About Us

The TRT Story

We are a team of individuals with a passion for recovery from addiction. Our patients’ success towards a new life is what drives not only the strategic vision but our day-to-day quality care that we provide. It all started with the simple goal to help ANY addict recover.

Recovery Resources was founded by Fred Pettersen and Bill Schrader on the belief that no one was too hopeless to find freedom from alcoholism or drug addiction. They believed that with the right team of experts and resources available, all those suffering from alcoholism and addiction could and would find the help they deserve. Fred and Bill realized their dream in 1995, with a small outpatient clinic rooted in the foundation of the 12-steps. Their hope was to create a drug and alcohol treatment center that goes to the heart of what addicts need most: guidance and love.

After much success with our patients’ outcomes, it became time to grow and achieve even more. Fred and Bill knew to make this new endeavor a success, they had to expand their continuum of care, increase treatment services, exceed patient and family expectations, and expand evidence-based practices. At this stage, it became fitting for a name change. In 2012, after seventeen years of hard-earned achievements, we became The Recovery Team. Our vision for the future remains rooted in our founding commitments to true addiction recovery.

Since then, we have helped thousands of men and women become free from addiction and go on to build productive lives in recovery. Together with our family of dedicated therapists, we have refined and honed the quality of care that is offered. There is no greater reward than seeing the faces of former patients who return for monthly alumni meetings. We get to hear the stories of how they have regained control of their life, found meaning and peace of mind.

The TRT Mission

Helping people learn how to live a clean and sober life is our mission.

We help those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs, as well as those with co-occurring mental health disorders, gain their freedom and truly recover. Because addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, we also offer a program created just for them, Family Weekends.

Restoring lives, reuniting families, bringing lasting freedom, hope, and meaning to those whose lives have been shattered by addiction. That’s our mission here at The Recovery Team.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal
of Approval®

Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. What was the goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality and safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® – an internationally recognized symbol of quality. We pride ourselves in providing individualized addiction treatment care and guiding people through the entire recovery journey. Our drug and alcohol treatment center in Florida understands the struggles that are faced through addiction and we can help individuals overcome this vicious disease.

“Our mission from the beginning was simple: To help alcoholics and drug addicts get well — to recover from the bondage of addiction and live the life they were meant to lead. To guide them from the gates of hell to the road of recovery. It has been our life’s work and most gratifying journey.”

Our Founders

Clients testimonials

I would highly recommend The Recovery Team. I was lost before I came in. The Recovery Team is caring and compassionate and really helped me turn my life around.

The Recovery Team Client

If you are looking for a program that will truly change you or your loved ones life then The Recovery Team is a great fit. Their staff is honest, ethical and well put together, unique, and truly life changing. Thank you Recovery Team!

The Recovery Team client 2

I wanted more accountability and structure in my early recovery and The Recovery Team provided that for me. Their staff is amazing and I feel prepared for the next step in my recovery. I would highly recommend The Recovery Team!

The Recovery Team client 3

Our Clinical Offices

509 US Highway 1
Lake Park, FL 33403

Toll Free: (800) 817-1247
Fax: (561) 882-9561

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