Our story began in Delray Beach, Florida

After many years of personal and professional experience in the substance abuse field, David Kolker and George Jahn realized that something was missing. Typically, success rates of addicts and alcoholics maintaining sobriety after treatment is approximately 5-8%. After researching various 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 inpatient and outpatient 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 & 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 of treatment 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 treat 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.

Bottom Line: The 12 steps are FREE; We don’t believe in charging for 12-step recovery.

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
BRAD LOVERIDGE
Facilities Manager
KEVIN WYATT
CLINICAL LIAISON MANAGER
KRISTINA RATE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
CYNTHIA OSBORNE
Senior Therapist
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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
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JAMES WITTECK
Executive Director
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JORY KAREEM
Director of Housing and Facilities
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NEDA MOROSINI
Assistant Director of Operations
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THERESA NELSON FRYER
Office Manager
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BRAD LOVERIDGE
Facilities Manager
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KEVIN WYATT
CLINICAL LIAISON MANAGER
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KRISTINA RATE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
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CYNTHIA OSBORNE
Senior Therapist
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