The community at Recovery Bay has dedicated their lives to helping people overcome addiction to alcohol or drugs. Our staff is the most talented, committed group of clinicians you’re likely to meet. They work tirelessly to provide an environment that fosters health, wellness, and trust, among the men in our program. Helping people get back on their feet after drug addiction is our staff’s life’s work.
We have helped hundreds of men overcome addiction to live happy, healthy, productive, meaningful lives. We take pride in fostering such a positive community at our Panama City Beach, Florida, addiction treatment center. We hope you’ll join us.
For decades, drug addiction has been a significant problem throughout the U.S. Even after years of “the war on drugs” in the 1980s and 19990s, the problems still abound. It’s truly a good thing that the U.S. has such a strong network of drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers located throughout the country. We are proud that Recovery Bay in Panama City Beach, Florida is among the best in the nation.
As you contemplate what to do about your addiction, you will eventually have to face the fact you are going to need help. When that time comes, you will need to make your way to the best addiction treatment center you can find.
Drug rehab is the best option if you truly want to recover from your addiction. With a first-time recovery rate of around 60%, rehab is the only solution that consistently delivers a lasting recovery.
To help you make an informed decision about treatment here is more information about the treatment process.
The Drug Addiction Treatment Process
By the time you head in for treatment, there is a good chance you are going to feel like a beaten person. Do not fret. Everything you need for a full recovery from your disease is available in rehab. Let us look at the drug addiction treatment process in more depth.
When you arrive at your rehab of choice, the administrative staff is going to want to interview you. They will be looking to get details about your addiction and the circumstance surrounding your life in general. From this information, they should be able to devise a proper treatment program.
Drug Addiction & Withdrawal Symptoms
In all likelihood, your quest for recovery will start with a medically monitored detox program. Addiction treatment professionals design these programs as a means for keeping clients like you safe while they go through withdrawal.
If you have never experienced withdrawal symptoms, it’s likely you don’t know what you would be up against. Depending on your drug of choice, the associated withdrawal symptoms could be dangerous to your overall wellbeing. As a case in point, the withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin abuse include:
- Sudden escalation of blood pressure and heart rate
- Rapid breathing and respiratory issues
- Hallucinations and nightmare
- Muscle cramping, body convulsions, and tremors
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problems with motor control
- Onset or exacerbation of psychological issue
For what it’s worth, many of these same withdrawal symptoms may appear with sudden abstinence from a number of drugs and alcohol. If clients start to experience distress while in a detox program, they would likely get medical intervention in the form of relief medications.
After Detoxing Successfully
After a successful detox process, you would move on to therapy. This is the point in treatment when you would need to roll up your sleeves and work hard. This is the time for honesty and self-discovery. You, while working with a therapist, need to know why you feel the need to self-medicate your problems away.
As you learn the truth, you will also learn about your triggers. These are the little nuances in your life that create stress. When you know enough about why you abuse drugs, you are ready to start working on solutions.
In most cases, the solutions lie within the clients themselves. For you, it probably involves developing better life and coping skills. If you can dramatically improve these skills, you would stand a good chance of avoiding future relapses.
The most important decision you would have to make is how to receive treatment. Your choices are residential or outpatient treatment. Let’s compare these two options.
Residential Treatment – How Can It Help?
The notion you have choices diminishes if you have a severe addiction issue. If that were the case, residential treatment would be by far your best option.
In a residential treatment program, you would reside in the rehab facility 24/7 for the duration of treatment. You would spend most of your time in individual therapy, workshops, group sessions, and family therapy if necessary. When not taking part in therapy, you would have options.
You could get yourself involved in group recreational activities or enjoy some of the rehab facility’s amenities. This would be your time to relax after working hard in therapy.
Our rehab center in Panama City Beach, Florida, offers the highest level of care available. The individual, group, and family therapy are all part of our program. Many people suffering from substance abuse disorder have co-occurring mental health problems. If this is the case, our mission-driven staff is fully prepared to help you cope with many mental health disorders, including:
If by any chance you cannot or will not agree to residential treatment, that would leave you with the outpatient treatment option.
Outpatient Treatment for Addiction
As part of an outpatient addiction treatment program, you would live at home and manage your responsibilities. As for treatment, you would need to report for scheduled therapy sessions on time every time. If you are responsible and coherent enough to follow rules and make progress, outpatient treatment can be an effective treatment option.
While going through outpatient treatment, most of the focus would be on individual therapy or workshops. Since group sessions do provide value, you might get a chance to work in groups when the opportunity arises.
There are actually three levels of outpatient treatment that you would encounter in a full-service rehab facility like ours. What differentiates these three options is the amount of time you would have to spend in treatment. Here are the three options with time requirements:
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP: report for therapy 5 to 7 days a week for as much as 8 hours a day of therapy
- Intensive Outpatient or IOP: report for therapy 3 to 5 days a week for as much as 6 hours a day of therapy
- General Outpatient or OP: report for therapy 1 to 2 days a week for as much as 2 hours a day of therapy
Note: The OP option is more of a recovery maintenance option. As such, it is best suited for clients who have already been through inpatient treatment.
Finding Recovery With Our Program
At this point, you should have enough information about addiction treatment to make an informed decision. What you need to be thinking about is admitting you have a drug addiction and reaching out for help. When you are ready for treatment, we are ready to give you the help you need. All we need from you to get started is a phone call and an indication you are ready to go to work.
If you or a loved one is considering treatment for substance use disorder, we understand that recovery might feel unattainable. At Recovery Bay, we take pride in helping people take their lives back from the grip of addiction. Contact Recovery Bay Center’s 24-hour helpline at 833-991-2955 to learn whether our drug addiction treatment programs are right for you.