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The Differences between IOP and PHP

Deciding on the right addiction treatment for you or a loved one can be stressful and difficult, especially if you have responsibilities at home that you can’t step away from....

Salute to Recovery: Drug Rehab for Veterans & First Responders

Our Accreditations and Memberships

The employees of Recovery First Treatment Centers’ 3 facilities in Florida are committed to their patients and are passionate about their journeys to sobriety. To prove our dedication to addiction...

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Recovery First

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Recovery First for Addiction Treatment When you’re looking into treatment for yourself or a loved one who is suffering from addiction, you want to know...

New Leadership and Expanded Services Bring Patient Care to New Level

Recovery First Treatment Center, a leading provider of substance use treatment services in South Florida, has a new CEO at the helm who is taking major steps to enhance the...

Our Treatment Services

Recovery First offers a wide range of services. Our patients can receive many services along the continuum of care, including: Medical detox Intensive rehabilitation Residential treatment Intensive outpatient program Partial...

Recovery First Ft. Lauderdale Facility: Features & Amenities

Our Ft. Lauderdale facility is the home of our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. We’ve done everything we can to make the campus a warm and inviting space that...

Recovery First Hollywood, Florida Facility: Features and Amenities

We want you to be as comfortable as possible while you’re with us for detox and residential treatment. We have done everything we can to make our Hollywood facility welcoming...

Specialized Treatment

At Recovery First, we individualize every patient’s treatment because everyone’s needs are unique. We also know that certain groups of people often benefit from specific types of programs. Below is...

FAQ

Many of our clients and their families have questions about our facility – it’s only natural. Here are some of the answers to the questions we hear the most. Of...

Families: What You Need to Know

Sending your loved one off to treatment is scary; you may worry about their well-being and how they’re progressing. Knowing more about just how they’ll spend their time at Recovery...

What to Expect in Rehab

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...

What to Expect

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The Difference between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Facilities

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 23.5 million people, ages 12 and older, in the US required treatment for an...

Going Out of State for Inpatient Drug Rehab

Successful inpatient drug rehab clinics exist throughout the country, but many addicts choose to get treatment out of state. Inpatient drug treatment centers in new locations provide a variety of benefits which...

Therapy Types

One of the main ways you’ll work on improving yourself during your time in treatment is through therapy. We offer a number of different therapies to give you a comprehensive...

Levels of Care

In-house Medical Detox Each individual has a unique substance abuse history and arrives for treatment at a different stage of addiction severity and varying treatment needs. For those who require...

Program Overview

Recovery First West – Team

The road to recovery is challenging. Period. But the comfortable setting, caring staff, and amenities allowed me to focus on myself and recovery. Jessica, Recovery First West About Recovery First...

Finding Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

When you make the decision to enter inpatient alcohol rehab, your journey to a better life is just beginning. There are thousands of alcohol addiction treatment facilities available across the...

Privacy Policy

This is the website for Recovery First Treatment Center, whose parent company is American Addiction Centers. Effective Date: April 27, 2018 This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect,...

Recovery First’s 90 Day Brand Promise

Recovery First Treatment Center, an American Addiction Centers (AAC) facility, stands behind its programs and its ability to help others struggling with addiction so much so that it offers a...

Notice of Privacy Practices

Notice of Privacy Practices American Addiction Centers, its facilities and subsidiaries, and all associates are committed to providing you with quality behavioral healthcare services. An important part of that commitment...

Therapy Types

Therapy Types at Recovery First Addiction Treatment Types Cognitive Behavioral TherapyMotivational Interviewing (MI)Dialectical Behavior TherapyFamily Therapy At Recovery First, our core dual diagnosis curriculum, Embracing Change: Recovery for Life is...

Our Levels of Care

At Recovery First, we provide a complete continuum of care. Regardless of what program you start in, you’ll be getting many of the same therapies, treatments, and group sessions throughout...

About Us

Recovery First helped me become the person I am today. Strong, healthy, and happy.  Rodney, Recovery First alum About Us – Recovery First Hollywood Our Facilities Convenient Location Recovery First provides...

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Program Overview for Hollywood, FL

Medical Detox Peace of Mind At Recovery First, clients can rest assured that they will begin their recovery in a safe environment with 24/7 supervision, monitoring, and access to medical...

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Client Testimonial: Recovery First Experience

When I walked into Recovery First for the first time, I was broken. When I left 42 days later, I was hopeful. I truly planned on staying clean and becoming...

What is a Residential Inpatient Program?

A residential inpatient program at a Florida drug rehab center or anywhere in the country is the most intense and comprehensive drug addiction treatment program available.  Residential inpatient programs are...

I am leaving Recovery First Residential Treatment

Today, I am leaving Recovery First residential treatment. I have been here for 36 days and I am proud to say that I successfully completed the program! This is my...

But You Don’t Understand, I Am Injured

In January 2009 , I was released from jail and someone from Recovery First picked me up directly from the jail parking lot. After stopping and having the first real cup of coffee in over two weeks, he dropped me off at RES. There I went straight up to Animal House but due to my injuries, I did not stay there very long. That same morning while lying in bed with my head spinning, another caring employee moved me to A1 and then took me to my first group. This is where I shared, “they don’t understand, I am injured”. I proceeded to let everyone know that I had rods, pins, screws and a cage in my lower back and that I needed ALL the meds that the pain doctors had prescribed to me. I learned in group and with the help of my counselor, that I did not NEED the drugs but that I WANTED them. By doing the work in the two workbooks provide to me, I learned that it was my addiction that was telling me what I wanted but NOT necessarily what I needed.

Recovery First Testimonial

By the time I was 21 I had already attempted and failed at multiple suboxone maintenance programs and decided that methadone would be the cure for our addictions. However, that just made things even worse. For a year and a half my ex and I were on a methadone clinic and drinking profusely as well as still using opiates from time to time. Towards the end of my methadone maintenance my ex and I split up and I lost everything; my godson, the “love” of my life, and the appearance that everything was ok. I quickly spiraled out of control and ended up in Florida at Recovery First.

Be Honest When You Call A Drug Rehab

Be Honest When You Call A Drug Rehab. James F. Davis on another Recovery First minute segment to assist those who need substance abuse treatment. James and Recovery First are one of the top drug and alcohol rehab facilities in the United States of America. Located in Florida, Recovery First has 3 facilities to meet every need. As Drug Detox and Alcohol Detox specialists, Jimmy and Recovery First know one of the critical components of a successful recovery is attention and understanding of Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms. Find out today why thousands of people have chosen Recovery First for their Drug Treatment and Alcohol Treatment needs.

Recovery First Testimonial

I googled Rehab/Beach. I figured if I was going to go to a treatment center again,22nd one, I wanted to go somewhere nice. I clicked on "Recovery First." I knew l needed help, but l wasn't willing to make the call. l emailed Recovery First. Within ten minutes l got a phone call from Davis. Jim stayed on the phone with me for about an hour. He listened to me. He made me feel like l was important. Later that day, August 9th, 2009, l was on a plane leaving my small town in Virginia and heading to detox in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Troubling First-Ever PAWS Survey

The first-ever survey on Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome polled more than 1200 drug addicts and alcoholics and resulted in some fascinating and troubling statistics.  For instance, nearly 91% of addicts...

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Treatment

Choosing inpatient vs. outpatient drug treatment isn’t always easy when you’re in the midst of battle with a serious addiction. However, inpatient treatment offers distinct benefits over outpatient treatment and...

The Use of Music Therapy during Residential Inpatient Treatment

Music therapy is a well-established method for a variety of ailments, and it is now used in residential inpatient treatment for drug addicts. Listening to, playing, and even composing songs...

Inpatient Rehab: What Really Happens During Drug Treatment

Daily Life in an Inpatient Rehab for Addiction or Alcoholism Daily life in an inpatient rehab program isn’t much like the way it’s depicted on reality television shows. While rehab...

Average Duration of Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs

The length of stay in an inpatient drug treatment program varies greatly depending on the person. There are both short and long term facilities, with each providing different levels of...

Inpatient Drug Treatment for Study Aids

Now more than ever, people are checking into inpatient drug treatment for addiction to legal medications. While most of these addicts are hooked on opiates and sleeping pills, an alarming...

Six Common Questions about Residential Inpatient Treatment

A lack of knowledge is sometimes the only thing keeping addicts from attending residential inpatient treatment. Any new experience can be frightening, and a decision as important as going to...

Five Ways to Pay for Inpatient Drug Treatment

Finding the money to pay for inpatient drug treatment is one of the biggest obstacles addicts face in getting clean. Healthcare costs are rising, insurance is getting more complex, and...

Five Advantages to Residential Inpatient Treatment

Residential inpatient treatment is the most proven and effective way for addicts to get clean. Unfortunately, few people understand what goes on at inpatient rehab clinics. Addiction recovery can seem...

Dealing with Antisocial Behavior during Inpatient Drug Treatment

For many addicts, antisocial behavior is one of the biggest roadblocks to success during inpatient drug treatment. Some people develop these tendencies after becoming addicted, while others’ antisocial habits actually...

Inpatient Treatment for Legal Drugs Part II: Dangerous Locations

In the first installment of “Inpatient Treatment for Legal Drugs,” we discussed some of the most commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter medications. For Part II, we’re going to talk about...

Inpatient Treatment for Legal Drugs Part I: Substances of Abuse

It may surprise many people to learn that drug users frequently check themselves into emergency rooms and inpatient treatment for the abuse of legal substances. While most people associate the...

Emotional Problems during Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient drug rehab is just as much a mental endeavor as a physical one. While getting rid of chemical dependency is crucial for managing drug cravings, addicts must sharpen their...

Eight Tips for Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient drug rehab can be a scary experience, especially for people who have never received drug treatment. The pain of detox, the rigors of counseling, and the difficulties of maintaining...

Dealing with Bipolar Disorder during Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient drug rehab is the most effective way for bipolar addicts to address their substance abuse problems – as well as their mental illnesses. Bipolar disorder is a crippling condition,...

Is Willpower a Factor during Inpatient Treatment?

People who suffer from the disease of addiction know all too well that is isn’t a choice. However, willpower still plays a crucial role in recovery. Avoiding drugs during inpatient...

Inpatient Treatment: How to Have Fun in Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery can be a frightful and intimidating experience, but it certainly doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, living a healthy, vibrant life is one of the most important...

Inpatient Substance Abuse and Pica

Pica is one of the most bizarre and misunderstood addictions in the world today. It is characterized by the desire or compulsion to eat non-food substances, including chalk, dirt, and...

Florida Inpatient Treatment for Sleeping Pills

A common assumption about drug rehab is that it’s reserved for people who abuse cocaine, heroin, and other dangerous illegal drugs. However, many of the people who go to Florida...

Inpatient Drug Rehab for Mushrooms and other Hallucinogens

People often assume that inpatient drug rehab is reserved for heroin addicts, cocaine users, and others who have abused powerful narcotics. However, mushrooms and other psychedelics can also be extremely...

Dealing with Addictive Personalities during Inpatient Drug Treatment

People often use the phrase “addictive personality” without really understanding what it means. Addiction can refer to the specific condition of chemical dependency, but it can also denote a destructive...

Changing Attitudes Towards Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient drug rehab helps addicts get clean and sober every day – yet many people still scorn drug abusers and the facilities that treat them. Some claim that drug treatment...

Are You Still an Addict after Inpatient Drug Treatment?

One of the most common concerns among addicts is what they will do once they’re done with rehab. Inpatient drug treatment lasts only a few months, but recovery is a...

Medically Monitored Withdrawal at a Florida Drug Rehab Center

A common misconception about Florida drug rehab centers is that all they do is detox. Detoxification is only a small part of the overall rehab process, and the majority of...

Residential Inpatient Treatment for Addicts around the World

The addiction epidemic currently plagues nations all over the world. Thankfully, the citizens of many countries have access to residential inpatient treatment and other rehab services. Not all programs are...

Choosing the Right Inpatient Drug Treatment Program

Choosing the right inpatient drug treatment facility is a vital concern for addicts seeking help. Inpatient rehab is the most effective type of treatment program for most people, but not...

How to Prepare for Residential Inpatient Treatment

Proper preparation is essential for people to make the most of residential inpatient treatment. The staff members at rehab clinics are usually compassionate and helpful, but addicts still need to...

Sober Dating Plan: Dating in Early Recovery

As positive as dating can be, it is also one of the most potentially dangerous activities after inpatient drug treatment. The emotional ups and downs of a new romance are...

The Use of Therapy Animals during Inpatient Drug Treatment

Inpatient drug treatment is extremely effective, but it is rarely easy. Painful detoxifications, emotional counseling sessions, and stressful group discussions make inpatient rehab hard to endure for many addicts. Fortunately,...

Returning to Work after Inpatient Drug Rehab

Going back to work after inpatient drug rehab can be a great experience – but it can also lead some addicts to relapse. Workplaces can be hectic, and the stress...

Preparing for Your Spouse’s Return from Inpatient Drug Treatment

A spouse’s return from inpatient drug treatment can be a joyous but difficult time. Drug rehab is only the first step in addicts’ long-term recovery processes, and their spouses need...

How Introverts Can Succeed During Residential Inpatient Treatment

Introverts who undergo residential inpatient treatment must make a few special considerations in choosing their clinics, counselors, and treatment strategies before they attend. Their quiet tendencies can make some aspects...

Child Custody During and After Residential Inpatient Treatment

Losing children can be a heart-wrenching experience for people who attend residential inpatient treatment. However, residential inpatient treatment can help addicts become better parents who are actually able to care...

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Insurance for Inpatient Rehab

Blue Cross / Blue Shield PPO insurance for rehab is one of the best ways to pay for inpatient treatment – the most intense and effective way for addicts to...

The Costs and Benefits of Court-Ordered Inpatient Drug Rehab

Many people attend inpatient drug rehab by court order, but the effectiveness of non-volitional treatment is a controversial issue. While some people claim that inpatient treatment is far better than...

DBT Use During Florida Inpatient Treatment

Originally designed to treat people with borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy is now an important part of Florida inpatient treatment. Many addicts who attend drug rehab in FL struggle...

Choosing Residential Inpatient & Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Selecting the right type of treatment plan can have profound effects on addicts’ abilities to get clean. Residential inpatient treatment provides the highest levels of care and supervision, while traditional...

Six Reasons Not to Quit Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient drug rehab is one of the most effective ways for addicts to get clean – but only if they complete treatment. Whether or not they intend to use drugs...

Relapse During Inpatient Drug Rehab

Relapse from drugs or alcohol can happen to any addict at any time – even if they are diligently working a daily recovery plan as part of an inpatient drug...

Reality Therapy for Inpatient Drug Rehab

The success of inpatient drug rehab often hinges on patients’ abilities to transition from clinical life to the outside world. Thankfully, addicts attending treatment can use the lessons of reality...

How Inpatient Drug Rehab Can Help Overcome Addiction

Residential inpatient treatment programs offer drug addicts and alcoholics the best chance for success in overcoming the disease of addiction. Unlike short programs such as medical detox or an outpatient...

Daily Life in a Residential Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Not knowing what to expect when considering a residential inpatient substance abuse treatment center can lead many people who are suffering from addiction or alcoholism to put off getting help...

Addiction Treatment: Florida Model vs. Residential Inpatient Program

The “Florida Model” Drug Rehab Center The Florida Model:  The Florida model drug rehab center isn’t a residential inpatient program in any way.  In fact, Florida model centers don’t have...

Why The War On Drugs Doesn’t Work

The Federal Government spends over $15 billion dollars per year in the War on Drugs – almost $500 every second – and we have lost. The reason for this failure...

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