Recovery First's Continuum of Rehab Care
At Recovery First, we provide a complete continuum of care. Regardless of what program you start in, you’ll be getting many of the same therapies, treatments, and group sessions throughout your treatment. This makes the transitions between levels far easier and helps you focus more on your individual recovery.
Determining the Right Level of Rehab Care
For patients who have never been to rehab before or who are currently using, we often recommend starting with medical detox. Once your physical dependence to substances has been addressed, you will feel well enough to fully participate in other levels of care.
Everyone’s path is not the same. Our clinicians will perform a thorough physical exam, medical history, and other tests to determine your current level of health - both physical and mental - to determine the right first step for you. This information will help us know exactly where you belong in our program.
Keep reading to see the different levels of care available at Recovery First.
Medical Detox in Florida
Medical detox is where you can withdraw safely from drugs and/or alcohol. In many cases, it is incredibly uncomfortable and/or unsafe to do this alone. In detox, you’ll have 24/7 care to ensure you don’t have to suffer needlessly and that your symptoms are addressed as they arise.
Nurses will perform rounds every 15 minutes to make sure you’re comfortable and to distribute medications as necessary. You can also rest assured that you’ll be safe during withdrawal, as we use EarlySense beds to monitor your vital signs. This technology can sense if you’re restless at night or if there’s a change in your respiration rate or blood pressure and send an alert to the nurses’ station.
Typically, detox lasts for 5 to 10 days and includes 3 prepared meals each day.
Inpatient/Residential Addiction Rehab
Our live-in/residential addiction treatment facility in Hollywood, FL is a 28-bed complex where you’ll live with 3 to 5 other people at a time in a sober setting. Each apartment has 2 or 3 bedrooms, and each bedroom will house 2 people in our recovery program. By the time you move into residential addiction treatment, you should be feeling much better physically, no longer influenced by drugs or alcohol or suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
During inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, you will spend the majority of your day in structured therapeutic sessions such as process group therapy, yoga or meditation, 12-step meetings, or various wellness classes. Most people spend an average of 15 to 30 days in residential treatment, though we recommend longer stays, as they tend to result in better outcomes.
Outpatient Addiction Treatment & Aftercare
At our addiction treatment facility near Miami, we offer a couple different levels of outpatient drug and alcohol rehab care. Everyone's journey to recovery is different, and varying levels of outpatient rehab will be beneficial to different individuals. Our clinicians will asses each person individually to determine the right level of outpatient care for your unique situation.
Partial Hospitalization Program
The most intensive form of treatment is our partial hospitalization program, also sometimes known as day treatment. It allows you to live at home during treatment, but requires a lot of your time be spent in treatment. PHP takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 5-7 days each week, depending on how much treatment you require. The 5- to 6-hour clinical program involves a number of group and individual therapy sessions, mindfulness training, spirituality groups, relapse prevention strategies, and much more to help you cope with your struggles.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Our intensive outpatient addiction treatment program is held 3 evenings a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—from 6 to 9 p.m. In our IOP, you’ll discuss the process of addiction with many of the same individuals who were with you in other levels of treatment. The program helps you continue to explore and process what you learned in residential treatment and applying your newfound skills to life in the outside world, as you’ll no longer be living onsite at Recovery First.
When it comes time to discharge you from our programs, we take care to ensure you have a plan in place. Your case manager will work closely with you to find support in your community and facilitate your reintroduction to social, professional, and family life.
If you live in the Hollywood area, we’ll invite you to join our Saturday morning aftercare sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. These free group meetings let you talk about how you’re faring in the real world and any challenges you might be facing.
You’re also welcome to join our free aftercare group every Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at our Hollywood facility. These meetings are a little more lighthearted and include dinner with your peers.
Specialized Recovery Programs
Recovery First offers specialized programs catered towards different groups of people. These programs are meant to cater your recovery towards your unique situation.
Read on to learn more about our veteran/first responder treatment program as well as our healthcare professionals recovery path.
Veterans/First Responders Program
Veterans and first responders experience traumatic events that may lead to addiction as substances are used to cope with grief, loss, trauma, and stress. Our drug and alcohol rehab program for veterans, which offers 10 beds, caters to the unique needs of these populations.
You’ll find a range of therapies and treatments specifically for vets in our inpatient rehab program, including a pain management group, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy, among many others.
The first responders program teaches patients how to process the challenges of their jobs—including constant exposure to trauma, life-threatening situations, and the physical strains of their jobs—in a group setting led by a trained therapist.
Healthcare Professionals Treatment Program
Healthcare professionals who are struggling with addiction face a unique set of challenges in recovery. Our addiction treatment program for healthcare professionals is designed for, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and others working in a healthcare role. Patients in this program can receive treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders. We offer genetics-based testing (upon request), both IPN and PRN designated programs, and re-entry planning for the transition back to doing what you love.
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