Arete Detox

By The Fix staff 08/21/17

In addition to its primary function to make the withdrawal process as comfortable as possible, Arete Detox also treats co-occurring disorders, provides family therapy and 12-step recovery.

Arete Detox
Location : 1301 Poinciana Dr Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Phone : (954) 866-7808
Price : $5,000 - $7,000 (one week)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Arete Detox is based in Pembroke Pines, Florida, a town just 22 miles north of Miami. In addition to easing the early withdrawal process from drug and alcohol dependence through medically supervised detox, Arete also offers dual diagnosis support. Part of the Delphi Behavioral Health Group, a collection of treatment facilities across the United States, Arete Detox is accredited by the Joint Commission, meaning it meets the highest standards of privacy, safety and treatment.

Facility and Meals

Arete Detox is a co-ed, 19-bed facility. Beds are stacked with comfortable pillows and linens, set on hardwood floors. The shared bedrooms have large wardrobes as well as windows and TVs. Private bedrooms are also available upon request for an additional cost.

The lounge area is quaintly antique, with leather couches and armchairs around Victorian tables. There is a modern kitchen equipped with a coffee machine and dark wooden cabinets where a private chef prepares nutritious meals for residents. Dietary needs and preferences are accommodated, and snacks and beverages are also provided.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Treatment typically lasts a week and begins with an evaluation to establish the necessary level of care. Cases with co-occurring disorders are treated in an integrated manner. After stabilization, clients may enter group therapy, and if necessary, get access to the on-call psychiatrist or an external treatment team. Individual therapy occurs at least once a week.

Evidence-based and up-to-date treatment modalities used include CBT, DBT and EMDR. Family therapy and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) can also be implemented. Additional therapeutic approaches may include learning healthy coping skills, holistic treatment, physiological therapy, activity-based therapies, anxiety management, educational classes, relationship therapy, psychotherapy process groups, coping skills development and relapse prevention. Sessions during detox typically focus on the early stages of recovery and related issues. There are in-house 12-step meetings two to three times per week.

Staff members include an in-house and on-call medical team that are available around the clock. The treatment team includes a doctor, nurses, LMHCs, CAPs, Master’s-level therapists, an on-staff psychiatrist and behavioral technicians.

Cell phones and laptops are not allowed during treatment.

A weekly family dynamics group with the client is available via conference call.

The aftercare services include follow-up counseling and referral to local 12-step programs. Clients can be transferred to external facilities in the Delphi Behavioral Health Group network or other treatment centers. The client’s next step is carefully planned with a case manager, who also addresses clients’ issues with employment, housing and other parts of daily life.

Bonus Amenities

Arete Detox offers recreational therapy and meditation.


In addition to its primary function to make the withdrawal process from chemical dependency as comfortable as possible, Arete Detox also offers the added benefits of treatment for co-occurring disorders, the option for family therapy and an initial introduction to 12-step recovery. It is a solid option for men and women ready to begin the process of sobriety and renewal, and a great stepping stone for continuing onto further residential or outpatient care.

Arete Detox

1301 Poinciana Dr

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

(954) 866-7808

Arete Detox Cost: $5,000 - $7,000 (one week); accepts insurance. Find Arete Detox on Facebook

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