Compass Detox

Compass Detox Pembroke Pines Florida

Our facility’s philosophy is built upon the belief that chemical dependency, if left untreated, is a chronic, progressive and fatal illness. The problem is pervasive and affects not only the dependent individual but also family members, partners, friends, employers, etc. Chemical dependency places an enormous strain on the family system and places all members in jeopardy.

It is Compass Detox’s philosophy that substance abuse is a diagnosable and treatable illness. In the right environment, individuals have the ability to begin a lifestyle of recovery, leading to happy, productive lives.

Compass Detox believes that a new way of life is possible. The first step is to undergo a thorough medical and psychological assessment, to identify the needs required to help an individual begin their journey in recovery.

Compass Detox believes the journey to recovery begins with the detoxification process, which must be followed with involvement in a therapeutic regimen. In order to achieve and maintain a lifetime of recovery, a lifelong relationship with a therapeutic outlet, i.e., treatment and / or self-help, must be established not only for the identified chemically dependent individual but also for the entire family.

Based on these beliefs, Compass Detox was established to provide an intimate and safe environment for individuals to begin the detoxification process. Our treatment facility provides medical and psychological assessments that are combined with a relaxing and educational environment, to help individuals take the first step towards a healthy and productive life, free from chemical dependency.


From the Miami suburb of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Compass Detox offers is a small, private facility offering medically monitored detox for individuals withdrawing from a range of substances, including alcohol and opioids.


Treatment is split into three phases: evaluation, stabilization, and aftercare.

The initial evaluation investigates for any co-occurring disorders as well as establishing the nature and severity of the addiction. During the stabilization phase, clients are medically monitored around the clock to make sure that their withdrawal from drugs and/or alcohol is as safe and comfortable as possible. Compass Detox does not at present specify which medications it uses to ease the symptoms of withdrawal, though one review left by an alum on Facebook indicated that Suboxone was among them. Compass’s treatment isn’t solely medical in nature: during this second phase of the program, residents also participate in group therapy sessions.

Although Compass Detox bills aftercare as one of the primary components of treatment, the center does not itself provide extended care. Rather, aftercare is provided in the form of referrals to further treatment at other facilities.


Compass Detox employs a staff of 31, including a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist, a nurse, a licensed mental health counselor, and a certified addiction professional. Therapists’ specialist areas include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy (SFT).


Compass Detox is a modern, light-filled facility, where residents sleep in rooms for two; each bedroom has two flat-screen TVs and its own bathroom. The center has a garden with a patio, lounge area, and basketball hoop, as well as indoor common spaces, including a home theater, a games room with a pool table, and a snack bar that’s open 24/7. Residents can take advantage of yoga and meditation sessions, and the facility’s website also lists massage, a nail salon, and a barbershop among its amenities; however, it’s not clear whether there’s an extra charge for these services.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff, however, secondary sites did yield some coverage, and it was mostly positive, with some notes of strong complaint. At the time of this writing, the facility had a 4.6-star average rating based on 32 reviews on Facebook (where the center can manage its own page), and 3.5 stars based on eight reviews on Google.[1] [2] Of the six negative reviews among these 40 ratings, two criticized the center’s policy of keeping genders separate, one noted that the facility had lost their clothing, one cited an over-dependence on Suboxone, and D.M. wrote on Facebook: “Horrible place client care is not of their concern,” adding that clients clients might be asked to leave if they don’t share the owners’ religious views.

However, the vast majority of the reports were positive, repeatedly thanking the facility’s staff and praising its amenities. “Love the staff and amazing environment. Easily the best detox in Florida,” D.B. wrote in a representative review.


Compass Detox’s website notes that the organization accepts numerous insurance policies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and United.


Reviews about Compass Detox

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  • If you have any common sense you will take into account the rating of this facility. This is absolutely one of the worst, most unprofessional, detox facility. They will take couples as well which is a huge red flag. Keep you as long as you like. You will leave here with a worse habit than when you went in. They will do anything to fill a bed and collect their commission.. And these are the type of people that are suppose to be caring for your loved ones and guiding them in the path of recovery ? The Florida treatment model is flawed.
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  • I went to Compass Detox in August, 2017, and stayed there 12 days. I had no idea what to expect, but for me, it was a life-changing experience. The accommodations are better than some hotels I've stayed in. Patients/clients are required to have vitals taken at least twice daily and attend 4 group meetings a day, where the client learns how to work through the physical, mental and emotional ramifications of intoxication/addiction. The staff is kind, caring and understanding. They make it very clear that the only requirement is to take time for yourself, to detox from your drugs and/or alcohol and to start learning a new way of life that does not include mind-altering substances. I owe my life - both literally and figuratively - to Compass Detox.
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  • I have been to countless treatment facilities, in multiple states... Compass is without a doubt the best facility I've been to. They have the greatest staff, who will do whatever they can to help and support their clients and their families. After completing their detox and residential programs, I know this is the only place I would suggest.