Opened in 1985, Transitions Recovery Program is a 12-step oriented rehab in North Miami Beach, operating under the philosophy that addiction recovery is founded on personal growth, education, reality-based tasks, dual diagnosis treatment and family programing.
Accommodations and Food
As many as 60 people live at the residence, which is approximately two miles from the beach at the northern tip of Biscayne Bay. Four clients share two bedroom, two bath apartments in a gated community, with access to a pool, tennis and volleyball courts. All treatment happens in the administrative building, ten minutes away from housing.
Residents are responsible for the day-to-day tasks of a normal living routine, including grocery shopping, cooking and maintaining the cleanliness of living quarters. Transitions provides a grocery budget and nutrition counseling for weekly shopping trips, but ultimately, it is up to the roommates to plan their own menus.
Treatment and Staff
The average length of stay at Transitions is 45 days, which can be extended for up to 90 days based on the needs of the client. Though Transitions does not offer detox, there is an MD on staff for medical consultation. Every client gets an individualized treatment plan at admission, incorporating a range of therapy of options, from CBT to EMDR for trauma. The staff is highly credentialed, and in addition to providing one or more individual sessions per week, also offers gender-specific group therapy for those with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, sexual addiction and abuse. Educational classes include relapse prevention, spiritual development, crisis, anger and medication management, as well as psycho-educational lectures and consultants for grief and loss.
Clients wake up at 6 am for breakfast at 7 followed by morning meditation feelings group and individual therapy until noon. Afternoon sessions include life skills classes and mandatory exercise. After dinner, clients attend AA or NA meetings both off and onsite followed by free time and lights out at 11 pm. TV watching is allowed during free time, while the use of cell phones and computers is determined by the primary therapist after three weeks of treatment.
Onsite tennis, volleyball, pool, gym, yoga, meditation and nutrition counseling are among the extras offered, and legal system advocacy is available if requested. Other extracurricular activities include trips to the beach, bowling, movies and fishing.
The family program at Transitions is extensive. On Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm there are individual family support groups. On Saturdays at 9:30 am there is a multi-family group for clients and their families to take part in lectures, films, experiential exercises and honest sharing. Visitation follows both Tuesday and Saturday groups, and individual family sessions are available with the client’s therapist.
Transitions offers clients a highly credentialed staff, an array of therapy options and a strong family program in a Miami resort setting. By learning how to perform reality-based tasks in a controlled environment, graduates are given the tools to lead productive lives at a reasonable price.
Transitions Recovery Program Location
1928 NE 154th St
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
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