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Why Choose Florida For Your Drug Rehab Location

By Jenny Hunt, Palm Partners Recovery Center

February 6, 2012


Choosing a drug rehab is a very important decision. Not all drug rehab facilities are the same, and you want to find a drug rehab that is right for you. There are many drug rehab facilities in Florida. Most use the “Florida model” which means that there is a gradual phasing process that occurs. First, the individual goes through a safe, medical detox, followed by a stay in a residential treatment facility, then to a halfway house.

When choosing a drug rehab location, you should ask the drug rehab facility several questions about their facility and treatment program. The first portion of drug rehab is detox. Some drug rehab facilities offer detox; others send you to an outside detox facility until the detox process is complete. When researching drug rehab facilities, you should ask about their detox process. If they have an in-house facility, find out how long the process usually takes, what they do to make the withdrawal process more comfortable, and what their accommodations are like. If the detox facility is a separate entity from the drug rehab facility, find out where it is located and get the phone number so that you can ask the same questions.  Fear of withdrawal is often the biggest barrier to treatment for drug addicts and alcoholics. It is important that a detox facility provide a safe, comfortable, and clean environment for the process.

Usually, in drug rehab in Florida, detox is followed by a stay in a residential treatment center. Florida has hundreds of residential drug rehab facilities.  You should research the drug rehab carefully before you decide. It is important to find a facility with experience in the field, and resources to deal with your specific issues.

Drug rehab in Florida is a good choice for many people because it is a location change. Moving away from old friends and acquaintances that you used or drank with can be crucial in early recovery. Also, a location change can help you escape people, places, or situations that may trigger you to relapse. Going to drug rehab in Florida can help your chances of recovery.

Florida has one of the biggest and most vibrant recovery communities in the world. There are hundreds of 12-step meetings each week in some parts of Florida. Going to drug rehab in Florida can help you integrate into the recovery community. Becoming active in the recovery community is crucial during early sobriety. You can make sober friends, participate in sober activities, and form a support group of like-minded individuals. It is vital that recovering addicts and alcoholics learn how to enjoy themselves in recovery. Most drug addicts and alcoholics have no idea how to have fun without the use of drugs or alcohol. It is so important that recovering alcoholics and drug addicts learn or re-learn how to enjoy things again, because if we aren’t enjoying life, we will not stay sober.

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