We offer around the clock care for you and your loved ones.

Our medical director oversees your treatment plan, developing and administering an individualized detoxification process. We offer medical detox, residential treatment, and inpatient mental health programs. Our programs are customized to meet the unique needs of every patient with comprehensive treatment programs that encompass all aspects of recovery.

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Meet the Team

Dr. Handre Hurwit M.D.

Co-Founder of South Beach Detox

Dr. Hurwit dedicated his 35-year career to caring for critically ill patients in intensive care units and emergency rooms. He attended the University of Miami and Ross University School of medicine. He completed his medical internship in Cleveland Ohio at Huron Road Hospital, currently Cleveland Clinic affiliate. He then attended Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach where he completed his advanced training in Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology. He has served as Chief of Cardiology at Jackson Memorial North and Chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Aventura Hospital in Florida. After serving 35 years as a physician, he retired in 2017.

Dr. Scott Segal M.D.

Triple Board-Certified Psychiatrist – Co-Founder of South Beach Detox

Dr. Segal is a Psychiatry Specialist in North Miami, FL. Dr. Segal has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Addiction & Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. His hospital affiliations include the University Hospital & Medical Center, Aventura Hospital & Medical Center and Broward Health Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in specialized Psychiatry practice for more than 20 years. In addition to co-founding South Beach Detox, Dr. Segal also founded Compass Health which has grown to become the largest private mental health treatment organization in Florida with additional clinics in Colorado and South Carolina.

Richard Taylor, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Richard is a Nationally Board Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He graduated top of his class from Barry University with a Master of Science in Counseling Clinical Mental Health. He also holds a BA from Florida International University with a concentration in Psychology. Richard’s passion is creating a safe space and therapeutic alliance with patients and their families as they bring out the best authentic version of themselves. Richard’s specialties include addictions, substance use disorders, co-occurring issues including anxiety, depression, impulsivity, relationship issues, and family conflict. With over 20 years of working knowledge of 12 step programs including AA/NA/ACA and ALANON, he is also a certified SMART Recovery facilitator.

George St. Louis

VP Business Development

George St. Louis comes to South Beach Detox with over 25 years of treatment experience, having worked as a case manager, interventionist and program director. George’s dedicated focus is working with the challenging-to-serve and chronic relapse population. His passion was born out of working in the mental health and criminal justice fields. George and his staff strive to achieve complete customer satisfaction for every client. He spends his off-time playing basketball and baking outrageous desserts!

Rachelle Hurwit, MHA


Rachelle has spent most of her professional career operating an outpatient community behavioral health and opioid detoxification program. Currently, she holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Louisiana State University. Rachelle has five years’ experience of working in the substance abuse and behavioral health field. In her free-time, she helps individuals find resources and the care they need.

Overcome your addiction to alcohol and other drugs

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Why Choose South Beach Detox For Your Addiction Recovery?

At South Beach Detox, we offer one of the most comprehensive acute care medical detoxification and residential programs available, so if you or a loved one is dealing with an addiction to alcohol or other drugs please reach out to our outreach coordinators for a free initial consultation.

Our state-of-the-art medical detox facility is located within minutes of the beach in South Florida and is unique since it resides within a top Florida Medical Complex featuring a full-service hospital. We serve many local communities including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Palm Beaches, and other Florida areas. In fact, many of our patients seeking the best inpatient detoxification and residential treatment services come from different regions of the United States, the Caribbean, and other countries abroad.

Our Mission is High Quality Care

Our mission at South Beach Detox is to provide a compassionate and safe environment to individuals struggling with addiction and mental health. We offer individualized medical detox, residential treatment, and inpatient mental health program. Our program is customized to meet the unique needs of every patient with comprehensive treatment programs that encompass all aspects of recovery. South Beach Detox is licensed by the State of Florida, AHCA, and Joint Commission accredited. By achieving The Joint Commission accreditation, it demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest quality of care and safety to our patients.

South Beach Detox is comprised of a talented team of specialized professionals, from our support staff to our clinical and behavioral health professionals. South Beach Detox uses scientifically-based interventions and treatment protocols supported by data evaluation It is our priority to provide the highest quality of medical and clinical care to patients with substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. These services are individualized, and specialized to reduce symptoms, improve functionality and strengthen the capacity to live an independent and fulfilling life.

Florida Department of Children and Families
Agency For Health Care Administration (AHCA) SEAL
The Joint Commision National Quality Approval
Department of Health & Human Services

Detox for Any Addiction

At South Beach Detox we offer a wide variety of detox services which are tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

Some of our most requested detox services include:

  • Opioid Detox
  • Alcohol Detox
  • Cocaine Detox
  • Heroin Detox
  • Benzodiazepines Detox
  • Suboxone Detox