Recovery based on brain science

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Substances and dual-disorders hijack the brain

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BoardPrep Recovery is an innovative behavioral health center located in South Tampa, specializing in the treatment of complex dual disorders. Based on the successful physician health recovery model, BoardPrep improves long-term results through enhanced structure, coaching and ongoing recovery monitoring.

Founders John and Liz Harden developed the BoardPrep treatment method through 30+ years of clinical experience with dual-diagnosis patients. BoardPrep’s evidence-based approach improves patient follow-through and long-term outcomes. Treatment plans are customized to address the complex interplay of personal and environmental challenges, creating an optimal recovery experience.

Why Physicians Refer to BoardPrep

  • Treatment based on brain-science
  • Doctor to doctor communication
  • Vivitrol provider
  • Collaborative model
  • Concierge approach with families
  • Case management expertise
  • Hospital liaison available
  • Clinician to clinician handoff

BoardPrep Services

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Ambulatory Detox
  • In-Hospital Assessments
  • 12 Step Treatment Model
  • Recovery Residences
  • Family Program
  • Extended care
  • Interventions
  • Marchman Act

Improved Long-term Recovery Rates

BoardPrep is based on the successful physician health model. Eighty percent of treated doctors participating in prescribed follow-up remained successful. BoardPrep deploys the same “best practices” utilized for doctors, for all.

Take action to save a life!

Call 813-600-7929 now. A licensed clinician is available to talk even on weekends and evenings.

Begin the assessment and intake process today and your loved one could be safe in treatment right away or within 24 hours. We are licensed and experienced clinicians. We will help you and your loved one understand the options and make the best decision for recovery. Safety first AND results matter most!

For immediate access to our high-quality residential program, all that is required is a deposit to get the assessment and intake process started right away. The deposit will apply to the first month treatment fee. Out-of-network insurance benefits may apply but a minimum deposit for treatment is required upon admission.

Financing available here.

Medical Detox

Inpatient & Outpatient Programs

Professionals Program

Students in Recovery.


Recover from Addiction

Better long-term recovery rates

  • BoardPrep is based on the highly successful physician health model
  • Everyone deserves the same great recovery rates that are seen with physicians, nurses and pilots.
  • Doctors who go to rehab have an over 80% verified compliance and abstinence rate for five years after treatment, why?
  • At BoardPrep, the same “best practices” that create better recovery rates for doctors, are utilized for all.

The better side of Florida, in the best part of Tampa

  • Boardprep is Private and exclusive
  • Affordable and engaging
  • Career services for young adults

A Wide Range of Addiction Treatment Services to Clients Nationwide

You won’t find a higher standard of care at any other inpatient or outpatient facility than at BoardPrep Recovery Center. BoardPrep is an Accredited Behavioral Health Organization, garnering the Gold Seal for Quality from the Joint Commission. BoardPrep is an addiction treatment center that is clinician-owned by Nationally-recognized experts. BoardPrep Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol abuse rehab program with a highly experienced staff, providing compassionate treatment in safe, comfortable surroundings. BoardPrep’s highly engaging approach, tailored treatment planning and tapering follow-up offers the best hope for full recovery.

BoardPrep offers a personalized approach to addiction recovery. After a comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation, we will design an personalized plan that addresses the physical, mental, motivational, environmental, and spiritual challenges each individual faces. All treatment activities occur at the BoardPrep Recovery Center at 2522 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa. Here, BoardPrep treatment professionals blend best-practice elements into a treatment plan that is tailor-made to each individual. When the treatment day is over, many of our clients choose to stay at one of our four exclusive, gender-specific recovery residences. These safe havens give patients a place to support one another and socialize in a relaxed, luxurious and pro-recovery environment.

We also offer outpatient rehab with individually designed treatment plans. Both programs feature daily 12-step meetings, verified step work with a sponsor, and even in-home family therapy sessions. Additionally, we increase the chances of success by using innovative accountability tools like mobile breathalyzers and biomarker sampling for effective monitoring and recovery support that can lead to a fulfilling, productive new lease on life.

BoardPrep Tampa Offers Affordable, Highly Effective, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab for Treating Substance Abuse

Liz Harden, LMHC, CAP

Leading the staff of our rehabilitation center are John and Liz Harden, nationally-recognized and well-respected alcohol, drug and dual-diagnosis treatment professionals. Liz and John are pioneers in substance abuse treatment methods, with more than 55 years of combined experience in providing addiction treatment in Florida. Their mission is to provide the most engaging and effective treatment possible for alcohol and drug abuse – including addiction to cocaine, heroin, pills, marijuana, and many other substances – using the most advanced insight and technology. They lead a team of highly experienced, licensed professionals, who are committed to providing compassionate and effective addiction interventions that promote successful recovery. Plus, they specialize in providing treatment for licensed health professionals and employees in safety-sensitive positions, tailoring a treatment plan that results in professional advocacy that will help them to return to work.

John Harden, LCSW, CAP, MPH

When it’s time to find a drug and alcohol treatment center for outpatient or inpatient rehab that will help you or a loved one find the path to a healthy and happier life, turn to BoardPrep Recovery Center in Tampa, FL. BoardPrep offers same-day and next-day admission if the space is available, and we accept insurance when applicable. Contact us for more information, and begin the journey to recovery.


Joint Commission

  • Accredited Behavioral Healthcare Organization
    • Partial Hospitalization Program
    • Intensive Outpatient Program
    • Outpatient Program

State of Florida (DCF)

  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider
    • Day/Night Treatment with Community Housing
    • Intensive Outpatient Program
    • Outpatient Program