The Florida House Experience

The Florida House Experience Deerfield Beach Florida

FHE uses a combination of Medical, Psychiatric, and Clinical approach.FHE has been crafted by a highly trained team of Medical Doctors to treat illnesses that may lead to substance abuse. Combined with the access to our Psychiatric team, the medical model is the most advanced method of treating substance abuse. After patients meet with our Medical team, they will have the Psychiatric Department evaluate you to identify any chemical imbalances and co-occurring disorders that may be contributing.

Upon completion of your medical and psychiatric evaluation, our medical team meets with the clinical department to develop a treatment plan customized for you. Upon completion of your medical and psychiatric evaluation, our medical team meets with the clinical department to develop a treatment plan customized for you. During your clinical work, you are given the opportunity to apply newly learned behaviors.

Our team of Master Level Therapists meets with every patient to learn what underlying issues may also be negatively influencing your decisions. You will learn to unlearn past behavior patterns that have been controlling your life.

Our clinical staff will help you develop the building blocks to strengthen your core. We promote self-sufficiency and encourage community participation. Some of the skills we offer are budgeting, job hunting, food preparation, grocery shopping, exercise and healthy leisure time activities. The Florida House Experience also places emphasis on the family system in our inpatient rehab program. Our monthly group focuses on education, family dynamics, and whole family recovery.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA HOUSE EXPERIENCE

Just one mile from South Florida’s renowned “Blue Wave” beach in Broward County, the Florida House Experience (FHE) offers a full continuum of care, including on-site medical detox, residential treatment, day treatment, and outpatient programming for adults with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Aftercare planning, alumni support, gambling addiction treatment are also available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment at the Florida House Experience begins with a full medical and psychiatric evaluation. This evaluation is used to determine the most appropriate method of treatment. Clients who require detox complete a detox program lasting from days to a week, and receive medication management to ease the symptoms of withdrawal.

Treatment at FHE is evidence-based and includes a variety of treatment modalities such as psychodynamic theory, motivational enhancement, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Clients can also access Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), trauma-focused therapies, neuro-rehabilitation, and 12-step meetings. In addition, there are gender-specific focus groups, comprehensive psychiatric services, and spirituality workshops. Length of stay among the programs varies depending on client need and can last anywhere from five days to six months.

FHE also offers a wide variety of holistic services and activities such as expressive therapies, yoga, mindfulness meditation, chiropractic services, massage therapy, fitness classes, and nutritional education.

FHE graduates are given full access to the facility’s medical and psychiatric services and may attend weekly alumni meetings and other events. There are also gender-specific sober-living programs for both men and women.

Family involvement is encouraged throughout the treatment process. Clients are encouraged to continue their treatment through alumni services and the development of support networks. Family therapy sessions are available. Clients also participate in aftercare planning to coordinate their sober living arrangements.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment staff at the Florida House Experience consists of doctors, registered nurses, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, licensed clinical social workers, Master-level therapists, and health and wellness professionals. The facility has a 1:1 staff-to-client ratio. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission, CARF, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, and the Florida Department of Children and Families.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The Florida House Experience’s five-acre campus is flanked by palm trees and within walking distance of a beach. The modern 200-bed facility features a luxury interior with decorated shared bedrooms, a fitness room, swimming pool, and an on-site cafe. Clients share rooms which are equipped with flat-screen TVs. There are also lavish outdoor areas for relaxation.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of the 18 alumni reviews received by Best-rehabs.com to date about the Florida House, 15 were mostly positive and two neutral overall, and one negative. A total of 12 alumni surveyed on holistic activities and counseling options gave average ratings of 4.4 and 3.5 out of five stars, respectively. When asked to rate, on a scale of one to five, whether they would recommend the facility, eleven alumni gave an average of 4.5, indicating they would.

More than 12 alumni gave five out of five star ratings for treatment effectiveness and noted the high quality of the detox facility, including Emily who wrote: “The detox is literally the nicest one in South Florida which says a lot cause there are tons of great detoxes there.” Mike agreed on the quality of the program, writing, “They gave me everything I needed to begin my path in recovery.”

The 12 former clients who evaluated staff experience and training gave it an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars. Alumni described staff as “knowledgeable,” “experienced,” and “fantastic at melding care with expectations.”

Several alumni also mentioned the highly-structured nature of the program which some found as a strength that contributed to treatment effectiveness while others felt the program was too strict. K.K. called the program overall “tough but effective,” while Nicholas wrote “military style rules and regulations were downfalls.”

On Google, the facility received an average rating of four out of five stars from 52 reviews to date. [1] Alumni praised the staff, the program’s effectiveness, and the environment itself.

On its official Facebook page, which the facility can manage, Florida House earned 4.2 out of five stars from 216 reviews. [2] While a few alumni complained about the high cost and billing issues, such as alum Sara who wrote that the facility was “money hungry”, most reviews credited the facility with their sobriety.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Eight loved ones gave the facility mostly positive feedback, with only one overall negative review and seven positive. Loved ones generally commented on the beautiful location and qualified, caring staff. Five loved ones surveyed rated the staff level of experience 3.8 out of five stars and family participation 3.6 stars.

Family members noted several weaknesses, including a lack of family involvement and contact. Loved ones gave family participation an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars. One anonymous reviewer wrote the rehab “could do more to bring others on board to help.” The harshest comments came from an anonymous loved one who complained to Best-rehabs.com that the facility allowed clients only minimal contact with friends and family. “They are allowed to call maybe once a week for 5 minutes, tops,” the reviewer wrote.

FINANCING

Information provided by FHE includes the following costs for treatment: $750 per day, $3,000 per month, and $6,000 for 90 days. The facility’s website indicates that most major insurance plans are accepted.

[1] https://goo.gl/zkVxYL
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheFloridaHouseExperienceOfficial/reviews/

Reviews about The Florida House Experience

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  • The Florida House took me from living in my car and hopeless with no insurance or a penny to my name and with love and compassion allowed me to go thru detox , residential treatment and PHP and IOP They also provided money every week for food . Without a doubt I was dying when I walked in at 164 lbs with all the guilt and shame I carried you would think I would have weighed a ton. And there is what I learned from the wonderful therapists is that guilt and shame and of course my enourmous ego was the problem , the using but a symptom. Today because of the Florida houses compassion allowing me the time to heal physically mentally and spiritually I am a healthy happy man. My children thank you and as for myself words couldn't begin to describe my gratitude. If The Florida House can help me get my life back on track , they can help anyone !!!!
    Worst place ever they are out for your money . There was yoga once . The food was terrible . The staff unprofessional . I can’t say enough this place was dirty , you could not call your family . Basically want your money unprofessional staff and repetitive groups . it’s an awful program
    Let's start with I am NEVER one to give negative reviews, however, PLEASE STAY CLEAR OF FLORIDA HOUSE. It is quite possibly one of the most inexperienced, understaffed places I have ever been to. After coming in voluntarily, they WOULD NOT LET ME LEAVE. PERIOD. THIS WAS AFTER I HAD DETOXED. It was simply because my insurance was so extraordinary that they wanted to milk every last cent from me. Hear me out. No pool, no sun, except for a couple hours daily, meetings in freezing cold rooms, showers that do not work, No wonder I was so extremely eager to get back to negative fifteen degrees in Chicago. Anyplace has to be better than Florida House. Bar none. If it wasn't for the kindness of other patients there, I definitely would need extreme therapy just to wash away the whole experience. That's an FYI. Take the advice. DO NOT ADMIT YOURSELF HERE.
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  • The entire program was a joke. Please if you need help find a real program.
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  • The People. If you don't place this facility number one on your website, then your not a real rating website.
    After chatting with a staff she answered all my questions about your facility Very happy and thrilled to see you have Neurologist and Mapping of her brain because this is what sold me on this is we're my niece needs.I want to thank my friends and I to The Florida House Excepierce.
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  • Family Program was great but there was too much dead time
    I worked for FHE for 4 months. One day I came to work, set up my classroom, and was called over to Corporate. I waited for 45 minutes. One of the social workers showed up and told me that that hour was my last hour working there. When I asked her for the reason and told her I wanted to know so that I could improve myself, she said there was no reason. Ironically, the week before I ran into another social worker who introduced herself to me and told me that she was going to be running art groups. I also found out from one of the patients that some of the social workers were taking my art therapy treatment tools and using them in their groups. I'll let you do the rest of the math. BTW, my immediate supervisor told me that she had no knowledge of my being let go and that she was very sorry. ... I just want them to know that this is not acceptable.
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    Great structure, but needs more family involvement. Very through wish insurances didn't dictate everything. Because I feel clients would be if it from longer stays
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  • Make you feel welcome. The Florida House saved my life.
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  • friendly but dirty
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  • The detox is literally the nicest one in South Florida which says a lot cause there are tons of great detoxes there. The program was the most structured one I've been to and I've been to about 12 different treatment centers. I didn't stay clean after and I hated my therapist, my family disliked him too but other than that it was a great program. I've sent four different people there since I've been there and they are all still clean today. They make a big deal of keeping girls and guys separated...I think they should be a little more lenient with that rule honestly.
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  • Good groups. There phone policy was ridiculus. I am 2 years to the date of being clean. Florida house gave me the tools I needed to be able to do this
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  • Great progessional program. Very structured but no visits. It takes a discipline person who can handle structure and wants to be there. This is not an easy place and challanges you. If you make it though you definitely can stay sober. They want to help you
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  • the overall atmosphere, one on one care, variety of experts on hand to deal with problems a little isolated there and could do more to bring others on board to help too, very nice environment and qualified people working there
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  • lots of programs to stay busy but too much sillyness. the program works if you set your mind to it. just don't think about the things you do and go along with the program
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  • caring staff, modern equipment. food was not great. my brother did a three week progam (alcohol) it could have been a little longer,
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    Nice location. Nice staff. Early release so treatment didn't stick. My cousin went to Florida House. They have great staff and a beautiful location, but the doctors were easily manipulated by my cousin so she was released before treatment was successful enough to keep her sober.
    After a lifetime of opiate addiction, I entered FHE after detox. I was a complete and utter mess. I was so sick my vision was terribly impaired, physically weak, and could not speak in sentences. I was 58 years old with at least 3 other treatment centers under my belt. The structure and schedule were really hard on me, but I had been laying around just exsisting and certainly not living the prior 5 years. The staff was fantastic at melding care with expectations, which pissed me off at the time. Expectations for me to go along w the program blew my mind. Then as I began to feel a little better, I went along w the program and to my astonishment, I began to feel better. Chugging water (FHE's cure for all) and having to prepare our own meals...brought me back to life. Therapy is no picnic at FHE, however I knew I had something in myself that was keeping me from being able to stay sober. My therapist helped me identify what that was and then I was forced to deal. Once uncovered abuse is now right there...looking me straight on. Needless to say, I was able to explore it not only there, but also continued that work once I got home. It was a grueling 40+ days. I followed their direction to immediately get involved in local meetings and therapy. That was in 2012. I'm now sober, and I know that FHE actually helped me to knock off my BS and get busy. Yes it was hard. Yes there are a lot of rigid rules, and obviously I needed a place w backbone. And the FHE was just that for me. I am forever grateful for the people there who cared enough to sift thru my crap to help me find my key to living.
    IF YOU SEND YOUR LOVED ONE HERE, FORGET ABOUT EVER HEARING FROM HIM/HER. THEY ARE ALLOWED TO CALL MAYBE ONCE A WEEK FOR 5 MINUTES, TOPS! THIS IS RIDICULOUS. HOW THESE PEOPLE THINK THIS IS NORMAL IS BEYOND ME. I AM SO UPSET BUT I AM DEALING WITH IT AS I HAVE NO CHOICE. SERIOUSLY FLORIDA HOUSE, DO YOU THINK IT'S RIGHT YOUR PATIENTS NOT CALL THEIR LOVED ONES AT ALL???
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  • I have been sober for four years since I went to this facility. Everything was great.
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  • There were 2 parts--Detox Facility: Skilled and caring staff, high tech equipment, Clean and Beautiful Accommodations. Rehab: Clean and Nice accommodations. Detox: No weaknesses in my opinion. Rehab: No flexibility on rules in regards to age or type or addiction. Everyone was treated the same as if in a mold, everyone is not the same. I was 50 years old and not a street addict or forced there, still was treated the same as the 20 year old's. Much too strict for me--too many rules, and other things I did not like I had to leave "Against Medical Advice", and was driven to a train station not knowing if I had money for a flight or anything and not feeling well at all and not being able to use a phone on their premises first. It was awful. The Florida House Detox did what they were supposed to do with me: detox off of Methadone after 7 years, but then I was sent to the Rehab facility and was not prepared and was shocked by the experience since I'd never been to a Detox/Rehab and the Rehab to me felt like jail. I would send my son or daughter there knowing they were in good hands as The Florida House knows what they're doing. But me being 50 I couldn't handle the rules and the marching around and the very busy schedule.
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  • Accommodations, groups, 12 step and therapist were all excellent. The therapy was intense.
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  • They have a therapist with first hand knowledge and experience with the disease. The program is tough but effective. However, they need to improve their follow up.
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  • Rules were strictly enforced
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  • This center teaches you how to be independent and will separate your treatment away from your family. Great Group and Individual Treatment Sessions. Very knowledgeable on the disease and other mental health issues. However, military style rules and regulations were downfalls, in addition to the micro management of clients by Techs. There was also no use of computers & phone calls once a week for 10 minutes-- which can be taken away for any reason.
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  • I would recommend this facility to anyone in need. They provide a level of care that guides and assists the patient in functioning outside the facility when discharged that, if applied correctly and willingly, will keep the patient from relapsing and succumbing to the disease of addiction. They provide support both inside and outside the facility.
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  • Great place!
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  • Good place to get help.
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  • This was my first time in treatment and I had no idea what to expect. Florida House made me feel welcomed, comfortable, and accepted. It also made me see the need for a complete, all-inclusive change of my thinking, behaviors, and spiritual foundation. I was introduced to the 12 steps and the importance of finding a relationship with God. I also learned about the vast character defects and personal issues that lead to my drug abuse. They gave me everything I needed to begin my path in recovery, and because I was willing I was able to grasp the chance. Welcoming environment. At the same time, forces you to be willing to change.