Recovery First Hollywood is a strong proponent of the field known as pharmacogenetics, which uses the knowledge of an individual’s genetic makeup to inform what medications will be most effective for them in treatment. Recovery First utilizes AAC’s Addiction Labs of America to get genetic tests within 24-hours, and integrates the knowledge into individual treatment plans.
In addition to informing treatment with genetics, Recovery First Hollywood also ensures that each patient receives a personalized plan, filled with relevant individual and group therapies. With an in-house trauma track and first responder’s program, along with a veteran’s program at the sister facility in Fort Lauderdale.
By using an integrated treatment approach, Recovery First’s expert clinicians are able to treat a variety of secondary and co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder.
At Recovery First, Hollywood, our professional treatment team includes board-certified psychiatrists, case managers, therapists, an attending physician, behavioral health technicians, biomedical techs, and licensed vocational nurses. Master’s level therapists (LPC, LCSW, LMSW) lead experiential therapies. Our clinical team is staffed with master-level professionals and certified substance abuse counselors.
Approximately 40% of Recovery First’s staff members are in recovery, so they understand first-hand what it’s like to battle addiction and thrive in recovery. This gives the staff a level of compassion and empathy that is evident throughout the treatment process. RFH has several staff members available who are fluent in Spanish, including a therapist who is also a veteran. Additionally, this therapist has also started a group specifically for Spanish-speaking veterans.
The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care Recovery First Hollywood is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at Desert Hope, including high acuity medical detox.