A rehab facility in Florida normally refers to a rehab or treatment centre specifically for people who have a problem with drink or drugs or other type of addiction such as gambling, where the client goes and spend time as a residential inpatient, normally spending between four and six weeks, and hopefully begins a process of understanding the nature of that alcoholism or addiction and begins the process of getting sober and staying sober.
Alcoholism as a term has been around for a long time, but it is a much more recent development in medical thinking is that it is acknowledged as an illness not a moral weakness.
There is a distinction, which might seem a bit academic to some people, between alcoholism and heavy drinking. However the nature of alcoholism means that any rehab facility that offers treatment methods and clinical programs to help an alcoholic needs to understand and have experience of the fact that alcoholism is an illness and can be treated as such.
Trying to define alcoholism as an illness, is almost impossible, partly because it is a very complex illness, and partly because peoples drinking and their behaviour will differ quite widely.
Often the easiest way to help identify someone as an alcoholic is for the person themselves to attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous where they can hear sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous describe their experience strength and hope about their drinking and their recovery.
A rehab facility in Florida
A rehab facility in Florida is likely to have close links, although not be affiliated with meetings and members of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is very likely that the rehab will encourage, possibly insist, that inpatients or clients who are residents of rehab attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. These meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous may well be either on-site, or in the local vicinity.
A clinical facility in Florida is likely to face a number of issues with anyone who is an alcoholic seeking help. Whilst every person and every situation is different to a degree, one of the common features of alcoholism is a very fundamental denial of the fact that the person has a problem with alcohol.
With most alcoholics, it is quite common that the worse their life gets both externally and internally, the more they turn to alcohol as being the solution and not the problem. This means that an alcoholic who is about enter rehab is likely to be highly resistant to the whole process, and be under a high degree of pressure to admit. A rehab facility in Florida should be open to this process and understand it fully.