Cell Phones at Rehab

Cell Phones in Rehab

Most rehabs do not allow cellphones, computers, tablets or any electronic device other than a mp3 player. Transformations by the Gulf Treatment Center does however allow cell phones. Most rehabs will limit contact to 10-20 minutes total a week. While is approach can be affected in some cases, we find that sheltering you from the outside world is counterintuitive. When you leave treatment if you have not developed coping skills and practiced them the odds of a relapse are significantly higher. With that being said we allow cell phones during treatment but not during therapy hours.

Laptops at Rehab

Every rehab center sets its own policy on cellphones and electronic devices, so be sure to call ahead for a list of approved and prohibited items. We do also allow laptops in rehab because we do feel that during your own time of relaxation you should be able to completely unwind, and we understand there are a lot of resources on the web.

Electronics at rehab

Electronics are another hot button topic for being allowed in rehabs. Transformations allows electronics if you would like to bring them like laptops, tablets, game consoles, mp3 players, and more as long as they don't affect your ability to go to therapy and scheduled recovery meetings. The primary focus on treatment is getting better and recovering.

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Cell Phone Use in Rehab

Because going to rehab and receiving treatment is a critical time that will require focus and perseverance, a call home or to a loved one may be able to help someone through rehab. Despite the seemingly positive influence of being in touch with a loved one, it may also become a distraction from the treatment program. The impact, either positive or negative, will of course depend on the individual.

Cell Phone Friendly Rehab

People find themselves asking themself do rehabs in Florida allow cellphones. Are there any rehabs that allow cellphones in Florida?  Each rehab facility sets their own rules for electronics and cell phone use so call ahead to confirm the rules. Explore our rehab facilities and amenities further below. Good News Transformations by the Gulf allow cell phones in rehab.

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The success of a person’s recovery depends on the level of personalized treatment provided. It is important to find an addiction treatment program that works.  When we say our treatment is individualized, we mean that we craft a program that is tailored to address the client’s unique physical, mental and emotional needs.

In the client’s first 24 hours with us, we’ll evaluate their current state and work to understand what challenges they need to overcome. They’ll also have an initial session with our doctor and meet with one of our licensed mental health professionals.

After the initial evaluations, we’ll design a treatment plan with the sole mission of helping the client overcome and heal from addiction. Their program will focus on things such as:

  • Addressing and Identifying root causes of addiction.
  • Creating a support system.
  • Developing healthy stress management techniques.
  • Eliminating Substance use.
  • Learning how to communicate emotions effectively.
  • Maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
  • Repairing damaged relationships.

Our Facility is near the beach and offers a comfortable setting for substance abuse treatment and recovery.


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Florida Addiction Recovery Center: The 5 Rules of Addiction Recovery

When you are new in recovery everything feels scary. You're basically learning how to do everything all over again, that can be overwhelming and lonely.

But you are not alone, in Florida, 9.1 percent of minors reported using drugs within the month, and 8.32 percent of adults answered the same.

Addiction recovery isn't easy, but there are some things you can do to help yourself stay on the right track. We've put together a list of 5 things that, if you practice them,  will help take some of the pressure off.

1. Figure Out Your Triggers and Avoid Them

One of the things that you first learn in rehab is how to identify triggers, so this should be nothing new. As you continue your sobriety, you'll get better and better at spotting things that may turn into triggers.

Remember HALT: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. These can turn things that aren't normally triggers into situations that trigger you.

It's important that you look at why you are feeling his was and rectify the issue to avoid sticky situations.

2. Be Honest

We're sure you've heard it before, it's an honest program. During active addiction, you probably had to lie a lot about why you didn't have any money or why you look like you haven't slept in a couple of days. So much so that it's probably second nature now. But you have to break that habit.

Let those around you start to learn the real you. Be honest about what you're thinking and feeling, if you're not it can put your recovery at risk.

3. Go To Meetings

Yes, we know this is a no brainer. But it's so important that even though it obvious it still had to go on the list.

Your life used to be surrounded, more like engulfed, by drugs. It's important to rebuild with people who understand exactly what you are going through.

Finding a new solid group of people can make your life so much better.

4. Find Sober Hobbies

One great thing that comes from a new sober group of friends is a lot of new experiences.

Get out there and figure out what you actually like to do! Try rock climbing, camping, go bowling.

You are no longer tethered to where you know the drugs are, the possibilities are limitless.

5. Learn Healthy Ways to Cope

Once you're clean and sober, feelings are going to feel abnormal. You'll be feeling things in a way that before you could have numbed out.

It's very important to recovery that you find health was of coping with these new feelings. One way is to go to groups that focus on relapse prevention, emotional coping and stress reduction.

Addiction Recovery is a Journey

Addiction recovery is never over. It's a continued journey and one day at a time you learn to manage it and figure out what works for you and what doesn't.

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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