ABOUT UNITED RECOVERY PROJECT
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.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
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.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
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 Rehabs.com to date on the matter praised the maintenance of the facility.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.7/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
A wide cross-section of alumni polled by Rehabs.com 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 Rehabs.com: “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. 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.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones polled by Rehabs.com 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 Rehabs.com: “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.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two staffers polled by Rehabs.com 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 Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the cost of the facility: