United Recovery Project

Ratings & Reviews
Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 4.8
  • Accommodations: 4.8
  • Meals: 4.7
  • Effectiveness: 4.9
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Contact Information
5900 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021
8889794098
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

The United Recovery Project has been designed to maximize the recovery potential for clients of all backgrounds in a nurturing, supportive setting. We believe that there is hope for anyone struggling with an addiction. We provide a small client to therapist ratio in order to ensure the highest quality of care possible. We offer a safe environment where clients are taught how to effectively deal with everyday challenges, including past failed attempts at discovering solutions. Our therapists and counselors utilize a variety of treatment modalities in order to provide clients with the tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. By understanding each client’s unique differences, our clinicians tailor individual treatment programs to achieve the highest level of wellness on the road to recovery.

United Recovery Project 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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Audra

the thing i like the most about URP is that its program oriented and we go to a lot of meetings.

Carolyn

awesome treatment center. helped identify and work through hardships. groups are amazing and learned a lot here about how to apply these tools in real life

Curtis

as being my first treatment center it was a comfortable atmosphere where i could open up and deal the the underling issues of my addiction

GP

I enjoyed Ray's group, primary group, and the mediation groups.

Tanner

The housing was really nice and I was shown the care I needed from the staff.

Jack

caring staff and plenty of therapy/groups

G P

I enjoyed Ray's group, primary group, and the mediation groups.

Jack

caring staff and plenty of therapy/groups

Nicholas

There was a lesson to be learned in every situation that was presented to me whether intentional or unintentional. The choice of whether or not I learned something from those experiences was left enti...

Danielle

this treatment center is by far the best one ive been to out of the two. they staff is amazing, therapists are amazing, and the client bonds are one of a kind. i came in with no friends, and leaving w...

Zoey

I am extremely grateful for URP and all the staff that has helped me during this experience. You all played a part in saving my life.

Nicholas

There was a lesson to be learned in every situation that was presented to me whether intentional or unintentional. The choice of whether or not I learned something from those experiences was left enti...

Michael

I benefited greatly.

Lindsay

excellent

Teron

I had a phenomenal experience at URP, Tthe staff met all of my needs and accommodated me very well. They really care about their clients and see to it that we are comfortable and receiving the utmost ...

Brett

This is my first treatment and am glad I chose this program. I couldn't ask for anything more out of the program. All of my needs for recovery and living in the house were met with no issues.

Stephen

amazing

Brian

great program

Jeremy

This is the best treatment center in the world. I am so far beyond grateful for URP. Every aspect of the program here is amazing.

Jesse

All staff was very accomidating and polite.they wil help you through problems and give advice.

Kevin

Chris Doyle was amazing. He always checked in to see how I was doing. He listened and was a great Therapist. Overall the staff cared about everyone and helped as much as they could. I really would rec...

CZ

Positive Experience

Patrick

Place was awesome

Michael

excellent staff

Dana

Treatment was the best I've been to would highly recommend to anyone struggling with addiction

John

top notch facility and staff

Michael G

The entire program is well managed and dedicated to it's clients from the top of the administrative staff all the way through the program.

John

I had a great experience. This is a very friendly place. Christopher Doyle is a great guy. I got to be part of the first alumni meeting.

Kevin

Amazing experience, the whole staff being in recovery made me feel at home. Also, it gave me the ability to be able to tell any staff member how I was feeling, positive or negative.

Robert

good

Brendan

I found the staff very accommodating and helpful in my treatment.

Kristen

Wonderful program and staff that truly want to help.

Greg

good!

Courtney

great

James

very compassionate and caring on a one on on basis

Michael

The entire program is well managed and dedicated to it's clients from the top of the administrative staff all the way through the program.

Rebecca

Wonderful, caring staff

Leanna

Best treatment center i have ever been to in my life.

Kevin

Amazing

Joseph

Great accomadations, good treatment and food

Dominick

solid learning experience, better than i imagined

Heather

Very helpful and motivating

Alex

This Program Was Great Overall.

Kaylee

this was my first time in treatment. i was very shy and isolated from my peers and unable to open up because i had trust issues. all that changed and i got to really find myself and get locked into th...

Cg

great staff, amazing housing, clinical staff was amazing.URP has given me hope to recover and have a happy successful life

DJ

Great staff, knowledgeable tech staff, awesome house. I have been to a lot of treatment centers and not one of them cares as much as URP does. I can feel that they genuinely care for the clients and I...

AP

Counseling, Great Staff always willing to help. Best treatment center ive been to

Kw

staff, groups, outside meetings, the residence, structure. I got a scholarship to this treatment center and it far exceeded my expectations. I was very well taken care of and comfortable.

CB

Strengths:The therapist are top notch. Weakness:The management of the living quarters should tighten up.

Anonymous

Family participation was good.

SV

Groups, counselors, techs, the residence, the gym, 1 on 1s.The staff at United Recovery Project care a lot about the clients. The residence is outstanding.

Js

staff to client connection clinical staff and counselors living facility . living facility is great and clean and the staff cares alot about client

Eg

Strengths:very strong tech support Weakness:needs consequences my experience was good. get tech support

Eg

the facility, the staff, the groups. the staff is wonderful and the groups were really helpful

Sergio

The family atmosphere, the loving and caring staff, the groups helped battle with inner emotions, the activities showed me how to have sober fun, they helped me with relapsed prevention I did not expe...

John

Genuine concern for client recovery and health. Had a good time with the techs.

Robert

Educated Therapist's. Great Residence 12 Step Based Needs more staff . I would definatly recommend this facility to anyone whose trying to get their life back together.

E.

Talk therapy, the fun stuff we do on weekends, it was awesome . if i ever had to do this again it would not be as sweet as this place.

Carol

Well structured, clinicians helped me come out of my shell, great activities Clinical staff is great, the activities are fun, the accommodations were awesome, the groups were intense and beneficial

Matt

staff is very accepting and fair, and i enjoyed my time here .i felt very comfortable, extra curricular activities were very fun and got me out of my head. i honestly cant think of any. staff is very ...

EN

Strengths: staff accommodations cleanliness excellent group facilitators Weaknesses: The phone policy is not well organized The caring staff. Cleanliness Comfort provided from staff and techs. Ability...

JN

The amount of employees that are in recovery themselves outweighs the number of employees that are not in recovery, and that is something I genuinely appreciate. Attentiveness is a key factor in this ...

Joshua

Residence, techs, therapists, staff in general were strengths Sometimes the community is not focused The residence is a huge factor in why I enjoyed my stay here. It is a huge mansion and very well ma...

Andrew

clinical staff regarding therapy specifically clinical involvement in treatment. each case's needs are met specifically to the clients issues.

Kyle

Great fellowship, physically stimulating, schedule and routine oriented Poor housing/accommodations. Another weakness is that something is always broken (microwave, washer, dryer, etc.) Overall a grea...

Austin

Strengths: -Team building -One-on-one care -Loving staff -Physical aspects -Wide variety of modalities -Length of treatment -Amazing people (staff and clients) -Awesome community events that we partic...

DM

yoga is fire and the staff and housing is amazing and the program in general is dope no rap in the van is killing me smalls United Recovery Center is unlike any other treatment facility i have ever at...

BP

Genuinely care about the patients and go the extra mile to make you comfortable or get you what you need. Honestly so grateful and was blown away at the level of compassion they have for patients. I t...

TY

One therapist is the only reason why i am still here. Two staff members run the best groups and primary with the therapist is all that really helps me in my treatment here Weaknesses: Housing too many...

Xavier

very helpful grate program all around

Sa

Staff and clinicians, along with a well ran program, wonderful living accommodations, and activities. Wonderful help with finances, amazing staff, and support system.

Tiffany

Strengths include staff, Housing, Groups, Therapists, Owner A weakness was that it was understaffed My experience at URP was great. I am incredibly grateful to all of the staff here.

Dana

The Therapists groups and techs were great. Refer to reviews

JC

Phenomenal staff and very comfortable residence. Also has great outside speakers and people coming in to lead groups I would recommend this facility to anyone needing help with addiction issues.

Olivia

Very involved and genuinely care about clients Greatest treatment center i've ever been to, staff is passionate and truly cares, groups are great and weekend activities are awesome

Robert

they really care and take every step to get you the help that you need this treatment center is the best hands down...

Tim

The owner actually cares and is very involved in day to day operations, activities, and BHT's are very helpful. It sometimes took too long to address certain issues I had a great experience at United ...

Ac

staff is very accommodating and well trained no complaints they make you feel very at home and always get you what you need if you need anything. they're super nice and will help you with anything.

SM

The staff is great and the therapists are very involved. There isnt many weaknesses. Its very clean, the staff is great, the techs are very involved but more outdoor activities or groups would be grea...

AF

groups, primary group, the techs are very helpful, everyone is always there for you there should be more gender specific groups I would highly recommend URP, I am very grateful for the experience I ha...

Matt

one of the most caring treatment center ive ever been to that is not taking advantage of clients insurance. that truly wants to help save people from the grips of active addiction or alcoholism.i woul...

Deanna

Great program with very supportive staff�

Andre

The best rehab facility Ive been to in the country. Great staff that actually cares about the clients and not just about money. Only facilty ive seen without curroptivity. Highly recommend this place ...

MS

Staff, facilty, luxury were all strengths. amazing place with. A great experience. I loved the staff and the facility. It was a very beautiful healing place.

Frank

I'm incredibly grateful for URP

Eric

I would highly recommend this treatment center if you really want a new life. I would highly recommend the treatment accommodations and staff.

Jimerson

This Rehab is by far the Best one to go to in the country !!

Ow

I appreciated my treatment here I feel it will be very effective for my recovery

Julie

Its the best treatment center I've been to ever and trust me i've been to a whole lot unfortunately. This time I became open minded and willing to do whatever I have to do to stay alive and its only b...

Jamie

this place was amazing hands down the best treatment center i have ever been too i would recommend this place hands down.

RM

Staff, facility, organization were all great. Zero weaknesses. Outstanding place. Highly recommend to anyone looking for REAL treatment.

Kevin

Amazing staff love them all.

David

staff and cleanliness were strengths. This place was the best. I am so happy that I made the right choice and came to URP. The staff was so nice and understood me with all of my chaos. Thank you all.

Kara

great staff. Beautiful building. clean URP is a great facility for addiction counseling. The staff and owner really care and love what they do, they are in the business of helping people. this fac...

Jasmine

Strengths include the staff I learned a lot will being here. I never thought I would be able to get to the point I am right now, but through the love and support I received at United Recovery Proj...

Donald

Amazing staff. Awesome therapists. Very beautiful. Luxurious. Fantastic experience. I have been to other treatment centers before but felt like I was part of a family at URP. The staff ...

NA

Hospitality, therapy, honesty, code of ethics were strengths. When searching for help in a time of addiction or alcoholism you really just need a place where everyone shows the same car...

Ricky

staff, facility, program were great. I would recommend URP to anyone looking for help. The Staff really cares about you. This was my first time in treatment for my addiction and it was a...

Alex

friendly staff and well educated therapists. very nice living area. when I came here I thought it was going to be a quick two weeks but I ended up staying almost 40 days and loved it. i...

NM

Amenities and curriculum were great. Great facility great people wouldnt change a thing

Emily

Communication Therapy Groups Techs were great. No weaknesses I can think of I would highly recommend the united recovery project to any one seeking help with drug and alcohol issues. The...

Samantha

Some of the many strengths I witnessed while in this facility are the loving and trustworthy staff who bent over backwards to make me feel as comfortable as possible. The everyday groups that really h...

KA

The owners and staff are truly passionate about their jobs and put everything they have to help their clients. The owners and staff create a daily space where their clients can be comfortable to...

Joshua

Knowledge of Recovery and the 12 steps. They gave us clients great suggestions for our best interest. Case load was my favorite group here. just need a little more preparation for mornings grou...

Brian

The staff is extremely experienced, it is clean and nice, and is everyone is helpful. The entire time when I needed help with anything everyone was there. They were extremely supportive and exp...

Matthew

housing, staff, food I have learned a lot from the staff at URP. All of my personal, medical, and therapeutic needs were met above my expectations. When I first came here I was not fully commi...

Daniel

great staff, great place. My stay here was exceptional from the group sessions to the individual therapy to the living environment. The staff from top to bottom genuinely cares about your rec...

VA

Excellent communication. Knowledge Nothing Well organized and well trained staff. Was a family member and I feel good they were there!

Shelby

Management, cleanliness, staff, programs, efficiency. There is only 1 location currently. This facility is run by understanding individuals that make it their life's work to help your re...

Ms

The staff and therapist made me feel welcomed. They helped me get on the road to recovery and taught me the skills to live. There were no weaknesses. A truly well rounded program and facility. ...

GP

Professionalism was a strength. I love to see them on a bigger place to accommodate more people Just follow all the instructions from the staff , they're very good

JWC

The staff and therapists were the best. They were well educated and really knew how to connect with the patients. Hands down the best I have ever encountered. I was blown away with how professiona...

KS

Client centered Caring staff. I've never experienced such a caring staff.

CV

They truly care about your recovery

VG

Staff is amazing No weaknesses that I can say! This place saved my life. Thank you so much for offering me a new way to live!

JC

Amazing therapists, awesome techs. Weaknesses: None at all! Thank you all for your love and support. I've been struggling forever and thought there was never going to be a way out. Thank y...

Justin

Staff at URP are all recovering addicts and have battled addiction at one point in there life. Amazing therapist and clinical director that are the rock of our facility. Special weekend activities to ...

Bryan

This facility is extremely in touch with the true nature of addiction. The staff is by far the best I've ever seen. They are extremely friendly and personable with the clients and their families. ...

RMT

Strengths: Leadership. Professionalism. Empathy. Encouragement. Education. Most importantly security. There really are not words to describe what URP did to save my life. The transform...

AS

Excellent customer service

DF

Amazing, knowledgeable, and emphatic staff; the inpatient environment with 24 hour surveillance and medication monitoring eliminates the chance for a relapse while in day/night program; the structured...

William

Care Resources Accommodations Experienced staff None United recovery center is an excellent treatment center for alcoholics and addicts dealing with substance abuse and other psycho...

MD

The staff from the Behavioral Health Technicians to the Clinical Staff. Appropriate boundaries, ethics and professionalism. United Recovery Project has assembled a handpicked clinical and st...

LH

Most staff and BHT's are in recovery so they could relate to me and my thinking. They were very supportive. I was very scared but very happy to finally be doing something health for myself. ...


Areas of Focus
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.

Alumni Testimonials
  • Where do I even start! Urp is helping me save my life and I am forever grateful! I first walked through the doors July 13th and I am still attending therapy and staying in halfway that's owned by whom I'm confident they hand selected to make it just as wonderful as their treatment facility! The united recovery project offers an approach to addiction that was brand new to me. They didn't just explain why drugs were bad and talk about why I shouldn't use....they helped me get to the bottom of why I chose to do them in the first place. Why I wanted to get out of myself so badly. When I first got here I didn't want to trust anyone but they told me I could trust them and they prove that to me every single day. Ashley, mike Davis, Bryan, Alexis, and Kristen are a wonderful example of the gifts recovery can bring to you! They are open to suggestions and truly care about every single client that walks through those doors. I love everyone here and its so nice to know that I'm loved right back! Highly recommended to anyone whether its your firsts time in treatment or your 30th! This place changes lives!
    Emily M.
  • In a nut shell U.R.P. gave me the hope I have been searching for my entire life. In many ways this place saved my life. Most apparently the entire staff showed me love and proved to me that I am worthy of loving myself. My therapist specifically inspired me to believe in the future and strive for greatness. The other clinical members were compassionate, empathic, and accommodating to All of my needs. The rest of the staff through the duration of my stay was supportive and encouraging, which was all I needed to stay motivated when I became unwilling. I would recommend this place not only to someone struggling with addiction but anyone who wants to re-invent their own life because United Recovery Project stands behind what they preach and teach and truly care about the individual! Thank you U.R.P. you all saved my life.
    Richie T.
  • Fantastic service - I had a loved one that had a problem with alcohol and pills and had a fantastic experience there. They received the guidance and support needed to foster a new lifestyle. It has been quite a while and my loved one is on the right track, thanks to these guys. Keep up the good work!
    George Z.
  • This place was the best decision I ever made, this place saved my life and im so grateful for the people that work here. They're wonderful people who care about you and not the money. I never thought i could do this but this place gave me hope that I can and I am so grateful to the people that work here. If you're tired of being miserable and wanna give up, I recommend you give this place a call. They are here to help people who are struggling with addiction. I will never forget my experience at United Recovery Project. Thanks for saving my life.
    Zak M.
  • United Recovery Project helped me in so many ways, they were there for me when I couldn't be there for myself and never once did they turn their back on me. I came in here lost, and they helped me find my worth and realize that life is worth living. This place is by far the best treatment I've ever been too, they truly care about their clients and helping people find a new way of life. I appreciate all of the staff for what they've done for me, I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone that wants to change for the better. URP saved my life, and I could never thank them enough.
    Sarah L.
  • United Recovery Project staff is amazing!! The techs are very helpful and understand a lot and help me get through a lot of my issues. Kristen, Alexis and Patrick help me accomplish what I needed to do and guided me in the right direction. The place is very clean and very professional. I came down from New Jersey with so many court issues and lost hope in myself and found hope in other people and then in myself. I want to thank everyone that works at URP for all that they do and for giving me so much hope for the further and for saving my life one day at a time. These people really care on a different level than any other treatment center I have been too. They have so much passion behind what they do for their clients. They have given me a different look at addiction and I have learned the tools I need to stay focused on staying clean and work a program of recovery. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to get to work with the staff and the techs. I had so many great moments with the staff and cherish them. Thank you United Recovery Project for being there for me when I had no hope and lost my way in life.
    William W.
Key Staff Members
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    Alexis Ecoff, M.A., MCAP, MFTI - Clinical Director

    Alexis earned both a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Diego. She is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern in the state of Florida and is working towards licensure. Alexis is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Alexis has clinical experience working with individuals, families, couples, children, and groups and also a sub-specialty working with people in recovery. Alexis utilizes an integrated, systemic approach to counseling; empowering people to define what is not working for them in their lives and to discover the possibilities for making life work. In doing this, clients are guided towards identifying their strengths, accessing their resources, tapping into their own potential for success, and taking action toward achieving their desired goals.

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    Bryan Alzate - Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

    Bryan Alzate serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Bryan has a vested passion for assisting those struggling with substance abuse, as he is an active member of the recovery community with over 9 years substance abuse free. Bryan attended Florida Atlantic University before co-founding the United Recovery Project. Bryan brings 8 years of substance abuse treatment experience to URP. It is his goal to provide a safe, healing environment where clients are given the tools needed to achieve total health and wellness.

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    Kristen Smith - Program Director

    Kristen joined the United Recovery Project team in August of 2016 as Case Manager and shortly thereafter, earned the title of Safety Officer. She began her journey to recovery in 2006 when she came from NJ to S. Florida for treatment. Her passion for helping others began when she was given the opportunity to run a sober living home for women in 2007, in which she did passionately for 6 years. In 2009 she began working as a Behavioral Health Technician and quickly became a Lead tech supervisor. In 2011, Kristen became a case manager where she used her drive to help others by assisting clients with their legal, employment, and aftercare needs so that they could focus on getting the most of their treatment while not worrying about these things. She is an active member of the Recovery Community in Broward County and sits proudly on the committee for Broward National Recovery Month. In 2016 she received the award for "Recovery Person of the Year,” an honor she treasures dearly. She has traveled to Washington D.C. for the Unite to Face Addiction Rally to advocate for more resources and bring about awareness to the problem of addiction that plagues our nation.

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    Chris LiVolsi - Director of Admissions

    Chris LiVolsi completed his Undergraduate studies at Florida International University, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. His primary focus is substance abuse and trauma psychology. Chris is actively involved in psychology research through the TRIIIAD lab at FIU. He is dedicated to community service and the enrichment of life through his involvement in Phi Betta Kappa. It is Chris’s mission to provide the resources clients need to receive the highest quality of care available. He best serves his purpose by working as the Director of Admissions at United Recovery Project.