ABOUT PRINCIPLES RECOVERY CENTER
Principles Recovery Center is a family owned and operated drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in Davie, Fla, just west of Fort Lauderdale. One of 352 (52.7 percent) private facilities in the state of Florida, Principles Recovery offers partial hospitalization (day treatment) care, intensive outpatient (IOP) programming, and sober living services for men and women struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
In addition to its varying levels of outpatient care, the center provides aftercare as well as referrals for clients requiring detox at a nearby affiliated facility. Services may also be available in Spanish.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At the highest level of care available at Principles Recovery Center is a partial hospitalization (PHP) track. Also known as day treatment, this intermediate care option befits individuals who are either transitioning from an inpatient setting or simply unable to forgo any of their commitments to work, school, or family. While PHP is demanding insofar as it demands attendance five days a week, amounting to roughly 25 hours a week, program participants do return home or to a nearby sober living facility each evening.
While the PHP focuses primarily on relapse prevention through group therapy participation, IOP devotes more time to preparing clients for a smooth transition following an intensive stay in treatment. Both tracks offer clients opportunity for building trusting relationships with their therapist as well as for learning practical skills and coping strategies in group and family sessions. The IOP is available both day and evening, making Principles Recovery just one of 287 (43.0 percent) facilities statewide that run an IOP.
Other modalities and therapies introduced to outpatients include 12-step concepts, faith-based groups, addiction education, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders, like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, receive treatment that addresses any underling issues along with medication management.
Aftercare comes in the form of vocational training workshops, job placement services, and housing assistance for all program alumni.
Clinicians working at Principles Recovery Center have more than 80 years of collective experience in treating addiction. The center maintains a rather intimate staff-to-client ratio of 1:3 and boasts a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, master's level counselors, social workers, and registered nurses. Several staff members possess years of experience in recovery themselves.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Although Principles Recovery offers outpatient programs only, those enrolled in PHP may opt for the additional support and communal structure of a sober living residence. It accommodates as many as 20 individuals in a comfortable and simple setting, facilitating a primary focus on recovery, not amenities.
Participants do, however, benefit from meditation, yoga, fishing trips, and regular access to a gym.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Feedback provided by alumni is overwhelmingly positive. Collectively, the eight former program participants surveyed by Rehabs.com to date described a well-rounded, affordable program that is run by an experienced, knowledgeable, caring, and friendly staff. These reviewers also highlighted clean and comfortable facilities, strong aftercare planning, and a family-friendly atmosphere:
Would recommend: 5/5
Staff’s level of training and experience: 5/5
Family participation: 5/5
“This place saved my life,” proud program alum Steven wrote in one such review. “If you are looking for a place that puts the patient first you have found it here.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones who provided feedback on their family’s experience shared similarly high levels of approval with Rehabs.com, also recommending the center and praising the staff in its ability to treat co-occurring mental health disorders:
Staff’s level of training and experience: 5/5
“This is a first rate facility with a genuine, caring Management, clinical staff, to include their technicians,” wrote grateful father William in a representative statement. “I highly recommend Principles to care for your loved ones.” A mother named Linda claimed that Principles was the very first program her son attended that “cares more about the people than money.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Both employees surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave high ratings of four or five out of five stars for nearly all of the abovementioned categories.
One staff member listed the “strong faculty commitment to patient success and healthy recovery” as a facility strength, yet the other, however, noted a need for improved housing.
A month spent in PHP comes to $12,000. Principles Recovery Center is also one of 463 (just 69.3 percent) facilities in the state of Florida whose services are covered by private health insurance plans (it lists Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield on its website). Public insurances, however, like Medicare, are not accepted here.
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