About American Addiction Centers and Recovery First Treatment Facility

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Our Facility

Convenient Location
Recovery First Treatment Center provides substance abuse rehab in Hollywood, Florida. Our treatment program includes outpatient programs and a continuum of care for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our beautiful South Florida facility is a part of the larger American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of rehab centers located throughout the United States.

Qualified Addiction Staff

Clinical Team
Recovery First is staffed by compassionate licensed, addiction physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, behavioral health technicians, and support staff with years of experience working with addiction and recovery.

Our Standard of Care

You can trust that you are in good hands when you come to Recovery First to find recovery from addiction. Our treatment team is made up of extremely caring and qualified staff who meet regularly with our medical and clinical leaders from American Addiction Centers (AAC) to discuss continuous improvements to addiction treatment and the best ways to help our patients find lasting recovery.

Corporate Headquarters
American Addiction Centers’s Executive Management Team is based in our corporate offices in Brentwood, Tennessee (outside of Nashville). Our leadership is represented by professionals with decades of experience working in addiction treatment, healthcare management, and operation of addiction treatment facilities. We bring together best practices and industry expertise of treatment facility operations management and effective clinical staffing to make Recovery First a premier provider of addiction treatment.

You can reach out to us anytime at hello@recoveryfirst.org

Meet Our Team

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Denise O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer

Denise is a dedicated, licensed mental health provider with more than 30 years of experience treating mental health and substance use disorders. Prior to joining the Recovery First family, she served as the executive director of behavioral health for another medical facility in Florida. There, she created an IOP program that expanded significantly during her tenure. Because of her management and expertise, Denise quickly developed a reputation in the community for quality and integrity.

Denise’s career in addiction treatment was propelled by an early interest in the inner workings of the mind, substance abuse, and mental health. A licensed mental health counselor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology and experience with dual diagnosis conditions, she thoroughly understands the particular needs of individuals with mental health disorders and with the substance-abusing population. Denise’s leadership, knowledge, and experience combine to ensure that patients receive the highest level of care at Recovery First.

A self-admitted workaholic, Denise certainly knows how to enjoy the free time that she does get. Her two huskies keep her quite busy, and she and her husband of 21 years are avid boaters who take to the water every chance they get.

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Richard Seely, Medical Director

Dr. Seely received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson University in 1979 and went on to complete his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Seely brings nearly 40 of experience as a practicing psychiatrist to his position as medical director at Recovery First. Prior to coming to Recovery First, Dr. Seely practiced at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, working alongside Recovery First CEO, Denise O’Connell.

Facility Information

Recovery First Hollywood
4110 Davie Road Ext. Suite 203
Hollywood, FL 33024
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Main Office Line- 954.981.9228
Email- Recoveryfirstintake@contactaac.com

Caring Professionals

Our Team
The Recovery First team is comprised of highly-qualified, passionate individuals who strive every day to provide our clients with the best care possible. Many of our experienced addiction professionals are in recovery so they understand what clients are going through and treat them with dignity and understanding. Our facility is accredited by CARF and the Joint Commission.

Compassionate Staff
Our experienced, empathetic addiction team includes professionals who are appropriately licensed and certified in their respective areas. Our staff includes:
– Physicians
– Psychiatrists
– Nurses & Nursing Assistants
– Social Workers
– Counselors
– Behavioral Health Techs
– Recreation therapists
– Transportations Coordinator
– Discharge Planner


Recovery First Treatment Centers is an American Addiction Centers facility. We do not host any form of advertisement on this website, no funding is generated from any advertising or external sources, and there is no conflict of interest to disclose on this website or the content herein. Our funding is generated by substance abuse treatment services provided at our facilities.