Recovery Unplugged National


A Fully Formed Addiction Treatment Experience

Music is an integral part of our overall care approach. Our clinicians and creative professionals have developed a truly unique and effective drug and alcohol addiction treatment model that incorporates the healing power of music on all levels with traditional, evidence-based therapies. While other addiction treatment centers may utilize some form of music therapy in their programs, Recovery Unplugged is the first of its kind to offer a totally music-based treatment experience.

We offer a variety of treatment options for patients throughout the country, including:

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Partial Care (Partial Hospitalization)

Recovery Unplugged believes in treating the whole patient, not just the symptoms of their addictions. To that end, each patient’s individual treatment program is customized according to their unique care needs.

Elements of Treatment

Recovery Unplugged has developed a comprehensive treatment experience that allows patients to heal on all levels.

In an effort to make sure our patients receive a full continuum of care, our treatment programs include:

  • Detox and Withdrawal Management
  • Music-Based Rehabilitation
  • Supplemental Therapies
  • Continued Aftercare and Outreach

Our commitment to our patients doesn’t end once they leave our facility. We offer continued follow-up calls and equip them with valuable post-treatment resources such as contact information for local recovery meetings in their area and referral to addiction-trained therapists so they can continue to build on their progress. Access to onsite detox is contingent upon which location a patient chooses to seek treatment. Recovery Unplugged strives to provide quality, compassionate and supportive care through each phase of the addiction treatment process.


Using Music to Heal

Almost all of us have experienced the pure, unabashed joy that comes from hearing our favorite songs on the radio. Those who have chosen to make music a bigger part of their lives practically live for that moment when they hear their favorite hook or lyric or key-change. Music unlocks emotions in ways that simple talk therapy cannot, and Recovery Unplugged has found a way to leverage this emotional release to aid in your recovery.

Our program is open to all patients regardless of their musical background, as we firmly believe that music and all of its therapeutic value is for everyone. Our patients learn the basics of songwriting, including lyrics and music, and can also get a preliminary education in production and performance as they progress. We also offer regular performances during which patients have the chance to showcase their material after they’ve recorded it in our full-sized studio.

On a fundamental level, patients are able to break down emotional barriers through music’s repetition and primal properties; on a more refined level, they feel a great sense of accomplishment and self-worth when they’re able to develop, create and finish a creative project. Each one of our patients leaves with a custom-loaded MP3 player that contains their songs. This not only provides an artifact from their treatment experience, but also a reminder of their confidence and capabilities during their more vulnerable times.

If you or a loved one is struggling in need of quality comprehensive addiction treatment, contact Recovery Unplugged today at (954) 703-1975.

Addressing All Aspects of Addiction

In order for treatment to be effective, it must address chemical dependency on multiple fronts. This includes providing quality care for both the physical and behavioral aspects of addiction and substance abuse. Whether you or a loved one is on the brink of addiction or has been battling it for years, the overall formula for treatment is the same: comprehensive medically supervised detox followed by in-depth rehab and behavior modification. Treatment that leaves out either one of these steps is focusing only one aspect of patients’ addictions and will ultimately fail to help them achieve lasting sobriety and totality of wellness.

Phase 1: Detox

Detoxification or “detox” is the first stage in the treatment process and helps patients eliminate the chemicals that have accumulated in their bodies as a result of prolonged and untreated substance abuse. It helps patients safely and definitively cleanse their systems while getting relief for withdrawal. While detox is a critical part of the treatment process, it invariably comes with some type of withdrawal period, the symptoms of which can include:

  • Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Extreme Changes in Body Temperature
  • Mild to Severe Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Hallucinations and Delusions
  • Depression and Anxiety

The exact symptoms from which patients suffer will ultimately depend on the scope and severity of their substance abuse. The detox process typically lasts from three days to one week depending upon patients’ progress. It’s important to choose a facility that offers experienced medical personnel who are trained in the pathology of addiction withdrawal so they can intervene in the event of a medical emergency and provide compassionate relief of withdrawal symptoms.

Phase 2: Rehab

Rehabilitation (rehab) and behavior modification address the psychological and behavioral aspects of addiction. The process is designed to give patients the emotional strength and confidence they need to live independently in recovery as they endeavor to rebuild their lives and their relationships with their families. While each patient’s rehab program will depend on their personal substance abuse history, there are a few universal elements of the process, including group therapy, individualized counseling and supplemental therapies. Rehab should be customized according to each patient’s care needs for best chances of success. There are numerous types of rehab facilities that offer a full range of therapeutic techniques from music and art therapy to equine therapy.

During rehab patients work with their therapists to address the root causes of their addictions in order to understand and contextualize their substance abuse. This helps them develop coping techniques for long-term success in everyday life. Some rehab programs also offer lifestyle assistance and family therapy to help patients begin to rebuild their lives while they’re in treatment. Families are the most directly impacted by their loved one’s substance abuse. It’s important to have a mechanism that allows patients to address familial relationships in their recovery. Most rehab programs provide patients with an aftercare plan to help them understand and grow in their recovery once they leave treatment. Some of the behavioral symptoms of addiction withdrawal include:

  • Low energy, Irritability, Anxiety, Agitation, Insomnia.
  • Runny Nose, Teary Eyes
  • Hot and Cold seats, Goosebumps
  • Yawning
  • Muscle Aches and Pains
  • Abdominal cramping, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea

You don’t have to suffer these symptoms alone. There is quality and effective help out there.

Types of Treatment

Some of the most common types of rehab include: 

Inpatient – Patients stay in a residential program for an extended period time (typically 28-30 days) and receive ongoing care from mental health professionals. Inpatient treatment is often reserved for patients who need a deeper level of care, patients who are suffering from co-occurring disorder and patients who have not had success in outpatient treatment programs. 

Outpatient – Patients attend therapy for a few hours each day and receive group and individualized counseling from and an experienced and qualified care professional. Outpatient rehab is ideal for those who need quality care but can’t afford to leave their jobs or families for the duration of inpatient treatment. It allows an ideal combination of flexibility and quality care. There are certain situations, however, in which the parameters and resources of outpatient rehab simply aren’t enough.

Intensive Outpatient – Intensive is a longer and more frequent form of traditional outpatient treatment. It’s ideal for patients who need a little extra help beyond outpatient care but don’t necessarily need residential rehab.

Other types of treatment include long-term treatment, in which patients live for extended periods of time in sober-living residences as they endeavor to get their lives back on track including their careers and their relationships with their families and friends. Long-term treatment is reserved primarily for those who need extra time to heal after a particularly severe course of substance abuse. The process may often require patients to relearn vital life skills during their recovery.


Music chemically alters our body and makes us feel great.  Recovery Unplugged recognizes that, in the same way a drug-induced dopamine surge leaves you craving more, music becomes addictive.  The dopamine tells your body it was rewarded and creates the desire to seek out more.