The Florida House Experience is a nationally recognized and CARF accredited all inclusive, gender-specific drug and alcohol treatment facility and sober living community. The Florida House provides comprehensive and aggressive detox and rehabilitation solutions for those struggling with substance abuse and dependence.
Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.
The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Medical detox is the process of a medically supervised withdrawal from drug or alcohol abuse. During this time, clients are under the care of doctors, nurses, and therapists who provide constant care and support. There is a high risk of relapse during detox when a person tries to do so in an unsupervised environment because of the discomfort and anxiety a person may feel. The goal at The Florida House Experience is to make the detox process as comfortable and safe as possible so that the client does not feel the need to pick up their drug of choice or drink.
24 Hour Clinical Care
At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment is both an option for people who are starting their addiction recovery and those who wish to implement treatment into their everyday lives, while still working or keeping up with their day-to-day responsibilities. Patients enrolled in one of outpatient programs at The Florida House, may choose a particular level of care because they have day or night time obligations like work, school, and family that keep them from doing an inpatient residential program.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
The FHE Residential Inpatient Treatment Program follows the Medical Detox phase and provides individuals who are struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs with continuous medical, clinical, and psychiatric care to aid them on their road to recovery. After detox from drugs or alcohol is complete, an initial assessment is conducted so that our doctors and clinicians can determine the level of care that an individual will need and a customized treatment plan will be designed.
Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.
12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.
Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan in the late 1980s. It was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, and since then has been used to treat a wide variety of mental disorders, including addiction.
DBT emphasizes psychosocial aspects of treatment. This means that it focuses on social factors and individual thought and behavior. It is believed that certain people are predisposed to react in an over-the-top manner to normal emotional situations. These people have a much more intense rate of arousal and emotion than other people. They require less stimulation to become more excited and have a hard time returning back to normal levels where stimuli have been taken out of the equation.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is integrated for certain clients as part of the treatment process at The Florida House, EMDR Therapy for Addiction Treatment experience. EMDR therapy is used primarily for treating trauma as a part of addiction rehabilitation. It is a psychotherapy that allows people to have reduced symptoms of emotional distress. EMDR helps make the process of therapy faster and more effective. Treatment that may have once taken months can take weeks, allowing for more effective treatment during addiction rehab.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.
Nutritional planning is a form of food therapy that helps our clients better manage their diet during addiction treatment. Maintaining a healthy diet is difficult but having support from a trained nutritionist helps their patients renew health through good eating habits. Their patients find they have more energy and feel better when they incorporate nutritional planning into their addiction treatment plan.
Creative Arts Therapy
Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.
The Florida House Experience Highlights:
This is in contrast to the traditional 28-day drug treatment model known as the "Florida Model where patients are treated in one place and then bused to off- site apartment buildings"" that has proven unsuccessful in the treatment of addiction. Further, the caring staff has years of personal experience with battling these diseases. The staff knows what the patients are going through and are here to help.
FHE has been crafted by a highly trained team of Medical Doctors to treat illnesses that may lead to substance abuse. Combined with the access to the Psychiatric team, the medical model is the most advanced method of treating substance abuse. FHE has a Cognitive Fitness Program: Numerous studies link physical activities to a reduction in mood disorders. FHE will teach the client Preparation, Nutrition, Body Recovery and Physical Fitness."
Sober living homes give newly clean individuals the motivation, support, and skill development needed to live a sober life in early recovery. The Florida House Experience has two sober living homes, one for each of the sexes so that residents can remain focused on recovery goals without distraction from the opposite sex.
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