If you are considering going to a drug rehab, you probably have good reason to go. Are you afraid to face the day without your drug of choice, either to get through another day or to avoid terrible withdrawal symptoms? Do you spend a good deal of your time and money on getting your drug or drugs of choice? Have you caught a drug-related charge? Lost your job or been kicked out of school because of drugs or alcohol? Have you pawned or sold off your things or stolen from others to afford your habit? If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you should consider a drug rehab to help you stop the insanity of constantly having to feed an ever-worsening drug habit.
What is A Drug Rehab?
A drug rehab is a facility that specializes in helping people get off drugs and alcohol in a safe way. Not only that, a drug rehab offers services, therapy, and education so that you can learn how to live a life without depending on drugs. It’s not enough to stop taking drugs and get them out of your system; it’s learning a new way of life and healthy coping methods and mechanisms so you don’t go back to your old way of dealing with life – using drugs.
5 Reasons to Go to a South Florida Drug Rehab
South Florida is an ideal destination for getting clean. Here are 5 top reasons to go to a drug rehab in South Florida:
#1 It’s is the Recovery Capital of America
South Florida is saturated with drug treatment programs and services for the recovering addict and alcoholic. There are tons of South Florida drug rehabs, treatment facilities, detox centers, and the like from which you can choose. Many are alike, with small or great differences in their approach to treating addiction. You have the advantage of choosing which one will best suit you.
#2 The Weather
You can’t beat the weather in South Florida. It’s sunny and warm with plenty of access to beaches with idyllic clear blue waters and soft, white sands. Weather is a valid concern when choosing a destination to start over. That is because detoxing from drugs and beginning a new life can and will be uncomfortable and at times rough. Believe me, you will want to be in a South Florida drug rehab because it’s a comfortable and relaxing environment.
#3 “Florida Model” Rehab
Something quite unique to South Florida drug rehab programs is what is called the Florida Model. This approach to treatment is different from the traditional stand-alone treatment programs that exist everywhere else in the country. Florida Model drug rehabs consist of a main campus where will go for one-on-one and group therapy and other services and then separate living quarters that are private apartments. You will live in an apartment with one or two roommates as if you would outside of being in treatment, so it resembles “normal life.” Everywhere else, rehab takes place in a stand-alone facility which means that you live in a dormitory-like setting, with everything under one roof. This is the way of old institutions and is becoming obsolete.
#4 Large Recovery Network
Going to a South Florida drug rehab is also a good idea because of the large recovery network here. If you plan to join a 12 Step fellowship, there are tons of meetings to choose from which is convenient especially if you decide to stay in South Florida once you complete treatment, even if for just a little while. Once you start working, it’s nice to have a lot of different meetings to choose from because you can fit them into your work schedule. Besides meetings, there are simply a lot of sober people in South Florida which means more opportunity to meet and make sober friends and have social events that don’t revolve around drugs and alcohol. All of this will bolster your success at sobriety.
#5 Job Opportunities
I went to a South Florida drug rehab and decided to stay in the area after treatment and was able to do so because I had a lot of job opportunities in early recovery. Again, because South Florida is the Recovery Capital, many employers themselves are in recovery, know someone in recovery, or are at least aware of what recovery is. I have had the fortune of finding job opportunities that I could be open and honest with my employers about my recovery and who were, in turn, very supportive of me. Other parts of the country are not so open-minded and supportive of people in recovery from drug addiction.
If you or your loved one is in need of a South Florida Drug Rehab, please give us a call at 800-951-6135.