Get The Help You Need to Break Free From Addiction

America’s #1 Alternative Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program.

We offer a choice of Residential Treatment Programs: Our exclusive Alternative to 12-Step, Perception Therapy® Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program – or – our “12-Step Plus” Addiction Recovery Program. Either way, our “whole person” approach is the key to Empower’s amazing 94% addiction recovery program success rate!
  • Most insurance accepted. Call now to verify yours!
  • Recovery GUARANTEE: unique among drug rehab centers
  • 18 Years of Service, JC Accredited – Top Rated
  • One-on-one therapy with an assigned licensed specialist
  • Private bedroom w/TV & WiFi; Gym, Sauna, Jacuzzi
  • Laptop & Cell OK. Smoking OK in designated areas.
  • Voted among “The Best” for meals and outings: alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers
  • Team of experts & therapists with 100+ years at dual diagnosis treatment centers
Plus: We offer a “Recovery NOW!” Guarantee! So, if you’re ready to break free from addiction and enroll in a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, we’re ready to GUARANTEE your success!

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We offer a choice of Residential Treatment Programs: Our exclusive Alternative to 12-Step, Perception Therapy® Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program – or – our “12-Step Plus” Addiction Recovery Program. Either way, our “whole person” approach is the key to Empower’s amazing 94% addiction recovery program success rate!
  • Most insurance accepted. Call now to verify yours!
  • Recovery GUARANTEE: unique among drug rehab centers
  • 18 Years of Service, JC Accredited – Top Rated
  • One-on-one therapy with an assigned licensed specialist
  • Private bedroom w/TV & WiFi; Gym, Sauna, Jacuzzi
  • Laptop & Cell OK. Smoking OK in designated areas.
  • Voted among “The Best” for meals and outings: alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers
  • Team of experts & therapists with 100+ years at dual diagnosis treatment centers
Plus: We offer a “Recovery NOW!” Guarantee! So, if you’re ready to break free from addiction and enroll in a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, we’re ready to GUARANTEE your success!

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Call now for instant benefit verification.

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I tried 12-step rehabs and failed over and over again. I highly recommend Empower (and its Staff). For the first time in a long time I see a bright, healthy future.

— F.D., Florida, USA

Relax at Our Zen-Inspired, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center

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24/7 Care

Empower offers alcohol rehab and drug recovery at a residential or “inpatient” level of care on-site. Our ten bed, private room-facility provides a soothing, Zen-inspired environment to help you achieve total wellness. Our team of licensed mental and behavioral health specialists, doctors and holistic health practitioners are here to create an individualized drug addiction treatment or alcohol rehab treatment plan with you to help you achieve your goal.

Find Your Center

Explore alternative health and wellness strategies like Tai Chi, Meditation, Yoga, Gentle Stretch and Movement, Art and Music Therapy, and more as part of your drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

Amenities Include

Gym, Sauna, Therapeutic Jacuzzi, Sun Deck, Private and common areas, Art room, Koi Pond

"Your unwanted behaviors concern your friends, family, co-workers and others. However, we understand that YOU are suffering, and what YOU need is real relief from the painful feelings that caused the unwanted behaviors in the first place. That's what makes us different. It's why we can help."

— James Patrick Dillon, CEO | Empower Recovery Treatment Center

Our Dedicated and Caring Team Is Here For Your Success

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James Patrick Dillon
President & CEO

James earned a B.A. in Literature and Writing from Columbia University in the City of New York. James has received initiation and training in Transcendental Meditation™ as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; has completed Self-Realization Fellowship study of the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, and in 2010, after nearly a year of study, and earned Aquarian Teacher certification as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor in the school of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.® In December of 2008, Mata Amritananda Mayi Devi accepted James, a devout Christian, into a Guru-disciple relationship and inspired him to begin a life of selfless service.

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Julia Dillon
General Manager

Julia developed and authored Empower’s trademarked Perception Therapy® program: a therapeutic technique/treatment model designed to provide psychotherapeutic assistance to clients suffering from substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. She also authored The Perception Therapy Wellness Guide©, and created a therapeutic card deck, journal, and positive and experiential affirmations card deck that Empower staff uses as part of our treatment protocol. She is an accomplished yogi, and the Founder of Affirming Life Yoga™. For more than a decade, Julia served as the CEO of Alternative Treatment International (ATI) and now as the consulting GM.

Derek Robben
Medical Doctor

Dr. Robben is board-certified in addiction medicine and in general psychiatry and completed his addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of South Florida. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and his Medical Degree from USF. Dr. Robben serves as the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director and a Courtesy Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine. He has been published in peer-review medical journals, and has earned the following awards: Faculty Clinical Teaching Award, Outstanding Resident Teacher, Outstanding Student in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, Award for Clinical Excellence in Neuropsychiatry Clerkship, and Outstanding Radiology Instructor/Preceptor, U.S. Air Force. Dr. Robben is an Air Force Veteran.

This place has exceeded my expectations ten-fold.
I am leaving here full of happiness and hope…

— R.E., Colorado, USA

Residential Treatment Programs & Outpatient Treatment, Too

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Residential Treatment

Empower’s Residential Treatment Programs consists of two to three individual sessions per week with a licensed, expert therapist. Small group therapy sessions and therapeutic work happens Monday through Friday in both our alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs. We offer 10 private bedrooms for your comfort. You can use your cell phone and laptop computer on your off-time, so while you are working on a new “interior life”, you can keep up with life outside the program. This is UNIQUE among drug rehab centers in Florida and Florida alcohol rehab centers.

We’ve designed our Joint Commission accredited Alternative and 12-Step programs for the higher functioning client who has insight about his or her behavioral challenges and wants to take personal responsibility for transforming, but may still benefit from close, personal support. Empower’s residential programs also represent an excellent choice for those who need a court-ordered treatment program for DUI or BUI; we’re Florida court-approved, as well as by many out-of- state courts.

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Day Treatment

Empower’s Day Treatment (PHP or Partial Hospitalization) closely follows our Inpatient treatment schedule and offerings, except clients leave the facility after hours. The minimum number of hours for this level of care is 25 per week. Day treatment is available 8-9 hours per day, Monday-Friday, and may include weekend classes and activities. Includes lunch, free Wi-Fi, and access to alternative therapies like chiropractic care, meditation training, and dietary consultations included in client’s care. The Empower day/night treatment program is fully medically supervised by our Medical Director, Brent Agin M.D. Therefore, clients can use their prescription medications. If a guest wishes to explore “coming off” certain medications while in treatment, our medical staff will assist as part of the treatment program.

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Intense Outpatient Treatment

Empower IOP consists primarily of therapist-led group work, and includes fun, exciting, therapeutic experiential sessions designed to help you get and stay healthy and happy, even as you maintain sobriety. As part of our group work, clients have access to a host of healing activities including professional individual and group psycho-therapy sessions, Tai Chi, Yoga, Moving/Walking Meditations, Art and Music Therapy, and many other physical and recreational activities that quiet mind chatter and help promote the health of the body and spirit.

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Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Empower offers individual, couples, and group coaching or counseling services for those suffering with Mental & Behavioral Health issues. Our team of licensed, expert therapists specialize in addictions and behavioral health, and works with our medical staff and alternative health practitioners to deliver outstanding results. We don’t do “negative affirmations” (e.g. we won’t ask you to affirm you “are” your diagnosis or behavior). So, you really will be accepted, uplifted and empowered!

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Dual Diagnosis

We specialize are one of America’s #1 dual diagnosis treatment centers - and we have been helping people suffering from both addiction and emotional disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD for nearly 18 years. The alcohol and drug addiction treatment program operates under medical supervision and in consultation with our own psychiatrists and licensed mental health professionals. You can take your prescription medications while in treatment. However, if you wish to explore coming off certain prescriptions, our medical staff will help you evaluate and explore your options as part of your treatment.

You are not alone. We’re one of the BEST residential treatment programs in the USA. We can help. Call us today for a FREE – no obligation consultation.

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2120 Range Rd | Clearwater, FL 33765

Perception Therapy® is a trademarked Treatment Model of Empower, express written permission is required for use within treatment programs or practice. Mind-Body-Spirit Environment® is a trademarked Treatment Model of Empower, express written permission is required for use within treatment programs or practice.