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Alcoholism and drug addiction represent a growing public health crisis in this country that is devastating individuals, families and whole communities. Each year, tens of thousands of Americans die because of drug or alcohol-related overdoses—a death count that is steadily rising—while a countless number of Americans succumb to other health effects of drugs and/or alcohol.
But they don’t have to.
If substance abuse is ruining your life, causing health problems, or raising quality-of-life concerns for you or a loved one, professional treatment can help. Our drug and alcohol programs are for anyone over the age of 18, male or female, who may be struggling with a substance use disorder and/or dual diagnosis (a co-occurring mental disorder).
Beach House Center for Recovery saved my life. I went there in June of 2016, and I haven’t touched a substance since. – Richard
Not every alcohol or drug treatment program is the same: successful recovery can depend to a great extent on choosing a treatment center you can trust. As a South Florida-based drug rehab facility, Beach House Center for Recovery is known both locally and nationally as a center for clinical excellence in treating alcoholism and drug addiction.
Whether you’re looking for a trusted alcoholism treatment program and want a safe and comfortable detox or are searching for a drug treatment program with a track record of positive treatment outcomes, you’ve come to the right place. This overview of our drug and alcohol treatment programs will provide you with answers to commonly asked questions, so that you can make an informed decision about next steps in getting help.
Why Choose Our Center?
Here are the biggest reasons so many people choose our center over other rehab facilities nationwide:
Our Positive Treatment Outcomes – These consistently outperform those for our competitors. By applying a “client-directed, outcome-informed” approach that is highly personalized to the needs of each client, and by measuring our outcomes with the help of an independent third party, we are continuously evaluating what is working well and what can be done better in serving our clients’ treatment needs.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) – We employ the latest medical advances in treating addiction. MAT is therefore an option that our in-house psychiatrist can recommend to clients (depending on the drug of abuse, their history of addiction, and other factors that an in-depth medical and psychiatric assessment administered at the start of treatment may reveal). MAT has been evidenced to reduce rates of relapse for certain substance use disorders.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) helps to manage the symptoms that can lead to relapse and helps to sustain sobriety. We know the best results come with an interdisciplinary approach that combines medication with behavioral therapy in treating the physical and psychological roots of addiction. MAT is an important part of that approach. – Medical Director Dr. Meera Joseph, MD
An OTP-certified, On-Site Pharmacy – Unlike many providers, Beach House enjoys the designation of being an “OTP” or “Opioid Treatment Program,” which is the highest level of certification that an addiction treatment provider can attain, based on a strict accreditation process that requires the oversight and approval of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Our in-house pharmacy can therefore dispense all medications, from naltrexone to more highly regulated MATs, quickly, conveniently and right on site at our facility.
Our Track Record in the Community as a Trusted Florida Provider – Beach House is known locally for its high safety standards. Our medical staff can and do provide one-on-one, 24/7 medical monitoring to clients who need it. We also have strong working relationships with hospitals in the area, including Jupiter, JFK, and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, which regularly refer clients to us. Their close proximity also ensures that Beach House clients are guaranteed an extra layer of support and peace of mind in cases of medical emergency.
Low Client-Therapist Ratio – One way that we strive to measure, cultivate and continually improve therapeutic alliance is by providing a very low client-therapist ratio. In contrast to other drug treatment providers in Florida and nationwide, Beach House offers a strikingly low client-therapist ratio— 7:1 as opposed to the industry average of 11:1. This ensures more personalized attention to treatment needs, even during group therapy sessions.
Therapeutic Alliance – We place a strong emphasis on “therapeutic alliance” (the degree of connection and rapport between a client and their therapist)—and strive to provide this to every client who comes through our doors. Research suggests that a strong therapeutic alliance may be the single biggest predictor of success in recovery.
I’ve personally witnessed what the research also shows: that a strong therapeutic alliance substantially improves clinical outcomes, by boosting client engagement and retention during treatment. – Chief Clinical Officer Anna Ciulla, LMHC, RD, LD
Our Facility and Location – Our state-of-the art facility offers a full continuum of substance abuse care, all within the safety and convenience of one peaceful, self-contained campus in sunny Juno Beach, Florida, and is a very popular reason for choosing Beach House Center for Recovery over other rehab options.
More About What Our Facilities Are Like and Where They Are
Prospective clients often want to know what our facilities are like and where they are. In addition to the natural beauty of its coastal surroundings—our campus is a short walk from the beach and adjacent to miles of pristine beach preserve—we are conveniently accessible to all major airports and area hospitals. We are also right in the middle of one of the nation’s leading recovery hubs (South Florida), with a direct line to an impressive network of recovery groups and resources.
Our facility offers the following amenities and accommodations.
- Brand new, beautifully furnished, bright and modern living spaces, each room equipped with its own bathroom and complete with upgraded features
- An open but secluded campus that’s both cozy and inviting, promoting the socialization of clients during their stay while also honoring their need for privacy
- Fully furnished, private and semi-private apartment residences
- 24-hour staff who are available to attend to your questions and needs as they arise
- A private, in-house chef and healthy and delicious, nutritionist-prepared meals
- Luxury spa services, including a massage twice a week
- A fully equipped gym and outside pool
Because of our close proximity to the beach, clients also can enjoy various beach-related activities that in addition to being fun and recreational also support their long-term recovery:
- Early morning beach runs
- Sunrise meditation
- Beach volleyball
- Body surfing
- Sunbathing with a book
- Collecting sea shells
- Leisurely walks along our many neighboring trails of beach preserve
- World-class golfing
- Visits to the Loggerhead Marineline Center to learn about and help endangered turtles
The staff was understanding, compassionate and helpful. The food was excellent, and the facility was beautiful. – Amadeo
“Am I an Addict?”- How to Determine Whether You Need Treatment
Only a qualified professional can help you determine whether you need treatment for drugs or alcohol. (Our dedicated addiction counselors are available 24/7 to answer related questions, and can provide you with a free consultation.) However, these criteria from the American Psychiatric Association for diagnosing substance use disorders may help you discern whether you have a substance abuse problem that warrants further consultation:
- Do you use drugs or alcohol more frequently than originally intended?
- Are you unable to stop drinking or using one or more drugs— even though you want to?
- Do you spend a lot of time trying to get drugs or alcohol?
- Do you experience cravings (or compulsions) to drink or use drugs?
- Have you fallen behind on your obligations at work, school, and/or home as a result of your substance use?
- Have you lost interest in old hobbies or stopped engaging in activities that you used to enjoy, because of your substance use?
- As a consequence of your substance use, are you having problems in your personal relationships?
- Have you developed a tolerance for the substance (meaning you need more of the substance in order to get the same pleasurable effects)?
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms without the substance?
If you answered “yes” to even one of the above questions, drugs or alcohol may be hurting your quality of life, or worse— destroying your present and future. Call our dedicated counselors today for a free consultation.
What Is Drug Addiction and What Causes It?
“Drug addiction” is a complex but treatable illness that, with professional detox and treatment, you can recover from. Usually a pattern of substance abuse develops as an effort to cope with mental, emotional, or physical pain and can be stress-related. Many people begin using one or more substances in an effort to self-medicate the symptoms of an underlying mental disorder such as anxiety or depression.
Learn more about Dual Diagnosis Treatment.
Common roots and causes of addiction include:
- Trauma or abuse
- Mental illness
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Loss of a loved one
- Chronic pain or medical conditions
I was very sick when I went to Beach House, and they helped me in every way to get through my addiction successfully. – Loree
What Is Drug Addiction Rehab?
Your best prospect of recovery from drug addiction, including alcohol, will therefore be a comprehensive and individualized treatment approach that addresses the roots of your addiction— not just the mental and physical symptoms of withdrawal that will occur during detox.
At Beach House Center for Recovery, “drug addiction rehab” refers to detox and treatment in seamless combination: first, a medically managed detox, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to relieve cravings (where appropriate); second, at least 35 days of residential treatment immediately after detox, consisting of a highly intensive daily regimen of group and individual therapies, within a safe, sober living environment.
Today, preventing and treating addiction means understanding clients’ personal needs along with a complex set of clinical considerations. Abstinence-based treatment, medically-assisted treatment and adverse childhood experiences must be understood and incorporated into treatment plans, when appropriate, to address the root causes of addiction and generate lasting recovery. – Chief Clinical Officer Anna Ciulla, LMHC, RD, LD
Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms – How Long Do They Last?
Drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms are frequently an indication of a chemical dependency and/or addiction, for which detox and treatment is necessary. These symptoms, which can be physical, mental, and emotional, can vary depending on the substance, a person’s individual makeup (their medical history, age and other factors), and the length and severity of the addiction.
These mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms can occur during withdrawal from most substances:
- Anxiety (from mere restlessness and an inability to concentrate to full-blown panic attacks)
- Depression (feeling down or having little interest or enjoyment in anything)
- Sleep issues (trouble falling or staying asleep)
- Poor appetite
- Memory problems
Common physical symptoms that can happen during withdrawal:
- Stomach and GI issues (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps)
- Tightness in the chest
- Respiratory problems
- Irregular heartbeat and palpitations
- Tingling sensations
- Muscle aches and tension, tremors, and twitches
The most serious withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening, only further underlining the importance of a medically managed detox:
- Heart attacks
- Delirium tremens (DTs)
- Grand mal seizures
Many of these symptoms peak and begin to diminish over a period of roughly seven days immediately following cessation of drug or alcohol use (sometimes described as “acute withdrawal”). Some of these symptoms can linger on or begin to develop only after a thorough detox, as part of a common phenomenon known as “post-acute withdrawal syndrome” (PAWS).
What Happens After Detox?
PAWS is another reason we recommend at least 35 days of inpatient rehab immediately after inpatient drug detox or alcohol detox. After detox is when clients can begin to address the individualized roots of their addiction via intensive therapies in group and individual settings. (Learn more about the evidence-based behavioral therapies for addiction that we employ.)
After detox and inpatient rehab, our Intensive Outpatient Program is a stepdown level of care that immerses clients in a less intensive, residential regimen of daily therapy while equipping them for life after rehab.
The first 28 days of recovery are a time when the client is experiencing acute withdrawal, followed by post-acute withdrawal syndrome. This is also the time when relationships are being established and re-established with their primary therapist and close loved ones. It is after the initial detox period that the underlying issues can be addressed that may have led to or worsened substance abuse and held the client back from achieving their recovery goals.– Medical Director Dr. Meera Joseph, MD
Life After Treatment – What Happens After Leaving Our Programs
Like you, we were interested in learning more about what happens to our clients after they leave our programs, so we asked an independent third party to conduct a one-year follow-up survey of clients who had graduated from our programs. Here is what we found:
- 62 percent of our past clients were either full-time employed or in school following discharge.
- More than half of our past clients said they were “very happy” with their quality of life.
- 67 percent of clients said they met with a therapist after their discharge, and just under half of our clients said they were continuing to meet with a therapist one year later. (Ongoing maintenance therapy is one measure of progress in recovery.)
For a majority of the clients who finish our programs, then, life after treatment looks a whole lot brighter than it did before entering our programs. With our help in the form of referrals to trusted sober living environments (SLEs) and resume building and vocational coaching—integrated components of our Intensive Outpatient Program—many of our clients are able to immediately transition into SLEs, jobs and/or schools upon completion of our programs. Many of our clients also choose to stay in a program of continuing care that allows them to receive ongoing maintenance therapy and other aftercare services, as helpful relapse prevention and preventative mental healthcare.
What Are the Challenges of Inpatient Drug Rehab?
Anything worth doing or achieving in this life will come with challenges— inpatient drug rehab included. Challenges that can present themselves during the treatment process may include: costs of treatment, finding a good treatment facility, spending a prolonged period of time away from home and loved ones, the temptation to quit treatment early and against medical advice, and transitioning back into the community after rehab. At Beach House Center for Recovery, we understand that such challenges are par for the course, and we work with clients and families to make them scalable.
What Insurance Policies Are Accepted?
Related to the challenge of affording treatment: insurance coverage, and how to know whether participation in our treatment programs will be covered and to what extent. Thanks to recent changes in federal healthcare laws, many substance abuse care services receive full or partial coverage via most private insurance plans.
Beach House Center for Recovery accepts most private insurance plans, including some “Health Insurance Marketplace” plans. Learn what they are.
For those without insurance, or for whom costs not covered by insurance may be a hardship, we offer flexible financing options. We strive to make treatment as affordable as possible for everyone, regardless of their circumstances— even if that means referring you to another trusted provider that can help. Nobody should have to lose one more day to drugs and alcohol because of worries about the cost of treatment.