Inpatient Rehab for Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

Inpatient Addiction Treatment in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
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About Our Inpatient Rehab Program

About Inpatient Treatment at Recovery First

Our 28-bed residential rehab facility in Hollywood, Florida—near Miami—provides an intimate, personalized rehab experience. Because our capacity is limited, patients get individualized care, plenty of one-on-one attention, and can customize the program to suit their needs and preferences.

What Is Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

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is a form of substance use disorder treatment in which the participant resides at the facility for weeks or months at a time.1 Because patients live on-site and have access to around-the-clock support and counseling, it is considered the most intensive level of rehab care for drugs and alcohol use disorders, and often the first recommended step after detox.

At our inpatient rehab facility in Hollywood, Florida, residential addiction treatment programs can have varying durations. Depending on the severity of their substance use disorder and individual needs, someone may prefer a short-term detox program, a month-long rehab program, or long-term addiction treatment program.

When you are admitted to our inpatient addiction treatment program at our rehab facility near Miami, our medical staff will perform an evaluation to gather important information used to outline a treatment plan. They will ask questions about:2

  • What drugs you’ve been using and to what extent.
  • Your physical and mental health condition.
  • What your home life and social situation is like.

Addiction treatment is a highly individualized process that works best when it fits the patient’s unique needs.3 Once we have the above information, we can help you not only withdraw from substances safely and more comfortably but also address the psychological and social issues surrounding your addiction.2 An inpatient program is ideal when treating people with co-occurring disorders or who lack a supportive network and need individual counseling.1

Inpatient addiction treatment programs typically begin in our Hollywood, FL medical detox program. Depending on the severity of addiction and drugs being used, withdrawal can be extremely unpleasant and sometimes dangerous, and may require medical intervention.

However, despite its necessity in many instances, medical detox alone is largely ineffective in helping someone sustain long-term addiction recovery. The process of getting—and staying—sober is hard work and requires comprehensive treatment.2, 3

In rehab at our inpatient addiction treatment facility near Miami, FL, you’ll develop the skills required to change damaging thought patterns and behaviors that lead to drug abuse. This is accomplished primarily through a combination of evidence-based therapies, alternative therapies, counseling, and psychoeducational sessions practiced both individually and as part of a group.1, 3–5 These types of addiction treatment include:4

  • Motivational interviewing.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • 12-Step facilitation.
  • Music therapy.
  • Mindfulness.

Our Hollywood, FL rehab facility offers specialized addiction treatment programs for veterans and first responders as well as a rehab program for healthcare professionals.

Recovery First also works closely with the Pathways 2 Work employment program. Patients that apply to the program will meet with experts that can match them with successful, long-term employment. There is no fee for this service.

Does Health Insurance Cover Inpatient Rehab for Addiction?

Yes. Due to federal mandates, most insurance companies in Florida must provide coverage for addiction treatment, which includes inpatient care if it is deemed medically necessary.6 Our admissions navigators at Recovery First are available 24/7 at and can help you navigate the insurance process and obtain preauthorization from your insurer as needed.

The most important aspect of using insurance to cover drug and alcohol rehab is finding a facility within your care network. These facilities contract directly with insurance carriers, ensuring costs stay down.7 Recovery First is in-network with many insurers that operate in Florida and the Miami area, including:

Confirm your insurance benefits at Recovery First by submitting this . We’ll email you right back with details about your coverage and the next steps in the rehab admissions process.

The extent of coverage will vary, depending on the individual plan and type of treatment. In most cases, there will be some out-of-pocket costs incurred for inpatient treatment, such as an annual deductible (a dollar amount that must be paid before insurance begins covering costs) and a co-insurance percentage (you’ll pay a percentage of the total cost of treatment while your insurer covers the rest).8 Plans will also have an out-of-pocket limit, which guarantees that once you’ve paid a certain amount, your insurer will cover the remaining costs of eligible services for the rest of the year.9

If you lack insurance, or if treatment is unaffordable even with insurance, there are ways to pay for rehab without health insurance that make costs more manageable, like financing options.

Inpatient Rehab Average Daily Schedule

A Typical Day of Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab
7:30 am
Breakfast and medication (as needed)
8:00 am
Dialectal behavior therapy (DBT): mindfulness
9:00 am
Psychoeducational recovery plan*
10:00 am
Cognitive behavioral therapy
11:00 am
Process groups
12:00 pm
Lunch and medication (as needed)
1:00 pm
DBT: interpersonal skills
2:00 pm
Family systems: family roles
2:50 pm
Wrap-up groups
3:30 pm
Free time and Walmart grocery shopping
7:30 pm
8:00 am
Medication (as needed)
11:00 pm
Lights out

What Happens After Inpatient Rehab?

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Once you complete the inpatient portion of addiction treatment, you may be able to extend your care through our outpatient and sober living recovery programs near Miami. Rehab aftercare is an important phase of addiction treatment for many people in recovery. It can help you develop a supportive sober network and stay motivated as you transition back to everyday life.10, 11

Rehab aftercare may include:

Before exiting our inpatient programs in Hollywood, FL, you’ll meet with a case manager to form a post-treatment plan. Completing rehab at Recovery First means you’ll have access to the Alumni App, which enables you to stay connected to your peers in the Miami metro area and track milestones. Additionally, Recovery First hosts weekly meetings for alumni and coordinates monthly sober events throughout the Miami area, such as trips to the water park, movies, or volunteer activities.

Why Choose Recovery First for Inpatient Rehab?

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While inpatient addiction treatment at Recovery First comes with many features and amenities patients can enjoy, the focus is on addiction treatment and building life skills that will set you up for success after you leave our center.

Participants are provided a weekly stipend for groceries, and go shopping once a week to provision. Staff helps patients learn how to meal plan, create shopping lists, and prepare meals. Patients prepare their own meals together 3 times a day in their apartment-style living quarters, and also receive financial training.

(Note that during the detox phase, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are fully catered and snacks are available 24/7.)

Our client engagement coordinator organizes multiple evening activities that further foster a sense of community and skill development, such as the creation of recovery newsletter. In addition, Recovery First staff recently became trained on cognitive processing therapy (CPT), expanding our ability to address PTSD or other trauma in veterans and all clientele who may benefit.

The AAC Advantage

Because Recovery First is part of American Addiction Centers (AAC), you’ll be supported in aftercare and recovery no matter where you live in the United States. Our network of rehabs is the largest in the nation, with sister facilities in Tampa, as well as Texas, Mississippi, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nevada, and California.

Those that complete 90 consecutive days in treatment at Recovery First (inpatient, outpatient, or both) qualify for our 90-day brand promise and may receive an additional 30 days of treatment for free at any AAC facility, if they suffer a relapse.

Call an admissions navigator at and take the first life-saving step toward lasting sobriety today.

Addiction Treatment Tailored to You

At Recovery First Treatment Center near Miami, FL, we provide a full continuum care to help those struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. If inpatient treatment doesn’t sound like the right fit, one of our other programs might be a better choice to meet your needs.
  • 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.

  • Start the Admissions Process

    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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