Drug Treatment in Melbourne, Florida

Drug addiction is not only a serious battle for the user, but it also takes a toll on the people directly affected by the individuals use, like their friends and family.  People suffering from drug addiction are not usually able to function in a normal, healthy way, inflicting duress on the people in their immediate surroundings, and others who depend on them. Abusing drugs makes it challenging for an individual to care for themselves, nevermind their children, and as a result, the kids can suffer neglect and profound abuse at the hands of the addict. Spouses and partners suffer as well, as the addict becomes hopelessly selfish, and dishonest in their pursuit to maintain their high. Families with individuals who abuse drugs report seeing more domestic violence, divorce, and child abuse and/or neglect. It is truly a family disease, as no one is left unaffected.

Treating Addiction

At our drug rehab in Melbourne, we know that there is no known cause for addiction, but we do know that there are proven contributing factors, that would increase one’s potential to develop a drug addiction. A person’s genetic predisposition and family history of addiction is a driving factor. There are also psychological contributors, people who have experienced some form of trauma, or suffer from a mental health disorder like, depression or anxiety are more at risk for drug abuse. People who find it challenging to cope with difficult situations, or have issues with ongoing work or life struggles may be more likely to fall into addiction. Poor social skills or lack of meaningful relationships and connections can also increase an individual’s potential to develop a substance use disorder. Aside from what the individual experiences internally there are also external factors, like cultural or societal pressures that can come into play. Drug use among your friend groups or home environment can be a factor, as can relationship issues and pressures. People who live in low-income areas, and have a low level of education are also at a higher risk of falling prey to this disease.

What You Can Expect at Our Melbourne Drug Rehab

Our drug treatment in Melbourne plays a critical role in helping you or your loved one get well. Rehab is just that, rehabilitation, of the individual’s mind and body. The first step is to ensure that the substance is out of the user’s system. Entering into our detox facility here in Melbourne is the safest and most effective way to do that. Once you have been stabilized we welcome you to our inpatient program. You will be exposed to many modalities of treatment and therapy, in order to maximize the benefits from your experience with us. Individual therapy allows you a direct line to your licensed therapist, giving you the privacy and confidence to share your challenges and trauma so that you may begin to move forward from them. Group therapy invites a patient to function as an individual, within a team of people who share the same experiences and sense of community. This community will provide support and accountability, as the individual moves through their own process of sharing, and growth. Group therapy is also an excellent form of ongoing treatment, as a patient will be able to carry on with their group involvement long after their time in rehab is over.

We also want to invite your family to the therapeutic process. Our therapists will work with your family unit, in hopes of providing you with a more cohesive, united force that seeks to support you in your recovery. Behavioral therapies like; Cognitive behavioral therapy, and Dialectical behavioral therapy, are both instrumental in changing your belief system about yourself, and how you cope with the challenges that will present themselves in your life. Learning how to manage your suffering and improve your distress tolerance will be critical in helping you manage triggers and stressors that come up in regular life, and deal with them without using substances. Nutrition and exercise also play a big role in getting you well. It is through our personalized “blend” of these therapies that you will receive treatment specific to your needs, keeping you engaged and motivated.

Intake at Our Treatment Center

Intake is both streamlined and thorough at our treatment facility in Melbourne. We look at your physical well being first, ensuring that you are stable and well. This will be an ongoing observation throughout your stay since your physical wellbeing is critical to us. We learn about your medical history and specific substance use. Our team of medical professionals will assess your immediate and ongoing medical and therapeutic needs. Your personal information and story are what enables us to develop a plan, that is unique to your specific needs.

Once you have been assessed and interviewed we want to make you as comfortable as possible, and begin your recovery journey.

It is our goal at our rehab here in Melbourne to provide you with the skills needed to achieve long term, meaningful sobriety, and your decision to join us for your journey is a brave step in starting this process.