Pathway to Hope is located in South Florida, a few miles from Las Olas Beach and just a few blocks from Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway. Our facility’s ideal location, in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, takes advantage of the city’s vibrant culture and dedicated professionals to provide you with a safe and comfortable place to face your addiction. With the Fort Lauderdale airport just minutes away, we are ready to help people who are struggling with substance abuse from all over the country. Our fully-licensed staff of compassionate clinical professionals is waiting to help you find your way to a better life.
Local Phone Number:
600 Southeast 2nd Court,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Pathway to Hope offers intensive outpatient to people that are seeking treatment for substance use problems and any related issues. Intensive outpatient treatment services are an essential part of the continuum of care in addiction treatment, as they allow you to continue to address medical, psychological, and social problems while you start to adapt to independent life. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), detox alone typically doesn’t facilitate a long-term change.
Intensive outpatient treatment involves more than nine hours of services each week, but it often includes much more than that. Partial hospitalization (PHP) services fall under this category and requires more than 20 hours of treatment services each week. PHP can sometimes mean as many as 12 hours of therapy each day. The amount of time you spend in therapy sessions and treatment each week will depend on your specific needs and your treatment plan.
In IOP, you may go through a variety of therapy options based on your physical, psychological, and social needs. Individual, group, and family therapy sessions are common. You may also go through behavioral therapies, which are designed to facilitate change and help you maintain your sobriety. Cognitive behavioral therapy, in particular, is very common in addiction treatment and may be instrumental in creating relapse prevention strategies to safeguard your recovery.
Since you will be living off-site through intensive outpatient treatment, you won’t have to bring a packed bag or toiletries like you would if you were going into inpatient treatment. However, as you are going through hours of therapy each week, you will want to arrive prepared each day. For the most part, your goal should be to come well rested and in comfortable, appropriate clothing. You don’t want to distract yourself with uncomfortable clothing, and you don’t want to distract others with clothes that are inappropriate. When in doubt, ask your intake specialist about the dress code. Pathway to Hope is located in sunny South Florida, but you still may want to wear a light sweater at certain points throughout the year, especially if you tend to get cold in cool air conditioning.
Beyond that, everything will be provided to you, or your intake specialist will let you know what you need to bring with you on your first day.
Your first day in treatment will depend on your treatment history. Most people that enter IOP have gone through a medical detox and an assessment process. However, you will need to sit down with a medical professional in our admissions office to complete a client evaluation. You will also sit down with a therapist to evaluate at or create your treatment plan. If you don’t already have a treatment program or if you are working with a new therapist, you may go through a biopsychosocial assessment. This assessment is an in-depth look at your biological, psychological, and social needs that should be addressed in treatment.
If you do have a treatment plan already, you will still need to sit down with a therapist so it can be assessed and changed if needed. Your treatment plan should be completely personalized to your needs, and it should be reassessed on a weekly basis. On your first day, you will begin working towards the goals on your treatment plan almost immediately, and clinicians will guide you through the processes.
The intensive outpatient programs here at Pathway to Hope make use of clinically-proven methods and therapies to help you get to the root of your addiction.
We believe that treatment should be tailored to your individual needs. Each person is different, and there is no such thing as a one size fits all addiction treatment plan. Our goal is to effectively address your substance use issues and any directly and indirectly related complications like mental health problems, past trauma, social problems, and more.
Our strategy is to ground your treatment plan with evidence-based therapies that have been proven to be effective in scientific studies and recommended by official organizations like the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
We believe that addiction should be treated from both a physical and a psychological perspective. To that end, we work with you to target the thoughts and behaviors that led you to substance abuse, equipping you with the tools you need to get sober and stay sober.