Opioid Addiction Treatment
in South Florida

  1. Premier facility for integrated addiction & dual diagnosis treatment in South Florida
  2. Personalized, holistic treatment and intimate care by experts
  3. Expertise in complex disorders, including opioid addiction
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Admission Process

The Path to Recovery Starts Here

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Step 1

Get in Touch

Start your recovery journey: Call or contact us online

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Step 2

Pre-Admission Assessment

Confidential assessment to tailor your treatment plan

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Verification of Insurance

We verify your coverage and clarify costs with your insurer

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Step 4


Set your admission date and prepare for your stay


Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Addiction

As a person becomes accustomed to an opioid, they may need higher dosages to have the same effects, which is a sign of physical adaptation.

Addiction is indicated when there are physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms, such as sweating, anxiety, agitation, or nausea, when not taking opioid

Being unable to limit the use of opioids, whether it be by consuming more or longer than intended, is indicative of a lack of control over one’s drug usage.

Opioid usage takes priority over obligations to oneself, work, or schoolwork, resulting in a noticeable neglect for one’s obligations.

The drug’s effects on the brain may cause the person to behave erratically, exhibiting abrupt and inexplicable changes in mood or disposition.

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Outcome-Driven Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Data derived from 1,508 patient surveys conducted by Vista Research Group, a third-party clinical research firm, from 1/1’23 to 2/29’24.

86 %

Reduction Of
Severe Cravings Symptoms

90 %

Reduction Of
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Reduction Of
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Stories Change Here

“As long as I stay patient and waiting on the lord nothing but good will come from it”

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“If I continued down the path I was on I would not be here today, CBH saved my life”

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“My life is amazing, now I do things that I thought never were possible.”

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“My Life now feels like being in color. I am a lot happier and I can feel alive again.”

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“I needed to be there for myself, for the kid that never had that person.”

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“I took everything I learned at CBH and applying it today and that is why I can smile today”

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Meet Your Support System

Expert Licensed Clinicians Committed to Your Recovery

  • Dr. Joel Wertheimer, MD

    Wertheimer, MD

  • Ana
    Carbonell, LMHC

    Clinical Director
  • Lisa Micheletti

    Micheletti, LMHC

    Clinical Director
  • Alejandro Jimenez

    Jimenez, RN

    Director of Nursing
  • Matthew Rosborogh


    Executive Director
  • Monya Holt

    Holt, LMHC

    Primary Therapist
  • Barbara Barroso

    Barroso, RCSWI

    Primary Therapist
  • Sarah Pastor

    Pastor, LMHC

    Primary Therapist
  • Stephine Yaskal

    Yaskal, MS, CAP

    Primary Therapist
  • Maria Dona

    Dona, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Aimee Rolle

    Rolle, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Paula Buitrago

    Buitiago, RMHCI

    Primary Therapist
  • Tharlene Pou


    Neurofeedback Technician
  • Heather Brathwaite

    Brathwaite, PhD, PMHNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner
  • Nancy Adrien

    Adrien, PMHN-BC

    Nurse Practitioner

Effective Opioid Addiction Treatment in South Florida

Opioid addiction is a complex and pervasive problem that affects individuals and communities across the United States. At Compassion Behavioral Health, we understand the challenges faced by those struggling with opioid addiction and are dedicated to providing comprehensive, evidence-based treatment options to help individuals recover and achieve long-term sobriety.

Understanding Opioid Addiction

Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. These substances bind to receptors in the brain, increasing the presence of dopamine, which produces feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Over time, the brain becomes dependent on opioids to function properly, resulting in cravings and withdrawal symptoms when drug use is stopped or reduced.

It is crucial to understand that opioid addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals from all walks of life. The opioid crisis has had a devastating impact on communities worldwide, leading to a significant increase in overdose deaths and societal costs. Addressing this epidemic requires a multifaceted approach that includes prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

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Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Addiction

It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of opioid addiction, as early intervention can greatly improve treatment outcomes. Some common signs of opioid addiction include:

  • Increased tolerance and the need for higher doses to achieve the desired effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms when opioids are not taken
  • Continued opioid use despite negative consequences
  • Impaired ability to fulfill responsibilities at work, school, or home
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities

Seeking help for opioid addiction is a courageous step toward recovery. It is essential to approach addiction with compassion and understanding, recognizing that it is a chronic medical condition that requires ongoing management and support. By raising awareness, reducing stigma, and promoting access to evidence-based treatments, we can work together to combat the opioid crisis and support those affected by addiction.

Our Approach to Opioid Addiction Treatment at CBH in South Florida

At Compassion Behavioral Health, we believe in a comprehensive and personalized approach to opioid addiction treatment. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to individuals seeking recovery. We offer a range of evidence-based treatment options to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction.

Our treatment approach is evidence-based, meaning it is grounded in scientific research and proven to be effective. We utilize a combination of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), behavioral therapies, and holistic therapies to address the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

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Our Team of Experts

At CBH, we have a multidisciplinary team of experts who specialize in the treatment of opioid addiction. Our team includes board-certified addiction psychiatrists, licensed therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who work collaboratively to provide comprehensive care to our clients. We are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and treatment modalities to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality care.

Treatment Options for Opioid Addiction

We offer a range of treatment options to meet the individual needs of our clients at CBH. Our treatment plans are tailored to address the unique challenges and goals of each individual, ensuring the highest chance of successful long-term recovery.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a comprehensive approach to opioid addiction treatment. Medications can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, allowing individuals to focus on their recovery.

Behavioral Therapies

Behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management, are an essential part of opioid addiction treatment. These therapies help individuals identify and change unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors associated with drug use, develop coping skills, and improve problem-solving abilities.

Holistic Therapies

In addition to medication-assisted treatment and behavioral therapies, we offer a range of holistic therapies to promote overall well-being and support the recovery process. These therapies may include mindfulness meditation, yoga, art therapy, and music therapy. Holistic therapies can help individuals reduce stress, improve self-awareness, and enhance their ability to maintain sobriety.

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The Journey to Recovery

Embarking on the journey to recovery from opioid addiction can be challenging, but at Compassion Behavioral Health, we are here to support and guide you every step of the way. Our comprehensive treatment programs are designed to provide you with the tools and resources you need to achieve lasting sobriety.

What to Expect During Treatment

During treatment at CBH, you can expect to participate in a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and educational sessions. Our team of experts will work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.

Opioid Addiction Treatment Aftercare and Ongoing Support

Recovery from opioid addiction is a lifelong process, and we understand the importance of ongoing support. After completing treatment at Compassion Behavioral Health, we will work with you to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan that includes ongoing therapy, support groups, and other resources to help you maintain your sobriety and continue your journey to recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Opioid Addiction Treatment

When seeking treatment for opioid addiction, it is natural to have questions and concerns. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help provide clarity as you navigate the recovery process.

Is treatment confidential

Yes, treatment for opioid addiction is confidential. At Compassion Behavioral Health, we adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines to ensure the privacy and well-being of our clients. Your personal and medical information will be kept confidential and will only be shared with your consent or as required by law.

How long does treatment last?

The duration of treatment for opioid addiction varies depending on the individual and the severity of the addiction. While some individuals may require 30-45 days of treatment, others may benefit from longer-term care. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.

What if I relapse?

Relapse is a common part of the recovery process, and we understand that it can be discouraging. If you do relapse, it is important to reach out for help as soon as possible. Our team of experts is here to support you through any setbacks, and we will work together to develop a plan to prevent future relapses and support your continued recovery.

At Compassion Behavioral Health, we are committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based treatment for opioid addiction. We believe that recovery is possible for everyone, and we are here to support you on your journey to a healthier, happier life free from opioid addiction. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options and start your path to recovery.