Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment

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About Our Outpatient Rehab Programs

South Florida Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment at Recovery First

Recovery First is one of the leading treatment centers in Florida. Located in the sunny Miami-Ft. Lauderdale metro area, the facility provides a supportive environment with all levels of addiction treatment. Patients come from across Southern Florida as well as nationwide to gain the recovery skills they need from caring staff.

What Is Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

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Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab is a type of substance use disorder treatment in which patients attend a program during the day while continuing to live at home.1 Outpatient treatment programs may be appropriate for someone who does not require 24-hour care, or who is transitioning out of a more intensive level of addiction treatment.

Substance use disorder is a chronic disease that is treatable with the right care and support.2 During outpatient treatment programs, patients attend program sessions that vary in format and purpose. Some sessions may involve group or individual therapy to address negative behavior and thought patterns. Others may be focused on certain skills training such as setting boundaries in relationships. Still others may be classes designed to educate participants about the disease of addiction and drugs.

At our outpatient drug and alcohol rehab program in Hollywood, FL, near Miami, addiction treatment methods may include:

  • Motivational interviewing.
  • Pain management therapy.
  • Spirituality and faith-based therapy.
  • Anger management therapy.

What Other Types of Treatment Exist?

Our drug and alcohol rehab facility offers all levels of addiction treatment, including our medical detox program in Hollywood, FL at our inpatient rehab facility in Hollywood, FL. Here, an individual will receive round-the-clock medical care to help successfully detox off drugs.

Depending on the severity of the addiction and other co-occurring mental health disorders, some individuals may benefit from a more intensive program.1,3

Types of Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

To meet the needs of each individual patient, Recovery First provides the following levels of outpatient care at our rehab facility near Miami, FL:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – A partial hospitalization program for addiction is an outpatient offering that is similar in intensity to the care and services offered in inpatient treatment programs.3 The PHP occurs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and takes place 5-7 days a week, depending on your treatment needs. This clinical program includes individual and group therapy along with skills training for successful recovery.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – Our intensive outpatient rehab program is offered in the evenings 3 days a week. Held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, sessions run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. During intensive outpatient addiction rehab, patients participate in individual and group therapy to address underlying behavioral issues.1

It is very common for individuals to “step down” through the different levels of outpatient addiction treatment as their treatment needs transition from intensive treatment to disease management and aftercare.1

What’s the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

The difference between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment is that inpatient addiction rehab requires patients to stay at the facility 24/7 whereas outpatient treatment does not require the patient to stay at the facility. Outpatient rehab usually involves fewer hours of treatment and is less intensive overall when compared with inpatient treatment. Because outpatient treatment does not involve room and board, it tends to be more affordable than inpatient treatment.

Our outpatient rehab program near Miami, FL can be a good option for individuals seeking treatment who have responsibilities at home that prevent them from being able to attend an inpatient treatment program. Because patients live at home while attending treatment during the day, it is important that patients have the following three things: 4

  • Supportive family and friends.
  • A stable living environment.
  • Reliable transportation.

Inpatient addiction treatment may be a better option for individuals who do not have safe and supportive home situations because it provides a stable setting for treatment and one that removes many of the environmental triggers to use.2,4

The clinical staff at our Hollywood, FL rehab facility help each individual determine the best treatment plan for them, which includes deciding between inpatient and outpatient treatment.

How Long Does Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab Last?

The length of stay in an outpatient rehab program depends on each individual’s needs. Our Hollywood, FL rehab facility near Miami offers short-term rehab programs, month-long rehab programs, and long-term addiction treatment programs. These options allow patients to stay as little or as long as they need to receive the care that’s right for them.

One of the benefits of having multiple levels of care within outpatient rehab is that individuals can transition between levels depending on what they need at the time.1

Does Health Insurance Cover Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

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Yes, most insurance plans cover outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Florida. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) require insurance companies that provide mental health and substance use disorder benefits to provide it in equivalent amounts as medical or surgical benefits.5

Insurance coverage for addiction treatment varies by plan, and out-of-pocket costs will depend on the facility and whether it is in-network with your insurer. To verify your benefits, simply fill out this confidential . Recovery First is in-network with many major insurance companies in and around the Miami metro area, including:

If you are uninsured or aren’t covered in the Hollywood, FL, area, Recovery First offers other ways to pay for rehab, including financing.

Why Choose Recovery First for Outpatient Rehab?

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Our experienced clinical team personalizes treatment according to each individual’s needs. Using evidence-based therapies, our outpatient rehab program effectively treats both addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.6

We understand that rehab aftercare planning is an essential part of treatment and lasting success. Our dedicated team works with each patient to create a structured, actionable plan for when the time comes to leave treatment.

Additionally, we provide multiple ways for patients to stay connected and supported, including:

  • A robust alumni program with weekly meetings and monthly events.
  • A recovery app that allows you to easily connect with other alumni and addiction professionals.

The AAC Promise

As part of the nationwide network of American Addiction Centers (AAC) treatment facilities, Recovery First offers the 90-Day Brand Promise. We believe in your success, and if you experience a relapse after completing 90 consecutive days at Recovery First, AAC’s rehab center near Miami Florida, you may qualify to return to our facility or to one of our sister facilities for 30 days of treatment at no cost.

Are you or your loved one ready for recovery? Please reach out to a helpful admissions navigator at and start the rehab admissions process today.

Addiction Treatment Tailored to You

Our evidence-based addiction treatment programs in Hollywood, FL near Miami and Ft. Lauderdale are customized to your needs. Recovery First offers a full continuum of rehab care, including inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization (PHP) care, and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment.
  • Begin the Rehab Admissions Process

    Recovery First makes the admissions process simple. Our admissions navigators will guide you through important next steps, answer any questions, and help you with ease.

  • Start Where You Are

    Personalized treatment means you start your recovery journey at the level that is right for you. Choose from various levels of care depending on the intensity and time commitment that works for you.

  • Get the Support You Need for Recovery

    At Recovery First, we prepare you for life-long recovery with evidence-based therapies and skills training. Our clinical staff works with you to create an aftercare plan for when the time comes to leave treatment.

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