Recovery First Treatment Center – Fort Lauderdale

Prospective Patients

Tours of Recovery First are welcomed and encouraged, and can be scheduled by contacting our admissions office.


Our admission process is quick and easy, and usually takes an hour or less to complete. Patients are picked up from the airport by a member of the Recovery First staff. Upon admission, depending on the time of their arrival, patients will be given a warm meal and the opportunity to contact their family, followed by a tour of the facility and directed to complete admission paperwork. Following this, patients will be assessed to determine the level of care needed – detox, partial hospitalization treatment, residential treatment, etc.


Patients are provided 3 meals daily prepared by each individual.

Housing details

At RFFLE, patients will find a 3-story apartment-like building with 33 apartments, each with its own kitchen and bathroom. There are 11 apartments per floor with males residing on the first 2 floors and females on the third floor. 2-3 residents are housed in each apartment.

Recreational Activities & Outings

RFFLE has a gym on-site as well as a pool. The facility is also within walking distance to the beach. Residents may go on walks to the beach. Those interested may attend church on Sundays. RFFLE also takes residents out into the community as requested for haircut services, nail services, etc.


Because connectivity is so important, patients may bring and use their electronic devices at Recovery First during free hours. We provide free Wi-Fi to all patients and guests.

For Families


The family program is held twice a month two days a week, always on Fridays and Saturdays. All family programs are held at Recovery First, Hollywood. Family programming entails psycho-education discussing the science of addiction and the disease concept of addiction, which is often new to the loved ones of patients. Therapists also participate in individual family work in the afternoon.

Visiting your Loved One

During your loved one’s treatment, we can work with you to plan a visit. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit.