“Recovery First helped me become the person I am today. Strong, healthy, and happy.”Rodney, Recovery First alum

About Us – Recovery First

Our Facilities

Recovery First provides substance abuse rehab at our two locations in Florida. Recovery First Hollywood (Hollywood, FL) and Recovery First West (West Palm Beach, FL) offers a continuum of care for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. The Recovery First facilities are a part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of addiction treatment facilities located throughout the United States.

Recovery First Clinical Team

Recovery First is staffed by compassionate licensed, addiction physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, behavioral health technicians, and support staff with years of experience working with addiction and recovery.

AAC Leadership

Our Executive Management Team is based in our corporate offices in Brentwood, Tennessee (outside of Nashville, Tennessee). Our leadership is represented by professionals with decades of experience working in addiction treatment, healthcare management, and operation of addiction treatment facilities. Our executive team brings together the best practices and industry expertise of treatment facility operations management and effective clinical staffing to make AAC a premier provider of addiction treatment.

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Recovery First Staff

Diane Funston

As CEO of Recovery First, Diane has over 20 years of experience in healthcare facility management. In her role at Recovery First, she has the responsibility of overseeing the facility’s overall operations. Working with the clinical and operations staff, Ms. Funston will lead the Recovery First strategic and operations planning, fiscal management, regulatory oversight and compliance, clinical and operations management, staff development and training, and evidence-based treatment practices.

Mayra Matos

Clinical Director
As Clinical Director, Leslie oversees the clinical programming for both the Recovery First residential and outpatient programs. Her focus it to ensure that we provide research-based addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders care for you or your loved one according to your individual addiction severity and specific needs.

Judith Strouse

Director of Nursing
When you or your loved one arrive at Recovery First, there may be a need for medical detox or other reasons for monitoring. Our Director of Nursing ensures that we hire the most experienced, appropriately-licensed, and qualified nursing staff to care for our clients. Individuals in substance abuse rehabilitation often have special needs that need to be met by compassionate, addiction professionals.

Eric Diaz

Since clients often travel from other cities and states to attend treatment at the Recovery First, transportation from nearby airports or other locations may be necessary. Eric makes sure that you or your loved one is met by a staff member of the Recovery First team and safely transported to our facility for admission. Eric also helps coordinate plane and bus tickets for individuals being admitted to Recovery First.