If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, put full trust in UF Health Florida Recovery Center’s expert doctors and staff. We will accommodate you with the ideal program and dedicated care every step of the way on your march back to recovery.

If you are in need of drug and alcohol treatment, our staff can provide medical consults, comprehensive labs and psychological testing for people who have an addiction and/or other psychiatric conditions.

There isn’t one designated path to healing shared by everyone, and our treatment philosophy stems from this very important fact. That’s why our patients have access to various treatment tracks. We encourage you to explore our options and find what’s right for you or your loved one.


While addiction has a major impact on a person’s mind, substance abuse can also take a toll on the body, and undergoing drug or alcohol detoxification may be medically necessary. Parting ways with drugs or alcohol can significantly affect the body, and the withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous. For these harmful substances to be safely cleansed from the body, medical supervision is needed.

Look no farther than the UF Health Florida Recovery Center’s addiction experts. UF physicians, specially trained nurses and addiction therapists provide a safe and comfortable detox environment by using a combination of behavioral and medication-assisted therapies. Our addiction experts specialize in treating people with complex cases. However, drug and alcohol detox is not a cure and, in fact, is just the beginning of the journey to recovery.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Every patient will begin their treatment by receiving an assessment to determine the appropriate level of care. For patients who do not need a medical drug or alcohol detox, they are referred directly to the Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, at UF Health Florida Recovery Center for addiction treatment.

The partial hospitalization program with housing is an ideal program for anyone who needs long-term treatment. The program balances treatment needs under the supervision of a medical and therapeutic treatment team while still giving patients autonomy in normal daily living activities. Drug and alcohol treatment through PHP takes place seven days a week at our main campus in Gainesville, Florida.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Another program offered at UF Health Florida Recovery Center is an Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP. This program can be utilized as a step down from PHP, or the initial program that one can enter to begin their journey to sobriety. This program is structured to support those recovering in their local environments and engaging in their usual work or school schedule. Typically, IOP includes nine hours of group therapy throughout the week, and they’re conducted in an outpatient setting in the evening after conventional work hours.

The main goal of the IOP is to help individuals stay clear of substance abuse and thrive in recovery. The behaviors that have caused hardships with drug or alcohol abuse in the past will be examined by the UF Health Florida Recovery Center clinicians, who will help to transform those behaviors to champion a new way of life. In the IOP, our addiction therapists assist those in recovery to manage the social, spiritual, physical and emotional aspects of a sober lifestyle.

Outpatient Care

Ongoing outpatient care is also offered for individuals overcoming alcohol and drug addiction. This first-class care is provided by board-certified addiction medicine physicians, along with other health care providers.

Together, these experts combine their experience with their knowledge of proven recovery techniques and evidence-based addiction treatments, all developed within the academic medical setting. Outpatient appointments are appropriate for those who require medication management and relapse prevention.

Call today for help! Recovery is possible.