Lifeskills South Florida Opens New 34-Bed Fort Lauderdale Campus Providing Mental Health and Addiction Services

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare

Lifeskills South Florida Opens New 34-Bed Fort Lauderdale Campus Providing Mental Health and Addiction Services

Responding to the growing need for detoxification services and acute mental health stabilization, Lifeskills added a campus in Ft. Lauderdale.

Brentwood, TN – August 10, 2023 – Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, a leading provider of mental health, addiction, and eating disorder treatment, is proud to announce the opening of an additional Lifeskills South Florida campus, centrally located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 34-bed Fort Lauderdale facility addresses the growing need for acute mental health stabilization and detoxification treatment, providing specialized care for individuals with complex acute mental health and substance use disorders..

Conveniently located on the Holy Cross Health campus and minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the new facility addresses the increasing demand for subacute levels of care for mental health and substance abuse. This expansion comes at a crucial time, as recent data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Kaiser Family Foundation, identified that in Florida:

    • Over 15% of Florida adults have a mental health condition, and 32% reported symptoms of anxiety or depression disorders.
    • 648,000 adults in Florida have a serious mental health condition.
    • Florida outpaces the US in drug overdose deaths.

“We’ve seen the acuity of our clients’ symptoms continue to increase over the last few years across our residential locations nationwide,” said Richard Clark, CEO of Odyssey. “We purposely developed this new facility at Lifeskills in response to this shift in demand for these levels of care. We’re proud to offer these sub-acute services at one of the most well-respected treatment facilities in the industry to help more individuals and their families in need.”

The Lifeskills Fort Lauderdale campus offers a non-traditional Level 1 residential program and detoxification services. Treating individuals with higher acuity symptoms, the facility supports clients with 24/7 nursing in a closely supervised, structured, and supportive therapeutic environment.

“Lifeskills is known nationally for our clinical expertise in treating complex psychiatric and addiction disorders. Expanding our levels of care to include detoxification and subacute residential services reinforces Lifeskills as a national center of clinical excellence, and our Fort Lauderdale campus allows us to serve more individuals in need of clinically superior treatment,” said Klay Weaver, Lifeskills South Florida CEO.

To learn more, visit the Lifeskills Fort Lauderdale web page.
About Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare
Odyssey, founded in 2015, has a diverse clinical network of services treating adults and adolescents for eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, dual diagnosis, and other addictive disorders. Odyssey provides a continuum of care within our Psychiatric Network and Eating Disorder Network, including inpatient, intensive residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient services, detoxification, and transitional living at over 20 locations and affiliated Odyssey Outpatient Network clinics in nine states with over 600 total beds.

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