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We understand that you might be a bit hesitant when heading to Recovery First for treatment for your substance abuse. By knowing what to expect beforehand, we hope we can ease your fears and make your experience a positive one.
If you’re flying to our facility, you’ll want to book a flight to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The airport is just 20 minutes away from our Hollywood facility. If you don’t have a ride, you can catch an Uber, Lyft, or taxi to our facility – just head to the ridesharing area once you pick up your bags.
Local residents who might be taking public transportation can take buses 9 or 12 to stop 291 or 145, right outside our building.
Your first 24 hours at our Hollywood facility will be busy as you go through intake and begin the treatment process. Here’s what you can expect:
When you come to detox and/or residential treatment at Recovery First, Hollywood, we recommend bringing the following:
During residential treatment, you will prepare your own meals, so you’ll need to provide your own food.
You are allowed to bring cigarettes and vapes to both detox and residential treatment, as long as they are sealed in their original packaging.
*While Recovery First does allow you to bring your laptop and cell phone, we do place some reasonable restrictions on their use. We will store them for most of the day to eliminate unnecessary distractions and allow you to focus fully on your recovery. You will have access to use them during certain blocks of time where you are not engaged in programming.
You won’t need to bring any food or snacks to detox. You’ll receive 3 catered meals a day as well as access to snacks. All linens, blankets, and pillows will be provided, so there’s no need to bring any of these items from home.
In residential therapy, you will cook your own meals but you won’t need to bring any pots, pans, or coffeemakers; these will all be supplied in your apartment.
Drugs, alcohol, or other controlled substances are not permitted on the grounds.
What your day will look like depends on whether you’re in our detox or residential treatment programs.
At Recovery First, we are proud to take a wellness-based approach toward your recovery. We rely on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness to guide our treatment:
We also employ use of the Four Agreements:
In particular, we utilize the Embracing Change: Recovery for Life curriculum, which combines research-based modalities with interactive therapy, journaling, self-reflection, and more to lead clients in the right direction. It’s a curriculum that’s exclusive to facilities in the American Addiction Centers network. Embracing Change: Recovery for Life allows us to tailor your recovery specifically to your needs.