ABOUT TRANSITIONS RECOVERY
Founded in 1985 and located 15 miles north of downtown Miami, Transitions Recovery offers residential and outpatient treatment and aftercare services for individuals struggling with substance abuse.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment focuses strongly on the 12-Steps, and clients are required to find and work with a sponsor. The program also uses individual and group therapy, psychoeducational presentations, treatment for co-occurring disorders, spirituality sessions, and a focus on issues such as relationships, assertiveness, and anger management.
Transitions offers a staged recovery process: residential treatment, followed by a partial hospitalization program (PHP), followed by a six-week intensive outpatient program (IOP), followed by lifelong.
In the residential program, the goals of treatment are to get to the underlying issues causing the addiction, evaluate relationship patterns, set healthy priorities, establish healthy routines, and learn how to recognize and resist the symptoms of relapse.
The outpatient programs use the same treatment modalities as residential care, with an increasing focus, as the client progresses, on reintegrating into community life and establishing a firm aftercare plan.
Transitions’ lifelong aftercare offerings consist of weekly group meetings and membership in an alumni association.
Transitions Recovery employs a physician, two nurses, a Ph.D. level therapist, master’s level therapists, and licensed mental health counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residential clients live in two-bed, two-bath furnished apartments in private, gated communities. The accommodations — which include a swimming pool, and patio, and tennis and volleyball courts — are gender-separate and staffed by on-site managers. Residents shop for and cook their own meals, an activity that Transitions Recovery believes is important preparation for life after treatment.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave mostly positive reviews. One of these former clients, M.F., gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition. M.F. agreed that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained, that the facility strictly offered a faith-based program, and that the alum would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab. When surveyed on facility strengths, M.F. wrote, “Close group of employees dedicated to their clients.” The alum also added, “Very sarisified my personal counselor was amazing along with the other staff members. Very hands on and interactive with clients.”
Alum A.V.L. also had positive feelings toward the facility overall. She strongly agreed that the treatment was worth the cost, and remarked, “They saved my life.”
Former client A.C.L., on the other hand, gave less favorable feedback, with three stars for treatment effectiveness, and only two stars for meals & nutrition, holistic offerings, affordability, and counseling options. In his critique, A.C.L. wrote, “Lack of attention to treatment plans.” However, A.C.L. additionally commented, “It is an effective treatment center.”
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mixed reviews, skewing positive. Google generated an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars based on 30 reviews to date, and a 3.6-star average was given from 10 users on CiteHealth.
Several reviewers wrote that they achieved lasting sobriety at Transitions after being unsuccessful at other facilities, and others repeatedly praised the staff, the strength of the 12-Step program, and the tools they acquired. “Transitions saved my life. I am now 16 months clean and sober and I owe it all to the wonderful staff at Transitions, who believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself,” C.H., who gave five stars, wrote in a representative, positive review on Google. Some reviewers, however, claimed that the facility was more interested in making money than in caring for its clients. “For many $$$$ a day I got nothing,” one anonymous reviewer, who gave one star, wrote in a representative review on CiteHealth. “The group meetings held by the staff are chaotic and there is very little one on one counseling.”
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
Best-rehabs.com had yet to receive feedback on this facility from family or friends at the time of this writing. On Google, the majority of comments from loved ones were positive. One family member who gave five stars was very happy with the facility and commented “great place to get the help need for a successful recovery from an addiction. My family was in need of the right place that can help a family member. This member has recovery after finishing a 1 year program an has become a product member of our family once again…Please visit Transition if your in need of help.” Another loved one wrote, “Transitions Recovery was instrumental in helping a very close family member take their first steps towards sobriety” in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff review submitted to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing was very positive. The anonymous reviewer gave the facility five out of five stars in almost all of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its overall level of care, its staff level of experience, and the fairness of its pricing. “The longevity of the program was a major strength,” the employee wrote.
According to the facility’s website, Transitions is in-network with numerous insurance providers, such as Cigna, Aetna, Value Options, Humana, and Mental Health Network. The website also notes that self-pay is accepted, and that Transitions can offer discounts. To date, the two individuals polled on the center’s affordability gave it two stars and five stars respectively.