Alcohol Abuse Treatment Program in South Florida
If you’re struggling to stop drinking and need help, Recovery First in South Florida may be the place for you. Our detox and rehab programs can help you safely take your first steps toward recovery.
About Our Alcohol Rehab Program at Recovery First
Our Recovery First facility provides a supportive environment with several levels of addiction treatment, including:1,2,3
- Medical detox. Recovery First’s medical detox program allows patients to safely stop using alcohol in an inpatient environment under the care of medical professionals.
- Residential care, which allows patients to live at the facility as they build the necessary skills to attain long-term recovery.
- Outpatient care. Outpatient treatment uses many of the same therapeutic techniques as residential care but affords patients more flexibility, allowing them to live at home and visit the facility several times a week to receive treatment.
- Aftercare planning. To make sure patients have the best chance of remaining in long-term recovery, we help connect them with local 12-step and other peer support programs, host monthly events, and enable them to remain connected with alumni via the Recovery App.
The type of alcohol addiction treatment recommended depends on the patient’s specific and unique situation. It is common for patients to gradually move through multiple levels of care as their needs evolve.
What Are the Goals of Alcohol Rehab at Recovery First?
Alcohol addiction treatment at Recovery First is designed with the following goals for each patient:2,3
- Detox from alcohol as safely and comfortably as possible
- Replace negative thought patterns and behaviors that lead to alcohol use with positive ones
- Learn to develop stronger, rewarding relationships with family and friends
- Build problem-solving skills
- Develop a supportive peer network that helps patients stay in recovery
Recovery First staff are experienced in helping patients with co-occurring mental health conditions, which affect an estimated 50% of people who live with addiction.4 Professionals at Recovery First understand that integrated treatment of other mental health conditions along with alcohol use disorder (AUD)—the clinical term for alcohol addiction—is critical for a successful, lasting recovery and patients’ general well-being.
Who Should Consider Attending Alcohol Rehab?
Alcohol use disorder treatment can help anyone with a drinking problem. If your drinking has gotten out of your control, alcohol rehab can help.
Early intervention for patients exhibiting mild or beginning signs of AUD can prevent their condition from worsening and leading to more serious problems.5
However, that while early treatment is ideal, it’s never too late to get help. Treatment can help even those with severe alcohol dependence and addiction safely detox and lead fulfilling lives in recovery.5
How Alcohol Treatment Increases Your Chances of Lasting Recovery
Treatment for AUD can help someone achieve long-lasting recovery for a variety of reasons. These include:2,6
- Getting someone safely past acute withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are often highly unpleasant (and in some case, life-threatening) without medical supervision, which can lead people to relapse back to alcohol.
- Teaching someone to recognize and avoid the triggers that make them want to drink.
- Helping someone develop healthy coping mechanisms.
- Teaching them to form and sustain positive interpersonal relationships, which can provide necessary support in recovery.
What Medications Are Used During Alcohol Detox?
Medication is a crucial element of the alcohol detox and rehab process for some, but not all patients.7 For example, seizures are a risk during alcohol withdrawal.2 To mitigate this risk, benzodiazepines and anti-convulsants may be administered as needed.
Other medications that may be administered depending on the patient’s alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
- Anti-emetics (anti-vomiting medication).
- Sleep medications.
- Muscle relaxers.
- Analgesics (pain relievers).
Decisions about whether medication is prescribed, which medications are administered, and how long the patient stays on them are based on a physician’s assessment. These decisions take into account the severity of the patient’s addiction, their general health, their medical history, and other factors.
After detox, there are several approved medications for alcohol use disorder (e.g., Vivitrol and Campral) that may be recommended if appropriate for the patient.7
How Long Do I Stay in Alcohol Detox at Recovery First?
The length of alcohol detox can differ from one person to another depending on the severity of withdrawal and other factors.
Typically, alcohol detox at Recovery First lasts 4 to 8 days; however, a longer stay may be necessary.
What Types of Therapy are Used in Alcohol Treatment at Recovery First?
Treatment is aimed at changing behavior through a combination of various methods of therapy. Types of therapy utilized for alcohol use disorders at Recovery First include, but are not limited to:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In CBT, patients learn to identify their negative thinking patterns and change their behaviors for a healthier life.8
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is a form of CBT that involves learning opposing strategies of acceptance and change.9
- Motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing helps patients discover what is important to them and identify and work toward their goals.10
- Pain management therapy. This helps patients in detox as well as those that suffer from chronic pain, a common comorbidity associated with alcohol addiction.11
How Often Do I See a Therapist or Doctor in Alcohol Rehab?
During medical detox, patients see a medical provider every day and a therapist privately at least once weekly.
Throughout residential treatment, patients continue to see a therapist on a weekly basis for one-on-one therapy; however, visits with a doctor decrease from every day to once per week.
In both detox and residential treatment, therapists lead daily group sessions and are on site every day if an urgent issue arises that requires individual attention.
How to Get Admitted to Alcohol Rehab
The first step in getting admitted into alcohol rehab at Recovery First is to speak with an admissions navigator at . Admissions navigators will walk you through the entire process and can answer questions about treatment, health insurance, and other payment options.
You will then travel to the rehab center and be greeted by our welcoming staff at Recovery First.
Upon arrival, you’ll undergo an evaluation performed by medical staff to further customize your program.
How to Get a Loved One to Go to Alcohol Rehab
Friends and family can play an important role in persuading their loved ones to enter alcohol addiction treatment.12 Here are some helpful tips provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):13
- Choose a time and place where you’ll be free from distractions to begin a conversation about your loved one’s alcohol use and bring up the idea of treatment.
- Tell them why you are concerned.
- Truly listen to them, acknowledging their fears and concerns without passing judgment.
- Let them know you can help them find the care they need.
- Know that one conversation is unlikely to persuade them. Be patient and keep trying.
See our family resources page for more information on how to help your loved one get treatment.
Will Insurance Cover Alcohol Rehab in Florida?
Yes, due to federal laws, most health insurance plans will cover addiction treatment to some extent;14 however, the amount of coverage and which facilities are in-network will vary based on your plan.
Recovery First accepts coverage from many major insurance companies, including, but not limited to:
You can check your insurance coverage at Recovery First by submitting the confidential . If you don’t have insurance, our team can help you find other ways to cover the cost of rehab.
Please call to learn more about addiction treatment in Hollywood, Florida, and to begin a healthier, more fulfilling, alcohol-free life.
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Begin With Detox
Our Hollywood, Florida, drug and alcohol rehab facility has 20 beds dedicated to medical detox. For many, this is the first level of addiction treatment—and a necessary one—in order to prepare for comprehensive treatment.
Opt for Outpatient Care
At our Hollywood, Florida rehab facility, we offer 2 different levels of outpatient addiction treatment programs, ranging in intensity and time commitment. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the most intensive: patients continue to live at home and attend treatment 5–6 hours a day. In our intensive outpatient program (IOP), participants live at home and attend treatment for 3 hours 3–5 times a week.
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Our admissions navigators are available 24/7 to answer questions, walk through the insurance process, and start the rehab admissions process to the ideal program—customized just for you. Contact us at today.
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