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Florida Center for Recovery

In 1980 Jack Hamilton, the founder of Florida Center for Recovery (FCR), began his sobriety and a brand new chapter in his life. Propelled by his hope for life and his strong belief in addicts helpingother addicts, Jack felt that he needed to do something to help others who were struggling with addiction. By simply bringing addicts home, providing them shelter, meals, and guidance through the facilitation of AA and NA meetings, Jack started a dynamic recovery community in New York and brought Narcotics Anonymous meetings to local NY communities. Excited with the positive results and wanting to help more people that could possibly fit in his living room, Jack officially established his first addiction treatment center in 1995 – a 50-bed drug and alcohol treatment facility on Long Island, and subsequently in 2002, Florida Center for Recovery – a 72-bed detox and rehab center in Florida.

Sadly, Jack passed away in 2010. He left us with an incredible legacy far beyond anything he had imagined. We like to remember him as the kind man who dedicated his life to helping others achieve the freedom he achieved by stopping addiction and staying sober. Jack never gave up on an individual who was suffering from addiction. His passion and devotion to his family, the communities he helped, and the rehab centers he established will always be remembered by those whose lives were touched by his compassion.

Today, the two rehab centers are renowned in the US, providing compassionate affordable care with effective specialized treatment through inpatient services. Our alcohol and drug rehab programs are the most comprehensive models available in the country, utilizing integrated approaches to treat both the disease of addiction and related co-occurring disorders. Florida Center for Recovery’s addiction treatment programs include traditional, holistic and alternative therapies along with the 12-Step and Non 12-Step approaches.


We believe great health is achieved by producing total harmony between body, mind and spirit and in order to achieve this harmony, we undertake a holistic endeavor in our treatment approach. Our method of addiction treatment is individualized and within this personalized method we offer a combination of evidence-based and holistic therapies.

Our medical and clinical team are leaders in their respective fields, such as addiction treatment therapy, trauma therapy, and family therapy — all working in a coordinated effort to ensure that our clients have the treatment, knowledge, and tools needed to end the cycle of addiction and its destructive behaviors.

Key Features of Our Addiction Treatment Programs in Florida Include:

  • Client treatment is solely based on a detailed assessment which is conducted upon arrival by our licensed physician.
  • Treatment program is dynamic, taking into consideration how the client feel both physically and mentally.
  • We employ a range of therapies and treatments from the best of Western and Eastern medicine, psychotherapy and holistic complementary therapies including yoga and meditation.
  • Clients have access to a team of therapists and a personal support staff during their stay. A team of addiction professionals may include 5 to 10 therapists and personal staff members, including care-takers, doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, trauma therapist, psychiatrists, and yoga instructors.
  • In our approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, as well as mental health disorder treatment, we place a very important emphasis on diet as a major component of our clients health. Clients enjoy the benefits of having a professional chef who will ensure every meal is prepared to be healthy and specifically made with your recovery needs in mind, without compromising on flavor, quality or presentation.


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Florida Center for Recovery is Licensed as an Inpatient Detoxification Center by the state of Florida and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Click on the links below to view licenses and accreditation.



Treatment process involving sub-acute care to assist clients who meet the placement criteria for this component to withdraw from the physiological and psychological effects of substance abuse. It includes a planned regimen of evaluation, observation, medical monitoring, and clinical protocols delivered through an interdisciplinary team approach provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in a highly structured, live-in environment.


These licensed services provide structured, live-in, non-hospital settings with 24-hour supervision, seven days per week. There is a nurse on duty in these facilities at all times.


The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval provides many benefits for everyone at #FloridaCenterForRecovery. For management, it provides a framework for structure, a model on which to base our policies and procedures, a source for implementing new standards of service, a way to judge overall performance and learn where we can improve. For the clinical team, it provides an objective for clinical excellence and standards which clinicians can use to ensure our clients are receiving what they need to maintain successful sobriety.

Clinicians will use the standards to ensure all information is being properly documented. For our admissions team, this accreditation provides more coverage for clients. With the Gold Seal of Approval, we are able to help more people struggling with addiction who otherwise would have to be referred to another program. Most important, accreditation ensures our clients are receiving the best possible care at Florida Center for Recovery and that we are truly fulfilling our mission, to provide effective drug and alcohol treatment services for men and women helping them heal and embrace life without dependency on alcohol or drugs.



Florida Center for Recovery has gone the extra mile in credibility by becoming a LegitScript certified addiction treatment center. By meeting the certification standards set forth by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), which is moderated by Legitscript, our clients can be assured that Florida Center for Recovery:

  • Is a legitimate company
  • The brick-and-mortar locations of facilities are made public
  • Complies with current laws and regulations providing legitimate drug and alcohol rehab treatment programs
  • Meets licensing regulations in the U.S. state where it operates
  • It is fully insurance
  • Employs properly licensed providers
  • Abides by local and federal regulations
  • Its incentives have been disclosed
  • Does not advertise for services we don’t provide
  • Follows ethical marketing practices

A LegitScript certification offers a level of protection that recovery clients need, creating a barrier between those seeking help and the businesses that would exploit the vulnerability of those in need to turn a profit. It also ensures our clients and their families that our addiction treatment center will in fact provide the proper help that individuals struggling with substance use need — giving you or your loved ones that essential piece of mind needed when it comes to credibility. Clients who find us through Google, and social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube or Instagram ads can click or call without fear of finding themselves somewhere that won’t help them get better.

In other words a LegitScript certification is not just a badge, but rather a protection for consumers as well as for facilities providing legitimate treatment programs. If you are reading this article chances are that you or someone you love may be in need of addiction treatment services. To learn more about us, we invite you to browse through our website, or call us at 844-989-4036, for immediate help. In a brief summary, Florida Center for Recovery has been providing detox andinpatient rehab programs since 2002, offering specialized multidisciplinary therapeutic services which include: Chronic Relapse Program, Military/First Responders Program, Pregnant Women Program, Rapid Resolution Therapy and Intensive Family Therapy.

Our comprehensive addiction treatment programs treat the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the disease of addiction while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, real-life environment. Located on 12 private acres on the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida, our inpatient addiction treatment programs offers variable lengths of stay, which allows each client to anchor recover behaviors needed for lasting change.

For detox, rehab programs, insurance and any other related addiction treatment information, please call us at 844-989-4036.

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Unique Addiction Treatment Program

  • Our addiction treatment programs are tailored specifically to each individual client using a combination of Western therapies, including psychotherapy, bio-medical care, and Eastern holistic complementary therapies, including: Biosound Therapy, yoga, meditation, light bodywork and art therapy.
  • Programs are custom-designed with a mix of therapies correlating to the unique needs of each client.
  • All programs include intensive psychotherapy to explore the deeper reasons behind each client’s problem(s) as permanent change is not possible without dealing with any underlying mental health conditions.
  • Treatment is offered at a private and “retreat like” environment conducive to healing and recovery.

Daily Therapeutic Addiction Treatments

Unlike most treatment facilities offering weekly therapy, we offer daily therapies with a range of fully qualified, experienced, and registered practitioners. Our therapists are leaders in their fields, as are, our psychologists and psychotherapists—most of whom have over 10 years professional experience. Daily therapies are more conducive to the development of deeper therapeutic relationships, and on this basis, practitioners are better able to develop a comprehensive assessment in the less time and with greater depth.

Holistic Addiction Treatment Incorporated with Traditional Therapies

In offering a unique combination of Eastern and Western therapies, our treatment team is holistically focused and guided by regular multidisciplinary practitioner meetings. The key features of each approach are drawn together, ensuring the treatment approach is coordinated and unified.

Daily Exercise & Physical Fitness Opportunities Provided within Our Addiction Treatment Facility

Our clients emotional and physical well-being are interlinked, which is why we aim to always improve your physical fitness through sustained exercise, body work, and physical movement which clients can obtain by utilizing our in-house fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts.

Flexibility & Responsiveness of our Addiction Treatment Staff

Our clients emotional and physical well-being are interlinked, which is why we aim to always improve your physical fitness through sustained exercise, body work, and physical movement which clients can obtain by utilizing our in-house fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts.

Healing Through Recreational Activities and Art Therapy

An additional feature of Florida Center for Recovery’s treatment model is our focus on helping clients reconnect to their creativity and passions. In addition to our clinical program, we encourage clients to have fun by engaging with their surroundings to discover or rediscover their talents through sports, art therapy and yoga among other activities. Our aftercare programming also encourages our clients to participate in recreational activities during their leisure time, especially outdoors. Recovering individuals who are able to structure their weekly time to include recreational activities are often better equipped to sustain lasting sobriety, as these activities are known to support ones physical and mental wellbeing. Our aim is to help our clients recognize their own undiscovered capacities, and harness their inner strengths and passions; this will shift their reliance away from maladaptive behaviors and negative cognitive patterns.

Family Participation in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

We recognize the important role that family members and significant others play in helping our clients maintain a healthy lifestyle. For that reason, family or significant others are invited to participate in some aspects of the addiction treatment program where therapeutically beneficial and when requested by a client.

Tour our peaceful facility located on 12 beautiful acres in Fort Pierce, Florida. Our campus style grounds afford our clients a serene and private environment in which to get well. Since 2002 Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) has worked to provide the most effective treatment to our clients. Our alcohol and drug rehab programs are the most comprehensive models available in the country, utilizing integrated approaches to treat both the disease of addiction and the related co-occurring disorders. FCR’s addiction treatment programs include science-based, all-inclusive holistic and alternative therapies along with specialized trauma therapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy, Intensive Family Program, pregnant women addiction treatment track, 12-Step and Non 12-Step approaches such as SMART Recovery.

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Jack’s Most Valued Beliefs

  1. Every person experiencing an alcohol/drug problem deserves a chance, and another, and another, and another… and while some people thought, “Here we go again,” Jack would say, “Keep Giving ‘em the chance, you never know when they’re going to get it.” Jack had the ability to see hope in the hopeless, and he passed that along not only to his family but to many that have worked with him.
  2. Forgiveness is more valuable to the one who gives it than to the one who receives it. This is a tough one for many of us, as it was even for Jack, being shall we say ‘stubborn’? Just let go…not only for the other person, do it for yourself!
  3. EVERYONE is capable of change. From the person just beginning their journey into sobriety to the person who’s been substance-free for 30 years, life provides endless opportunities for growth. Of all the things Jack accomplished over the course of his life, the changes he embraced in his last few years are the ones that brought him and his loved ones the most joy. It is never too late if you remain OPEN.