Source: Florida Department of Children and Families, July 2015 through June 2016
Rehabs in Florida – Treatment Options in Florida
Let’s be clear, there is no shortage of rehabs in Florida. However, all treatment is not equal. For example, in a 2013 report done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, only 20.7% of the 592 listed agencies/organizations were accredited by The Joint Commission, a gold seal standard for ethical practices and treatment.
At Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, Florida, we are Joint Commission accredited and licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families. We believe in being transparent about our programs and feel confident that when people are ready to change, we can help them toward the path of recovery.
People come to Lakeview Health, located in Northeast Florida from many areas of the state. Individuals in the Jacksonville and greater Duval County are closest to treatment at Lakeview Health; however, individuals from all over Florida have also sought addiction treatment at Lakeview.
Environment is a Factor in Addiction Recovery
Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects people regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, race, creed, age, or religion. People become addicted in the course of their everyday life as they encounter stress and pain. These difficulties become the occasion for addiction, as people attempt to escape the negative situations through the use of drugs and alcohol.
Within the safe, relaxing surroundings of Lakeview Health, you learn how to deal with addiction in an environment that is conducive to healing. And as you discover how to address your problems apart from the stresses of everyday life, you will also learn how to identify and cope with the situations, relationships, and other triggers before you have to face them again. Through the gender-responsive treatment, men and women are in separate programs, you can focus on yourself and your needs without the distraction of the opposite sex. You will find ways to remold the components of your daily life so that they no longer facilitate your usage. You arrive at Lakeview knowing how to live as a person who struggles with drugs and/or alcohol; you return home knowing how to live substance free.
Many patients also find that the distance helps them feel they have made a commitment to recovery. When you come to Lakeview Health, you are committing full-time to addiction recovery. Living on-campus or at the Lakeview apartments keeps you involved and motivated to work the program.
For those outside of the Jacksonville area, when you’ve taken the larger step of traveling to another city or state, remaining in the program becomes easier than leaving. This can be positive for some people since one of the most common things you’ll hear is that in recovery you may need to re-think the people, places, and things you engaged with during active addiction.
Asking for Help with Substance Abuse
If you or your loved one struggle with drug or alcohol use, asking for help can put you on the right path to a better life. Struggling in silence is dangerous; you don’t have to go through this alone. We encourage you to talk to someone and ask for help if you are struggling. You can speak with your primary care physician, a trusted peer or friend, someone at your church. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; asking for help is a sign of strength. If you have questions about treatment, call Lakeview Health. We have treated people struggling with addiction from all over Florida– North Florida, Central Florida, and South Florida. Our admissions team is available 24/7/365. They can answer your questions – they understand what you are going through because they have all been there too. Don’t put off living a better life, call today – 855-572-8724.