Recovery First Treatment Center
Highlights of Recovery First Treatment Center
Addiction Treatment in Sunny, Warm Florida
- Medical detox
- Intensive inpatient
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
Recovery First 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 addiction 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.
Specialized Groups for Specific Needs
In addition to informing treatment with genetics, Recovery First ensures that each patient receives a personalized plan, filled with relevant individual and group therapies. Special populations get the support they need with an in-house trauma track and first responder’s program, along with a veteran’s program.
Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders
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.
Accreditations for Recovery First Treatment Center
Recovery First 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, including high acuity medical detox.
About Recovery First Treatment Center
Individual therapy sessions are typically one hour in duration and offered once per week with the patient’s primary therapist. A variety of different treatment modalities are used but not limited to motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is reserved for those who have been in treatment for some time and whose physician and therapist agree that this intensive level of work is appropriate for the patient.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT combines pharmacotherapy with counseling and behavioral therapeutic approaches to treat substance use disorders such as alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder. The program primarily prescribes Naltrexone.
Group therapy sessions are one hour in length and occur 3 to 6 times a day, 7 days a week. Some of our group therapy offerings include:
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
- Pain management groups.
Process groups may include anything from acclimating someone to the program to letting them know therapists’ schedules, the therapy structure, and more. In these process groups, the therapist is the one that decides the topic to be discussed depending on the patient’s needs, allowing a free-flowing structure and a focus on topics the therapist and patient feel are important.
Alternative Psycho-Educational, Supportive, & Expressive Therapies
Additional therapeutic interventions are offered to support your overall care and wellbeing. A few of our noteworthy offerings include:
- Music therapy.
- Art therapy.
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Staff at Recovery First Treatment Center
At Recovery First, 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 firsthand 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. Several staff members are fluent in Spanish, including one who is also a veteran. This therapist started a group specifically for Spanish-speaking veterans.
What to Expect at Recovery First Treatment Center
Prospective PatientsTours of the facility are welcomed and encouraged. Recovery First offers patient tours on a schedule that can be made through the facility’s admission coordinator.
ArrivalOur 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, patients will be given a warm meal and the opportunity to contact their family, followed by a tour of the facility and completion of admission paperwork. Following this, patients will be assessed to determine the level of care needed—that is detox, partial hospitalization, residential treatment, etc.
MealsPatients are provided 3 meals daily, prepared by each individual.
Housing DetailsAt Recovery First, patients occupy a 2-story apartment-like complex with 9 apartments each with shared bedrooms. Each apartment is equipped with its own kitchen, including 2 BBQ pits in the courtyard area. Facility staff is available on-site 24/7. Those in residential treatment get weekly stipends on their Publix card so they can go grocery shopping as they are working on integrating back into society and building life skills. Additionally, all rooms have a TV and are fully furnished.
Recreational Activities & OutingsYoga is available Monday through Friday from 8-9 AM. Additionally, supervised off-site gym visits are permitted a few times a week. There are also outdoor outing opportunities such as visits to the park Monday through Friday. Those interested may attend church on Sundays. Recovery First also takes residents out into the community as requested for haircut services, nail services, etc.
TechnologyBecause 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.
The family program is held twice a month two days a week, always on Fridays and Saturdays. Family members learn about the science of addiction and gain a better understanding of the concept of addiction as a disease. Therapists also participate in individual family work in the afternoon.
Visiting Your Loved One
While visits are not permitted while a patient is in detox, due largely to the volatile nature of the procedure, Recovery First encourages family to visit during the residential and inpatient phases of treatment. Family programming is held twice a month, on select Fridays and Saturdays. 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.