Alcohol & Drug Detox in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

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About Our Medical Detox Program

Medical Detox South Florida - Hollywood FL at Recovery First

A medical detoxification program allows you to go through withdrawal under the care of medical professionals who know how to safely relieve your symptoms and keep you comfortable.1

What Is Medical Detox?

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Medical detoxification is the process of ridding your body of drugs and/or alcohol while under the care and supervision of medical professionals.1

When you use one or more substances regularly for an extended period of time, you’ll likely develop a physiological dependence. This means you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you quit.2

A complete medical detoxification program includes 3 essential elements:1

  • Evaluation
  • Stabilization
  • Patient preparation and entry into further treatment

When you first enter the detox program at our inpatient rehab facility in Hollywood, FL, our medical team performs an evaluation to assess the expected severity of your withdrawal from substances and determine how best to stabilize you during the process.

Our clinical team reassesses you multiple times throughout the detoxification stabilization process to ensure your condition is improving as swiftly and that you are feeling well enough to participate in therapy. Adjustments in the treatment course are made whenever necessary.

At our detox facility in Florida, you receive 24/7 care. This entails:

  • Regular nursing care. Nurses make rounds every 15 minutes to monitor patients and assess their comfort level.
  • Medication is administered, if needed, to safely ease withdrawal symptoms.
  • Catered meals 3 times a day along with snacks available 24/7.

Most patients begin inpatient addiction treatment, such as group and individual counseling, right away unless medically prevented from doing so. Recovery First’s evidence-based programming teaches you the skills needed to avoid future relapse. You will practice and strengthen these new skills in the coming phases of treatment.

While detox is a necessary first step for many, most people require continued treatment to achieve long-term recovery.3 At Recovery First, we offer many forms of treatment for you to explore once you’ve completed detox.

What Happens in Rehab After Medical Detox?

Medical detox is a short-term medical intervention that primarily confronts the physiological and not the psychological and social aspects of substance use disorders (SUDs). Once the body is no longer dependent on substances, the individual can begin the next stage of treatment. Continued treatment in rehab will help you address the thought and behavioral patterns that lead you to drink or use drugs.3

There are several levels of rehab offered by Recovery First. These include:

The ideal type and duration of addiction treatment (short-term rehab programs, month-long addiction treatment programs, or long-term, combined inpatient & outpatient rehab paths) may vary based on your individual needs.3 Many patients choose to move through multiple levels of addiction treatment.4

The detox program is simply the first step in a broad continuum of care provided by Recovery First, which includes rehabilitation treatment as well as rehab aftercare planning and an active alumni program that keeps you connected with your peers after you leave the program.

Average Daily Schedule in Medical Detox at Recovery First

At Recovery First, the detox schedule involves rotating session blocks of therapy, psychoeducation, and peer-support group meetings.

Example of a Typical Daily Schedule:
7:00 am
Wake up, breakfast, medication (as needed), participate in activities of daily living (ADL)
10:00 am
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) informed mindfulness
11:00 am
Motivational interviewing (MI)
12:00 pm
Lunch and medication (as needed)
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
3:00 pm
Nursing Education
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
Orientation, evening wrap-up and dinner
7:00 pm
12-Step meeting
8:00 pm
Vitals, medication (as needed)
9:00 pm
Free time
11:00 pm
Lights out

Please note: cell phone and electronic device use may be restricted during medical detox. For more information, please visit our cell phone and electronic devices use policy.

Does Health Insurance in Florida Cover Medical Detox?

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Yes, federal mandates require insurers in Florida and the rest of the U.S. to provide the same level of coverage for addiction treatment—which includes detox—that they do for medical and surgical care.9 The extent of this coverage and the facilities where coverage can be applied will depend on your specific insurance policy.

When using insurance to cover addiction treatment, it’s important to go through a facility that is within your insurer’s care network to keep out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Recovery First near Miami, Florida, is in-network with many major insurance companies such as:

Check your insurance coverage at Recovery First by completing and submitting the confidential or by calling an admissions navigator at . Admissions navigators are available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide detailed information about your coverage and how it may be used at Recovery First.

How to Pay for Medical Detox Without Health Insurance

Sadly, many Americans don’t get the help they need because they are uninsured.10 If you don’t have health insurance or you only have minimal coverage, there are still ways to pay for rehab that can make costs more manageable. Recovery First also offers financing options to those in need. Complete the questionnaire below to see if you qualify.

Why Choose the Medical Detox Program at Recovery First?

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Recovery First can help you detox as safely and comfortably as possible while introducing clinical programming that employs evidence-based methods to support your lasting sobriety.

Recovery First’s well-rounded program also utilizes alternative therapies that include:

  • Art therapy.
  • Music therapy.
  • Meditation/mindfulness therapy.
  • Writing and recovery.
  • Recreational therapy.
  • Spirituality group therapy.
  • Family therapy.

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), you can put your trust in our program.

We also welcome adults from all different demographics and backgrounds. Specialized treatment programs are offered for veterans and first responders, as well as healthcare professionals.

Advantages of American Addiction Centers (AAC)

Recovery First Treatment Center, located in Hollywood, FL, is one of many rehab centers in the U.S. operated by AAC.  All AAC facilities stand behind the 90-Day Brand Promise, which guarantees that if you suffer a relapse after completing 90 consecutive days at Recovery First, you may qualify to return to our Hollywood treatment facility or to another AAC facility for a complimentary 30-days of treatment.

Don’t let the fear of withdrawal keep you from living the life you want. You can safely detox under the care of compassionate medical professionals. Please reach out and start the admissions process today.

Guided Recovery by an Exceptional Medical Team

During detox, our caring nurses and doctors provide 24/7 medical oversight to ensure you remain as comfortable and safe as possible. You get a team with years of experience working with substance use disorders and mental health.
  • Get Admitted Today

    Admissions navigators at Recovery First are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have, verify your insurance benefits, and help you find the right treatment program for your needs.

  • Easily Transition to Treatment

    All levels of care are available at our Florida rehab facility, making it easy to transition from the medical detox program to the next level of care that's right for you.

  • Stay Connected Throughout Recovery

    We offer a wide-range of activities through our robust alumni program to keep you connected to your peers. Join weekly meetings, monthly events, and keep in touch with other alumni using our recovery app.

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