Located in the upscale Las Olas district of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fort Lauderdale Hospital is a full-service, one-stop shop for substance abuse and addiction recovery, as well as mental health disorders. Offering comprehensive services for all phases of treatment—detox, inpatient, Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP)—this private hospital goes the extra mile to accommodate clients of all ages and backgrounds, even offering specialty programs for the elderly, LGBTQ and Christian faith-based communities.
Accommodations and Food
Fort Lauderdale Hospital’s 100-bed facility is divided up amongst several floors, each serving a different client demographic (LGBTQ floor, adolescent floor, elderly floor). Rooms are shared and come equipped with two or three twin-sized beds and some small storage—like a bedside table and a closet—for clients’ personal belongings.
Meals are served three times a day in a cafeteria-style setting. Although the meals are fairly basic—consisting of choices like cereal, sandwiches and pasta—special accommodations can be made for those with dietary restrictions.
For clients enrolled in any of the non-residential programs at FLH, local transportation (within Broward County) is provided to and from the facility each day.
Treatment and Staff
Within the inpatient program, there are several different treatment tracks available. Once an assessment has been made with FLH’s admission’s staff, clients are given an individualized treatment plan based on their specific needs. All programs conduct their own groups and have their own staff and floor. The Pride Institute serves the LGBTQ community, the Faith-based program incorporates biblical teachings and religious devotion into treatment, the Hope Program caters to clients 55 and above with mental health issues and the the Acute Treatment Program is for for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17 who struggle with issues such as suicidal ideation, emotional volatility, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, family issues, truancy and self-mutilation. Medically supervised detox is available for those in need, as is dual diagnosis support for those struggling with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.
FLH adheres to the 12-step model of treatment and clients are required to attend several meetings a week. Group, individual and recreational therapy—comprised of physical activities and exercise—are also mandatory modalities of treatment at FLH. Staff is made up of Master’s-level and Doctoral-level clinicians, registered nurses, psychiatrists and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselors.
Once a client completes inpatient treatment, they have the option to step-down into the facility’s PHP, especially geared towards those with psychiatric and dual diagnoses. This program consists of 20 hours a week of group therapy and educational classes, while the IOP consists of 12 to 16 hours of the same.
FLH has strong alumni outreach. After graduation, the alumni services program organizes a slew of different activities and events as a way to stay connected and to help the continuation of their former clients’ recovery process. Much like an aftercare program, FLH’s alumni services include therapy sessions, social events, sponsor and mentoring opportunities as well as access to a full network of support within the community.
FLH’s impressive array of services, programs and specialized treatment for a diverse demographic of clientele make them an attractive choice for anyone struggling with substance abuse, addiction or mental health within one of the aforementioned communities. With true individualized care, FLH’s comprehensive treatment—all the way from detox to alumni services—comes at a very affordable rate. FLH also goes out of its way to accommodate local residents with transportation to their outpatient services. And hey, no one tends to complain about the Florida sunshine.
Fort Lauderdale Hospital
1601 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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