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Veteran & First Responder Rehab Program

Addiction Treatment in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
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For military Veterans and first responders dealing with substance abuse and other mental health disorders, our Salute to Recovery Program provides a place of healing built on camaraderie, trust, and evidence-based therapies. Find more information about a Veteran recovery program.

Program Details

Program Details

Recovery First’s Salute to Recovery Program accepts military veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as current and retired first responders, including:

  • Firefighters
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Emergency Medical Services Providers
  • Dispatchers and Emergency Communications Personnel
  • Correctional Officers/Probation-Parole Officers

Recovery First is in-network with many major insurers, including TRICARE East.

An Average Day in our Program
7:30 am
8:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
Vets/First Responders Process Group
11:00 am
Process Groups
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Group Therapy or Psychoeducation
3:30 pm
Personal Time
4:00 pm
7:30 pm
Gym Time
11:00 pm
Lights Out
A Look Inside

A Look Inside

Take a look inside our Recovery First rehab facility in Hollywood, Florida.

Therapeutic Approaches

Therapeutic Approaches

You can expect to learn about the following topics while in treatment:

  • First Responder and Military Culture
  • The Hypervigilant Rollercoaster
  • Character and Values
  • Impact of Stress
  • Post-traumatic Responses
  • Family & Relationships
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Needs in Recovery
  • Pain Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relapse Prevention
Our Mission

Our Mission

Military Veterans are at a high risk of attempting and completing suicide—we want to help change that.

The CDC estimates that 17 Veterans die by suicide every day. By offering life-changing treatment to those who need it most, Recovery First hopes to help be part of the solution in lowering that number.

Addiction and mental health treatment is only the beginning of a recovery journey, so we make sure to also set our patients up for future success. From housing to local meetings, our Vets and first responders have the tools to continue in sobriety after they leave our facility.

What We Offer

Recovery doesn’t end after treatment. That’s why we employ evidence-based treatments and therapies, setting you up for real life changes.
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    Medical Detox

    If you require it, our medical professionals will help you get substances out of your system safely and comfortably.

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    Group, Family, and Individual Therapy

    Our therapists and counselors help you discover the harmful thoughts and beliefs that keep you sick and work with you to alter them. We also offer specific therapies to help you heal from trauma.

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    PTSD Education

    We show you how post-traumatic stress disorder works, and give you coping mechanisms to deal with and overcome the symptoms.

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    12-Step Programs

    Many in recovery find purpose and community in 12-step programs. We provide resources during your treatment at our facility and after you leave to keep you strong in your recovery.

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    Anger Management

    Managing your anger is beneficial to your recovery.

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    Addressing Grief and Loss

    Traumatic situations on deployment could lead to personal loss or the loss of a friend or comrade. We'll give you the tools to process these emotions in a healthy way.

The Battalion

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Many staff members who are in our Salute to Recovery Program are Veterans themselves and help to create the foundation for Recovery First’s "battalion"—a close-knit group of patients and staff members who can relate to what you’ve experienced as a Veteran or first responder. They are there to guide, support, and help you stay accountable to your mission for recovery.

If Recovery Is Your Mission...

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Then Recovery First is the right place for you. We're committed to your care and your wellbeing. Allow us to tell you about our personalized addiction treatment plans and our admissions process.