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An addiction to drugs or alcohol is something that takes hold of your entire life. Although partaking in a specific drug or a sip of alcohol may start as a “recreational” activity that you take part in once in a while, these actions can quickly spiral out of control. Before you know it, your friends and family are distancing themselves from you because they see the effect your addiction has on your life. Suddenly, you cannot meet your work responsibilities, which could result in losing your job and putting you under more significant stress.
With years of experience as addiction experts, the team at the Legacy Healing Center in South Florida works personally with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan. We take the time to get to know you and understand more of your struggle and history of addiction. Our team takes a holistic approach toward developing a treatment plan for you. It includes various forms of therapy, career support, and options for regular exercise with our trainer and mentor.
We always caution prospective patients that it is essential to keep an open mind and heart as you begin this new journey. While it is true that our team will provide you with the tools that you need to maintain a sober and healthy life, it does not mean that learning these new life lessons will always be easy. There will undoubtedly be struggles along the way. However, you can always count on our caring staff to provide support when you feel like you are having a difficult time both during and after you come to our facility.
An addiction to drugs tends to fall into two major categories. The first is an addiction to illegal narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine. The second is an addiction to prescription medication.
In certain instances, an addiction to any type of drug begins innocently. You may be talked into trying a drug at a party. You may be recovering from an injury, and your doctor prescribes a specific medication to help alleviate your pain.
When you begin to realize that your drug consumption is affecting other aspects of your life, that is the time that you need to consider attending a drug treatment program seriously. Drug addiction can quickly spiral out of control. All of a sudden, friends and family members may not want to speak with you anymore due to a change in your habits and behavior. You are left feeling completely and utterly alone with no place to turn other than to the addiction that put in in the situation you are in in the first place.
Legacy really changed my life for the better. I was down and out, my life in shambles and didn’t know what to do. Legacy showed me there was a light at the end of the tunnel and gave me the tools to get there. The staff at this facility are genuine and truly care and it shows.
Kaleb was well on his way to being another death sta-tistic victim to Heroin addiction. God led us to Legacy Healing Center. They treated him with love and respect. Showing true concern and patience. Kaleb is a life saved. He is thriving and making positive life choices. His potential is unlimited!
Wonderful staff, the treatment program was excellent. They really treat you like family here and genuinely care about you. The 4 months I’ve spent here have been great, I’ve learned a lot about myself and ways to cope with my struggles.
I’ve been to a few treatment centers and this one is by far the best from the living quarters to the clinical and therapeutic experience. 5/5 would recommend. They continue to reach out and stay in contact.
Legacy Healing Center saved my life. The entire staff focuses on every individual as a separate case. No one is left behind. I wouldn’t be here without the staff at Legacy.
Honestly, it’s not what you imagine when thinking “detox.” Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.
An addiction to alcohol is something that should never be taken lightly. One of the confounding aspects of alcohol addiction is that alcohol is seemingly everywhere in our society. If you sit down to watch television, there are endless commercials for liquor. When you are out and about, there are undoubtedly several liquor stores that you pass on your way to your destination. Since alcohol is so readily available, you need to attend an alcohol rehab center for treatment if you are struggling with addiction.
Our counselors take the time to learn more about what led you to your addiction and formulate a plan to help you maintain a healthier way of living that will make you happy and satisfied.
An important decision that you will need to make when you come to our addiction treatment center is whether you want to participate in our inpatient or outpatient program. While you will still receive the same level of care regardless of which plan you choose, patients in each category will have different experiences.
Patients who go through our Partial Hospitalization Program, also known as PHP, will live at our facility during their treatment. You will have unlimited access to our beautiful grounds while taking part in various forms of therapy throughout your day. When you are not taking part in therapy or another activity, you can relax in your room or exercise with one of our trainers.
We understand that recovery comes in different shapes and forms, so we offer two different types of outpatient programs. Our general outpatient program is ideal for a person who realizes that he or she needs help with addiction but needs to cater to other personal or professional responsibilities. This non-residential program is put together around your schedule. You will come to our facility on certain days and specific times to take part in different forms of therapy. This program is also open to and encouraged for people who have taken part in our partial hospitalization program to transition back into normal society.
Regardless of which program you enroll in, certain forms of therapy will take up most of your day. The primary type of treatment that is featured at the Legacy Healing Center is group therapy. These sessions are led by one of our counselors and are conducted in a 12-step meeting format. Once you are done with treatment, we strongly recommend that you find 12-step meetings in your area so that you can continue to reinforce the tools that you learned during your time at our facility.
If you have never been to a 12-step meeting or group therapy before, you can expect to listen and learn several things during these sessions. You will have the chance to share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions associated with different addiction topics. Each session will be slightly different in the sense that we will discuss various issues, however, the format will still be the same. Once you are done sharing, a fellow attendee will have their opportunity to share.
One-on-one therapy, also referred to as individual therapy, is another type of counseling that you will experience during your time in treatment. This form of treatment plays an important component in your overall recovery. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to speak with one of our counselors in a private setting. You can discuss certain aspects of your life that you may not feel comfortable sharing in a group setting. Additionally, these sessions are a perfect time to check-in and tell us how you feel as you continue down your road toward recovery.
It’s not uncommon for mental illness to play a roll in addiction. In some instances, a patient may be “self-medicating” and use drugs or alcohol to taper the ramifications of mental illness. With this in mind, our facility also offers behavioral therapy. Moreover, we also recognize that addiction tends to affect your entire family, which is why you can also participate in family therapy. One of our counselors can provide you with more information about any of these therapy options.
A realistic concern among many prospective patients is the cost associated with their stay at our facilities in South Florida. First and foremost, you must remember that the expense of our treatment is an investment in your future. Realistically, you could spend thousands of dollars feeding your addiction on either drugs, alcohol, or both. Imagine if you took just a fraction of the money that you spend on either substance and put it toward becoming happy and healthy.
Our team goes to great lengths to ensure that every person that would like to receive treatment does. We work with several private insurance companies to make the cost of care more reasonable. If you do not have private insurance, we can collaborate with you to work out a payment plan to receive the care you need now.
Sadly, many patients overlook the importance of first attending drug detox before starting their treatment program. We require that you cannot be under the influence of any drugs when you begin our program. If you are still in active addiction when you reach out to us, the prospect of this can be scary even if you are ready to become sober.
The consequences of trying to go through the drug detox process on your own are challenging physically and emotionally. Physically, you will undoubtedly feel terrible. The withdrawal process generally begins a few hours after the last time you consumed your drug of choice. You will start to feel sick, nausea, or shaky.
If you are not under the watchful eye of a person that has been specially trained to help you through the detox process, there is always a possibility that your withdrawal symptoms could turn deadly. When you break your addiction, your body as a whole is thrown into a tailspin. You need someone there to help monitor your symptoms and ensure that you make it through the process.
Our alcohol detox program works similarly to our drug detox program. If you are still actively drinking, we recommend that you first go through our detox program before you begin any form of treatment. Going through our detox program ensures that you start treatment with a clear head and without any influence from alcohol.
It’s essential not to overlook the severe withdrawal effects that can manifest in the hours after you take your last drink. While it’s impossible to narrow down the exact type of withdrawal symptoms you will feel, many patients tend to experience shakiness, sweating, and nausea. In some instances, however, the effects of alcohol withdrawal can be potentially deadly. It is not uncommon for a person that is detoxing from alcohol to experience a seizure, which could be life-threatening.
The length of your stay in rehab is a personal decision. However, we strongly recommend that you make this choice with the assistance of one of our counselors. Our treatment plans typically last anywhere between 30 to 90 days. You can rest assured that regardless of which program you select, you will undoubtedly begin to learn the tools that you need to achieve long term sobriety.
Our 30-day program allows you to break the cycle of addiction initially. These days are critical because they can help you set the foundation for your recovery. By changing the environment around you and focusing on overcoming your addiction, you take great strides in attaining lifelong sobriety.
Our 60-day program is seen as an extension to your initial 30 days. You will be able to grow on the lessons you learned in your first 30 days and work on ways to implement them into your life. Remember, you do not have to enroll in a 60-day program initially. If you feel as though you are making excellent progress in your first 30 days, you can speak to one of our counselors and extend your program to a 60 or 90-day plan.
When possible, we always suggest that our patients take part in our long term, 90-day program. This program provides you with a prolonged period to focus on yourself and understand the steps you need to take in your recovery.
If you have specific questions or concerns about the length of our treatment plans, one of our specialists can always answer them for you when you initially call in. Don’t hesitate to speak in depth about our rehab options, as every call is 100% confidential.
In most cases, a private insurance company will offer some coverage for a stay at rehab. However, it is essential to remember that the parameters of that coverage will vary depending on your insurance carrier. For example, insurance companies will not cover the cost of care if you recently received treatment from a different facility. Additionally, some insurance companies will only cover you for a set amount of days, which may not include detox.
If you need assistance in determining what is covered under your insurance, we encourage you to reach out to any member of our team. We can help you cut through the red tape and ensure that your insurance company covers you to the fullest extent possible.
Once you return home to Baltimore after drug treatment in South Florida, you must take steps toward developing healthy habits and routines. One of the first things you should do is look for a local NA or AA meeting that you can go on daily or weekly, which will help to reinforce the tools that you learned during your time at our facility.
Finding activities to enjoy during your downtime is also important. A common struggle among people in recovery is that they feel as though they lost their sense of identity while in active addiction. An excellent way to learn more about yourself, including your likes and dislikes, is to explore the different sober friendly attractions that Baltimore has to offer. You can make time to either venture out by yourself or take the opportunity to spend time exploring with your family or friends.
Here are a few suggestions of some places to visit around the Baltimore area:
Initially opened in the late 1800s, the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory at 3100 Swann Drive in Baltimore is an example of pure beauty in the middle of Baltimore. The conservatory provides visitors with a mix of history and elegance to learn more about the founding of Baltimore and access to botanic gardens. There is a myriad of events that take place throughout the year that are designed for children and adults alike. The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory is open every day between Wednesday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
If you are looking for a unique way to see the span of Baltimore, you should consider a trip to the Top of the World Observation. Visitors have the unique opportunity to venture up the world’s tallest pentagonal building and look out on Baltimore’s various buildings and landscape features. Different events occur at the location throughout the year, most notably, there is a ceremony in remembrance to the victims of September 11th. This venue is open seven days a week. However, the hours are slightly different each day, so be sure to check ahead.
The Top of the World Observation is located at 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
After a long day, sometimes there is nothing better than getting some fresh air in the great outdoors. Double Rock Park Trail provides this perfect mix of natural beauty and walking and running trails. Visitors can take a walk using the 1.6-mile trail that winds its way through the park. Although the way you will see breathtaking wildflowers and pass a scenic creek. The path is pet friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend along with you on your walk.
The Double Rock Park is located at 8211 Glen Road, Parkville, Maryland 21234.
Baltimore also features a great mix of attractions that can help its visitors learn more about African American history and culture. One of the most popular places to visit is the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The museum features over 10,000 permanent pieces that tell the story of African American Marylanders from the 1700s to the present. This venue regularly hosts different events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for an upcoming educational session.
You can visit the Reginald F. Lewis Museum at 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
The USS Torsk saw no shortage of action during its time in service. The ship is mainly known for its service during World War II. During that period, the sailors on board the vessel sunk different enemy cargo ships and frigates. Although the ship has since been retired, today it sits at a pier on Pratt Street in Baltimore. You can climb aboard the boat and see what sailors during wartime would have seen and experienced during those troubling times.
The USS Torsk is located at 301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
The choice to end your addiction to drugs or alcohol is one that should always be celebrated. Although the road toward sobriety is not still easy, when you work with the professionals at the Legacy Healing Center, you can rest assured that you will receive nothing but the best care and continuous guidance through every aspect of your recovery. Our intake specialists are available today to help you begin the process. Reach out to us today at 888.534.2295. Your call will always be 100% confidential.