Florida Recovery Center Gainesville

Florida Recovery Center Gainesville

ABOUT FLORIDA RECOVERY CENTER GAINESVILLE

Florida Recovery Center (FRC) is located on the University of Florida campus and affiliated with the medical school. The center provides evaluations, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment, and continuing care groups for individuals struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. The campus is minutes from the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, where patients may access specialists and detox services if necessary. Clients are referred to FRC from across the country and many are professionals working in safety-sensitive industries. The facility’s staff assists in addressing legal and licensure obligations.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Assessment services offered at FRC include psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluation, labs, nutritional testing, and medical consultation for clients who may have a dual diagnosis of addiction and another mental or physical disorder. Clients needing support during their withdrawal process are medically supervised at the nearby hospital and receive medication-assisted therapy when appropriate.

Following detoxification or other stabilization services, the next level of care offered is partial hospitalization (PHP) at the recovery center. PHP plans, which include FRC housing, typically range 30 to 90 days in duration, with residents participating in 12-step programming, group and family therapy, individual counseling, educational sessions, fitness activity, and recreational therapy. Among the options for therapeutic recreation are horticultural activities, cooking classes, and a ropes course. PHP clients also have access to medical care while in treatment on the university’s campus.

Those seeking step-down treatment may opt for intensive outpatient treatment (IOP). This treatment includes most of the PHP elements, meeting fewer hours during the week on an evening schedule. Specialized recovery tracks are available at both intensive levels for physicians, attorneys, young adults, and women. Standard outpatient appointments can be arranged individually through the department of psychiatry and the FRC.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team is comprised of physicians board certified in psychiatry or addiction medicine, psychologists, master’s level therapists and social workers, a recreation therapist, and nurses. According to the facility’s website, many staff members are in recovery themselves.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Partial hospitalization patients share comfortably furnished suites located in a group of apartments. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, picturesque gardens, and table tennis. Transportation is provided to church, medical appointments, shopping, and recreational outings.

For detox or inpatient treatment at the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, the Florida Recovery Center has 20 dedicated beds. Some private rooms are available.

The center’s alumni group holds regular events and meetings.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

To date, Best-rehabs.com has received 14 reviews from this facility’s former clients, including six with extensive survey responses. Of 12 ratings for the effectiveness of treatment, half were fives stars out of five and the average was 3.8. Trends included complaints about financial dealings and praise for the tools provided and life-saving results. The six alumni polled on the staff’s level of training and experience and the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility gave highly favorable average ratings of 4.2 for both.

Some reviews provided contrasting perspectives. For instance, one alum reported disappointment in receiving no medical support while another expressed appreciation for the physical assistance provided through coordination with the nearby hospital. Additionally, an alum who offered otherwise positive opinions identified cost as a weakness.

Another point of weakness was evident as three positive reviewers rated the availability of counseling options just two stars apiece, revealing an apparently limited focus of treatment. One alum reported that their treatment was not individualized and relied too heavily on education.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Four loved ones also submitted reviews to Best-rehabs.com. Three were negative and one positive. Criticisms were in line with alumni perspectives on financial concerns and lack of care for co-occurring disorders, while praise focused on the quality of FRC’s clinical staff.

FINANCING

The website notes that several insurance plans are accepted, but encourages interested parties to call for more information about co-pays and coverage. Each client will meet with a financial counselor during the intake process.

Reviews about Florida Recovery Center Gainesville

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This is a terrible treatment center no medical support I would not send my dog there
As a physician, i do not agree with the process by UF Frc. It is NOT an individual health care improvement process as directed by Director M,D. The program has many high quality benefits so, select this 'eductional' program with scrutiny.
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  • FRC is absolutely awful. My therapist spent my entire stay pushing his religious views onto me, and then putting me down for not accepting it. I was consistently singled out and ridiculed by the group for this matter. Yet, this pales in comparison to the lies that he told my family... If you want to throw away thousands of dollars for marginal "treatment" go to FRC and ask for my therapist.
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  • My son was here and it is nothing more than a money maker for the facility. I tried to tell them that my son was also depressed..but NO one would listen to me.This facility doesn't care about their patients. It is a waste of your money and time......I wish I had a do over, I wouldn't EVER recommend this place.....VERY LOW SUCCESS RATE and a huge money maker for them!!
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  • FRC saved my life, I have 5 years recovery thanks to FRC. I learned so much from them on how to deal with everyday stresses and remain sober and clean. I dealt with the death of my Mom and Papa, and I never would have been able to do that 5 years ago. Thank you Dr. and FRC.
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  • I owe my life to God and to FRC. Thank you so much to all the doctors and the treatment team. I am coming up on 15 months sober after overdosing and having 3 2 strokes. They helped me mentally spiritually and honestly.... Even physically because I needed to attend physically therapy at Shands while I was there.
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  • Environment was a strength of the facility but the cost was a downfall.
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  • Loved one recently spent time at FRC. Initially thought experience was good until his "therapist" began engaging in completely unprofessional and immature behavior. Ruined entire experience and set back progress. Save your money and instead find an addiction medicine physician and qualified psychotherapist to provide intensive outpatient treatment. This place is a racket ran by hacks
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  • iam a Dr. That at has been in recovery for 6 years now. one of the doctors Is not well liked by those professionals who do not want to recover- go figure:-) not surprisingly,Dr's tend to have big egos and r full of false pride This Dr. in particular. Is not intimidated by professionals who r used to getting their own way. If u have a desire to get sober and become honest u will love it here. If u r forced to attend u may not enjoy it but u might learn something in spite of yourself
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  • Had a great 12-step program, but lacked faith-based programs or the ability to deal well with co-occurring disorders.
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  • We sent our son there for detox and residential treatment, but communication with staff, except intake, was almost impossible during detox. Neither treating doctor nor director ever returned our calls. Only detox and out-patient are accredited and/or licensed. In-patient residential is NOT, so insurance does not cover. The Recovery Center never told us that, or we would have selected a different program, which we did after detox. I would never recommend this program to anyone!
    I have been continuously impressed by the level of care offered here. One of the things that sets them apart from other rehab facilities is that they have a complete clinical staff led by medical doctors. The therapists, social workers and support staff are personally invested in the work being done here. I whole-heartedly recommend to anyone looking for effective recovery treatment under the supervision of medical doctors who specialize in addiction medicine.
    I felt this was a corrupt facility. When I wanted to leave a week early, they threw a fit. Would not help me catch flight. Please rethink this place.
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  • FRC gave me the tools and experience to navigate the challenges of living life on life's terms after I went back to the real world. Although I relapsed, it was only a blip, and since then, things have only gotten better as time has gone on. Have been sober ever since. 115 days today.
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  • Helpful.
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    Without question, the best facility in the nation. I was in terrible shape upon arrival. The staff were caring, professional and talented.
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  • I feel the whole thing is a racket.