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Meridian Treatment Solutions: Lauderdale by the Sea

4401 Tradewinds, Ave # 205-7, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Located along the canals of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Meridian Treatment Solutions believes that addiction is merely a symptom or larger underlying mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, chemical imbalances and mental trauma. Meridian treats these underlying issues with a full spectrum of modalities that include counseling, dual-diagnosis treatment, group and individual therapy sessions, family therapy and spiritual counseling. Meridian understands that each individual has needs, and develops a unique treatment program for each client to move them towards a life of health, hope and happiness.

Facility Highlights

  • Massage Therapy
  • Health, Fitness & Nutrition
  • Family Therapy


  • Intensive Out Patient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
  • 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

  • Private/Secluded

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Meridan Treatment Solutions operates 12 substance abuse facilities. The Lauderdale by the Sea location in Florida provides outpatient, inpatient, intensive outpatient programming (IOP), and partial hospitalization programming for adult men and women dealing with co-occurring disorders. Detoxification is not offered on-site.


Lauderdale by the Sea begins outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment with a clinical and medical assessment to develop a treatment plan.

The partial hospitalization day program (PHP) is a 30 to 90 day program that begins at 8 a.m and ends at 5 p.m. The day and night program includes 25 hours of treatment each week during evenings and weekends.

Intensive outpatient programming typically lasts 60 to 180 days and provides 12 hours of treatment each week.

Inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization services all incorporate the 12-Steps and individual and group therapy. Experiential activities include acupuncture, yoga, massage therapy, and exercise.


Merdan Treatment Centers employs a medical director, program director, nurse, primary therapists, psychologists, counselors, case managers, a family counselor, a fitness trainer, and a dietitian.


Clients live in modern, gender-specific housing with well-appointed rooms, spacious living areas, and rooftop patios.


Five alumni have been polled by Rehabs.com to date. Two alumni gave perfect five-star ratings to Meridan's treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meal quality. However, two anonymous reviewers left one-star reviews for treatment effectiveness. One individual called treatment "lackluster" while another simply wrote: "This place wasn't great."

One alum, J.H., praised the one-on-one sessions at the facility. “This facility made sure that their mission was upheld and it took time with the clients,” they wrote.

Reviewer Kathleen wrote: I just feel that the people that own/run the facility really don't care and some of the counselors made me feel like I didn't matter and they didn't care.

On YellowPages.com, nine reviewers gave Meridan Treatment Solutions an average of three stars out of five. Five-star reviewer Tyrone commented: "The staff were very helpful with getting adjusted and the living quarters are superb." However, one-star reviewer Kadie wrote: "Staff member stated get your last hit before you come here wow.. this place should be investigated for patient and staff relationship totally unprofessional." [1]

Six individuals gave Lauderdale by the Sea an average of 4.3 stars on Google. R.K. wrote in a representative review: "Meridian is a great place with the most caring staff I've ever encountered." [2]


Though loved ones have not yet submitted reviews to Rehabs.com, parent A.W. gave Meridan a favorable review on YellowPages.com. “This is my son's third attempt at recovery in Florida and he finally found the right place," A.W. wrote. "A small intimate group setting using the 12 step program has worked wonders.”


Meridan accepts most private insurance plans including Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna.


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