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Fairwinds Treatment Center

1569 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33756
Fairwinds has been a pioneering treatment facility in the area of dual diagnosis since 1989, expertly treating adults with both substance abuse and mental health issues. The residential rehab offers highly individualized care and a multi-faceted support network designed to give clients a broad range of recovery techniques and tools. A highly skilled clinical team of psychiatrists, addiction and eating disorder specialists, registered nurses, nutritionists, master level therapists and certified addiction counselors work closely with each individual to ensure that the most effective level of care is provided in a caring and efficient way.

Facility Highlights

  • Individualized treatment
  • Qualified and caring staff
  • Nutritional services

Specialization

  • Family Therapy Progam

    At Fairwinds Treatment Center, individual family therapy is just one of several models used for the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia, as well as for drug and alcohol rehab, or to treat co-occurring conditions. Our eating disorders treatment and drug and alcohol rehab programs feature unique sets of treatment modalities. These modalities and objectives can be facilitated separately or in conjunction with each other, depending on the individual needs of our clients. This focus on dual diagnosis treatment services for eating disorders and drug or alcohol rehab is what makes our approach to treatment so successful.
  • A Twelve-Step program

    A Twelve-Step program is a set of guiding principles for recovery from addictive, compulsive, or other behavioral problems. Originally developed by the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for recovery from alcoholism, this method has been adapted as a foundation for a number of Twelve-Step programs.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Jess Loven
    Jess LovenClinical Director, CAP
    Jess brings over 30 years of experience working in the addictive field in a variety of roles ranging from primary therapist to CEO. Jess has been a Certified Addictions Professional (C.A.P.) in Florida since 1987. Jess has an extensive background in working with adolescents and adults, specializing in co-occurring disorders and impaired professionals. Jess also has a range of special skills relative to quality assurance and improvement from his years working in facilities that were both State of Florida licensed and certified through the Joint Commission of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Most recently he spent the past year and a half as a licensing specialist for the Department of Children and Families, and was the authorized agent for many local treatment programs in the Tampa Bay area. Jess sums up his treatment philosophy in these simple terms, “Everyone deserves recovery and an opportunity to have the best care possible. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want to get better on some level; no matter how hopeless or helpless they may feel. Sometimes we may feel we’re beyond help but I’ve spent my entire adult life working in treatment centers, and I know that its the work that keeps me energized. I do not believe in “lost causes.” I do believe strongly that there is always hope for a new future in recovery.”
  • Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef, M.D.
    Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef, M.D.Medical Director
    M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef, M.D., serves as the medical director at Fairwinds Treatment Center. A nationally recognized board-certified psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology and addictions, Dr. El-Yousef's initial years in psychiatry were highlighted by his academic achievements. His tenure at Vanderbilt University as assistant professor of psychiatry and instructor of pharmacology yielded 60 scientific publications. Dr. El-Yousef is recognized as a true pioneer in the field of psychiatry and addictions medicine. In 1984, he founded Fairwinds Treatment Center after developing a treatment program that blended a medical psychiatric model with a traditional Twelve Step-Johnson model. The program has given Fairwinds a reputation as one of the nation’s foremost dual diagnosis treatment centers. As a true dually-licensed psychiatric and substance abuse center, Fairwinds remains unique in comparison to most nationally recognized addictions programs. Dr. El-Yousef is also the medical director for Health Care Alternatives, a private outpatient clinic providing intensive outpatient and extended care services, as well as transitional living services. Visit www.healthcarealternative.net.

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Money makers and they don\'t care about you or your family. They accepted my daughter from out of state and I paid for her to go down to Florida. Once they suspected the insurance might not be covering, my daughter was Baker acted and sent to the hospital for no reason. She was released in 24 hours from the hospital and Fairwinds refused to take her back leaving her homeless in an area and state she is not familiar with. I am having to pay for a hotel for her and having to flight down to get her. Avoid this place.
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Strengths: Great conselors, lots of educational material, group support. However, it is expensive. Get treatment. It will be the best decision you can ever make. You can get help for the disease of addiction/alcoholism.
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Great counseling, meals. Expensive. Excellent plans for rehab and recovery.
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Staff was a strength of the facility but the knowledge was a downfall.
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The caring staff was a strength of the facility, but they are disorganized at times. They have a robust program set: Programs and Services Treatment Programs Adult Residential Detox Program Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorder Psychiatric Residential