Overcome the addiction to alcohol and other drugs

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

South Beach Detox is licensed by the State of Florida as an adult inpatient acute care medical detox/adult residential treatment facility and is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.

South Beach Detox is comprised of a talented team of specialized professionals, from our support staff to SB Detox’s clinical and behavioral health professionals. South Beach Detox uses scientifically-based interventions and treatment protocols supported by data evaluation It is our mission to provide the highest quality of medical and clinical care to patients with substance abuse disorders as well as co-occurring conditions. These services shall be 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
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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

We offer 24/7 detox for these and many other needs.

Our medical director will oversee your detox program, developing and administering your custom detox process. We closely monitor all vitals, promoting safety at every step of your detox. Our registered nurses are available at all hours to help attend to all client needs during detox and beyond.

Meet the Team

Dr. Roberto Sanchez, Psy. D, MS, MA, LHMC, CAP

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Sanchez draws on more than 25 years of diversified leadership experience spanning multiple industries across four states. The tactical oversight he provides at South Beach Detox ensures that the clinical and behavioral health care staff are providing the best quality and empirically validated behavioral/addiction health care interventions to the patients served. Dr. Sanchez brings over two decades of experience in the addiction treatment field. He has served in the capacity of chief operating officer and chief executive officer/executive director in many facilities over the past 27 years. Additionally, he has served as an expert consultant in the South Florida tri-county area. Dr. Sanchez worked as an expert consultant in forensic settings in Florida, New York, California and Texas in courtroom forums, jury research and for the federal and state corrections departments. He studied and trained in multiple addiction treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, residential settings, community mental health centers, and private practice settings in South Texas, South Florida, New York and California. Dr. Sanchez earned his Associates Degree in 1989 from Del Mar College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas in 1992 and a Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M in 1995. He earned his non-terminal Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from Albizu University, and completed his Doctorate in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Albizu University in 2008. Dr. Sanchez is 11 years sober and has a personal passion for helping others achieve sobriety and in building programs that afford patients/people the opportunity to overcome addiction. He measures his own personal success by the number of lives he and the team at South Beach Detox can successfully reach and aid in their path of recovery. When Dr. Sanchez is not at South Beach Detox he can be found playing the guitar and singing, working out at the gym, looking for the best surf spots in Florida and traveling to different parts of the world to surf.

Jennifer Johnston, LPN, CCHP

Nursing Coordinator

Jennifer Johnston is the Nursing Coordinator at South Beach Detox. She studied psychology and criminology at Broward College prior to becoming a nurse. Jennifer also worked in corrections, which is where she discovered her passion to help people as a psychiatric nurse, specializing in psychiatric disorders and substance abuse. Prior to completing nursing school, she was the Director of Operations at an art gallery, overseeing all orders and the framing process. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her kids to the beach and teaching them the importance of helping people. Jennifer is very caring and compassionate, and applies these – and other – skills to help our clients in the best way possible. She understands that every client has individual and specific needs, and tailors her approach accordingly.

Deserea Ramos, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Deserea Ramos is a Registered Nurse at South Beach Detox, and for over two years has focused on care related to Psychiatric Disorders and Substance Abuse. She has training in both general medicine and mental health, as handling patients suffering from substance abuse requires knowledge of both disciplines. Deserea is committed to providing a safe and approachable atmosphere for patients, and is a firm believer that a sincere smile is powerful.

Deserea knows that she can never underestimate the impact she may have on someone’s life, and that every interaction is an opportunity to make a positive impact on others. She is focused on helping those in immediate need, and also helping their loved ones with the hope that they can enjoy a better future. Although Deserea’s primary passion is nursing, on her days off she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places. Long-term career plans include continuing her education and working on a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing. “Every day I decide that this is the type of difference I want to make.”

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 (which encourage his staff to exercise)!


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