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Detox of South Florida

608 NE 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972
Detox of South Florida has comprehensive treatment options.We have many tactics to ensure no stone is left unturned in the recovery process. Detox of South Florida dives beneath the surface to discover the root cause of patient addiction. Many cultivate drug and alcohol addictions to ease issues from past traumatic experiences. Others’ addictions derived from the management of mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression. We use IV amino acid therapy to replenish the neurotransmitters which are depleted in patients with long term Opiate and addiction. IV amino acid therapy has shown to hasten the detox and rehab from opiates and alcohol. When other psychiatric struggles accompany an addiction, they are referred to as co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring addicts have multiple diagnoses and is a complex treatment process. At Detox of South Florida, we have a strong expertise in the identification of these disorders, and the application of evidence-driven therapy and treatment to address them. The comprehensive treatment approaches offered through our detox and rehab services cover all facets of drug addiction and alcohol dependency, utilizing an informed care model developed in-house to address any chronic pain problems with non-addictive medical supplementation like IV amino acid therapy.

Facility Highlights

  • Medication assisted drug and alcohol detoxification
  • Biosound Therapy
  • Relapse prevention education


  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term "medical detoxification" means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Vikram Tarugu
    Dr. Vikram TaruguCEO
    Gastroenterologist and medical professional focused on addiction.
  • Dr. Muhammad Syed
    Dr. Muhammad SyedCFO
    Doctor of internal medicine, C.F.O. He is Instrumental in the success of Detox of South Florida. He is known for his cheerful, ever happy and helpful attitude.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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Detox of South Florida offers medical detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, and holistic therapy to individuals struggling with substance use disorders. The Okeechobee-based, long-term residential facility specializes in dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and medical disorders, while cultivating a respectful and friendly atmosphere. The organization also operates facilities in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Orlando.


A comprehensive assessment process is provided at Detox of South Florida, resulting in individualized treatment plans. Clients typically participate in a 30- to 90-day program, which begins with detoxification designed to target specific chemical dependencies. This service can range from as few as three days to several weeks, for addictions to such substances as alcohol, cocaine, fentanyl, and meth.

To assist with withdrawal, clients may receive such medications as naltrexone and methadone. Also provided are IV amino acid therapy and non-addictive treatment for pain. Continuing therapy after detoxification is largely group-based, with some individual and family sessions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy and a focus on identifying and dealing with triggers provide the foundation, which is complemented by several alternative and physical practices. Clients can expect to participate in 12-step recovery groups as well as regular exercise, expressive therapies such as art and music, and bio- and neurofeedback processes.


The treatment team at Detox of South Florida includes several medical doctors, including an internist and gastroenterologist, both experienced in treating addiction. The center maintains Joint Commission accreditation (JCAHO), placing it within 26.8 percent of Florida’s 716 total treatment facilities.


The Detox of South Florida website presents a facility that prioritizes client comfort and physical recovery. Photographs show sunny outdoor group meeting spaces and relatively clinical indoor accommodations. A variety of residential options are available. Clients can expect to have visitation monitored and restricted.

According to state licensing data, the center maintains 26 detox-specific beds and six longer-term residential rehab spots.


Feedback for Detox of South Florida left on secondary review sites was overwhelmingly favorable at the time of this writing. Former clients tended to highlight their supportive experiences with staff members.

To date, Rehabs.com has received reviews from two alumni. Both awarded the center maximum ratings of five out of five stars for all aspects of treatment and accommodations evaluated. These included metrics measuring the staff’s level of training and experience, the availability of holistic options, family participation, the effectiveness of treatment, meals and nutrition, and exercise and leisure activities. One especially appreciated the food, and both characterized staff and fellow clients as supportive.

On Google, 82 individuals contributed to an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars. Reviewers included former clients as well as their loved ones, and there was a trend toward recommending the program especially for middle-age men. More than one in four reviewers characterized the staff as caring, kind, or friendly. Also repeated was praise for their professionalism.

In addition, at least 11 reviews noted the cleanliness and maintenance of the facility and about one in 10 cited food as a strength. Some former clients mentioned the busyness and popularity of Detox of South Florida..[1]

Three of four Yelp reviewers concurred about the quality of meals, effectiveness of treatment, and respect of staff for clients. One individual complained of excessive strictness.[2]


The one loved one to provide feedback for Detox of South Florida to Rehabs.com also gave all five-star ratings, Citing the staff as a strength. Loved ones on Google followed alumni trends.


Likewise, all three staff members who submitted reviews for Detox of South Florida to Rehabs.com praised the program. They rated all metrics measured five stars, including meals and staff experience, and reported a sense of family in the program.

Although averaging a lower rating of 3.6 out of five stars, most of the nine former or present staff members who reviews Detox of South Florida for Indeed tended to concur about a family atmosphere. Reviewers also repeatedly represented the center as busy, even chaotic.[3]


Most major insurance plans are accepted, according to the Detox of South Florida website.

[1] https://goo.gl/AUhJ6T
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/detox-of-south-florida-okeechobee
[3] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Detox-of-South-Florida/reviews?fcountry=ALL

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