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With any substance use disorder, the cues to drink or use drugs are usually so strong that, in the absence of medical and clinical interventions administered by caring professionals within a safe, supportive and sober residential environment, relapse is virtually inevitable. On the other hand, residential treatment is associated with better recovery outcomes, including lower risks of an addiction relapse and better retention in a plan of treatment. In fact, research shows these success rates only go up the longer the program of inpatient rehab.
At Beach House we understand these challenges and realities unique to recovery, and have designed our inpatient rehab programs accordingly— so that, whether it is our 35-Day Inpatient Alcohol Rehab, 35-Day Inpatient Drug Rehab or 60+ Day, Long-Term Residential Treatment program, anyone serious about finding lasting freedom from drugs or alcohol can have peace of mind knowing they are getting only the most evidence-and-outcomes-based treatment available.
Here is what to expect from our inpatient rehab programs:
- Medically supervised inpatient treatment for a minimum of 35 days
- Medication-Assisted Treatment for drug or alcohol cravings, where appropriate
- 7:1 client-therapist ratio (well below industry standards at 11:1)
- State-of-the-art, brand-new facility in beautiful Juno Beach, Florida, located near miles of quiet beach preserve
- Caring and experienced medical and clinical professionals
- Evidence-based clinical interventions
- 12-step recovery groups
- The option of family therapy through our Family Program
- Renowned high safety standard including 24/7, one-on-one medical monitoring for clients who need it
What Is Inpatient Rehab?
Inpatient rehab is a residential program of drug and alcohol treatment that treats the underlying roots of addiction with a comprehensive and personalized plan of care that consists of:
- Medically supervised detox from one or more substances
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) where appropriate to curb drug or alcohol cravings and ease the transition into abstinence and recovery
- Evidence-based behavioral therapies that address addiction triggers such as stress, trauma and/or an underlying mental condition like anxiety or depression, providing clients with healthy coping skills and effective tools for relapse prevention
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
At Beach House, clients live on campus for a minimum of 35 days while they receive 24/7 medical and clinical care, seven days a week, starting with a medically supervised detox. During the entirety of their stay, clients reside at our new, state-of-the-art facility, which is located near miles of quiet beach preserve in the charming coastal town of Juno Beach, Florida. Here, within a warm and supportive, family-like environment, they immerse themselves in an intensive, daily routine of various group and individual therapies. Guided by caring and experienced medical and clinical professionals, clients learn new life skills and therapeutic coping tools, develop systems of support, such as 12-step recovery groups, and discover the ingredients of a healthy recovery lifestyle— all as part of the Beach House pledge: people, purpose and passion.
The therapists and group facilitators did an amazing job in keeping me engaged while educating me on my disease and helping me process its emotional and behavioral components. The medical staff, especially nursing, made sure all of my medical needs were met on a daily basis.” – Michelle
Benefits of Inpatient Rehab vs. Outpatient Care
There are many benefits to choosing inpatient rehab. They include:
- Better detox completion rates
- A seamless and immediate transition from detox to inpatient services (which researchers have concluded improves long-term recovery outcomes)
- 24/7 medical and clinical supervision
- Greater intensity of care, which research associates with better treatment outcomes
- A supportive community of residential peers
- The absence of former environmental triggers to drink or use drugs
- Higher treatment completion rates (also linked with better long-term recovery outcomes)
These benefits are unique to inpatient rehab. Outpatient care is a separate, less intensive, stepdown level of care that, while appropriate for some clients, does not offer the same benefits.
Inpatient Rehab at Beach House – What Sets It Apart
Inpatient rehab at Beach House is characterized by a number of unique features that help to explain why our treatment outcomes consistently outperform the industry average.
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
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.
Medication-Assisted Treatment – We also employ the latest medical advances in treating addiction. Medication-Assisted Treatment (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.
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.
An unsupervised drug or alcohol detox can be medically dangerous. We have a well-rounded team of medical and psychiatric providers who are able to provide a multidisciplinary treatment program. Co-occurring medical conditions (“comorbidities”) are closely monitored so that the patient can focus on the detox and recovery process while being assured that all aspects of their health are being managed.” – Medical Director Dr. Meera Joseph, MD
What to Expect from an Inpatient Rehab Program
The main goal of inpatient rehab is to provide clients with the various recovery supports they will need—and which Beach House offers in the form of a highly individualized plan of medically and clinically integrated care—in order to achieve long-term freedom from one or more substances. Clients at this level of care therefore can expect to receive ongoing monitoring by our medical team (as needed) for any post-detox occurrence of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). They also can expect to participate daily in group and individual therapy with therapists who are credentialed in the following evidence-based clinical interventions (also known as “best practices”) for substance use disorders:
- Trauma-Informed Therapy, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, helps clients heal from the experiences of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are often at the root of substance abuse. Our therapists teach clients DBT skills involving how to manage the painful emotions associated with a post-traumatic stress response, so that clients can successfully overcome this very common relapse trigger. In addition to these DBT skills, clients learn how to develop the following cognitive-behavioral tools through trauma-informed therapy: grounding skills, resource building, safe place work, and resiliency skills.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is another form of psychotherapy that, based on ongoing research into its comparative effectiveness next to other interventions, qualifies as a “best practice” in treating addiction. Our CBT-certified therapists work with clients to change the particular cognitive and behavioral patterns that feed their addiction to one or more drugs — and to replace them with healthier coping skills, in the way of alternative forms of thinking, relating and acting.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered form of substance abuse counseling that seeks to facilitate positive change and a desire for change on the part of the client. Through motivational interviewing, our experienced therapists help gently steer clients towards freedom from addiction by encouraging greater self-awareness and a self-directed willingness to grow.
- Medication-Assisted Treatment can be very effective during inpatient drug rehab and after, depending on the person and the nature of their addiction. After a comprehensive assessment by our on-site, addictions-certified psychiatrist, clients may receive medication assistance for their particular chemical dependency and medical needs, and for any co-occurring diagnoses such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Mindfulness Meditation has become an important component in addiction recovery programs across the nation— and rightly so: multiple studies through the years have shown its effectiveness in treating substance use disorders. With the guidance of our experienced staff, clients at Beach House thus learn helpful techniques for practicing greater, non-judgmental attentiveness to their inner and outer worlds. Clients can take these tools with them when they leave, with the result that they become more resilient to relapse.
More and more clinicians have seen the positive impact that mindfulness meditation has on clients in the treatment setting. Clients have benefited from the way that it helps with impulse control.” – Chief Clinical Officer Anna Ciulla, LMHC, RD, LD
- Yoga, as another evidence-based practice promoting mindfulness and relaxation, yields great benefits for Beach House Clients. Certified yoga instructors lead clients through exercises that increase bodily awareness and holistic well-being (as the healthy integration of mind, body and spirit). This tool can serve clients well as an effective stress-busting tool — stress is a common trigger of relapse — when they leave our facility.
- 12-Step Peer Support and Life Skills Groups feature prominently in our daily, residential treatment program. Studies show that participation in 12-Step recovery groups like Narcotics Anonymous significantly reduces the likelihood of relapse during the first critical year post-rehab. At Beach House, we offer 12-Step and other peer support options to our clients. Within the safety of these recovery groups, our clients learn crucial life skills pertaining to anger management, trauma-based issues, grief and loss, and cravings and relapse prevention.
- Family Therapy is a critical therapeutic dimension to finding freedom from addiction. Our family therapists invite clients’ closest support system into their healing and recovery process, with the understanding that this support network will be an essential safety net post-rehab, one that’s found to be instrumental in preventing relapse. (Learn more about our Family Program.)
How Long Does Inpatient Rehab Take?
The exact length of a client’s program of inpatient rehab can depend on a variety of factors, such as the severity of the addiction, prescribed course of treatment, level of insurance coverage, and personal considerations related to job and family. At Beach House, we recommend a minimum of 35 days in inpatient rehab, but we also encourage longer lengths of rehab based on research showing that long-term treatment is associated with better outcomes.
How to Pay for Inpatient Rehab
We understand that the cost of inpatient treatment is an important consideration for most prospective clients, so we strive to make our residential treatment options as affordable as possible for anyone serious about finding lasting freedom from addiction. Beach House accepts all major insurance carriers, which are now required by law to provide full or partial reimbursement for substance abuse treatment, depending on the plan. We also work with clients to develop flexible financing options that will accommodate their budget.
Get more details regarding pricing and insurance coverage for alcohol inpatient rehab. For more information and advice regarding how to pay for inpatient rehab and why it’s a worthwhile investment, check out these articles:
- How to Find Addiction Treatment if You Don’t Have Health Insurance
- How to Prepare Financially Before Entering Treatment
- What Are the Cost Benefits of Going to Rehab?