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Victor A. Balta, M.D.

Victor A. Balta

Medical Director Victor A. Balta, MD

The 12 Keys Rehab is proud to provide the addiction treatment and psychiatry services of Medical Director Dr. Victor A. Balta. Dr. Balta, who has worked in the alcoholism addiction and psychiatric treatment fields for more than 20 years, developed the unique 12 Keys "real recovery" approach to client care.

The Real Recovery Approach

The real recovery approach integrates psychodynamic, pharmacologic and 12 Step principles to produce life-lasting results beyond the borders of our well-appointed treatment center. Dr. Balta believes the 12 Keys real recovery, which focuses on personalized attention, fun activities and exposure to the outside world while in treatment, provides clients with the tools and resources they need to learn to love living sober, productive and fun lifestyles.

A Florida Pioneer in Addiction Treatment and Recovery Therapy

Dr. Balta is Board Certified in both Neurology and Psychiatry; he is also certified in psychoanalysis by the William Alanson White Institute. A member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Balta received his psychiatric training at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City. He secured $10 million in grants funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the City of New York.

Dr. Balta also helped found a psychiatric hospital and a forensic psychiatric hospital in Florida, where he proved instrumental in securing approval from several government authorities. He worked in private practice and accepted leadership roles in clinical and administrative settings in both New York and Florida.

Real People, Real Recoveries

Clients recover from alcohol and drug addiction under the compassionate, attentive care of Dr. Balta and the 12 Keys staff of counselors and specialists. Unlike hospital-style rehab, where patients are confined without access to the outside world, the 12 Keys recovery model utilizes a practical approach. Clients have access to cell phones and laptops. They can communicate with business associates and family members. Quite simply, Dr. Balta and the 12 Keys staff give clients the help they need to manage the joys and stressors of the outside world.

Contact Dr. Balta and the 12 Keys Rehab staff and discover how you or a loved one can rediscover the joys of living a sober, productive and fun lifestyle.

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