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 care. On-site physicians, nurses, and other treatment staff are well-versed in the potential dangers of acute drug and alcohol withdrawal and will provide around-the-clock care to ensure your safety, keep you comfortable, and minimize the risk of medical complications throughout withdrawal.

Residential Treatment

Focus on Recovery
Recovery from addiction is an incredibly worthwhile pursuit that takes patience, work, and intense focus. Our residential program provides a safe and serene place to begin one of the most important journeys of your life. Our staff of physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, and behavioral health technicians work with you each day to help you regain your physical strength and build the emotional and psychological skills you’ll need to avoid relapse and stay sober when you leave. We also work with you to develop a plan for continued support once your time in our residential program ends.

IOP Program

Recovery First Hollywood provides a comprehensive Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults struggling with the devastation caused by drugs or alcohol. In our flexible evening program, it’s possible to address your addiction and recovery needs while employed and meeting family obligations. Our compassionate, qualified addiction team helps evaluate your treatment needs, addiction severity, and recovery goals. We will collaborate with you to develop a customized rehabilitation plan based on your unique needs.

Personalized Care

Your Unique Needs
We will treat you with compassion, without judgment, and as a whole person who has the disease of addiction. Our IOP staff works with you to customize a treatment program that addresses your substance abuse history, any co-occurring mental health disorders, medical history, and recovery goals.

Evening Hours

On-site Treatment

Many people think that drug rehab has to be inpatient or residential to be effective. That could be true depending on the addiction severity or whether medical detox is necessary. But for many individuals, treatment at intensive outpatient programs (IOP) is the best solution. Just because clients aren’t residing at a treatment facility doesn’t mean that an IOP program isn’t an appropriate way to approach addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
– 3 days per week
– Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
– 6pm – 9pm
– 1 individual session per week

Therapy Types

Importance of Counseling

Our IOP program incorporates counseling as part of an integrated approach that focuses on the interplay of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Individual Therapy – Clients are assigned a primary therapist to work with during the course of treatment and meet at least once per week.
Group Therapy – Meeting with peers in treatment is an effective way of discussing rehab experiences, relationship issues, and sharing thoughts on long-term recovery.
Family Sessions – Addiction affects every member of the family during active drug or alcohol use, as well as during treatment, and recovery.
12-Step Meetings – 12 Step meetings can provide the support and guidance needed to actively engage in recovery and rebuild your life.

Original Curriculum

Recovery Education
Recovery First uses a unique, original curriculum along with the client’s attendance in classes and sessions. Embracing Change: Recovery for Life is a series of workbooks that include reflection and writing exercises that engage the client with recovery education and cognitive exercises to help as they embark on a new sober life.

Specific Services

Recovery Preparation

To prepare for life after rehab, during your program we provide a number of addiction education and recovery information classes and services. While preparing to embark on a sober life, it’s important to address different aspects of recovery. Some topics include:
– Life Skills
– Relapse Prevention
– Drug & Alcohol Assessments
– Intensive Outpatient Program
– Individual Counseling
– Intervention Services
– Drug Testing
– Aftercare Planning
– 12-Step Meetings
– Group Counseling
– Family Counseling

Aftercare Plans

What’s Next?

During treatment, clients work on developing their individual aftercare plans in preparation for re-joining their community, home life, and employment. To reinforce the recovery skills learned while in treatment, we encourage clients to participate in Recovery First alumni events, join local recovery groups, attend 12-Step programs, explore Sober Living activities/housing, and practice relapse prevention strategies.

Alumni Program

Together in Sobriety

Alumni support can be critical for your aftercare planning. We have an established Alumni group in this South Florida area comprised of Recovery First Hollywood Alumni and staff that meet regularly for activities and events. We regularly brings in Alumni to speak to current Recovery First Hollywood clients, promote local and national recovery events, and hold informational sessions about relapse prevention and other recovery topics.

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Relapse Prevention

Treatment is Just the Beginning
Recovery First recognizes that addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease. With this in mind, our goal is to help our clients develop relapse prevention strategies as a component of their long-term recovery program. To help personalize relapse prevention techniques, we help clients identify their triggers for drug use, difficult interpersonal situations, relationship stressors, and individuals whose past association with drug or alcohol use may increase the probability of relapse.

Successful relapse prevention plans often include these following components:

Strong Support Network

Being around people who are aware of your addiction and support your recovery can be the backbone of a successful relapse prevention plan. This can include family members, spouses, partners, friends, members of other recovery groups, and communities that support recovery or a clean lifestyle, AA and NA sponsors, etc.

Exercise & Nutrition

Many people in recovery fail to understand how important a proper diet and exercise is to a successful relapse prevention program. However, eating right and staying fit is critical considering that the disease of addiction is neurological in nature.

Post-Acute Withdrawal Management

Post-Acute Withdrawal, known by the acronym of PAWS, is a condition that sets in shortly after detox from drugs or alcohol is complete. The symptoms of PAWS are varied but in most cases are combined with an inexplicable desire to use that many are unable to ignore.

Positive Motivation

In order to make a relapse prevention plan work, people in recovery must find meaningful things to do with their lives. Whether this consists of excelling at a career, taking classes, exploring artistic outlets, traveling or any other healthy preoccupation, staying mentally and physically active is critical for all people in recovery.

Environmental Management

A successful relapse prevention program actively recognizes threats and seeks to neutralize them. Environmental threats can come in the form of poor living conditions, lack of suitable housing, lack of employment opportunities, constant associations with people who use drugs or drink, a stressful workplace or home life; all of these environmental stresses can be triggers that cause an addict to relapse.

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