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  • Take the First Step in Las Vegas

    Desert Hope is a beautiful oasis with modern charm located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We provide all levels of care from detox, in-patient, outpatient and sober living.

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  • A New Life Awaits

    Start your recovery at our spa-like facility in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Holistic therapies, chef-prepared meals, and LGBTQ+ support are among the many features of our premier drug and alcohol treatment program.

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  • The Best Place to Recover in Orange County

    Laguna Treatment Hospital is located in Orange County, CA. The first Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital in the OC, we offer safe medical detox, mental health support, and wellness programs.

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  • Start Recovery at Our Southern Resort

    Take a step back from your life and get the help you need at our premier drug and alcohol addiction center. Nestled in the countryside 1.5 hours from Memphis, Oxford gives you the support you need in a calm and beautiful setting.

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  • Recovery Forecast includes Tropical Weather

    Your recovery can start at either of two premier drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the Greater Miami area - Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, FL. Our specialties include treatment for veterans and first responders.

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  • Sunny Florida Welcomes You

    Retreat to the sunny climate of Tampa, Florida for a stay at the standard of treatment facilities in Tampa, FL. We offer customized care plans to help you on your recovery journey.

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  • Helping New Englanders Find Recovery for Over 30 years

    Escape to the countryside to recovery in New Jersey’s premier drug rehab & treatment center. Located only an hour from New York City.

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Recovery First

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When you’re looking into treatment for yourself or a loved one who is suffering from addiction, you want to know that you’re choosing the best.

When you pick Recovery First, you can have confidence you made the right decision.

Our program is outcome-based with many unique offerings and a team that goes above and beyond to help you or your loved one begin living in recovery.

Recovery First: Your Best Choice for Treatment

There are so many reasons to choose Recovery First for your or your loved one’s care. Here are the top ten.

1. Quality Clinical Program with 3 Locations in Beautiful South Florida

When you come to Recovery First, you can count on a qualified, experienced team. All 3 Recovery First locations boast a high-quality clinical staff made up of master’s-level licensed or license-eligible therapists. Our staff includes clinicians trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and motivational interviewing (MI).

Our program is based on the 8 dimensions of wellness, and the Embracing Change: Recovery for Life dual diagnosis curriculum designed specifically for individuals receiving treatment with American Addiction Centers.

2. Dedicated Treatment for Veterans/First Responders

We offer a specialized residential treatment program focused on the care of veterans and first responders struggling with addiction. The program includes 10-12 designated group therapy sessions with a master’s-level license-eligible therapist who is both a former police officer and a grief and loss specialist.

We also work in tandem with the local VA to assist veterans with additional resources.

3. Designated Program for Healthcare Professionals (PRN/IPN)

Healthcare professionals receiving treatment with us work with a designated clinician for individual and group therapy (at all locations). The same therapist will follow the client and ensure that all referral protocols (including required monitoring) are completed in order to assist with the client’s successful transition back to work.

4. Accomplished Medical Director

Recovery First’s Medical Director, Dr. Richard Seely, holds 5 board certifications, including in adult/child psychiatry and addictionology. He is an officer for the Board of Directors for the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine and the psychiatric and addictions consultant for the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

Dr. Seely is also in recovery himself. He is 31 years clean and sober and still an active participant in 12-step recovery.

5. Caring, Experienced Nursing Team

Our nursing staff consists primarily of registered nurses with years of substance abuse and mental health experience. During medical detox, our nursing team provides 24/7 medical oversight to our clients to ensure safety during the entire process.

6. Outdoor Activities and Proximity to the Beach

Clients in our residential program may visit the park and beach during downtime on the weekends. Additionally, outings such as paddle boarding, fishing at the beach, and bowling are offered weekly to help clients experience fun in recovery.

Clients in our partial hospitalization program (PHP) near Ft. Lauderdale beach can elect to join daily mindfulness activities on the beach.

7. Family Program

Families are extremely important to a person’s recovery. We bring the family into the treatment process in our family program. Our licensed marriage and family therapist travels to all Recovery First locations, engaging with clients and their families and providing education on family systems and the overall impact addiction has on the family. We host a  2-day family program every 3 weeks for family members to engage fully in the recovery process with education and support.

8. Accredited Programs You Can Trust

Recovery First is a program you can choose with confidence. Our programs are accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

9. In-Network with Many Policies

We know that treatment saves lives, and we want to make treatment as accessible as possible. We are in-network with many policies. Verify your benefits quickly and for free.

10. Two Community-based Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

We offer community-based intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) at the following locations:

  • Lauderdale: M-W-F 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hollywood: M-W-F 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Transportation is offered to clients within a certain radius.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you think Recovery First might be the right place for you or someone you love, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to go over all the ways our programs can help you find lasting recovery. Our Admissions Navigators are available at any time of the day or night at 954-526-5776 to discuss the program and answer any questions you may have about Recovery First.

About The Contributor
Amanda Lautieri is a Senior Web Content Editor at American Addiction Centers and an addiction content expert for Recovery First. She holds a bachelor's degree and has reviewed thousands of medical articles on substance abuse and addiction. Amanda... Read More