Recovery Institute of South Florida

3.9 (42 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
1080 SE 3rd Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
8772576237 Visit Website
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  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
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To assist those in crisis suffering from substance abuse and/or mental health issues who are seeking to regain control over their lives through recovery.

Recovery Institute of South Florida Reviews and Ratings Details

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I just googled RISF because I was looking to reach out about my experience. I’m sad to hear it’s no longer in operation. I came to the facility in 2007 as a reluctant and out of control 19 year ol...


So I actually came here for anxiety and depression ONLY. The first few days were tough but as I started to want to learn I got so much out of it. My brother came here for addiction and relapsed the da...


It's my understanding that this facility has been shut down by federal agents, thank God. I personally know three people who attended this facility. It's criminal how they ran their facility, trapping...


All staff were wonderful, patient and caring. I felt very accepted and comfortable I have learned a whole lot through all groups. This program pretty much saved my life!!


I got the help I needed and was treated with respect..Thanks R.I.S.F


This place is a nightmare. Not because it's a rehab or whatever, it's because it's the worst possible place to go for recovery. The place is dirty and falling apart - any picture you see online is act...


I was slightly hesitant about entering an inpatient rehab for my alcohol problem, but was very delighted to find a welcoming place that very much understood me and could provide the help I needed. I f...


Filthy — The bathrooms are disgusting; you would surely think they would be able to afford new, clean bathroom rugs. No one gets out before three months. Almost everyone attending is involved in edu...


I would recommend this facility, particularly for alcohol and drug treatment. However, I was there for acute anxiety and found the treatment and therapy to be beneficial.


The treatment was very helful. I was broken when I cam here and now I feel ready to fce my future with the tools I need for succes. The terapist are very caring and all the staff really wants the best...


I learn alot at meetings, and with my group. My therapists, were very helpful.


Coming to RISF was a humbling, eye-opening experience. Although my condition wasnt due to substance abuse of any kind, the staff at Detox was great in accomodating theirselves to me and my issues. I f...


RISF was able to help me grow personally. I benefited most from my peer groups. Being able to confide in them helped me last longer in groups and meetings. I was here for a total of 45 days and there ...


The staff and counselors at RISF are top notch. They go above and beyond the call of duty to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Counselors are very transparent, real, and reachable at anytime. ...


strength:Responsive to all my concernsweakness: N/A As my wife progressed in her addictions, I was desperate for help. I called on a Friday night at 10:00 pm. By Saturday morning 7:00 am, my wife was ...


strength:Superior support for work related issues. Terry is always available for follow-up upon completion of the program. weakness:I wish they were all over the world! They helped me through a very d...


The facility shows strength in all departments ! ! ! The facility shows few if any weaknesses ! ! ! My experience with the facility was very good ! ! !


What a great caring staff and awesome service RISF provides to those of us who have gotten a lost along the way. I feel better than I can ever remember and have my smile back. I also learned a lifetim...


This program has changed my life. I was provided with relevant and insightful information in each session as well as good reading material. The therapists have a genuine concern for your well being an...


my stay here was very beneficial to me in all aspects of treatment.


The staff is incredible here. They most definitely care about individual outcomes. The clinical staff was relentless in their commitment to identifying and treating mental challenges. I have learned m...


In Truth and Reality, The Recovery Institute of South Florida has provided me with the highest standard and quality of treatment I have experienced in my recovery.


The Recovery Institute of South Florida has provided me with group as well as individual therapy. The group therapy provided coping skills, life skills, insight into addiction and mental health edu...


I have been in a number of treatment programs and the staff here are the most knowledgeable and effective staff out of all.


My experience at RISF changed my life. The staff was excellent and helped me to change my life. The therapists were knowledgeable and accommodating with my concerns. I\'ll never forget this wonderfu...


Theraphist are very good. Tehy help me in determining my issue and address them. Adm needs to get orginize better.


as a former client i must say some of these people saved my life. 4 staff members in particular. had more compassion, more respect, more patients and kindness that me as a alcohilic i deserved. lets r...


The facility was excellent in providing one on one care, as well as effective group sessions. The living facility was clean, and the staff was attentive and addressed issues in a timely fashion.


The Recovery institute has been very gracious to me on my journey. I appreciate all that has been offered to me, physically, emotionally as well as mentally. I am taking back with me a new lease on li...


I had the opportunity to stay at RISF this past fall because of my alcoholism. I never thought I had a problem until I was sat down by family, close friends, and coworkers. I always drank to get drunk...


I was fortunate to receive alcohol treatment at RISF. I was even more fortunate to have had a therapist by who, I must admit, did not have an easy time convincing me that I needed treatment. It was ...


I was here five days until left. The facility was dirty. The staff was no help at all... I was lied to by in order to get me down to the facility. He promised me everything under the sun, just to fi...


I had a horrible experience here. I was here 3 years ago and was put on so many medications... I remained sober but am active member of a 12 Step program. The place was dirty, food was terrible, I nev...


This was my second time at RISF and the new residence is a major improvement and the new counseling house is an upgrade. My therapist was a former tech, which in itself is wonderful to see someone bet...


My therapist was incompetent, a liar... I made appointments 3 times to have lunch with family and he forgot ALL 3 times Even though he sat and listened to me make all 3 appointments in his phone.


The worst ever. food was ok and that is the only positive I can say about this place. The techs for the most part are ok as long as you you can get them off their cell phones. The \"head tech is a j...


Cleaniliness of facility was poor. siting in a van 2 hours a day don't go. They force 12 steps on you. Place caters to the unions. the owner doesn't tell you this while recommending RISF


if you want to drive in a van for three hours a day, than risf is for you. drive to morning group, than wait for van to bring you back for lunch, than wait again for van, then go to aa meeting 30 min...


Accommodations are awful, old beds and furniture, falling apart or no dressers 5 women to one bathroom. Carpets are filthy, only vacuumed with powder stuff once a week, never cleaned, strange things f...


you have got to believe that this place is awful. I had to sleep on a sofa for 4 months...because they could not accommodate my medical problems. What a nightmare. I am so sorry that this hole is s...


RISF saved my life. I came here broken and hopeless and the amazing staff and medical team showed me a new path. The facility is bright and clean and offers top shelf services in every area. Thanks to...



Areas of Focus
Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.