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LEGACY HEALING DETOX
Although combatting any addiction is difficult, alcohol addiction can be particularly challenging. In our society, alcohol is seemingly all around us. There are hundreds of commercials that feature alcohol on television throughout the day. There are usually countless liquor stores located throughout any given town. Driving down the street, you may see ads or billboards dedicated to a specific type of alcohol. The reality is that to a person not struggling with an addiction to alcohol, any one of these features may seem reasonably familiar. However, to a person who has an alcohol addiction, any of these everyday aspects of life may trigger a person to take a drink.
Suppose you have come to a place in your life where you are tired of feeling as though your alcohol addiction is controlling every aspect. In that case, it’s time for you to reach out to the experienced addiction specialists at Legacy Healing Center in South Florida. We take a personal approach to treatment because we genuinely get to know our clients. Our staff will take the time not only to learn more about you and your addiction, but we will listen to your hopes and goals for a sober life.
You must remember when you come to Legacy, you need to go with an open mind and heart. There will undoubtedly be methods you try during your time at Legacy that you may not have experienced before. Additionally, there may be many aspects of addiction you have heard before, but never directly paid attention to it. We encourage our clients to leave their judgments or presumptions at the door. At Legacy, we strive to take a unique approach to recovery, whether you begin your journey through our detox program or you jump feet first into one of our treatment programs.
Before you can truly commit yourself to a treatment program, you must first remove the influence of alcohol from your body. Although this sounds like a straightforward premise, it is not that way when you are struggling with an addiction. If you have an alcohol addiction, it’s never advisable that you abruptly stop drinking without help. Sadly, many people are unaware of the potentially life-threatening complications that could arise if you don’t safely detox from alcohol.
There are many reasons why alcohol withdrawal manifests in a person who has an addiction. When you continuously expose your brain to alcohol, your physical body begins to become dependent on it. In turn, your alcohol consumption produces different effects on your physically and psychologically.
Within a few hours of the time you took your last drink, your body will begin to crave another one. As you fight through this craving, you will start to notice specific physical and emotional reactions. You may begin to shake, feel nauseous, and see an increase in your anxiety. The intensity of these symptoms varies from person-to-person, although it’s likely that your symptoms will likely be more severe if you have a longstanding addiction.
There is always the chance that your withdrawal symptoms could become potentially deadly with high fevers, seizures, or hallucinations. The fact that you can never anticipate the types of symptoms you will experience is all the more reason why you must never try to undergo this process by yourself.
When you come to Legacy for detox, you can begin to recover and ultimately find peace of mind of knowing that you are in the hands of caring and experienced professionals. We do everything we can to make this critical transition more comfortable for you to manage to begin to redirect and focus on your recovery journey.
When you are in the beginning stages of your recovery journey, you must change the people, places, and activities around you that may keep you in the grips of your addiction. Unfortunately, in many cases, it’s not uncommon that our clients confide in us that they live with a person that could harm their sobriety. If you do not have the time to remove yourself from this type of atmosphere, your recovery may be complicated, if not impossible.
This aspect is just one of the reasons why we developed our inpatient program. Also referred to as a partial hospitalization program, our inpatient program provides you with the continuous support you need in the first few days and weeks of your recovery. When you enroll in our inpatient program, you will eat, sleep, and participate in treatment at the Legacy campus. From the minute you walk through the doors at Legacy, you will feel as though you are coming to a home away from home.
Clients that opt to go through our inpatient program will spend at least 25 hours per week taking part in different therapeutic activities. The rest of your time will be spent either interacting with other clients or taking advantage of our numerous amenities.
Our inpatient program is a perfect choice for a client who feels as though they don’t have the external support to navigate the various aspects of their recovery by themselves. When you trust Legacy with your care, you can always expect to see smiling and kind faces throughout your day. We make ourselves readily available to speak with you about any issues or concerns you feel so you can always feel as though you are in a safe place during your time here.
We understand that addiction is different for each person that comes to our facility. With this knowledge, that is why we know there can never be a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction. When you are considering your treatment options, it’s critical that you do so with the assistance of a member of our team. When you first call into Legacy, you will speak with a member of our intake team. They can provide you with a broad overview of what you can expect when you come to Legacy, which will help give you the framework of a treatment plan.
Keep in mind that there are many aspects to consider when you are settling on a program. We will speak with you in greater detail about the different parts of your addiction, as well as any personal responsibilities or issues that may impede you from committing to one type of program. Another detail that you will need to consider involves the length of your plan.
At Legacy, we give you the flexibility to choose between a 30, 60, or 90-day program. If you decide to enroll in our detox program, the days you spend in detox will not count toward the time you spend in treatment. Like other aspects of your recovery and treatment plan, before you finalize your decision regarding the length of your stay, we always recommend you do so under our team members’ guidance.
Our 30-day program is a wonderful choice for a person who realizes that they need help overcoming the addiction but is not ready or able to commit to something long term. During these first 30 days, you will begin to skim the surface of the reasons that led you to addiction, address those traumas and begin to work on different coping skills that will allow you to manage your addiction or temptations in the future.
Although our 30-day program is an excellent start for your recovery, there is often a lot of emotional and psychological work to do during those first few days, which is why we usually recommend our clients remain open to the possibility of a 60 or 90-day program. Our 60-day recovery program is an extension of our 30-day program. A full 60-day recovery plan gives you more time to truly address your addiction and the steps you can take to live a healthier life.
If your personal and professional responsibilities allow for it, we strongly encourage our clients to take full advantage of our 90-day long term treatment program. A 90-day plan gives you a more extended period to allow yourself to heal physically, emotionally, and psychologically. This type of program structure also gives you the most robust foundation for putting together a plan to maintain your sobriety once you are done with treatment.
Whether you select a 30, 60, or 90-day program, you can still expect to participate in the same types of therapies and activities that will help you grow and understand the steps you need to take to live a healthy, sober, and productive life.
One of the common questions we receive revolves around what a person can expect to experience throughout their day. Although the answer to this question will strongly depend on your specific treatment plan, you can expect to go through a combination of therapy and activities that will help to reinforce your sobriety. For example, you may spend part of your morning participating in various treatment forms, while your afternoon is spent interacting with other clients in different social events.
Regardless of which program you choose, there will always be four central details associated with it. The first is that you will work with your personal sober coach. This person is not available to you only during the time that you are at Legacy. Instead, you can work your way through your program and go home knowing that this person will be available to you for the rest of your life.
The Legacy Healing Center team walks you through the various aspects of your recovery from the time you come to our facility well beyond after you return home. Your recovery action plan, also referred to as RAP, not only addresses your current addiction issues and recovery needs but also incorporates a comprehensive discharge plan that will help you adjust back into your everyday life.
Next, our team will help you identify the tools and techniques you can use to help you cope with emotions, cravings, and possible future unpleasant experiences. We believe that every client can make the changes that are needed to help manage and maintain your sobriety as long as they are given the right tools to do so.
Finally, we provide you with an abundance of amenities that will help you to remain focused on your goals. We will go further into the amenities that we provide to each one of our clients further down on this page. However, you can count on having access to the same great amenities regardless of whether you opt to go through our residential or outpatient treatment program.
Before you settle on a program, you should always understand the different details and features of the plan. One of the most important decisions you will need to make is whether you would like to enroll in a residential program or an outpatient program.
When you register for our residential treatment plan, you will commit yourself to live on the Legacy campus in South Florida for a set number of days. You can always count on a safe and comfortable place to be during your time here. On the other hand, an outpatient program gives you more flexibility when it comes to your comings and goings.
Like other aspects of your treatment, the decision of which program to participate in is a personal one. It would help if you always took the time to consider the unique aspects of your life before you finalize your choice. For example, if you have professional responsibilities to adhere to, one of our outpatient programs may be a better alternative than a residential treatment plan.
One of the unique approaches that the Legacy Healing Center team takes when it comes to recovery is to create an alcohol recovery program that is medically based. At Legacy, we take a three-pronged approach to treatment. The first step in that approach is to assess whether or not a specific type of medicine will help you to work through an aspect of your detox and your overall treatment. Our team works closely with you to make sure that we set you up to take the right medicine at the correct times during the day for the proper length of time.
Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that a medically based treatment program is merely substituting one addiction (alcohol) for another (prescription medication). This idea cannot be further from the truth. Although some psychological drugs may need to take for a certain amount of time, depending on your situation, our ultimate goal is to live a life free from any substance abuse. Remember, if you have any concerns regarding our medically-based programs, a member of our team can speak with you at any time.
At Legacy Healing Center in South Florida, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with various amenities to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your time at Legacy. Over and above our beautiful scenery and accommodations, clients will also have access to flat-screen TVs, a library, pools, and a fitness center. Keep in mind that if you have never worked out before, but you are interested in getting into better physical shape, you can always make an appointment to exercise with one of our personal trainers.
We realize that to achieve long-term sobriety, you must focus on healing physically, spiritually, and emotionally. With the in mind, we also allow clients to go for regular massages or take advantage of an appointment with one of our chiropractors or acupuncturists. If you are interested in lying down with a good movie, you can always venture over to our movie room.
Of course, we always keep your nutritional health in mind as well. We have on-site chefs that regularly prepare delicious gourmet meals. Do you need an afternoon treat? Ask for one of our fresh-pressed juices or soft-serve ice cream treats. If you suffer from any food allergies, we always recommend you let one of our intake specialists know this when you first call in and then give us a detailed overview of your allergies once you come to Legacy.
One of the leading reasons our clients prefer coming to Legacy is that we take a clinical, holistic, and personalized approach toward creating a treatment plan for you. When putting together your treatment plan, there are several areas that we take into consideration. First and foremost, we will review your mental health, family dynamics, and medical history. This evaluation will help us provide you with better insight and guidance when selecting the right program for you.
Next, we will review the practical, everyday aspects of your life, including your overall health, education, legal issues, and your current career. For example, if you work full-time and are the sole provider for your family, it may not be possible for you to enroll in our inpatient program. However, in cases like these, our outpatient program would be an ideal option.
Our team works around the client to ensure you feel comfortable and supported while you are at Legacy. You will never be just a name on a piece of paper when you trust us with your care. From the moment you come to Legacy, you will feel as though you are a member of your family. When you feel as though you are struggling, you can always count on one of us to provide you with the care you need to navigate your turmoil.
Regardless of which treatment plan you choose, you will still take part in various therapy forms during your time at Legacy. Therapy is a critical part of your recovery because it allows you to begin to explore the reasons that may have led you down the road of addiction in the first place. One of the primary forms of therapy that you will take part in is group therapy. If you have ever been to a 12-step meeting, you will notice the similarities between a 12-step meeting and group therapy. Each group therapy session will be guided by a member of our team and cover different topics. Some days the subject may focus on addiction while other days, it may revolve around recovery. Each person in the group will have their chance to share their thoughts associated with the topic of the day. In turn, the other group members will each have an opportunity to express their feelings.
Group therapy plays a unique role in your recovery because it can help you see that you are not the only person who may think or feel the way you do when it comes to addiction. This understanding can help you build up your own support system, which will be an asset as you continue to progress in your sobriety.
Understandably, there are certain aspects of your addiction and your life that you may not feel comfortable talking about in a group environment, especially if you are still in the beginning stages of your recovery. This stage is where individual therapy will come into play. During your one-on-one counseling, you will meet in a personal setting with a team member to discuss various aspects of your addiction. This time is when you can dig into the reasons that may have led you toward addiction.
In many cases, a client has experienced some type of traumatic event that they have not been able to overcome. For example, if you are a veteran or a first responder, you probably saw certain things that an average person would never see in their life. Death and injury are often brutal to process without help. If you have not been able to process these events, you may turn toward alcohol as a way to self-medicate. One or two drinks to relax can quickly turn into multiple beverages every day to make it through your day. Our counselor will speak with you about those events to begin to process these events, so you don’t feel the need to turn to alcohol for comfort.
Individual therapy is also an excellent way to connect with our team and let that person know how you feel as you work your way through your treatment plan. For instance, if you would like to extend your program, we can help you make those adjustments during these meetings. Additionally, you can let us know if you feel uncomfortable with any aspect of your plan.
It’s not uncommon for mental illness and addiction to go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, many clients are unknowingly trying to self-medicate through drinking. Behavioral therapy can help you to combat both your addiction and your mental illness. We understand that there is often a negative connotation associated with mental illness. Our team works diligently to remove this stigma to show you that mental illness is not something that should hinder you from living a full and successful life as long as it is addressed and treated.
Our team also realizes that addiction tends to affect not only you but also the entire family, so we also offer the option for family therapy. During these sessions, you will meet in a neutral setting with individual members of your family and one of our counselors. These meetings allow you to communicate openly and honestly with your loved ones about your addiction and recovery. Your family members also have the chance to talk to you about their hurts, struggles, or apprehensions regarding your addiction.
In most cases, we encourage family members to visit Legacy during the time you are here. However, family members and loved ones should not inundate you while you are here. The best thing to do would be to participate in family therapy with both you, your family, and one of our trained counselors. Doing so would allow your family members to communicate with you healthily and will enable you to see them in a way that will not cause an abundance of stress to either party.
It would be best if you decided what family members to see during your recovery with caution. Sadly, there are certain instances where a client has a family member that they feel close to. However, that family member is not entirely supportive of their decision to break free of the hold of alcohol. While we will rarely tell you not to see a family member, we do always advise you to make these decisions with the help of a member of our team. Doing so will not jeopardize your overall recovery or negatively impact it due to seeing someone who is not fully supportive of your decision to become sober.
We realize that, in many instances, your cell phone is an integral part of your life on a daily basis. For example, if you are responsible for caring or monitoring a loved one that is ill, you need to be available to address any issues that may come up. Additionally, you may need to have your phone available if you have professional responsibilities.
While we would never mandate that you leave your phone at home when you come to Legacy, we do require you to be responsible, considerate, and mindful when it comes to your cell phone use. For instance, you should never use your cell phone during any therapeutic sessions. The reason for this is two-fold. First, if your phone rings or vibrates while someone is speaking, they may feel that the topics they discuss are unimportant, which can hinder their recovery. Secondly, a cell phone going off in the middle of a therapy session is distracting and can take away from the moment or the work done during the session.
If you have any concerns regarding not having access to your cell phone at different times during the day, we recommend speaking to a member of our team. We always try to do everything that we can to help make your program and experiences more manageable.
It’s merely impossible for specific clients who are business owners to ask that they completely disconnect from their business. In most cases, that business is their main (if not only) form of support for their family and the other people they employ. However, just because you are a business owner does not mean you are exempt from experiencing addiction ramifications. Realistically, many business owners are under a substantial amount of stress and pressure that could result in them turning to alcohol as a method of coping.
The Legacy Healing Center team does everything they can to ensure you can still maintain and run your business while at our facility. It’s important to remember, though, that while you are in treatment, you may not be able to dedicate the time to your business that you once did. This aspect should not be a deterrence for you, however. Instead, you may want to consider turning to a trusted employee or friend for assistance in overseeing the day-to-day activities that you may not be able to tend to while you are at Legacy.
If your business is at a place where it does require a fair share of your attention, you may want to think about participating in our traditional outpatient program. This program requires you to come to Legacy for at least an hour per week, and our team can help give you options for attending 12-step meetings in and around your area. If you find that you need more help and support, you can always change or adjust your program.
We understand that every person wants to have their own privacy. However, when you come to a treatment facility, you must remain open to interacting with other people. These interactions will help you grow, change, and develop into a person who can obtain lifelong sobriety. When left to your own devices for too long, your mind may begin to play tricks on you, specifically in your early days of recovery. Unfortunately, part of addiction’s struggle is feeling like you hear a voice in your head who is consistently sabotaging you. When you are by yourself, that voice can feel as though it becomes louder.
This issue is one of the reasons why we do not have private bathrooms and rooms at Legacy. Although we understand that your privacy is important, it’s critical to your recovery that you consistently communicate with the Legacy team and fellow clients. Although you will be sharing rooms throughout our facility with other clients, you will still have plenty of opportunities throughout your day to be by yourself and reflect on your day.
Returning home after treatment at Legacy is something that you should look forward to. Although the prospect of returning home may be exciting, it’s understandable that you may also feel overwhelmed. For the past 30, 60, or 90 days, you had the peace of mind of knowing that you could come to the protected environment that Legacy has to offer regularly.
With this understanding, our team created our Addiction Aftercare program. Enrolling in the Addiction Aftercare program allows you to remain connected with Legacy’s staff and fellow alumni. Regardless of whether you need to reach out to us a few days after you return home or a few years after your initial treatment, our team will always be available to help you. Actively participating in Addiction Aftercare also allows you to remain in touch with other Legacy alumni. We host regular events that will enable former clients to get together to enjoy fun, sober friendly activities throughout the year.
Once you return home after treatment, you must focus on developing a routine that focuses on remaining sober. An excellent suggestion is to find a few 12-step meetings that are local to your area. Attending these meetings will reinforce the important lessons that you learned during your time at Legacy and help sustain your new sober frame of mind.
When you are not going to a meeting or adhering to other personal or professional responsibilities, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of visiting some of the sober friendly attractions around your area. However, you will want to be cautious if you would like to go to your favorite restaurant for a delicious meal. While it may be nice to get out of the house for a little while and enjoy the restaurant environment, you will want to remember that there may be alcohol available. If you don’t feel as though you are confident in your sobriety yet, you should always make sure that you have a sober friend. You can also opt to order in and enjoy a nice, peaceful night without any distractions or temptations.
Another excellent suggestion is to try visiting locations you have never been to before. There are likely venues you never noticed when you were in active addiction. You may come to find that you love walking through parks to be able to clear your mind. You might learn that you are a history enthusiast who enjoys visiting some of your local historical sites.
Visiting some of these venues is also an excellent opportunity to reconnect with friends or family members that may have been distant during the time that you were actively drinking. You can always invite someone to come with you to open a conversation and allow that person to start to get to know you now that you are sober.
Combatting an addiction to alcohol is not something you need to do by yourself when working with the team at Legacy Healing Center. Many team members have either personally experienced the effects of addiction or have a close friend or family member who went through their journey toward recovery. When you are ready to overcome your addiction, please reach out to one of our intake specialists. They will be able to provide you with more information regarding any one of our treatment plans. That person can also give you a better idea of what you can expect when you come to Legacy in South Florida for treatment. To begin your journey, please reach out to us at (888) 534-2295. We look forward to hearing from you.
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