Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center

Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center Fort Lauderdale Florida

Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center is a JCAHO accredited and affordable, alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility conveniently located near beautiful Las Olas Boulevard. We offer state of the art methods of addiction treatment including psychiatry and addiction medicine, individual and group therapy, massage therapy, recreational activities, and lifetime alumni and aftercare services. Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center understands that “one size does not fit all.” Our Florida rehab program is specifically designed to utilize a variety of treatment approaches in order to best match addiction treatment tracks to the individuals recovery needs. Upon intake, a complete assessment is conducted by one of our Licensed professionals to identify which pathway is best suited to identify the underlying issues that have been driving the addiction and addictive behaviors. Guests go to a state of the art gym twice weekly. All clients are given in depth training in cognitive behavioral practices and attend either traditional 12 step support recovery groups. Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center holds memberships with the following primary networks: Group Health; Fed Med; Plan Vista; Multiplan; Three Rivers Network; and more.

ABOUT FORT LAUDERDALE ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER

Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center (FLATC) provides a broad array of treatment options for individuals struggling with substance abuse and other compulsive behavioral disorders, such as gambling addictions. FLATC places an emphasis on physical fitness and individualized treatment through its residential and outpatient programs.

Dual diagnosis treatment and transportation to detox services are available. The facility also works with court officers to arrange alternatives for clients facing potential incarceration.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Before beginning treatment, clients undergo a clinical assessment, from which an individualized treatment plan incorporating evidence-based modalities and holistic therapies is developed.

Residents participate in weekly one-on-one psychiatric consultations and 30 hours of weekly treatment programming, which may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI), group counseling, educational sessions, and family counseling.

The rehab center also focuses on the 12-step model of recovery, and clients attend daily 12-step meetings. To promote physical fitness and mental well-being, FLATC’s recreational and holistic therapies include yoga sessions, meditation, once a week massages, and access to a gym five days a week. FLATC facilitates support groups for client families and alumni.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Under the direction of a licensed psychotherapist, more than two dozen staff members include licensed counselors, social workers, master’s level therapists, registered nurses, and a psychiatrist. Therapists specialize in such practices as trauma treatment and sexually transmitted disease awareness.

The facility’s director of spiritual development holds a law degree and is an ordained minister. Several staff members are in recovery as well.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Residents share rooms and cook most of their own meals. Transportation to FLATC is arranged by the facility, as well as to frequent off-site activities such as beach outings and weekly religious services for clients who choose to participate.

The facility’s website features photographs of a beautiful, gated courtyard and gazebo, simple but bright and comfortable bedrooms, modern bathrooms, living spaces with plush furniture and large windows, and indoor and outdoor group meeting spaces. Smoking is allowed in designated areas and use of facility phones is scheduled. No personal electronic devices are permitted during treatment.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The seven alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered mixed opinions of the facility. The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com extensively offered highly contrasting opinions for the level of staff training and experience and the likelihood they’d recommend the facility, offering low one-star and perfect five-star ratings for these metrics, respectively. The satisfied alum wrote: “They teach clients life skills that are needed to re enter society without alcohol.”

Two alumni reviewers described a chaotic environment in which, one wrote, “Clients run [the] facility.” Two others characterized treatment materials and therapy sessions as repetitive. One anonymous alum reported that the program was not helpful while another seemed to agree, citing not enough one-on-one time with therapists as a weakness. Another claimed misleading marketing practices.

However, alum Maggie wrote that she succeeded in treatment at the Fort Lauderdale rehab center after multiple attempts elsewhere because of the skills provided “to start working on a new way of life,” a sentiment repeated by another former client.

John, shared complaints about several issues, including different treatment for clients depending on insurance coverage and the failure of FLATC to deliver on its marketing materials. However, he also noted that “most of the techs go above and beyond for the clients.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The three loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date also offered mixed opinions. “Smaller facility enables each client to receive the utmost care and therapy… Wonderful caregivers,” they wrote. Another relative wrote: “Our son credits his success with recovery to the FLATC program.” He characterized staff as responsive.

A third highly critical parent however, questioned the integrity of the facility, claiming the facility “lied” to his son, causing him to leave. “Never heard of dishonesty going online in a rehab,” the parent wrote.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The sole staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com supported alumni opinions concerning a lack of control on-site. When asked if they would reccomend the facility, the staff member wrote “There are better ones”

FINANCING

The cost of inpatient treatment, according to information provided by the facility, is $15,000 per month. FLATC accepts private insurance and provides financial assistance to some qualifying clients.

Reviews about Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center

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  • I went to Flat-C 2 years ago.. Best thing ever.. I've relapsed many times in the past.. Im from Pittsburgh Pa by the way.. So I went 1,500 miles to get help.. The difference with me going to Flat-C and the other programs I've been is.. Flat-C gives you the skills to start working a new way of life not telling you what we already know that we have a chemical enbalance.. The techs couldn't have been so helpful.. One staff member what a blessing she came into my life.. Rehabd are rehabs it's all as you wanna take it.. When I was there the clients were awesome.. To also say we did get $75.00 a week for food not $60.00 as said before.. I'll so love to go back and maybe share my experience.. I hope this review will help.. Might be a little scattered but I know all will understand what I'm saying.. God bless you all..
    Staff lied to my son,totally screwed him up,a major lie that caused him to leavensure, never heard of dishonesty going online in a rehab
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  • They teach clients life skills that are needed to re enter society without alcohol. Great facility located on sandy beaches. Facility is safe and it feels like home to me.
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  • Our adult son was treated here (FLATC) for 60 days. Quite frankly, we thank God every day for this facility! Humble in its appearance, but don't let that fool you, as the "marble palaces" spend their money on the surroundings, not therapy. Here, it is an intensive inpatient program, focusing on the 12 steps. In addition to therapy morning and afternoon six and a half days a week, there is attendance at an AA or NA meeting every night. Is there some repitition? Of course! It takes more than once hearing something to have it sink in. There is also an intensive outpatient program. The comments about medical care were surprising, as we did not experience anything other than a high level of care. Our son arrived after a hospital stay for an overdose and had lingering medical issues. He was monitored closely, and we were communicated with regularly. He saw a nurse sometimes up to three times a day, and doctors as needed. The accommodations were appropriate, and clean! The allowance for food is $75.00 per week, not $60.00 as reported in a precious review here! If a resident ran out of food, (which did not happen to our son), it was made clear that they would be given additional funds to get more food. Yes, they cook their own food, but the group that he lived with worked out a system that was fair and equitable. There is a very busy schedule, which includes a chance to go to a gym everyday, outings, and special field trips on occasion. There is a massage therapist on staff, and most have one or two massages a week. The administrators and therapists that we worked with were incredibly dedicated and communicative. The program director even gave us his cell phone number and responded to text messages within minutes. We were offered family therapy sessions which we took advantage of, which was one on one, not group. Our son had both group and individual counseling sessions. The techs are plentiful and committed. Many have been in recovery and are dedicated to giving back. Their commitment to ensuring that your loved one is successful is a huge part of the success of FLATC. As we lived within driving distance, we visited every week for family visiting hours, in addition to attending family counseling, and saw first hand the dedication of all who work there. Our son credits his success with recovery to the FLATC program. He was willing, he listened, and he did the work! There is no facility that is perfect for all, but if you or your loved one are serious about recovery, and want a serious program that works, then take a very close look at Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center.
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  • Cigarettes and adult coloring books are the real treatment here. Therapists and staff don't bother you too much. Felt like this place is great for the whole millennial participation-award crowd. To sum it up this place is just a free vacation (if you have insurance) for drug addicts. The real help is in the rooms of AA and NA.
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  • After contacting the facilities marketer who basically sold me on the place as a top-notch destination for treatment and the perfect place to learn how to live a new way of life. As soon as I arrived, the facility was the exact opposite of how she described it to me. Most clients' have zero respect for themselves as well as other clients' & staff members. The therapists' have no control over the clients' and people do whatever they want. The director is afraid of the clients', never speaks to them since seems to look down on people with addiction problems as disgusting. It's worth noting most of the techs do go above and beyond for the clients' which is ironic since they are barely paid anything close to a living wage. If you have good insurance, you will be treated like a celebrity by all the staff & even allowed to live in upscale housing. Otherwise you will be assigned to a property that resembles an old, run-down motel. Make no mistake treatment is a business and that's exactly what FLATC is, only in it for the money. If you leave AMA or relapse, they're happy because it's repeat business. They are happy when people make it but that is few and far between. It's worth noting that only 1 therapist out of 7 is in recovery. Most staff members enjoy standing around smoking all day long but when a client needs to see them, we were told the therapists/case manager was too busy. The material taught to us was extremely repetitive, predictable & every 2 weeks repeated over again.This was my experience and I'm writing this because if I had known this in advance I would've went somewhere else. Don't sell yourself short, look at other options.
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  • Well I must say this facility is a lousy place for recovery. Don't be fooled people, Florida is the number one treatment capital of the country because everyone goes there and then relapses repeatedly and is in and out of treatment centers. Well let's begin this honest review with the fact that the staff is terrible. The therapists themselves don't even have great knowledge of their clients. You see them twice a week. And you see them with the rest of the clients in their case load. You have to pray that one client isn't their sole focus... The nurses are completely djumb. I asked for information printouts on my medication. Never got it. The response is that they are always busy. You will see them smoking a lot. And at night when you get your meds. ...You get a lousy $60 a week to eat. Good luck with that. Most of the people teaching the classes aren't even therapist. They are life coaches. I signed myself in. So I decided to sign myself out due to this situation. Clients run this facility. They take over meetings. Therapists can't take control. The living quarters are very uncomfortable. Too crammed. No privacy. The classes are a repeated cycle. So after 20 some days you get taught the same things over and over. The techs will make bonds with clients and bring them contraband and let them use their phones. And if your loved ones try to contact you? Many times you will not even get notified... and anytime you do get to talk to your loves ones the entire conversation is monitored. Make sure you research the facts of your situation and this facility before one of the telemarketers con you into a dump and many bills.
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  • Smaller facility enables each client to receive the utmost care and therapy. The clients were not judged when they faltered and never looked down on. Wonderful caregivers...
    They have a lot of learning to do ... A client punched a Tech and they let this client stay. Zero respect for staff. Low pay. Getting better however quick turn over with employees. 12 Step Centered program.