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Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center

307 SW 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33315
Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center is a JCAHO accredited and affordable, alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility conveniently located near beautiful Las Olas Boulevard. We offer state of the art methods of addiction treatment including psychiatry and addiction medicine, individual and group therapy, massage therapy, recreational activities, and lifetime alumni and aftercare services. Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center understands that “one size does not fit all.” Our Florida rehab program is specifically designed to utilize a variety of treatment approaches in order to best match addiction treatment tracks to the individuals recovery needs. Upon intake, a complete assessment is conducted by one of our Licensed professionals to identify which pathway is best suited to identify the underlying issues that have been driving the addiction and addictive behaviors. Guests go to a state of the art gym twice weekly. All clients are given in depth training in cognitive behavioral practices and attend either traditional 12 step support recovery groups. Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center holds memberships with the following primary networks: Group Health; Fed Med; Plan Vista; Multiplan; Three Rivers Network; and more.

Facility Highlights

  • Weekly Nutritionist
  • JCAHO Accredited
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • 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.
  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Roberto Sanchez
    Dr. Roberto SanchezPsyD, LMHC,CAP, Executive Director/Clinical Director
    With more than 20 years of experience in the addiction field, both as a clinician and as an administrator, Dr. Sanchez enhances treatment at Ft Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center by bringing well rounded and vast clinical experience into a setting with real-life recovery and clinical aspects of substance abuse/mental health disorders. Prior to his working here as an administrator Dr. Sanchez was the Director of the Intensive Outpatient Services at G and G Holistic Treatment Center, was a consultant of Adult Program IOP at Family Recovery Services, and was in private practice as a licensed doctoral level psychotherapist in Miami Beach. He has trained and worked in addiction treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, residential settings, community mental health centers, outpatient settings, and private practice in South Texas, South Florida and California. Dr. Sanchez has extensive training and experience with substance abuse, addictions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and anger management. Dr. Sanchez brings sensitivity, knowledge, experience and passion to his work. He has helped thousands achieve meaningful change in their lives.
  • Nicole Ouzounian
    Nicole Ouzounian MA, LCADC Lead Therapist / Asst. Clinical Director
    Nicole Ouzounian received a Master’s degree in counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ and is a Ph.D. candidate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at NOVA Southeastern University. She is a Certified Addiction Professional and Licensed/Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field providing treatment for adults, adolescents and families in recovery. Her experience encompasses work in hospital-based partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs while providing addictions counseling and family counseling in her private practice in Summit, New Jersey. While working for the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System in New Jersey, she was recruited to Prevention Specialist and Operational Director for the Institute for Prevention. In that role she managed and facilitated a state-recognized educational program teaching anger management, conflict resolution, nutrition and drug and alcohol prevention throughout the tri-state area. Working in the field of addictions enlightened her to the true strength of the human spirit. She has witnessed and helped individuals transform from despair to discovering the strength and wisdom within themselves.

Financial Details

  • Up to 90%

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Fort Lauderdale Addiction Treatment Center (FLATC) provides a broad array of treatment options for individuals struggling with substance abuse and other compulsive behavioral disorders, such as gambling addictions. FLATC places an emphasis on physical fitness and individualized treatment through its residential and outpatient programs.

Dual diagnosis treatment and transportation to detox services are available. The facility also works with court officers to arrange alternatives for clients facing potential incarceration.


Before beginning treatment, clients undergo a clinical assessment, from which an individualized treatment plan incorporating evidence-based modalities and holistic therapies is developed.

Residents participate in weekly one-on-one psychiatric consultations and 30 hours of weekly treatment programming, which may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI), group counseling, educational sessions, and family counseling.

The rehab center also focuses on the 12-step model of recovery, and clients attend daily 12-step meetings. To promote physical fitness and mental well-being, FLATC's recreational and holistic therapies include yoga sessions, meditation, once a week massages, and access to a gym five days a week. FLATC facilitates support groups for client families and alumni.


Under the direction of a licensed psychotherapist, more than two dozen staff members include licensed counselors, social workers, master’s level therapists, registered nurses, and a psychiatrist. Therapists specialize in such practices as trauma treatment and sexually transmitted disease awareness.

The facility’s director of spiritual development holds a law degree and is an ordained minister. Several staff members are in recovery as well.


Residents share rooms and cook most of their own meals. Transportation to FLATC is arranged by the facility, as well as to frequent off-site activities such as beach outings and weekly religious services for clients who choose to participate.

The facility’s website features photographs of a beautiful, gated courtyard and gazebo, simple but bright and comfortable bedrooms, modern bathrooms, living spaces with plush furniture and large windows, and indoor and outdoor group meeting spaces. Smoking is allowed in designated areas and use of facility phones is scheduled. No personal electronic devices are permitted during treatment.


The seven alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date offered mixed opinions of the facility. The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com extensively offered highly contrasting opinions for the level of staff training and experience and the likelihood they'd recommend the facility, offering low one-star and perfect five-star ratings for these metrics, respectively. The satisfied alum wrote: "They teach clients life skills that are needed to re enter society without alcohol."

Two alumni reviewers described a chaotic environment in which, one wrote, “Clients run [the] facility.” Two others characterized treatment materials and therapy sessions as repetitive. One anonymous alum reported that the program was not helpful while another seemed to agree, citing not enough one-on-one time with therapists as a weakness. Another claimed misleading marketing practices.

However, alum Maggie wrote that she succeeded in treatment at the Fort Lauderdale rehab center after multiple attempts elsewhere because of the skills provided “to start working on a new way of life,” a sentiment repeated by another former client.

John, shared complaints about several issues, including different treatment for clients depending on insurance coverage and the failure of FLATC to deliver on its marketing materials. However, he also noted that “most of the techs go above and beyond for the clients.”


The three loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date also offered mixed opinions. "Smaller facility enables each client to receive the utmost care and therapy... Wonderful caregivers," they wrote. Another relative wrote: “Our son credits his success with recovery to the FLATC program.” He characterized staff as responsive.

A third highly critical parent however, questioned the integrity of the facility, claiming the facility "lied" to his son, causing him to leave. "Never heard of dishonesty going online in a rehab," the parent wrote.


The sole staff member polled by Rehabs.com supported alumni opinions concerning a lack of control on-site. When asked if they would reccomend the facility, the staff member wrote "There are better ones"


The cost of inpatient treatment, according to information provided by the facility, is $15,000 per month. FLATC accepts private insurance and provides financial assistance to some qualifying clients.

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