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Drug Abuse Treatment Association provides residential services in both Circuit 15 (Walter D. Kelly Center) and Circuit 19 (Norman C. Hayslip Center). These treatment services are offered to adolescents only. Both programs provide supervision and programming 24 hours a day, seven days per week. The average length of stay is 4 to 6 months, however based on individual need. The residential program consists of three primary components.

  • Therapeutic: The therapeutic component involves evidence-based individual, group (process, educational, life skills, trauma-informed, etc.), and family counseling. Each client is assigned a primary counselor upon admission who manages their case through discharge with the input of the treatment team and stakeholders.
  • Academic: The academic component is provided at our onsite schools though our agreements with the School District of Palm Beach County (Walter D. Kelly Center) and School District of St. Lucie County (Norman C. Hayslip Center).
  • Behavior Modification: The behavioral management program is designed to extinguish undesirable or maladaptive behavior and to promote positive change. The behavioral system is based on levels (orientation to level 5) and requires that clients set and achieve goals in order to be successful with level movement.

The entire treatment process from start to finish is driven by the treatment team. The residential treatment team is the core unit of professionals, which includes the Medical Director, program supervisor, school representative, therapist, client and family, and other relevant case managers/professionals who may have contributing knowledge to the client’s course of treatment.

Families are expected to attend regularly scheduled family counseling, parent/family groups, visitation and other such activities. It takes a firm commitment from all persons involved to affect the kind of change necessary to ensure sustained success.

There is a strong emphasis on social skills and competency development. It is important that youth are given as many tools as possible to assist them in being successful. Youth are also involved in on- and offsite recreation. These activities are geared toward team building, self-esteem, and teaching the youth to identify and participate in prosocial activities.

  • Fees: Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on Federal Poverty Guidelines. No client/family will be turned away due to ability to pay.
  • Locations:

    Walter D. Kelly Center
    1041 45th Street
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    Phone: 561.844.9661

    Norman C. Hayslip Center
    4590 Selvitz Road
    Fort Pierce, FL 34981
    Phone: 772.464.7575




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