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Specialty Program

Healthcare Professionals Treatment

Addiction Treatment Specifically Designed for Healthcare Workers


There are a unique set of challenges for licensed healthcare professionals to overcome when they are dealing with substance abuse and addiction. Recovery First Treatment Center in Hollywood, Florida can help.

Unique Challenges

Our medical team, some of who are in recovery themselves, are in a unique position to understand that there are a plethora of uncommon hurdles healthcare professionals have to overcome in order to reach sobriety and maintain recovery. You or your loved one may be experiencing:

  • Stressful work situations, including trauma and trauma-related incidents.
  • Burnout associated with work.
  • High expectations, self imposed or otherwise.
  • Access to medications and substances most other people don't have.
  • Worries over losing licensing because of substance abuse.
  • - Fears about the ability to continue in the profession.
Qualified Recovery Team

Our treatment team at Recovery First includes licensed mental health professionals, master’s-level clinicians, certified addiction professionals, advance practice nurses, and other highly skilled professionals. And some members of the team know firsthand the struggles that come from recovery in the healthcare profession.

Dr. Seely is Recovery First’s Medical Director, and has treated impaired professionals for more than 30 years. He has a unique understanding of the care that must be provided to maintain sobriety and to have a successful career after treatment, as he has gone through an impaired professionals' program himself. Dr. Seely has more than 31 years in recovery.

After achieving recovery, Dr. Smith, Recovery First’s addictionologist, has dedicated his career to assisting others who struggle with addiction. Dr. Smith has an intricate knowledge of treatment for healthcare professionals, including monitoring programs. Dr. Dolin is the facility’s internal medicine doctor, and provides mind-body treatment in conjunction with psychiatric care.

Treatment Modalities

When you attend our Healthcare Professionals Program at Recovery First, you can expect evidence-based treatment and therapy, including:

  • - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • - Motivational Interviewing (IM)
  • - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • - Dialectical Behavioral therapy informed (DBT)

During your treatment and therapy, you, the other members of the programs, and our qualified staff will help you explore trauma, relapse prevention, co-occurring issues, anger management, grief and loss, with process groups, 12-step and SMART recovery approaches, and holistic options such as yoga, nutrition, spirituality, and pain management.

Our licensed marriage and family therapist provides additional opportunities for clients and their families to understand addiction and how to mend the family and understand family systems during our monthly 2-day intensive workshop.

What We Offer

Recovery First and it's staff are uniquely positioned to provide a quality experience in its Healthcare Professionals Program. See why.

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    Our Excellent Staff

    Our team of dedicated, compassionate and highly skilled professionals is here for you or your loved one every step of the way.

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    Recovery First's Healthcare Professionals Program is approved by the state, and the facility has Joint Commission and CARF accreditations.

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    Re-Entry Planning

    For many, it's absolutely possible to transition back into the healthcare profession. We're here to help you make it happen.

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    You're uniquely positioned to learn and understand addiction, so we provide lessons and a training program on the neurobiology of addiction.