Paul is a legend in addiction treatment with a career that spans over 20 years. He has worked as a counselor, manager, court appointed liaison, and consultant. Over the years Paul has helped open some of the most successful treatment facilities in South Florida, along with providing career changing opportunities to those whom share the same passion of helping those in need. As Chief Strategy Officer, Paul brings his years of wisdom and insight directly to Recovery Unplugged staff and clients.
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is not Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
At Recovery Unplugged, clients are encouraged to utilize creativity as a means of grappling with their addictions. Through the practices of lyric writing, musical performance, and musical recording, individuals are exposed to novel tools for promoting lifelong sobriety and maintaining lasting recovery. Through both residential treatment and outpatient services, clients are also provided with traditional recovery resources such as 12-Step groups and cognitive behavioral therapy. Holistic offerings include yoga, nature walks, swimming and gym sessions.
Recovery Unplugged Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
My son is at RU Fort Lauderdale now. I am impressed with the staff, esp. They have stayed in constant contact with me. I recommend sending your loved one who is suffering from Substance Use Disorder t...
My treatment here was beyond any expectations I had prior to arriving. From the admissions, to intake, to care during my stay. The music aspect of this program is what drew me in and it was an integra...
Our family is eternally grateful to the staff of Recovery Unplugged for facilitating our son's (so far) recovery from opiate addiction. Upon the first call, we were supported and all obstacles were re...
Going to miss Recovery Unplugged!! Music makes it more engaging!
Daughter went here after several places. She is worse than ever. Very uncaring staff. General workers have more compassion for the client and family. No follow up no call how she is doing nothing very...
My first attempt to go to rehab and it’s changed my life for the better. In this program you can recover from old patterns of thinking or behaviors and begin to enjoy life fully. I wish I had been a...
Very good. Strengths: Ability to change lives. Weaknesses: Wish it was longer
Using music to help in recovery is a phenomenal idea. It definitely helped me.
I attended this facility in 2015, have stayed clean since, and now work for this amazing center. I had been to other treatment centers prior to coming to Recovery Unplugged and never felt as cared for...
Loving, caring, professional, supportive, effective
First class all the way. The experience is second to none. The musical aspect is what sets RU apart from everyone out there.
Great facility. After 3 other treatment centers, he went to Recovery Unplugged and now has over 2 years sober! �One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain� ~ Bob Marley
Having worked at some of the best facilities in South Florida I can tell you that Recovery Unplugged stands alone at the top in terms of client care, creativity and setting the standard for all other ...
staff was like a family
Recovery Unplugged is the best facility I have been associated with in 35 years of practice. The staff from admissions to discharge are highly focused on meeting the specific needs of clients.
Really helped my coworker’s sister. She went to a lot of programs before but couldn’t stay clean. She looks amazing now. This program made such a difference.
Great experience for first time treatment with an all around expert staff, amazing and overall therapy. Highly recommend, especially for the music lovers.
Place is amazing!! Great staff,They REALLY care!!
Recovery Unplugged help my loved one, who had struggled for 9 years with addiction, heal and recover. The success I have seen in her life today was made possible with the help of Recovery Unplugged an...
Dynamic program that cares about the clients. Staff have heats the size of overgrown pumpkins and words of encouragement and support that moves mountains. Treatment team constantly talks about the cli...
I really felt as though the entire staff genuinely cared about my well being. Other treatment centers I had been to, I got the therapy but it seemed like the staff was over loaded with work and couldn...
Ya know I thought this music thing was a big joke when I first heard abour recovery unplugged. I couldn't have been more wrong. The reality is addict or non addict we all connect to different types to...
I was really scared to get help because I was drinking and using drugs for a long time. My family did an intervention on me and then sent me to Recovery Unplugged in Florida. I felt welcome the minute...
I got to Recovery Unplugged broken and desperate. They were able to reach me in a way other centers could not. No other place offers and encourages music so it was much different than what I was used ...
I enjoyed the The yoga sessions on the beach, meditation that was brought in once a week to the facility, recovery unplugged also offered to take clients to a gym weekly to work out, I was also able t...
Six months ago I had a completely different thought about Recovery Unplugged. I truly thought they were about quality care and truly cared about the clients; today, I can say, it is the furthest from ...
Using music and activities to make recovery fun. Great staff
They only show pictures of the womens house. The mens house is run down and a moldy disaster. Then they invite you to their halfway house after 90 day... Anyways, the place is a mess and disaster. I m...
I have been to treatment several times and I never cared what happened to me during my relapses and runs. I came to RU as a last minute effort to make my family happy and to get them off my back. To m...
After searching North, South, East and West through out the continental United States, i found the place. As a dedicated spouse my wife means the world to me. I knew for years it would come down to le...
Unique treatment focus. Caring accessible staff Too much time not spent on direct treatment Engaging concept. Helps you experience fun while sober
Not enough individual therapy. To focused on certain individuals. There census grew to large and not enough staff. Very chaotic atmosphere. To much emphasis on watching music videos.
I absolutely loved Recovery Unplugged. I learned a lot and I have no doubt it helped shape who I am today.
I\'ve been to so many treatment centers that have never worked for me and Recovery Unplugged is literally the best treatment I have ever been to, hands down. I could never make it two-weeks coming out...
The staff here are all extremely caring. Most are in recovery themselves so confiding in them feels very natural. Music as a means of therapy was a new experience for me and it was extremely effective...
My overall experience was great. The combination of music therapy and the 12-Step principles offers a unique experience. The program not only helped me learn how to be clean, but how to have fun while...
They worked with me and my specific issues, along with groups and activities. They taught me a lot of tools to use for sobriety. The individual therapy was great; however, there were not enough holist...
- Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
- Holistic Therapies
Holistic therapeutic offerings are incorporated into each client’s daily routine for mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Individuals are invited to participate in morning meditation, beach yoga, recreational activities, therapeutic relaxation, and more.
Paul Pellinger - Chief Strategy Officer
David R. Kramer M.D. - Psychiatrist
Dr. Kramer is a General psychiatrist Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. David completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University. He received his Medical degree with honors at the University of South Florida and completed his Psychiatry training at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in private practice in South Florida since 1997. He has broad experience in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral disorders. In addition, he has extensive experience in psychopharmacology and brief, cognitively-based psychotherapy, and the assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders. He has served as Medical Director of several residential treatment programs and has been a member of the medical staff at several local psychiatric in-patient facilities. Dr. Kramer is dedicated to the practice of thoughtful, client-informed psychiatric medication treatment
This Center is Known For...
- Accepts most major insurance companies
- Music-Based Rehabilitation
- Aftercare Plans and Post-Treatment Assistance
- Yes Detox Services
- Yes Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- Yes Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- Yes Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
- Beach Community
Licensing & Memberships
- Joint Commission
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