Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Written by Heather Baker-Carr

Addiction affects one in seven Americans in their lifetime, according to former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. In his 2016 report, he said, “Alcohol and drug addiction take an enormous toll on individuals, families, and communities. Most Americans know someone who has been touched by an alcohol or a drug use disorder, yet 90% of people with a substance use disorder are not getting treatment. That has to change.”

  • Are you struggling with substance abuse?
  • Is your life spiraling out of your control?
  • Do you think you may have a serious problem?

If so, it’s time to seek help.

While addiction often leads to feelings of hopelessness for substance abusers and their families, it doesn’t have to be that way. Drug rehab and addiction treatment is accessible and offers a path to sober living and a life free of addiction. All you have to do is take that next step toward recovery.

If you or someone in your life is struggling with substance abuse, and you’re constantly worried about their health and safety, get in touch. At Beachway Therapy Center, we offer the most effective drug rehab in South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment starts with identifying the problem, identifying successful treatment, and offering an environment of consistent support before, during, and after treatment.

Continue reading to learn more about addiction, drug rehab treatment, and how Beachway can help you or someone you know to achieve an addiction-free life.

What Is Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment?

Beachway treats co-occurring disorders that may accompany addiction, while treating the substance use disorder. If left untreated, co-occurring disorders can lead to relapse. Treating all co-occurring disorders insures a better recovery outcome from a substance use disorder. Beachway treats many common co-occurring disorders, along with addiction:

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Bipolar disorder

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Other behavioral
health concerns

What Is Drug Addiction and How Does It Begin?

Drug addiction, sometimes referred to as substance use disorder, is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a disease that impacts an individual’s brain and behaviors and eventually causes a loss of control over drug, alcohol, or medication use. Addiction can start simply with experimental use or borrowing a prescription drug from a friend, for example. The risk of a full-blown addiction depends on the substance, as some drugs (including opioids and cocaine) are more addictive than others.

As a person continues to use drugs, they need more of the same substance to get the same high, and it becomes increasingly difficult to function without a fix. Without the drug, the user feels symptoms of withdrawal. This vicious cycle sets the stage for long-term substance abuse and dependence that can potentially destroy the life of the drug user and the ones with whom they are close.

What Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is a drug addiction treatment program that allows patients to focus solely on recovery. Because inpatient treatment is residential, patients are removed from the temptations and stressful events they would normally experience in their everyday lives.

A comprehensive, all-inclusive drug rehab facility provides a safe, supportive environment with evidence-based therapies, typically lasting between 30 and 90 days. Inpatient treatment also provides the medical and psychiatric care necessary to address other factors that can accompany drug addiction:

  • Co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Physical health needs
  • Struggling family members
  • Case management
  • Long-term aftercare planning

Because of the supportive environment and separation from relapse triggers and temptation, Inpatient drug treatment centers are generally the most effective treatment for substance abuse and drug addiction, but they do require full commitment. Entering an inpatient drug rehab facility means time away from family, work, school, and friends. Patients accustomed to being in control of their environments may have difficulties adjusting to a set schedule where activities and environments are controlled and restricted. However, having the experience and wisdom of medical experts and professionals in this crucial time is very helpful and can lead to lifelong recovery.

At Beachway, we include all the following as part of our inpatient treatment program:

  • Food and housing
  • All amenities
  • Intensive individual, group, and family therapy
  • Medical supervision
  • Holistic treatments

Outpatient treatment is a method of drug addiction rehab that gives patients the freedom to continue working and living in their own homes. It’s an effective treatment option for patients who may not be able to get time away from responsibilities and don’t need inpatient care. Intensive outpatient treatment is also generally less expensive than residential drug treatment programs. However, outpatient treatment may not be the best option for patients regularly tempted by drugs and alcohol in their current situation.

In this kind of treatment program, patients are responsible for their housing, transportation, food, and personal care. Their hours of therapy are limited and are not as intensive as in inpatient therapies. Outpatient treatment also requires fewer hours of group or individual therapy.

Beachway Therapy Center offers three different levels of outpatient drug rehab treatment:

  • Partial hospitalization (PHP): This level of treatment generally provides 20 or more hours of services each week for patients not requiring constant care or supervision. PHP can be beneficial for patients struggling with addiction and co-occurring conditions.
  • Intensive outpatient treatment: This level of treatment usually includes nine or more hours of services each week. This can be beneficial for patients struggling with addiction and co-occurring conditions. Patients can attend a variety of individual, group, and family therapies, along with holistic rehabilitation.
  • Outpatient treatment: This level of treatment includes nine or fewer hours of services per week to support addiction recovery. These services can include motivational enhancement therapies and strategies, holistic addiction treatment, and support groups.

What Is Aftercare Drug Rehab?

Leaving an inpatient rehabilitation center presents all sorts of challenges for patients. It can be beneficial for patients, after returning to their independent lives, to retain the support of their rehab specialists. Long-term recovery depends on ongoing aftercare treatment programs, so once a patient has finished their initial detoxification or hospitalization program, a medical professional from the addiction recovery center will work with them to come up with the next steps.

At Beachway Therapy Center, aftercare treatment usually includes an intensive outpatient treatment program or an outpatient treatment program with individual, group, and/or family therapy sessions.

How to Pay for Drug Rehab Center Costs

Most health insurance plans cover drug rehab treatment. Patients may qualify for short-term disability coverage if they have a private health insurance policy or a policy obtained through an employer. Family medical leave (FMLA) may also be an option for patients as it secures employment until treatment is over and even offers financing options.

Inpatient treatment is a financial commitment and is typically more costly than outpatient drug addiction rehabilitation. Insurance may cover much of the cost, but patients may still encounter additional expenses and loss of income during treatment.

It’s important that patients carefully consider the financial implications and make informed, responsible decisions. Health is not something to gamble with, so although treatment can be expensive, it should be viewed as a critical investment in a drug- and alcohol-free future.

How to Find the Right Treatment Facility

With addiction being so widespread, substance users have no shortage of drug rehab facilities from which to choose. What makes one program better than another? How can patients be sure they are choosing the ideal rehab center? Finding a reputable drug addiction rehabilitation center is crucial to long-term recovery. Those struggling with addiction deserve the best drug rehab programs possible to ensure a full recovery. Ask these questions to identify the best treatment center:

Is the facility accredited by the Joint Commission?

The Joint Commission is the governing body that reviews and accredits U.S. health care organizations and programs. Make sure the facility you choose has this accreditation.

Does the drug treatment program have any other accreditations or certifications? How long have they been in business?

A new facility may sound great on paper, but it must be experienced and established in the field. See that the facility has licensed, credentialed therapists and expert medical professionals on staff.

Are programs specific to each patient’s needs?

Each patient has unique needs, so therapists must personalize every treatment plan.

What is the environment like?

Treatment should take place in home-like environments as opposed to institutional settings. They should also offer great amenities that make their center a prime option for treatment.

  • What are the payment options?

Make sure the treatment center accepts your health insurance plan and identify any financial requirements or out-of-pocket expenses. Some drug rehab centers offer “sober living” or transitional housing, but patients will have to pay separately for that, and insurance will not cover it. Beware of programs that tell you they will pay for your housing if you sign up for their intensive outpatient treatment program insurance. This may be an illegal offer by a less-than-reputable drug rehab facility that won’t help with recovery and could make matters worse.

Why Choose Beachway?

Beachway Therapy Center is a family-owned South Florida drug rehab facility dedicated to providing the best rehabilitation services available in a luxurious, relaxing, healing environment. We employ a staff of trained therapists offering innovative, compassionate, comprehensive care.  Our professionals are a primary reason we rank in the top 1% of the 14,500 specialized substance abuse treatment facilities in the country, according to the Joint Commission. We even provide financing options to make it possible for more patients to afford the care they need.

Our high standards and years of experience in South Florida have helped us earn accreditation by the Joint Commission, which is considered the gold standard in national accreditation for treatment facilities. We’ve also been accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities — the leader in international accreditation. Our rehab facility is regulated by the Department of Children and Families in Florida, and we continuously exceed state standards.

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