Servicing Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding community, Recovery First knows that no two people are the same when it comes to recovery. Our main goal is to offer you freedom from your addiction through a personalized continuum of care
Programs & Services
Co-Occuring Disorder Treatment
Addiction Focused Healthcare
IOP / Intensive Outpatient
Telehealth Addiction Treatment
Joint Commission Accreditation
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
National Association for Behavioral Healthcare Membership
Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Family
Three Best Rated – Top 3 Addiction Center in Las Vegas
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Recovery First offers a full continuum of care from medical detox to inpatient care, outpatient programs and aftercare planning. Our facility is also a strong proponent of pharmacogenetics used to inform what medications will be most effective for each person based on their genetic makeup. To form customized treatment plans, we utilize AAC’s Addiction Labs of America to get genetic tests within 24-hours.
Treatment Modalities and Specialized Groups
To offer patients a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment, we offer a number of different therapies in both individual and group counseling settings. Some of our therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), MAT, and eye-movement desensitization and processing (EMDR).
We also provide specialized tracks for health care professionals, gender-specific groups, veterans, and first responders in order to allow patients to benefit from specific types of programs.
Accommodations at River Oaks are split amongst 9 buildings. Patients occupy a 2-story, apartment-like complex with shared bedrooms and residences include a kitchen, TV, smoking area, and 2 BBQ pits in the courtyard area. Other amenities include a recreation room, gym, weekly yoga classes, park outings and church services on Sundays.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Seely received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson University and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. With nearly 40 years of experience, Dr. Seely brings his knowledge as a practicing psychiatrist to his position as medical director.
Yaritza Semenuk, LMHC, MS, is the clinical director at Recovery First and oversees case managers and other therapists to ensure patients receive quality care. Semenuk has had years of experience working with mental illness, trauma, autism and substance use among diverse populations. She also created the facility’s Salute to Recovery program specifically for veterans and first responders struggling with addiction.
Our family program is held twice a month on Fridays and Saturdays, and allows family members to learn more about addiction and gain a better understanding of the disease. In the afternoon, therapists will participate in individual family work.
Visiting Your Loved One
Although visits are not permitted while a patient is in detox, family visits during the residential and inpatient phases of treatment are allowed. On select Fridays and Saturdays, families can participate in our family programming sessions; additionally, visits outside of family programming days can be organized by your loved one’s treatment team (if the patient consents).
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