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. , 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,, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Clients can also access Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), , 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.
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.  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.  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.
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.