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.
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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
- 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.
- Aftercare Support
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
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
Beth Sullivan-Jawitz, MSN, A.R.N.P. - Nurse Practitioner
Beth Sullivan-Jawitz has worked in the field of addiction for over eleven years. She received her Masters Degree in Nursing from Florida International University, and is a Board Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychiatry. Beth has worked with clients in a variety of settings, providing care to patients who suffer from addiction and mental health issues. She has been very active in her own personal 12 step recovery program for over thirteen years, and is committed to offering compassion and hope to all those who want to reclaim their lives from the horrors of addiction.
Cheryl Emery, M.S., C.A.P. - Primary Therapist
Cheryl Emery is deeply passionate about helping addicts and alcoholics to recover. She has worked clinically in the field of psychiatric and addiction treatment since 2003. Cheryl earned her Master of Science Degree with Honors from Georgia State University in one of the top Professional Counseling graduate programs in the country. Cheryl additionally earned her credential as a Certified Addiction Professional upon moving to Miami in the fall of 2014. Cheryl’s theoretical orientation is strongly Jungian and she served as a board member of the Jung Society of Atlanta for eight years. Cheryl’s enthusiasm for working with people suffering from addiction is the key to her success rate in breaking down the disease’s defenses and building a strong alliance with the person ‘inside’ who truly wants a life free from bondage.
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