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Recovery Unplugged® - Drug & Alcohol Rehab

915 Middle River Drive Suite 114, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
At Recovery Unplugged, clients are encouraged to utilize creativity as a means of grappling with their addictions. Through the practices of lyric writing, musical performance, and musical recording, individuals are exposed to novel tools for promoting lifelong sobriety and maintaining lasting recovery. Through both residential treatment and outpatient services, clients are also provided with traditional recovery resources such as 12-Step groups and cognitive behavioral therapy. Holistic offerings include yoga, nature walks, swimming and gym sessions.

Facility Highlights

  • Aftercare Plans and Post-Treatment Assistance
  • Continued Aftercare and Outreach
  • Accepts most major insurance companies


  • Process Abuse Treatment

    Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
  • Holistic Therapies

    Holistic therapeutic offerings are incorporated into each client’s daily routine for mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Individuals are invited to participate in morning meditation, beach yoga, recreational activities, therapeutic relaxation, and more.

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  • Beach Community

Meet the Staff

  • Paul Pellinger
    Paul PellingerChief Strategy Officer
    Paul is a legend in addiction treatment with a career that spans over 20 years. He has worked as a counselor, manager, court appointed liaison, and consultant. Over the years Paul has helped open some of the most successful treatment facilities in South Florida, along with providing career changing opportunities to those whom share the same passion of helping those in need. As Chief Strategy Officer, Paul brings his years of wisdom and insight directly to Recovery Unplugged staff and clients.
  • David R. Kramer M.D.
    David R. Kramer M.D.Psychiatrist
    Dr. Kramer is a General psychiatrist Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. David completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University. He received his Medical degree with honors at the University of South Florida and completed his Psychiatry training at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in private practice in South Florida since 1997. He has broad experience in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral disorders. In addition, he has extensive experience in psychopharmacology and brief, cognitively-based psychotherapy, and the assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders. He has served as Medical Director of several residential treatment programs and has been a member of the medical staff at several local psychiatric in-patient facilities. Dr. Kramer is dedicated to the practice of thoughtful, client-informed psychiatric medication treatment

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  • 4.3
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Linda H
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Back story 1st... For the past 20 years I drank until I blacked out, almost every single day but I was a functioning alcoholic. I went to work every day, I did my job extremely well. I raised 2 daughters by myself and had a lot of friends. But boy o boy did I abuse myself after I was done with all my responsibilities for the day. I had been searching for a treatment center of some kind for the past 10 years or more, but after looking into them and speaking with people who were actually at these different facilities I knew it wasn\'t for me so I continued to drink and black out every single night. Every time I Googled a \"non 12 step treatment facility\" the same old places came up time after time. ( Sorry, at this point in my life I didn\'t know what the hell a higher power was and I didn\'t care to have one either so no 12 Steps for this gal). Fast forward to one morning the 1st week of December 2020. As I was logging in to working from home and pissed off with myself because I blacked out AGAIN I thought, \"what the hell, I\'ll give this one more try\" and I Googled the exact same criteria as I did every other time but this time was different! At the top of the list was Recovery Unplugged. Never heard of it, never came up in my searches before so I decided to take a look and I cannot tell you how happy I am that I did! I started with the chat section and began chatting with Ryan O\'Conner, he was a former addict at RU and is now working for them helping other addicts. He was the 1st person at RU saved my life and there was an army at RU just waiting for me. After a few minutes of chatting, Ryan asked if he could call me, we talked on the phone for quite awhile. I asked if you had to be a musician to come to RU and he said \"do you like music\"? I said \"I LOVE music, all kinds of music\"! Ryan told me that\'s all the criteria I needed to come to RU. He said they have all levels of musicians and people who want to learn how to play instruments along with people who just love to listen to music that come there. I was hooked! I didn\'t give it another thought, first thing the next morning I booked my flight, second thing, I told my husband and my job that I was going to a recovery center in Florida and 1 week later to the day I was on the plane to Lake Worth. I wasn\'t joking around, for the 1st time in 10+ years THIS place felt right. Ryan called me every day to check in with me up until the day I was on my way to the airport. Once I arrived I found the staff at Lake Worth to be beyond exceptional! Every aspect of what they do there is exceptional and that\'s just a fact. I felt welcome the second I arrived by not only the staff but the clients there as well. Being there was more than I ever hoped it would be. I learned A LOT about myself, about my addiction to alcohol, about where I wanted to be in life and how to get there. I wasn\'t hurting anyone else by drinking, I was only destroying myself. But not anymore. Now I\'m back home and the only thing that has changed is \"me\" and I\'m ok with that. I want to thank RU, especially Zach, Nemanja, Jenny and so many more for their help, love and their belief in me because I\'m living a better life than I have for over 20 years. We get one life people and we don\'t get that \"wasted\" time back, it goes faster than you think. Only you can live the life you dream of. So do it my loves, you won\'t regret it, not for one single day will you regret it. If you\'re reading this, I wish you all the best of luck. Take this chance, how can it hurt?
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My son is at RU Fort Lauderdale now. I am impressed with the staff, esp. They have stayed in constant contact with me. I recommend sending your loved one who is suffering from Substance Use Disorder to RU.
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My treatment here was beyond any expectations I had prior to arriving. From the admissions, to intake, to care during my stay. The music aspect of this program is what drew me in and it was an integral part of my treatment. I would recommend this program to anyone dealing with addiction issues in their life.
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Our family is eternally grateful to the staff of Recovery Unplugged for facilitating our son's (so far) recovery from opiate addiction. Upon the first call, we were supported and all obstacles were removed so that my son could be admitted and treated. We were given respect and consideration throughout the process. It was the first time, in a long time that we could take a deep breath. We were especially impressed by an extensive and effective 3 day family program. I would recommend Recovery Unplugged, Ft Lauderdale to any and all in need.
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Going to miss Recovery Unplugged!! Music makes it more engaging!