Addiction Resource Guide


Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Intensive relapse treatment and prevention program for chemical dependency and dual diagnosis."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Challenges provides treatment that is structured, directive and sup- portive. It supports the individual by assuming there is a healthy, motivated person who wants to recover. It does not enable or ignore the self-defeating behavior, instead, it helps the client find more constructive ways of approaching the problem."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Challenges takes a holistic approach in treating the patient. Dual diagnosis patients are a part of the general population and are medically managed by our psychiatrist as needed."

Family Program:

"Family education and support are key to our clients' recovery. AlAnon and NarAnon are strongly encouraged and meetings are held on site."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Integrated as a component of traditional modalities in relapse prevention care."

Position on Confrontation:

"A useful technique when used in a positive, supportive and caring manner to overcome behavioral denial."

Additional Characteristics:

"Challenges is highly intensive, short term, goal directed, specializing exclusively in relapse treatment and prevention."


    Number of Beds: 18 male/12 female
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 150
    Average Length of Stay 3.5 weeks
    Percent of Women 25%
    Percent under 25 Data Not Supplied
    Percent with College Education: 60%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:30%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Relapse Prevention & Treatment

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Benzodiazipenes Dependency
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Family


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Supplied Upon Request
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: State of Florida
    Type of License: Full Day;PHP;Residential
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (888) 755-3334
    General Information: (888) 755-3334
    Address: 5100 Coconut Creek Parkway
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33063