One in every ten Americans over the age of 12 currently struggles with some form of addiction.
Whether you’re currently battling an addiction to alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, or even prescription medication, you’re reading this post because you’re ready to acknowledge how much your addiction has come to control your life.
Perhaps you’re even a friend or family member of an addict who wants to do everything they can to encourage the person they care about to get the help they so desperately need.
Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process — and although it’s seldom easy, it’s also one of the best possible decisions you can make for yourself and your future.
Addiction has likely already stolen so much from you.
Perhaps you’ve lost your job, your relationships with your family and friends, custody of a child, and most of all, your happiness and purpose.
No matter your current circumstances, you can turn things around — especially with the right help.
Read on to learn why addiction recovery in Florida is the best possible choice for you, and what you’ll get out of the process.
The Benefits of Recovery from Addiction
Before we get into the specifics of what you can expect from addiction recovery in Florida, let’s remind you why facing your addiction head-on is worth it.
Getting into professional treatment means that you’re more likely to stay clean and sober, and make it safely through the detox process. It also means that you’ll recover in a supportive community surrounded by people who know exactly what you’re going through.
There are also innumerable physical and mental health benefits of getting treatment.
If you feel like you still need a bit of convincing to kick your habit — or if you’re toying with the idea of stopping drinking/using on your own — then read on to learn about the benefits of getting professional treatment.
1. Expert Addiction Recovery in Florida Means a Safe Detox
Here’s the difficult truth about detoxing on your own: not only are you much more likely to start using/drinking again to stop the often painful symptoms of withdrawal.
You’re also much more likely to die because you’re not detoxing in a safe, controlled way.
We understand that you may be so fed up with everything your addiction has done to your life that you feel like the only way to stop is to go “cold turkey.” And while we understand the sentiment behind this idea, doing so is actually extremely dangerous.
Your body has become so used to drugs/alcohol that suddenly stopping makes you much more likely to have a stroke, a seizure, or even a heart attack that can kill you.
When you detox in a safe, medically-assisted environment, you’ll have access to medication that can help to manage the pain, allow you to sleep, and even help you to control your mood.
Trained doctors and nurses will take your vital signs and offer both mental and physical guidance throughout the process. They also know exactly what to do if you experience any kind of an emergency situation during the detox process.
You’ll emerge from detox with a clear head that you likely haven’t felt in years, and you’ll be fully ready to enter into the longer portion of treatment.
2. An Atmosphere of Accountability
Right now, we’re willing to bet that you have quite a few negative influences in your life.
They’re the people that claim to be your friends, but they never seem to have your best interests at heart.
Instead, they seem to encourage you to indulge in your worst impulses and behaviors. They’re the people you drink with, the people you get your drugs from, and the people who claim that they’re the “only ones who understand you.”
You need to remove yourself from this environment and replace these people with more positive influences in your life if you truly want to get and stay clean.
When you’re in treatment, the atmosphere of support and accountability — not to mention, encouragement when things get tough — is invaluable. You need to be around people who won’t judge you when you tell your story, and who believe in your recovery.
Together, you and the people in recovery with you are working towards a common goal: staying sober.
This kind of environment also helps you to rediscover old hobbies and passions, understand the value that you give to the world, and even allows you to serve as a role model for others.
It’s an atmosphere of empowerment — not one of social pressure.
3. Help with How to Recognize, Avoid, and Manage Triggers
One of the most valuable parts of addiction recovery is learning the best possible coping skills for addiction.
When you’re in treatment, you’ll learn to recognize your most common triggers — the things that make you think about using or make you desperately want to use.
A trigger could be a call from your old dealer on your cellphone. It could be a quick drive past your local bar, the one where you used to drink yourself into oblivion every night.
It could even be another person, a song, a scent, or anything else that played a major role in your addiction.
First, you’ll learn how to clearly identify these triggers — and having them out of your life while you’re in treatment can make this process much easier.
Then, you’ll work with your recovery team to talk about how you can avoid certain triggers. For example, is it possible for you to take a different route home after work? Can you block certain numbers on your phone, or change your number?
Of course, the unfortunate truth is that not all triggers can be avoided. Rehab teaches you that it’s not realistic to expect to be able to go through life without ever having to see another trigger. Instead, you learn how to manage these triggers.
Maybe you call your sponsor, a friend, or a relative. Maybe you head to an AA meeting. Perhaps you even go for a run, cook a fabulous meal for yourself, or get lost in a good book.
If you’re prepared for your triggers when they crop up — and they will — you’ll have a much better chance of staying sober.
4. Repaired Social Relationships
One of the most important — and the most challenging — parts of addiction recovery is recognizing the ways in which your addiction has hurt the people you care about the most.
It’s not your fault that you’re an addict, but this doesn’t mean that your actions haven’t impacted the lives of others.
In rehab, you’ll get honest with yourself about what psychological factors and past trauma may have caused you to use in the first place. Once you’re ready to acknowledge and work through those areas, you can talk about your addiction and the reasons behind it with your family.
Of course, this is far from an easy conversation.
That’s why treatment centers facilitate the first meeting between an addict in treatment and their family members. That way, you can finally acknowledge and apologize for your actions. You can also allow them to have a chance to say anything to you that would help them to be able to move forward in the relationship.
You can also talk about what kind of support you’ll need from them once you’re ready to leave treatment. This way, you can return to the people who care about you the most once you’re back in the “real world” — and not those bad influences we talked about earlier.
5. Better Physical Health
Of course, it’s certainly no secret that doing drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol takes a serious toll on your physical health.
You can do permanent damage to your liver, your brain, your lungs, your kidneys, and every other system in your body. Especially if you’ve been using for a long time, or if you use large amounts of drugs, then getting your physical health back on track is essential.
In treatment, you’ll relearn how to take care of your body and overall health.
You’ll work out, stretch, do yoga, receive massages, and much more. You’ll incorporate movement into your life again — and you may even find yourself looking forward to your daily workout!
Additionally, treatment teaches you how to rediscover a healthy diet. When you’re using or binge drinking, you’re damaging your body and depriving it of essential vitamins and nutrients.
By learning what you need to eat to have energy, stay healthy, and be able to move through your day, you’ll be ready to graduate from treatment and take much better care of yourself.
How Our Addiction Recovery Center Is Different
We know that you want nothing more than to be able to get your life back on track and to rediscover the person you were before drugs took over your life.
However, frightening statistics like the fact that anywhere between 40-60% of addicts will relapse lets you know just how vital choosing the right addiction recovery center is to your success.
Let us tell you, briefly, about what you can expect from our programs.
First, we believe in combine both holistic therapies with medication-assisted treatment, so that you’re able to learn how to cope with and manage your addiction from as many different angles as possible.
We believe in treating the whole addict, not simply helping them to “get clean.” We also treat a variety of addictions, from alcoholism to opiate addiction, a dependence on benzodiazepines, and street drugs like crack, crystal meth, heroin, and more.
Once you’ve made it through the initial detox process (as discussed above) you’ll be transferred to the inpatient Residential Treatment program. We’ve made certain that our incredible facilities are comfortable, modern, and help to create an atmosphere of serenity.
Your experience will be specifically tailored to your needs, and you’ll have access to 24/7 care. You’ll also be able to experiment with many different therapies, including individual and group therapy, trauma therapy, CBT, relapse prevention, and much more.
We also offer access to our Holistic Room, where you can receive chiropractic care, hydration therapy, massage therapy, and other treatments that will help to repair the damage addiction has done to your body.
Finally, because we want to support your long-term sobriety, we offer a year of accountability, coaching, and support after you leave our facility. We’re especially proud of our recovery management program, and consider it just as important as your initial inpatient treatment.
Are You Ready for Addiction Recovery in Florida?
Saying yes to addiction recovery in Florida will be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make. But it’s also one of the best.
You’re ready to spend time with the people you care about and begin rebuilding trust. You’re ready to remember what it’s like to wake up feeling refreshed, motivated and excited about the day to come.
You know that your addiction is destroying your mental and physical health, and you’re ready to take that power back.
At Coastal Detox, we believe in your ability to beat your addiction — and we’re committed to providing you with the best possible treatment to make it happen.
If you have more unique needs, we also suggest that you take a look at our Executive Treatment program, which is ideal for those in high-stress social or work environments.
Contact us today to begin your journey to a clean, sober, and happy life.