Drug Rehab Treatments
Why Choose Beachway?
As one of the most reputable and accredited treatment centers in Florida, Beachway is known as being one of the best drug rehab centers in the country. With a staff of trained therapists and medical professionals, we can offer comprehensive care that is innovative and compassionate. We also offer financing for rehab as an additional way to ensure you can enter treatment.
Other reasons to trust Beachway’s drug abuse treatment programs include:
Located just steps away from the beautiful and sunny Boynton Beach, the atmosphere at Beachway is exotic, lush and green. The tropical locale is the ideal place to get started on the road to recovery and enjoy life to its fullest while sober. Luxurious private rooms and tastefully decorated common areas evoke a feeling of tranquility and peace that is vital to recovery from drug addiction.
The Holistic Approach
At Beachway, we value a holistic approach to drug rehab treatments. This means we focus on healing the mind, body and soul of our clients through expert medical care, therapy, nutrition and health services. We believe in preparing clients to live long, happy, healthy lives outside of rehab.
The facility itself accepts only 40 clients at once. This is to keep a light caseload for our therapists while also offering a sense of privacy to clients looking to relax and get away. By limiting the number of clients we take on, we can guarantee each individual receives the care and attention they deserve.
Activities and Spa Services
As one of the best drug rehabilitation centers in the US, Beachway offers clients amenities and services that are unparalleled in the rehab industry. Between activities such as yoga, beach excursions, fishing, equine therapy, bowling and more, and the full range of spa services available, clients are given the opportunity to find joy in a sober life. Activities and spa services help to improve confidence and instill a positive outlook in clients during their recovery.
At Beachway, we understand that drug addiction treatment must be catered to the specific needs and medical requirements of the clients. This means providing treatments to best suit individuals. With a combination of group and private therapies, we create recovery plans that are effective and lasting. We even offer faith-based healing that includes Christian Bible study, prayer, and meditation.
Whether you or a loved one has been battling addiction for several years, or you are simply noticing the current adverse effects of drug abuse in your life, Beachway has a unique program designed to get you sober and prevent relapse. We offer effective drug rehab programs for pregnant women, veterans, and seniors among many others. We also have one of the country’s top opiate rehab centers helping fight the opiate epidemic plaguing the US.
Raising Standards for Rehabilitation
Beachway ranks in the top 1% of addiction treatment facilities in the country. That’s because we’re focused on providing the highest standard of substance abuse treatment. Our commitment to delivering quality and meeting rigorous standards is acknowledged by a Joint Commission independent review.
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the reasons that drug addiction is considered a disease is that it results from a combination of biological, behavioral, and environmental factors. The condition is partially genetic, in that children of addicts and alcoholics are more likely to use themselves. However, there’s also a behavioral component, in that certain people have personality traits that make them more prone to using. Finally, there’s an environmental aspect of addiction in that people might use to deal with or escape painful circumstances in their lives.
There’s no easy answer to the question of why people do drugs in the first place. Some of the many motives include masking emotions, avoiding struggles, dealing with life events, self-medicating, and fitting in with peers. While there are various reasons that people begin experimenting with drugs, they often continue to use because drugs change the way the brain operates, affecting their ability to control urges and hindering their self-control. In fact, the compulsion to use is so strong that drug addicts are at risk of relapsing even after years of sobriety.
Expert opinions differ about which drug is the most addictive. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) notes that cocaine is highly addictive because of its ability to boost feelings of alertness, excitement, and pleasure. In order to maintain the euphoric state that comes with cocaine abuse, users often binge on the drug, taking doses back to back. Additionally, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) notes that heroin is highly addictive. In fact, an estimated 25 percent of those who try heroin one time become addicted to the drug at some point.
One of the most basic definitions of drug abuse is a desperate desire to obtain and take a substance, usually in increasing quantities. You don’t have to be addicted to heroin to be considered a drug abuser. On the contrary, drug abuse applies to the misuse of any drug, even alcohol or cigarettes.
Drug users and their families should note that drug abuse and drug addiction are not synonymous terms. Someone who abuses drugs might not be an addict. The difference is that drug addicts are dependent on their substances of choice and prone to withdrawal symptoms if they stop using.
While drug abuse refers to the misuse of substances, drug addiction is a serious, chronic disease that affects the way the brain functions. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, drug addicts suffer problems related to the brain’s reward, motivation, and memory components. Addicts are defined by their drug-seeking behavior and usually demonstrate strong physiological, psychological, and emotional dependence on the substances in question. The consequences of drug addiction can be physical, psychological, and even legal. Left untreated, drug addicts often face jail time and suffer disability or even premature death.
Gateway drugs refer to habit-forming drugs that are not necessarily addictive on their own, but that often inspire users to experiment with more serious substances.
Not all addicts start out with gateway drugs like alcohol or marijuana, but many do. In fact, the National Epidemiological Study of Alcohol Use and Related Disorders reports that adults who used marijuana were more likely to develop an alcohol disorder than those that did not use marijuana. Still, it’s worth noting that most people who use marijuana do not go on to become more serious drug users.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about drug addicts and their loved ones. And unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. If you suspect that you or a loved one is addicted to drugs, the first step is to seek as much information as possible. Along with learning about the facts of addiction – including potential causes and triggers – you should strive to educate yourself about the range of treatment options. For example, many addicts opt to enter treatment programs like the ones available at Beachway. Others choose to join AA, enter into therapy, talk to a faith counselor, or do all of the above. Along with helping your loved one select the best treatment option, you can encourage him or her to work through the shame so that they feel comfortable talking to you about the problem. The goal is to build a strong relationship that will persist through good times and bad.
The Mayo Clinic offers some signs that might indicate a person is using drugs. If a friend or loved one is demonstrating one or more of the following, you might want to try to get that individual help:
- School or work troubles, including habitual lateness, poor performance, and low grades
- General exhaustion or lack of interest in activities the person previously enjoyed
- Decline in physical appearance or grooming habits
- New relationship problems or sudden breakups
- Secretive behavior or acting inappropriately
- Money problems such as overspending or attempting to borrow money
- Sudden weight loss or lack of appetite
- Getting defensive when asked about drug use.
It’s important to note that no two people are the same, and symptoms might vary based on factors like personality, age, and drug of choice.
You can take legal recourse if you believe a drug dealer is operating in your area or selling to your loved one. If you believe you have observed illegal drug trafficking, you can submit a tip to your local DEA office online or by phone. According to Project Know, you have the right to report drug activity anonymously, so don’t feel pressured to share your name or other identifying characteristics.
Just as there’s no one way that people act while taking drugs, there’s no single reason that people start using. While some individuals might be more prone to drug addiction because of a family history of the disease, others opt to take drugs to fit in with peers or deal with a traumatic life event. People who use to reduce physical or emotional pain are often said to be self-medicating. Similarly, personality traits like impulsivity and a preference for immediate rewards can make someone more likely to use.