Recovery House of Central Florida

Recovery House of Central Florida


Located in Sanford, Fla., about 30 miles outside of Orlando, Recovery House of Central Florida provides long-term residential treatment to homeless adult men struggling with substance use disorder.


All clients must complete a telephone interview prior to admission. The nine-month program is peer-driven, faith-based, and follows 12-Step principles. Clients participate in one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and addiction education groups, as well as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, bible study groups, relapse prevention workshops, and case management services.

The program focuses heavily on education, job skills, and vocational training. After 120 days in the program, clients become eligible for outside employment (any jobs that might endanger sobriety, such as bartending, can be rejected).

Family involvement is considered vital to recovery, and the program provides counseling and education for loved ones.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. The one alum surveyed by at the time of this writing gave Recovery House three out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience, its level of staff support, and the quality of its lead counselor.


According to the facility’s website, clients are not permitted to have visitors for the first two weeks of treatment, and may not receive phone calls for the first 30 days. Cell phones are permitted after three months in the program, and vehicles are allowed after six months in treatment. The one former client polled by to date gave Recovery House two out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.


J.D., the sole alumni surveyed by at the time of this writing, gave Recovery House a mixed review. They awarded the facility low ratings of one or two out of five stars for its holistic offerings, its connectivity policy, and its overall quality of individual counseling. Higher ratings of three or four stars were awarded to the program for its exercise and leisure activities, its cleanliness, and its overall quality of group counseling.

Recovery House received one five-star review from an anonymous alum on Google who wrote: “A wonderful facility with caring, and just staff. The RHCF is a place where troubled men come out good productive members of society.”[1]

On Recovery House’s Facebook page, which the organization can manage, the program earned an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars based on 15 reviews.[2] “The Recovery House changed my life… I’m very grateful for everything the place has done for me,” wrote Corey in a representative review.


According to the facility’s website, treatment services are provided to clients regardless of their ability to pay. Clients may begin to contribute to costs once they have found steady work.


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