Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction begins with high-quality care. Located in Central Florida, Orlando Recovery Center offers the latest evidence-based approaches for substance use and co-occurring mental health and eating disorders. Multiple levels of care, comprehensive therapeutic methods and post-treatment follow-up set the stage for long-term healing and recovery.

Levels of Care

People living with addiction and mental health often benefit most from comprehensive care. To help promote long-term healing, Orlando Recovery Center offers a full continuum of addiction treatment including medical detox, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment.

Medical Detox

Often the first step in most recovery programs, medical detox allows individuals to undergo drug and alcohol withdrawal under the care of medical professionals. This safe and supportive clinical setting can help clients stay committed to recovery goals and alleviate some of the discomfort of withdrawal with medications. However, it’s important for clients to keep in mind that medications are only used when clinically cleared by a medical professional.


Once medical detox is complete, most patients step down to residential treatment. Also referred to as inpatient, clients in residential care live at Orlando Recovery Center full time. This around-the-clock supervision provides accountability and support in the early stages of recovery. During the day, clients participate in reflective individual and group therapy and return to comfortable, on-site living quarters at night.

Partial Hospitalization

A step between intensive care and more flexible intensive outpatient and outpatient treatments, partial hospitalization allows clients to gradually gain confidence in their recovery. Fewer clinical hours allow time for recreational therapies while continuing to provide an opportunity to practice new coping skills in a supportive environment.

Intensive Outpatient

At Orlando Recovery Center, individuals in this stage of care may transition to off-site residency in a supportive home or sober living environment. Regardless, clients in this level of care continue to participate in group and individual therapy on a part-time basis, where they gain insight and build skills needed for long-term recovery.


During outpatient care, clients live off-site at home or in sober living housing and undergo treatment at Orlando Recovery Center’s Maitland outpatient center on a part-time basis. In between therapy sessions, clients gradually return to familial and professional responsibilities. Treatment allows for continued support and accountability in the face of new challenges. Before care is over, counselors work with each client to find local therapy, groups and physicians for ongoing support once treatment at Orlando Recovery Center is complete.

Treatment Therapies

Abstaining from drugs or alcohol isn’t enough to combat addiction. For treatment to be effective and recovery to be long-lasting, clients should understand the origins of their addictive behaviors, address symptoms of co-occurring mental health conditions and learn new coping skills. Through individual, group, family, recreational and holistic therapy, clients can arrive at new insights and build healing habits.

Individual Therapy

During individual therapy, clients work closely with counselors in private sessions to address underlying issues and create achievable recovery goals that promote mental and physical wellness. Sessions are held once a week for most levels of care and may use a variety of therapeutic methods depending on the client’s unique needs.

Individual therapeutic modalities may include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Teaches clients how to identify self-defeating thought patterns and emotions that drive harmful behaviors
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Helps individuals build skills in forming relationships, solving problems, communicating, practicing mindfulness and regulating emotions
  • EMDR Therapy: In cases of trauma, this therapy allows clients to process their experiences and move past them
  • Moral Reconation Therapy: Focuses on the moral and social consequences of substance use to decrease the likelihood of relapse
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy: Aims to reduce the effects of trauma or other significant psychological stressors

Group Therapy

Group therapy at Orlando Recovery Center takes place several times a day. Led by a trained mental health professional, clients in group therapy open up about their experiences, hear about the struggles of others and foster a sense of community and support. Group therapy sessions can also serve as educational opportunities to learn more about various topics, including handling relapse, managing triggering situations, living with grief and trauma, coping with mental illness and understanding codependency. Gender-specific groups at Orlando Recovery Center allow clients to grow and share their struggles while reducing possible distractions.

Clients at Orlando Recovery Center may participate in several different group therapy formats, including:

  • 12-Step programming
  • SMART Recovery
  • Experiential groups
  • Skills groups

Family Support & Therapy

Addiction isn’t always an individual issue; it also impacts parents, children, brothers, sisters and other loved ones. Substance use problems can make healthy communication difficult, which may cause additional distance from family members. Through family therapy, clients and their loved ones can better understand challenging family dynamics, learn how to resolve conflict and begin to build healthy, loving relationships. Because family tends to be a crucial source of support and encouragement after treatment, most levels of care at Orlando Recovery Center involve weekly family therapy sessions.

Recreational & Holistic Therapies

Recovery isn’t just about resolving past issues and abstaining from substance use. For recovery to be long-term, it’s important to build new habits and find healthy outlets for boredom, stress relief and socialization. Recreational and holistic therapies support physical and mental health by introducing healing activities in a supportive environment.

Recreational and holistic therapies offered at Orlando Recovery Center may include:

  • Yoga
  • Canine therapy
  • Art therapy

Medication-Assisted Treatment

While many rehab centers have relied on abstinence-only approaches to recovery, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is increasing in popularity as an evidence-based, effective alternative. MAT can be used to aid in treatment for alcohol or opioid addiction by reducing the effects of cravings and decreasing withdrawal symptoms. While MAT is offered at Orlando Recovery Center, the treatment is only administered when deemed clinically safe by a medical professional.

Aftercare & Support

To help promote long-term recovery, Orlando Recovery Center offers aftercare services to all clients.

Aftercare from Orlando Recovery Center includes:

  • Alumni Program: Our alumni coordinator contacts clients periodically to check up on progress and ensure continued commitment to recovery
  • Recovery Groups and Providers: Clinicians connect clients to local health care providers and support groups

Clinical Staff & Leadership Team

Addiction is complex — that’s why Orlando Recovery Center employs compassionate experts in the fields of mental health and behavioral science to address it. During treatment, clients at Orlando Recovery Center receive care from a dedicated, multidisciplinary group of physicians, clinicians and addiction specialists. Care provided by these professionals is led by a leadership team of experts committed to creating treatment plans that work for each individual.

Timothy Huckaby

Timothy Huckaby

Medical Director


Dr. Timothy Huckaby, Medical Director for Orlando Recovery Center, is a clinical expert, and a triple board-certified physician in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. A graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dr. Huckaby completed his residency in...

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Jeffrey Weinheimer

Jeffrey Weinheimer

Associate Medical Director


For over a decade, Dr. Jeffrey Weinheimer has forged an impactful career in the public health field. A University of Alabama graduate, Dr. Weinheimer served in a diverse range of roles including chief resident during his hospital-based residency and lead...

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Vicki Garner

Vicki Garner

Executive Director


Vicki Garner is a licensed mental health counselor with over 25 years’ experience as an executive in the behavioral health field. She has worked as both an Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for large organizations serving the people of Central Florida. She has developed...

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Samyra Boney

Samyra Boney

Clinical Director


With over 20 years of clinical management experience in behavioral health and co-occurring disorders, Samyra Boney is a strategic thinker and goal-oriented leader with a proven ability to coach and motivate teams. Samyra attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and obtained a...

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Recovery is closer than you think. If you or someone you love lives with addiction, Orlando Recovery Center can help. Representatives are available to answer your questions, address concerns and begin the enrollment process. Call today for more information or to begin treatment.

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