First Time Seeking Drug or Alcohol Rehab?

Enrolling in a residential or inpatient addiction treatment program may cause some anxiety when unsure of what to anticipate. These programs offer around-the-clock care and assistance. They entail residing at the facility, necessitating a break from daily commitments to concentrate on addressing substance use disorder. The length of treatment and stay duration are determined by factors such as the seriousness of the disorder, medical requirements, and insurance provisions.

Preparing for Alcohol Rehab

There are things you should pack and have during your stay at an inpatient or residential treatment program and items you should leave at home. You want to make sure to bring your wallet with a picture ID, insurance card, and some money for spending. What sets us apart from other rehabs is that we allow cell phone use, electronic devices, vapes, and cigarettes.

We do provide breakfast, lunch. dinner and snacks but we are an executive style rehab, which means you have full access to a kitchen in your client room. This is a luxury that over 90% of rehabs in the United States cannot provide or do not. We will take you to the grocery store while you are here so you can purchase food items you would like to be able to make in your room. We also do not restrict food portions in our dining room.

When you are ready to start packing its recommended you bring comfortable close. Bring 4-7 days’ worth of close. They cannot have offensive names, drug content, or alcohol content on them.  We have laundry machines on site so you will be able to wash your clothes as often as you need. You can also bring laptops, mp3 players, cell phones, as well.

Self-Care items that you should bring or considering bringing:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Supplements will be checked by the nurse or clinical director upon admission.
  • Mouthwash (alcohol free).
  • Deodorant.
  • Soap/body wash.
  • Shampoo and conditioner.
  • Brush/comb.
  • Hair dryer/curling iron.
  • NO bottled or aerosol hairspray.

When you arrive at rehab, your recovery journey commences. As part of intake, you will undergo an interview or fill out a questionnaire to help the facility understand your situation and design a personalized treatment plan based on your alcohol or drug use and any concurrent health issues. If necessary, you may proceed to detox, where a treatment team will oversee you, provide necessary interventions for your safety, and assist in managing withdrawal symptoms. Following detox, you will engage in behavioral therapy, one-on-one counseling, educational sessions, and additional activities.

Arriving at the Facility

Upon your arrival at the rehabilitation center, you will have a one-hour meeting with a member of the admissions team. This individual may have a medical background, such as a nurse or therapist, or they could be the intake director or another team member. The purpose of this initial meeting is to familiarize the staff with your situation in order to develop a personalized care plan for your rehabilitation stay. You will also complete necessary paperwork, confirm your insurance coverage, and provide detailed information about your medical history and that of your family. Additionally, a staff member will assist you in checking your belongings to ensure compliance with the facility’s guidelines. Following the admissions meeting, you will undergo a medical and psychiatric assessment to further tailor your treatment plan. During this evaluation, a nursing staff member will assess your vital signs, perform an initial drug screening, and gather more details about your history and past treatment experiences.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Behavioral Therapy

Beyond detox, treatment involves individual and group therapies. Individual therapy focuses on setting recovery goals and addressing co-occurring disorders. In group therapy, individuals are encouraged to share their feelings and experiences with peers facing similar situations. Common rehab treatment methods include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help patients recognize how their thoughts and beliefs contribute to addiction, and motivational interviewing (MI) to support motivation for change and address resistance. Facilities may also offer dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help manage emotions and improve relationships through mindfulness, distress acceptance, emotional regulation, and communication. Family therapy may also be used in some rehab facilities to mend relationships impacted by addiction.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

An aftercare program, also known as continuing care, assists in transitioning from completing a treatment program to returning to your home environment, responsibilities, and support system. It also aids in maintaining the skills acquired during rehabilitation and applying them to daily life. Aftercare varies for each individual and may involve residing in a sober living environment, participating in group therapy, support groups, or a 12-Step program, and continuing individual or family therapy. The ideal combination of aftercare measures offers numerous advantages for individuals in early recovery, such as sustaining treatment progress, preventing relapse, fostering self-confidence in recovery, connecting individuals with community resources, and repairing or strengthening relationships with others.

Do You Need Drug or Alcohol Rehab in Florida?

Addiction can have a stronghold on your life. The right rehab program can be your saving grace. At Transformations by the Gulf, we aim to make treatment as easy, comfortable and effective as possible. Through a holistic approach, we help you regain your life.

Our facilities are situated near St. Pete Beach, which means your recovery takes place in a serene location that fosters a natural sense of well-being. To learn more about cannabis treatment for yourself or a loved one, reach out today.

Seeking Treatment with Transformations by the Gulf?

If you or a loved one needs treatment and rehabilitation for substance use, Transformations by the Gulf can help.
Transformations by the Gulf offers individualistic and holistic recovery services. We designed our inpatient and outpatient programs to treat individuals based on biological, psychological, familial and social needs.

Our residential homes and treatment facilities are near the beach and offer a comfortable setting for rehabilitation. If you or a loved one needs help, contact Transformations By The Gulf to learn more about our recovery services.

If you are ready to start planning your treatment process, give us a call. (727)498-6498


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