The relationship between any alcohol rehab center in Florida and Alcoholics Anonymous is likely to be one that on the surface may seem a bit confusing to a newcomer for a wide variety of reasons.
There are important distinctions between any alcohol rehab center in Florida or anywhere else and the independent fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous as well as the 12 step fellowships of Narcotics Anonymous and other 12 step organisations.
If an alcohol rehab centre in Florida is based on some type of adaptation of the 12 step model of Alcoholics Anonymous, then the rehab is likely to be very pro-Alcoholics Anonymous and will encourage clients and residents of the rehab to attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as possibly meetings of Narcotics Anonymous, or Gamblers Anonymous or some other 12 step fellowships.
An alcohol rehab centre in Florida may physically host these Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on its premises, or may encourage clients and residents to attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in the local vicinity or area.
The rehab is also likely to promote Alcoholics Anonymous as being the most effective form of after-care that a client can use once they had left rehab as a way of maintaining this variety and dealing with or coping with the day-to-day problems that may occur once the client has left rehab and is back to normal life.
Alcohol Rehab Centers in Florida
Having said all that, there is no formal connection at all between Alcoholics Anonymous and any alcohol rehab center in Florida. A rehab is an independent business that is designed normally for-profit, although there are some that are non-profit.
Most alcohol rehab centres in Florida have adapted a substantial amount of the experience of Alcoholics Anonymous and have used the basis of the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous for their own clinical programs and therapeutic treatment methods for helping people who have a problem with drink or drugs.
This is one reason why there may be some confusion about the two. There is normally a fairly close link between an alcohol rehab center in Florida and local groups or members of Alcoholics Anonymous.
It is quite likely that some of the clinical staff at the alcohol rehab centre in Florida, normally nurses, are active members of Alcoholics Anonymous and may well have been through rehab themselves. This is normally seen as a bonus for the rehab as it helps promote a sense of identity and kinship, with suitable boundaries, between members of staff and clients. There may well also be volunteers who come in to help who are members of AA.