ABOUT G&G HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Located halfway between downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale, G&G Healthcare Services offers medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs for adults struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. The facility is one of 73 facilities in the state that offer residential detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
G&G’s two-phase treatment program takes a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach. In Phase I, residential treatment, clients receive more than 40 hours each week of individual, group, and family therapy; in Phase II, a three-week IOP program, one of the 287 in the state, clients further their recovery through more than 35 hours a week of care focused on relapse prevention.
During counseling sessions, clients participate in a range of specialized treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), hypnosis, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Clients also attend 12-step meetings off-site (transportation included), develop invaluable life skills, and receive support in their educational and vocational pursuits.
Holistic therapies include yoga and meditation sessions, as well as auricular acupuncture. In keeping with the facility’s spiritual aspect of programming, each day begins with a nondenominational “morning spiritual,” where clients practice mindfulness and set simple, attainable goals. To help clients improve their self-esteem and confidence, a ropes course is offered every 30 days.
All clients receive free aftercare for life, which includes access to a weekly aftercare group and weekly phone calls with clinical staff. G&G also pays for four therapy sessions in the client’s home area after they’ve completed treatment.
Staff includes a master's level counselor as the clinical director, a physician assistant, chefs, a nutritionist, and 24/7 on-site medical staff. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 5/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Amenities include a fitness program with offerings like gym and karate classes. Clients are also offered several kinds of massages, colonics, reiki, and spa visits. Chefs prepare low carb, high protein meals designed by dietitians for clients. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com praised the facility's upkeep and amenities.
Exercise and Leisure: 5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 29 alumni reports shared with Rehabs.com as of this writing, 23 were positive, and six were negative. Of those satisfied with their experiences, alumni were grateful for the “caring,” “amazing,” and “1st class” staff, specifically highlighting the fact that some are in recovery themselves. “Well rounded an compassionate. The owners/ staff are in recovery. They understand!”wrote anonymous alum in a representative statement.
Reviewers also held the extracurricular activities and the holistic treatment methods in high regard, and three alumni credited the facility with saving their lives**. “Their approach and methods were just what I needed to aid me in getting my life back,” alum Matt wrote. “I am so grateful each and every day.”
However, more than one reviewer were critical of the food. “There is absolutely NO individualized food plans done by the nutritionist for each client, that is a flat out lie,” Steve claimed, while alum Ryan added: “Clients are all expected to eat the completely greasy, drowned in oil food that is really hard on the stomach, if you don't eat it, you don't eat.” In his detailed list of complaints on the facility, Steve also reported an excessive focus on the 12-Steps, and a lack of advertised extracurriculars, aftercare, and personalized treatment.
Other critics noted a lack of mental health options, feeling “neglected,” and a suspicion that those in charge were more interested in money above all else.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the three loved ones to have submitted Rehabs.com surveys to date, two had positive facility experiences. H.M. praised the facility’s holistic options, writing: “This really set G&G apart, and is what my son credits with his newfound commitment and strength in his sobriety.” However, H.D., whose husband attended treatment here, also reported a lack of aftercare.
Per a brochure published on the G&G’s webpage, a four-week residential stay costs $23,800, and three weeks of IOP comes to $10,800. Insurance is accepted and financing options are available. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com approved of the facility's cost.
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