International Recovery Center Philosophy
Our goal is to help every person suffering from the effects of addiction uncover their true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in every individual's life. By applying integrative therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding back an individual from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. People that have an addiction can relate and identify with each other. That's why our peer groups will be compromised of other individuals successfully living a sober life. At International Recovery Center we tailor every individual's treatment to their specific needs. If you or a loved one is suffering from drugs or alcohol abuse and ready to move into a new direction in your life, contact us. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals..
Areas of Specialization
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
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.
Meet the Staff
Founder / CEO
Alex has earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Florida International University and a Master’s degree in International Real State. He has over 17 years of experience in Health Care Administration and 24 years in recovery. He was the Founder of Advance Home Healthcare and Advance Medical Equipment, United Rehabilitation Center and Foundation Hope for Tomorrow.
Carlos Larocca, M.D.
Dr. Larocca is a specialist in the fields of addiction and family medicine who has cared for patients struggling with alcohol and drug addiction for more than a decade. Board certified in the field by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Dr. Larocca is also a member of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine.
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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL RECOVERY CENTER
Located in Miami, Fla., International Recovery Center offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and a range of evidence-based treatment services for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health concerns. International Recovery Center also operates sober living facilities for clients and program alumni. While the facility does not offer detoxification services, the center does facilitate clinician-led interventions to motivate individuals who require treatment to seek help.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, clients undergo an initial behavioral and mental health assessment to determine help clinicians form an individualized plan of care. All services of the facility are available in English and Spanish. According to the facility’s website, International Recovery Center utilizes “integrative therapy approaches and techniques” to “unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions.” If the client requires daily structure to acquire and sustain sobriety, the individual may be referred to the facility’s partial hospitalization program (PHP).
PHP blends evidence-based treatment methods with the 12-step model of recovery and holistic treatment approaches. During PHP, clients participate in Individual counseling and group psychotherapy sessions, as well as attend educational classes on substance abuse, relapse prevention, coping strategies, and basic life skills. Counseling and educational sessions are intended to help clients understand their addiction, explore underlying causes, and learn techniques to reduce stress, regulate emotions, and improve self-awareness. Parenting classes are also available.
Along with counseling and educational sessions, clients are also introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step. Clients may attend on- and off-site 12-step meetings, study fellowship literature (Big Book), and perform associated “step-work.” In addition, the International Recovery Center facilitates several holistic treatments to promote a healthy lifestyle. The center offers yoga classes, guided meditation, Reiki, mindfulness classes, and nutritional counseling.
The intensive outpatient program is less-intensive than PHP but offers similar programming, including counseling sessions, educational classes, and life skills workshops. A traditional outpatient program is also available. Clinicians may encourage clients to “step-down” through the facility’s programs, with their varying levels of intensity, to provide clients with a comprehensive continuum of care.
Family involvement is also strongly encouraged during treatment, and the center facilitates family counseling, as well as multi-family group counseling sessions. If a client would benefit from a supervised, supportive housing environment during or after treatment, the center operates sober living facilities for clients and program alumni.
International Recovery Center employs a physician experienced in addiction medicine, licensed social workers, and certified substance abuse counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
While information is scarce concerning the facility’s sober living facilities, images on the center’s website indicated modern, upscale apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious communal areas, luxurious bathrooms, and double-occupancy bedrooms.
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff; however, secondary sources revealed overwhelmingly positive opinions of the facility. On the facility’s Facebook page, which the center can manage, 19 individuals awarded the facility an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars. Many reviewers praised the facility’s staff. “Highly dedicated to saving lives from the disease of addiction,” Nick, a representative reviewer, wrote. Reviewer Adam added: “The staff is the best. Would recommend it to anyone in need.”
International Recovery Center accepts private insurance, and coverage is available through most out-of-network insurance companies.
Published March 2017
Published on April 2017
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