Family Recovery Specialists, Miami, Florida

Miami Florida
9350 Sunset Dr #175
Miami, FL, 33173

Family Recovery Specialists is a facility specialized in helping people with addiction and substance use disorders. The facility is accredited, well-equipped, with qualified specialists, and a variety of treatments and therapies to handle all the issues such patients may be encountering. Nevertheless, the facility offers kind-of-unique services depending on respecting each patient’s culture, language, and dignity.

Family Recovery Specialists. Location and Services

Located in Miami, Florida, is the facility of Family Recovery Specialists which is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide different services of addiction and substance use disorders, including treatment, counseling and consulting, for both adults and adolescents.
With experts specialized in addiction treatment and detoxification of substances abuse, Family Recovery Specialists excels at helping patients, offering them different treatment programs as well as different techniques of therapies. Importantly, all the treatments and therapies provided at the facility are evidence-based.
Family Recovery Specialists aims at helping patients at all levels, for example, individually, socially and familial. Furthermore, the facility is concerned with clinically assessing the patient’s condition before treatment to determine if the patient has other underlying issues.
To cover a wide range of the issues patients with addiction and substance use disorders are likely to encounter, Family Recovery Specialists provides pharmacological therapy, outpatient detoxification, group therapy sessions, individuals therapy sessions, and holistic and alternative therapies. In addition, the facility provides a program specifically designed to teach patients about the appropriate aftercare to prevent relapse.

Housing and Food

With the facility’s location near the bay, the nice and relaxing weather, housing is particularly convenient for patients with addiction- and substance-use-related issues. In addition, transportation from and to the facility is easy for both local and international patients and families.
In terms of inpatient services, Family Recovery Specialists offers patients a comfortable stay, depending on the treatment plan, with workers trained to individually help each patient, taking into consideration the patient’s condition as well as the patient’s culture.
The facility provides people seeking inpatient services with a variety of meals, enabling patients to choose. Patients are also encouraged to inform specialists about the foods that are likely to trigger their allergies.

What Are The Options For Treatment The Facility Provides?

Family Recovery Specialists offers 7 different types of treatments, which enables the facility to cover a wide range of patients with addiction and substance use disorders.

Here is a list of the different treatments the facility provides:

  • Outpatient Detox Program
  • Drug Rehab Program
  • Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
  • Psychiatric & Psychological Treatment
  • SMART Recovery Program
  • Daring Way ™ Treatment Program
  • Bilingual Substance Abuse Treatment, including a Spanish Speaking Addiction Treatment Program.

With such various treatments, the facility is capable of treating addiction and abuse of the following substances:

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Benzodiazepine Detox. For example, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Clonazepam.
  • Opioid Pain Medication. For example, Percocet, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Roxicodone, and Dilaudid.
  • Other opiates like heroin

As research shows that people with substance-abuse disorders are much likely to have underlying issues, Family Recovery Specialists takes the handling and management of those issues into consideration.

  • Severe depression
  • Bipolar or other mood disorder
  • Anxiety or panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia)
  • Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder
  • Trauma
  • Sex addiction
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Internet addiction
  • Shopping addiction
  • Compulsive eating
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder

Different Therapies, Higher Success Rate

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing within a Stages of Change Model and a family-based approach.
  • Pharmacologic therapy for co-occurring disorders
  • 12-step and SMART Recovery Program
  • Group & individual therapy
  • Meditation and mindfulness therapy
  • Alternative therapies for pain management
  • Alternative therapies for withdrawal management
  • Family Intervention Program, including multi-family groups and individual family sessions.

Payment Options. Can Insurance Cover the Cost?

Each session at Family Recovery Specialists costs $350.00; while the monthly fee costs $8,500.00. But, in general, the cost differs from a patient to another, depending on the concurrent health status, abused substances, chosen program of treatment, required services as well as the length of stay, and treatment goals.

Prior to choosing an appropriate treatment plan, the admission team conducts a clinical assessment-interview of the patient through phone or face-to-face.

Prior to the admission process, Family Recovery specialists check different insurance policies of the patients so as to enable them to benefit from those policies as much as possible. So, yes, insurance can completely cover the cost, in case the policy allows. In cases an insurance-policy not covering the cost of treatment for any reason, the facility generally offers competitive self-pay rates.

Private Insurance: Allowed
Medicaid: Allowed
Self-pay Options: Allowed

What Licenses Does the Facility Possess?


Unique services at Family Recovery Specialists

Certain services make the Family Recovery Specialists such a unique facility, including the high attention the facility pays for different cultures of patients. An important factor that can affect the treatment success of substance use disorders is patients’ cultures.
That’s why the main values noticed in the performance of the facility workers include not only compassion and integrity; but also dignity and respect.
In addition, Family Recovery Specialists provides bilingual treatment programs, including both English and Spanish.

The Staff: A Group of Specialized Experts

Mr. Ray Estefania, MS, LMHC, CAP, CIP, ICADC
Mr. Ray Estefania is the former Director of South Miami Hospital Adolescent Addiction Treatment Program. Mr. Estefania was formerly the supervisor of Adolescent-Program at Suburban Hospital Addiction Treatment Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

With 20+ years of experience working as an addiction counselor, Mr. Estefania works currently as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Family Recovery Specialists in Miami, Florida.

Ana Moreno is a psychotherapist, addiction specialist, and currently the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Family Recovery Specialists. With more than 14 years of experience, Ms. Moreno helped many individuals suffering from addiction and other mental health disorders.

She primarily worked as a supervisor of the adolescent program at South Miami Hospital Addiction Treatment Center. Ana has specific experience working with multicultural families internationally, as she has traveled extensively abroad to teach professionals about addiction and recovery.

Carlos Larocca, M.D., ASAM, FSAM
Carlos Larocca is a doctor specialized in the fields of addiction and family medicine. Mr. Larocca is a former Medical Director at South Miami Hospital Addiction Treatment Program. For more than 25 years, Mr. Larocca has helped patients suffering from substance use disorders at his private family-practice.

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