Recovery Unplugged

4.4 (62 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
915 Middle River Drive Suite 114
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
8885476539 Visit Website CLAIM/EDIT THIS LISTING

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  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

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

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NM

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.

ST

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.

Erin

Great experience for first time treatment with an all around expert staff, amazing and overall therapy. Highly recommend, especially for the music lovers.

Michael

Place is amazing!! Great staff,They REALLY care!!

AMJ

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...

Klifton S.

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...

Andy

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...

JHM

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...

Jennifer B

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...

Cam Cam

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 ...

J. D.

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...

KMK

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 ...

KB

Using music and activities to make recovery fun. Great staff

JD

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...

Natalie

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...

J

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...

Anonymous

Unique treatment focus. Caring accessible staff Too much time not spent on direct treatment Engaging concept. Helps you experience fun while sober

Tim

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.

Kelsie

I absolutely loved Recovery Unplugged. I learned a lot and I have no doubt it helped shape who I am today.

Pat

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...

Kyle

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...

Roger

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...

Brittany

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...


Areas of Focus
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.

12-Step

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.

Key Staff Members
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    Paul Pellinger - Chief Strategy Officer

    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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    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

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    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.

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    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.