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FHE Health

504 South Federal Highway #2 , Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441
FHE uses a combination of Medical, Psychiatric, and Clinical approach.FHE has been crafted by a highly trained team of Medical Doctors to treat illnesses that may lead to substance abuse. Combined with the access to our Psychiatric team, the medical model is the most advanced method of treating substance abuse. After patients meet with our Medical team, they will have the Psychiatric Department evaluate you to identify any chemical imbalances and co-occurring disorders that may be contributing. Upon completion of your medical and psychiatric evaluation, our medical team meets with the clinical department to develop a treatment plan customized for you. Upon completion of your medical and psychiatric evaluation, our medical team meets with the clinical department to develop a treatment plan customized for you. During your clinical work, you are given the opportunity to apply newly learned behaviors. Our team of Master Level Therapists meets with every patient to learn what underlying issues may also be negatively influencing your decisions. You will learn to unlearn past behavior patterns that have been controlling your life. Our clinical staff will help you develop the building blocks to strengthen your core. We promote self-sufficiency and encourage community participation. Some of the skills we offer are budgeting, job hunting, food preparation, grocery shopping, exercise and healthy leisure time activities. The Florida House Experience also places emphasis on the family system in our inpatient rehab program. Our monthly group focuses on education, family dynamics, and whole family recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Gender Specific Program
  • Acupuncture for Addiction Treatment
  • Exercise Facility and Program


  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Beach Community

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Karen Dodge, PhD, MSPH, MSW
    Dr. Karen Dodge, PhD, MSPH, MSWExecutive Director of Clinical Services
    Dr. Dodge studied Social Work and Public Health at FAU and FIU, later completing her Masters in Epidemiology and Public Health at UM. She returned back to FIU for her PhD and later her Post-doc in Computational Neuroscience. Dr Dodge is nationally recognized in the field of Substance Use, Public Health, Medical and Behavioral Integration, and cutting edge research in Neuroscience. She served as Assistant Professor in Research Faculty for University of Miami, FAU, and Nova University, and has served as Senior Health Planner/Director of Community Research for Palm Beach County, Director of Research of Clinical Care at Hazelton/Caron Treatment Centers, and Director of Neurorehabilitation at Caron Treatment Centers.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

Treatment Center Links

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A mile from South Florida’s renowned "Blue Wave" beach in Broward County, FHE Health, formally known as the Florida House Experience, offers residential and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders.

The facility also offers medical detox, which is available in just 10.9 percent of residential treatment facilities in Florida. Additionally, treatment is provided for process addictions such as gambling disorder, which is only offered by 25.3 percent of facilities in Florida.


Treatment at FHE begins with a full medical and psychiatric evaluation. The program is evidence-based and utilizes treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the latter of which is offered by 56.1 percent of treatment facilities in Florida.

In addition, there are 12-step meetings, gender-specific focus groups, comprehensive psychiatric services, and spirituality workshops. FHE also offers a wide variety of holistic services and activities such as yoga, mindfulness meditation, and acupuncture, the latter of which is available in just 11.4 percent of treatment facilities in Florida.


The treatment team includes doctors, registered nurses, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, licensed clinical social workers, master's-level therapists, and health and wellness professionals. FHE has a 1:1 staff-to-client ratio. To date, the 17 individuals who were surveyed about the staff by Rehabs.com gave them high ratings.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.4/5


FHE's five-acre campus is flanked by palm trees and within walking distance of a beach. The modern 200-bed facility provides shared bedrooms, a fitness room, swimming pool, and an on-site cafe.


The 12 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave FHE mostly positive feedback. They indicated that the facility was clean and comfortable, and that there were ample opportunities for leisure activities and exercise. "Very clean facility, food was excellent as well. I thank the Florida House for saving my life and for helping me get my life straightened out," N.E. wrote in a representative review.

Cleanliness: 4.4/5
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 4.1/5
Holistic Offerings: 4.1/5

Former clients gave lower ratings to the rehab for its connectivity policy (with specific criticism of their strict phone policy,) but ultimately indicated they would recommend the FHE to others.

Likelihood to Recommend: 4.6/5
Connectivity: 2.8/5

"I've sent four different people there since I've been there and they are all still clean today," Emily wrote in a representative review.

On Google[1], FHE earned an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars based on 82 reviews. The majority of alumni who left comments described the rehab as effective and well-run. "You can tell they put a great effort into things running properly & smoothly. Everyone was so friendly to me & such a big help," Jeffrey wrote in a representative review.


The five loved ones polled by Rehabs.com also gave FHE mostly positive feedback, though ratings were slightly lower for family activities and affordability. "Great structure, but needs more family involvement," Lisa noted in a representative review.

Cleanliness: 4.4/5
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 4.2/5
Family Participation: 3.6/5

Ultimately, loved ones indicated that the treatment was helpful and that they would recommend the rehab to others. "Very nice environment and qualified people working there," an anonymous loved one wrote in a representative review.

Would Recommend: 4/5


Information provided by FHE includes the following costs for treatment: $750 per day, $30,000 per month, and $60,000 for 90 days. The facility’s website indicates that most major insurance plans are accepted. To date, the 17 individuals polled by Rehabs.com regarding cost felt that the facility was moderately affordable.

Affordability: 3.8/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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