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United Recovery Project

5900 Johnson St, Hollywood, Florida, 33021
The truth is there is no one-size-fits-all solution to addiction. Some achieve long-term recovery without a relapse, and others relapse consistently. The staff here at United Recovery Project understands this and that’s why we believe in an individualized approach to treating addiction. Our experienced clinicians and staff utilize various therapies to put together a treatment plan that addresses the core of your substance abuse. You or your loved one will have the opportunity to attend sessions using the most up-to-date therapies such as: * Cognitive Behavioral Therapy * Creative Therapies like Art & Music * Relapse Prevention Education * Life-skill Training * Health, Wellness & Fitness These are just a few of the therapies that clients can expect to participate in throughout their stay, based on their individual needs. in life, sober.

Facility Highlights

  • Staff with 100+ years of recovery
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Expressive Arts
  • Weekly Activities
  • Contracted Luxury Housing
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Individualized Treatment Plans


  • 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.
  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
  • Animal Therapy

    Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury
  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Bryan Alzate
    Bryan AlzateChief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
    Bryan Alzate serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Bryan has a vested passion for assisting those struggling with substance abuse, as he is an active member of the recovery community with over 9 years substance abuse free. Bryan attended Florida Atlantic University before co-founding the United Recovery Project. Bryan brings 8 years of substance abuse treatment experience to URP. It is his goal to provide a safe, healing environment where clients are given the tools needed to achieve total health and wellness.
  • Ashleigh Repko, MSW, MCAP
    Ashleigh Repko, MSW, MCAPClinical Director
    Ashleigh comes to United Recovery Project with nearly a decade of experience in behavioral health care and 6 years specifically in substance abuse treatment. Ashleigh received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Keene State College, a master’s degree in clinical social work from Florida Atlantic University and is a Certified Addiction Professional. Ashleigh believes in a holistic view of addiction recovery and uses strengths-based and client-centered interventions to help clients overcome their unique challenges and move toward their goals. As the Director of the Intensive Outpatient Program and psychotherapist, Ashleigh oversees daily outpatient program operations and ensures that all clients are supported in reaching their greatest potential. “What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.” -Henry Stanley Haskins
  • Dr. Emilio Mantero-Atienza, MD, Ph.D, MPH. Board Certified Psychiatrist
    Dr. Emilio Mantero-Atienza, MD, Ph.D, MPH. Board Certified PsychiatristMedical Director
    Dr. Mantero as he likes to be called is a graduate of University of Sevilla School of Medicine in Sevilla, Spain. He graduated Medical School in 1981 and commenced afterwards his career as Medical Professional. Subsequently Dr. Mantero earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry and a Master’s in Public Health & Epidemiology at the University of Miami Medical School. He was a faculty for over 15 years at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He also served as a leader in the Behavioral units at different local hospitals in Miami including Cedars Hospital, Mercy hospital, Kendall Regional Hospital, Southernwind Hospital where he concentrated in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (Addictionologist). Dr. Mantero serves as our Medical Director for all our levels of care including detox and PHP/IOP/OP programs and oversees the entire medical staff including APRN’s, RN’s and LPN’s.
  • Alexandra Owoc, LMHC
    Alexandra Owoc, LMHCLead Primary Therapist
    Ali is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida who is passionate and dedicated to helping those battling the disease of addiction. She believes in the healing power of connection, making it her mission to foster a strong therapeutic alliance and relationship with all of her clients. Ali approaches therapy from a humanistic perspective, taking the stance that everyone is capable of reaching their full potential in life. Her goal as a therapist is to help her clients develop a stronger, healthier sense of self and assist them in accessing and understanding their emotions, in order to create meaning in their lives. Ali believes in meeting each individual client where they’re at in their recovery process, therefore she utilizes an eclectic approach to treating her clients. As a therapist trained in Gestalt Therapy, Ali helps her clients to face reality, take accountability and responsibility over their lives, increase their self-awareness into destructive patterns of behavior, improve their ability to remain in the present moment and resolve any unfinished business or emotional blocks that may be contributing to their continued substance use. While her therapeutic foundation is rooted in Gestalt Therapy, Ali also employs cognitive behavioral interventions, motivational interviewing strategies and person-centered techniques to facilitate growth and change with her clients. Ali comes to the United Recovery Project with several years of experience working in the Addiction/Dual Diagnosis Treatment field. She has worked with a diverse population of clients on various issues such as substance abuse, PTSD, trauma, childhood abuse, grief & loss, combat related stress, depression, anxiety, anger, relational distress, defiance towards authority, treatment resistance and relapse proneness. Ali received her B.A. degree in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. She attended graduate school at Nova Southeastern University, where she acquired her M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling. Ali received training in Traumatic Incident Reduction therapy (TIR) and is currently pursuing her MCAP. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Financial Details

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Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in south Florida, United Recovery Project offers residential and outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse and a dual diagnosis. Drug and alcohol detox is available, and is generally used as a first-step into treatment for those who require it.


After a pre-evaluation to confirm that a client is a good fit, treatment begins with a full assessment by the clinical director or a primary therapist to create a customized treatment plan.

The residential program typically lasts 30 days, although some clients stay for 45 to 60 days. Treatment is built around cognitive behavioral therapy and includes 12-step meetings, individual and group therapy, medication-assisted therapy (MAT) with Vivitrol and Naltrexone, creative therapies, and meditation. Educational sessions cover relapse prevention, trauma, life skills, and family dynamics.

Upon completion, clients receive an aftercare plan that may include referrals to the center’s local sober living facilities, where they reside while engaging in further treatment. The facility's partial hospitalization program (PHP) involves nine hours per week of group counseling, plus one hour a week of individual counseling.


Within Florida, United Recovery Project is among 26.8 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The clinical director is a master’s level therapist, and many staff members are in recovery themselves.


Male and female residential clients live in upscale facilities, which have pools, gardens, and outdoor leisure areas. Extracurricular activities include trips to the beach, bowling, and movies as well as chiropractor sessions, equine therapy, fishing, and laser tag. Individuals polled by to date on the matter praised the maintenance of the facility.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.7/5


A wide cross-section of alumni polled by about United Recovery Project to date submitted overwhelmingly positive feedback, particularly for its counseling options, staff, and family participation

Counseling Options: 4.7/5
Staff Experience and Training: 4.7/5
Family Participation: 4.5/5

Reviewers repeatedly praised the staff, described as very caring and understanding; some appreciated that many were in recovery themselves. An anonymous alum, in a representative review, told “Had a great experience here. Staff are the best and saved my life and are angels.” Isolated critical comments concerned high cost, focus on finance over treatment, and lack of professionalism.

Likelihood to Recommend: 4.8/5

Secondary sites yielded positive opinions to date: 4.8 out of five stars based on 73 reviews on Google; four stars based on three reviews on Yelp; and 4.9 stars based on 125 review on Facebook, which the organization can manage. [1] [2] [3] Reviewers (alumni, loved ones, others) commended the caring and competent staff, treatment regimen, structure, atmosphere, and living conditions. “Great place if you want to stay sober and start a new life. The staff is excellent, make you feel comfortable, and tend to all your needs,” wrote William on Google. Isolated criticism concerned false advertising claims and unscrupulous practices.


Loved ones polled by about United Recovery Project submitted very positive feedback to date, all eight giving perfect five stars for both treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities, and 4.9 out of five stars for meals and nutrition. Seven provided more detailed opinions on other metrics, echoing alumni praise.

Counseling Options: 5/5
Family Participation: 4.8/5
Holistic offerings: 4.7/5

Reviewers praised the staff, professionalism, living conditions, and customer service, such as Bryan, who told “This facility is extremely in touch with the true nature of addiction” and added: “Every question I had was answered right away, I was always updated on how they were doing and what I could do to help and understand their treatment process.”


Two staffers polled by to date gave very positive feedback, assigning five and four out of five stars to other metrics, including affordability, connectivity, counseling options, facility cleanliness and upkeep, family participation, holistic offerings, likelihood to recommend, and staff experience and training. “Here at URP our number one concern is showing our clients love as they never felt loved before while in active addiction,” one employee wrote.


According to the facility’s website, most insurance is accepted, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. Overall, individuals polled by on the matter appreciated the cost of the facility:

Affordability: 4.7/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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United Recovery Project
5900 Johnson St, Hollywood, Florida, 33021