Florida Drug Rehab Clinic - SLO Recovery Centers

Our Story

After many years of personal and professional experience in the substance abuse field, David Kolker realized that something was missing. Typically, success rates of addicts and alcoholics maintaining sobriety after treatment is approximately 5-8%. After researching various outpatient drug treatment methods, and the methods of the industry as a whole, the two came to the same conclusion: Underlying issues are rarely addressed.

This was the foundation for SLO Recovery Centers to form in 2012. South Florida is well known for being the “Recovery Capital of America”. Options for treatment both outpatient drug treatment  and partial hospitalization programs are everywhere. The existence of evidenced-based treatment modalities and the incorporation of the family as well as alumni seem to be missing.

SLO Recovery Centers has become a pioneer in the industry for breaking out of the mold. We treat our outpatient program as primary treatment, focusing on the deep core underlying issues that have lead to our addictive behavior. Codependency, shame, abandonment, trauma, and family systems are some of the issues addressed.

We don’t believe that alcohol and drugs are the problem it became our solution. Our job is to help clients deal with the underlying core issues and re-define irrational and dysfunctional ideas and concepts learned during childhood.

Patients in substance dependence rehab in Delray Beach, FL

Our Objectives are Very Straight Forward and Simple

  • Assist clients in identifying core issues;
  • Aid clients in developing healthy attachments/relationships with others;
  • Focus on intense family involvement to heal the whole family, not just the addict;
  • Provide the highest quality 12 steps of drug recovery programs that will enable the client to maintain long-term sobriety and the highest quality of life’
  • Build a home away from home environment for all clients, existing and past.
Patients in substance dependence rehab in Delray Beach, FL

We’re Dedicated to Accomplishing Our Mission…

Our Mission: A Different Way to Teat People: Mind, Body and Soul

Our vision is to provide the highest quality treatment for every individual and apply the most innovative processes; thus, the leader for change in the failing landscape of dual diagnosis and substance abuse treatment. We are accomplishing this goal by promoting the dignity and self-worth of every client and providing guidance, empathetic support and modeling healthy attachments. Additionally, SLO is dedicated to providing a safe sober community where the patient can safely address underlying core issues that are at the center of the person’s addiction. SLO is more than a treatment center; it is a place where clients and staff work as a community to assist the client’s in their goal of living a fulfilled and peaceful life without the need for mood altering substances.

Although the concepts of the 12 steps are addressed, we believe addressing underlying core issues and irrational definitions of life are a better focus in Intensive Outpatient.

Patients in substance dependence rehab in Delray Beach, FL

Our Leadership Team

DAVID M. KOLKER JD, LCSW
CEO/Clinical Director
CHRISTIAN PARRELL
Administrative Assistant
MICHAEL HULICK
Director of Marketing and Outreach
JAMES WITTECK
Executive Director
JORY KAREEM
Director of Housing and Facilities
NEDA MOROSINI
Assistant Director of Operations
THERESA NELSON FRYER
Office Manager
KRISTINA RATE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
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DAVID M. KOLKER JD, LCSW
CEO/Clinical Director | Davidk@soberlivingoutpatient.com

David Kolker grew up in St. Louis, MO later relocating to South Florida to pursue his interest in Mental Health. David holds a Master Degree in Social Work, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Juris Doctorate (Law Degree). He is the Clinical Director/CEO and a primary therapist that thrives on working closely with clients and watching them grow as individuals.

David is published in the area of evidenced-based therapy and specializes in family dynamics and relationships as they relate to recovery. It was his dream to start an Outpatient program that focuses on underlying core issues, healthy attachments, childhood trauma and family of origin issues. He believes that historically, typical treatment, has avoided these issues; thus, creating a 95% failure rate of inpatient treatment for the past 30-40 years.

David spends his spare time with his adorable infant twin children, stepchildren and amazing wife. His love for his family carries over into the environment he has taken great care to establish at SLO Recovery Centers.

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CHRISTIAN PARRELL
Administrative Assistant
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MICHAEL HULICK
Director of Marketing and Outreach | michael@slorecoverycenters.com

Mike is originally from Knoxville Tennessee, he made his decision to relocate to Delray Beach Florida in 2014. He currently works for SLO Recovery Centers as Director of Marketing and Outreach. Mike is actively involved in his own recovery and enjoys helping to guide others to theirs. On a daily basis he is often on the road visiting other treatment providers and developing referral relationships in order to better serve our clients. Mike believes very strongly that the SLO Recovery Centers name is one to be proud of and enjoys his work.

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JAMES WITTECK
Executive Director

Serving as our Executive Director James Witteck brings a compassionate and effective perspective to our senior management team. With seven years’ professional experience in management, James oversees the professional discipline and business functions at Sober Living Outpatient keeping our facility at the forefront of the addiction and mental health field. James studied Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Central Florida. James also plays a critical role in our business development team acting as a liaison to our network of local, state, and national behavioral healthcare providers along with strengthening our relationship with our allies in the nonprofit sector. James has a great deal of respect and understanding for our clients starting their journey in recovery, as an active member in our recovery community himself his foundation is one of care and compassion.

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JORY KAREEM
Director of Housing and Facilities

As Director of Housing and Patient Services, Mr. Kareem adds depth and dimension to the clinical and administrative aspect of services provided by SLO.

Having over 25 years of serving in the healing community, he has an illustrious background that includes positions as Case Manager, Therapist, Spiritual Advisor, and Group Facilitator. Mr. Kareem brings depth to SLO as he services as liaison between staff and clients and his enthusiasm, experience, and competence is an added dimension in creating an environment of compassion and tolerance within the SLO Recovery Center clinical and community setting.

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NEDA MOROSINI
Assistant Director of Operations

Neda is from Washington, DC and relocated to Delray Beach, FL in February of 2016. Neda holds a master’s degree in counseling and is a National Certified Counselor, the premier certification for the counseling profession. She is the Assistant Director of Operations and is primarily responsible for client intakes, verification of insurance information, and advocating with insurance companies on the client’s behalf for the appropriate level of care for treatment. In her free time, Neda enjoys spending time with friends, going to the beach, and traveling.

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THERESA NELSON FRYER
Office Manager

Theresa is originally from upstate New York. Theresa has also lived around the world in places such as Guatemala, Belgium, Spain, The U.K. & Ohio before settling down in the sunshine with the SLO Recovery family in beautiful Florida state.

Theresa sits at the intersection of whatever our clients & residents need. Her own journey with recovery has given her a compassionate ear. She has a sense of empathy along with an understanding our clients & residents appreciate – so much so she has taken on the nickname “Momma Bear”. To top it all off, Theresa is a practicing equestrian. In her spare time loves spending time with her daughters and caring for their family’s horses.

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KRISTINA RATE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Kristina moved to South Florida from the greater Philadelphia area in 2012. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Kristina is currently attaining her Master Degree in Applied Psychology and Counseling at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Kristina is the Director of Operations for SLO Recovery Centers and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. She works tirelessly on refining processes and making sure that the operation runs seamlessly and promotes wellness. Kristina enjoys rehabbing and restoring furniture in her free time.

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