists, great location near beach and downtown, 24 hour support, good groups
I feel that PAX is an exceptional treatment center. The entire staff was extremely helpful, trustworthy and kind. Living arrangements were clean and comfortable. Liked that the campus itself was located downtown -close to bus stop, meetings, shopping and such. Highly Recommend.
Pax is a flop house! STAY AWAY! They over bill insurance then send you a bill for exorbitant amounts of money trying to get you to foot the bill for labs that were never performed! heed the warning they do not foster recovery only relapse!


Joint Commission:

The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO, is a nonprofit organization that accredits rehab organizations and programs. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commision's mission is to improve the quality of patient care and demonstrating the quality of patient care.

Joint Commission Accreditation: Yes
Accreditation Number: 591345


The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) is a professional association that represents organizations in the field of addiction services. Founded in 1978, NAATP's mission is to advance addiction services and ensure that high-quality addiction treatment is available and accessible.

NAATP Member: Yes

State License:

State Licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow rehab organizations to conduct business legally within a certain geographical area. Typically, the kind of program a rehab facility offers, along with its physical location, determines which licenses are required to operate legally.

State License: Florida
License Number: 47-3136571


Programs for Women

Programs for Men

Adult Programs

Treatment Duration : 90 days

Smoking Permitted

Young Adult Programs

Adolescence Programs

Elderly Programs


Private Insurance

Self-pay Options

Payment Assistance

Financing Available

Monthly Fee : $5,000.00

Detox Services:

Psychotropic Medication:

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

Medication-Assisted Treatment:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications along with counseling and therapy to treat substance abuse. MAT is mainly used to treat opioid addictions (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin). Medications like buprenorphine are used in MAT to help normalize brain chemistry, block the effects of alcohol and/or opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize body functions, making sobriety easier to maintain. All medications used are approved by the FDA, and every MAT program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.


Vivitrol is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat alcohol and opioid dependence. Administered only with medical approval, VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain, which helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse. VIVITROL is non-addictive and extended-release, so it only needs to be taken once a month. Before starting VIVITROL, you must be opioid-free for at least 7-10 days in order to avoid sudden opioid withdrawal symptoms.


Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse, making recovery easier. It comes either in pill form (ReVia, Depade), taken once a day; or in an injectable form (Vivitrol), administered monthly. Patients must not have any illegal opioids or opioid medication in their system for at least 7-10 days before starting naltrexone (this includes methadone, so if you’re switching from methadone to naltrexone, you must wait until your system is clear).

Level of Care:


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).


Outpatient Programs (OP) are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.


Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Intensive Outpatient:

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Aftercare Support:

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn't spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Individualized Treatment:

Certain drug and alcohol rehabs have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Sober Living Homes:

Pax house has a parternship with BlueBird Residences to offer a Sober living home to patients. Sober living houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.

Treatment Focus:

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Therapy Programs:

Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Family Therapy:

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Couples Therapy:

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Rational Behavior Therapy:

Rational Behavior Therapy (RBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy meant to be short-term and comprehensive. It was intended to help clients become more self-sufficent and move forward without the need for expensive, ongoing therapy. It includes an emotional self-help method called “rational self-counseling,” the purpose of which is to give clients all the skills needed to handle future emotional issues by themselves, or with significantly less professional help.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.


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Last Updated: 06/21/2019

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