A Florida rehab is a residential clinical facility, specifically designed to help people who have a problem with or are addicted to primarily alcohol and/or drugs.
The term drugs can be widely used, and can include firstly any addictive drug including prescription medications.
A Florida rehab will also often refer to its treatment and clinical programs as addressing substance abuse addiction.
The primary focus for most people entering a Florida rehab will be that of alcohol addiction/alcoholism. It is quite possible that much of the preparatory work will be done by someone other than the alcoholic themselves.
A Florida rehab can vary widely in terms of its clinical programs and treatment methods, and this is something that should be fully investigated prior to admission and commencement of treatment.
The nation of alcoholism being an illness, as well as that of addiction being an illness or disease is a relatively modern medical concept. To this end there is always ongoing research trying to identify the nature of the illness, and as such the most effective clinical programs or treatment methods.
Florida Rehab – Alcoholics Anonymous
It was pretty much the advent of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 step program that gave any sense of an effective approach to recovery from alcoholism.
A Florida rehab is likely to have adapted some of the principles embodied by Alcoholics Anonymous and to use them in their own unique way as part of their clinical programs or treatment methods. In addition it is quite likely that a Florida rehab will want clients who are alcoholics or have an alcohol addiction to attend AA meetings whilst in rehab.
These AA meetings will be in the local area where the Florida rehab is based, or may even be held in the grounds or buildings of the Florida rehab itself. It is important to realise that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are completely separate from a Florida rehab, even if the meetings take place literally under its roof.
A Florida rehab will have a number of clinical experts, or should have a number of clinical experts, ranging from medical doctors to psychologists to nurses to therapists. The team of clinical experts should be available to help all clients during their stay.
A Florida rehab will invariably have quite a high degree of therapy work, either therapy on a one-to-one basis or some type of group therapy.
In addition a Florida rehab is also likely to have a number of so-called alternative therapies which can range from yoga to tai chi, from rock climbing to adventure trails, from music to pet therapy.
A Florida rehab will often add on a number of extras by way of interesting sounding therapies, which may or may not be helpful. It is important to remember that the most effective clinical programs will be of a therapeutic nature, and will involve helping people to get their life back and to build a better way of life.