Recovery First Treatment Center – Hollywood

Overview

Genetics-Informed Addiction Treatment

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 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 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.

Levels of Care

  • Medical Detox
  • Intensive Inpatient
  • Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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.

Our Staff & Credentials

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.

Our Accreditations

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.

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Top 10 Reasons

Top 10 Reasons to select Recovery First

1. Clinical Program at all 3 Florida locations: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and River Oaks (Tampa).

  • Licensed or license eligible master’s degree clinical staff providing individual and group therapy.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and MI trained clinicians.
  • Program is based on the 8 dimensions of wellness and American Addiction Centers’ addiction recovery curriculum Embracing Change: Recovery for Life.

2. Veteran and First Responder dedicated program.

  • Located at our Regional Test Center level of care; included 10-12 designated group therapy sessions with primary activities being provided by a Masters, license eligible therapist that is also a former police officer and grief and loss -specialist.
  • Local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is affiliated with RTC to assist veterans with additional resources.

3. Healthcare Professionals Designated Program: Professionals Resource Network (PRN) and Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN).

Designated therapist that provides individual and group therapy to the healthcare professionals at all locations. Same therapist follows patients and ensures referral protocols including required monitoring is completed; to assist professional successfully transition back to work.

Both, PRN and IPN are programs designated by Florida's Impaired Practitioners Programs that consult with the Department of Health (DOH) in all matters relating to practitioner impairment.

4. Medical Director, Richard Seely, M.D. has 5 board certifications including adult and child psychiatry and addictionology.

Dr. Seely is secretary to the Florida Society of addiction medicine and is the primary psychiatrist for NFL, NBA, and the Florida Bar association. Additionally, Dr. Seely is 30 years clean and sober and still an active participant in his 12-step organization. He brings with him Chuck Smith D.O. in addictionology and Linda Dolin M.D. in internal medicine and a team of board certified APRN’s in psychiatry, adult and family medicine.

5. Family Program with licensed marriage and family therapist that provide education on family systems and the overall impact addiction has on the family.

6. Community based intensive outpatient program (IOP) and transportation is offered to patients that are within a certain radius of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.

7. Beautiful location in south Florida.

  • Partial hospitalization (PHP) near Fort Lauderdale beach
    • Patients can elect to join daily mindfulness activities on the beach
  • Recovery First Treatment Center takes patients to the park and the beach for weekend down time.
    • Outings are offered weekly to teach patients that importance of balance and fun in recovery.

8. Our locations are accredited by both The Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

9. Our nursing team are primarily registered nurses with years of substance abuse and mental health experience. At the detox location they provide medical oversite to our patients including our early sense monitoring system.

10. We are a primarily in-network facility; excluding BC/BS which we are now out of network with.

What to Expect

Prospective Patients

Tours of the facility are welcomed and encouraged. Recovery First Hollywood offers patient tours on a schedule that can be made through the facility’s admission coordinator.

Arrival

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, 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.

Meals

Patients are provided 3 meals daily, prepared by each individual.

Housing Details

At RFH, patients will find 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 & Outings

At RFH, yoga 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. RFH also takes residents out into the community as requested for haircut services, nail services, etc.

Technology

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

For Families

Programming

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 psychoeducation discussing the science of addiction and getting families to understand the disease concept of addiction. Therapists also participate in individual family work in the afternoon.

Visiting Your Loved One

oWhile 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.

Clinical Care

Individual Therapy

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

Group therapy sessions are one hour in length and occur 3 to 6 times a day, 7 days a week. Below are some of our group therapy offerings:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Pain Management groups

Process 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. Below are a few of our noteworthy offerings:

  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga

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Genetics-Informed Addiction Treatment

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 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 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.

Levels of Care

  • Medical Detox
  • Intensive Inpatient
  • Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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.

Our Staff & Credentials

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.

Our Accreditations

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.

More About Recovery First Treatment Center, Hollywood

Read our blog.

Read our Rehabs.com 360 Guide Rehabs.com 360 Guides provide an objective evaluation of all that a treatment facility has to offer. These guides leverage proprietary data and offers relevant information to support individuals’ decisions to choose the treatment center right for them.