Alcohol Rehab Fort Myers

What Does Alcohol Rehab Consist of?

Legacy Healing Center, with various locations in South Florida, is one of the best alcohol treatment centers available to help those struggling with addiction. Built on Legacy’s core values; compassion, commitment, and integrity, Legacy Healing Center is a comprehensive treatment facility that takes special care to guide their patients through their recovery in a relaxing and private atmosphere.

Legacy’s staff are highly trained and experienced therapists that understand how to take care of patients, giving them the opportunity to recover from alcohol addiction in an enjoyable environment with the knowledge, and comfort of the experienced team there to help, and monitor patients each step of the way.

When someone begins treatment for alcohol addiction the first step is to complete a detox program. An addiction to alcohol can be very dangerous for those struggling with this type of addiction. Alcohol, like drugs, causes changes to the brain that makes quitting difficult and results in severe withdrawal symptoms. Because of the difficulty and the severity of the addiction, it is important for individuals to complete a medically assisted detox program such as those found at Legacy Healing Center.

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the United States which has caused it to become one of the main contributors to disease and death in the country. It is difficult for people to admit to having a problem with alcohol, but overcoming denial and admitting there is a problem is the first step to overcoming the addiction and getting life back on track.

First, Alcohol Detox

Detox is the time in which the body is able to rid itself of the physical dependence on alcohol. It is best for a detox to occur in a medical facility where we can provide full-time care.  In our medical detox program, we monitor patients 24/7,  ensuring their vital signs, pain levels, and overall safety remain within normal limits.

Medical detox is important to ensure that withdrawal symptoms are not too severe. Withdrawal symptoms are commonly felt within 24 hours of beginning the detox and can be intense for 48-72 hours. After that, they can continue for up to a week but with less intensity. Once the alcohol is out of the system and the withdrawal symptoms have ceased, individuals are able to focus on treatment and behavioral therapies to overcome the alcohol use disorder.

Getting to the Root of Alcohol Addiction

While in treatment at Legacy one of the main goals apart from getting sober is getting to the root of the addiction. Getting to the root of the addiction is something that must be explored in order to achieve long-term sobriety. Some of the main room causes of addiction stem directly from development, environment, and biological factors with biology playing the largest role in the cause of addiction. These biological factors can depend on genetics, co-occurring mental disorders, and things that stem from birth.

Developmental causes stem from the possible use of alcohol or drugs during certain stages in life where developmental changes were occurring in the brain, such as in youth. What this means is that if you abused drugs or alcohol or both when you were young, you have a much greater risk of developing an addiction later in life.

Environmental causes stem from things that individuals have experienced in their lives such as trauma that could cause stress. These environmental factors can also mean that there was exposure to substances throughout life, the extent of parental guidance, the possibility of peer pressure, and more.

Continue reading to learn more about how to overcome addiction through therapy. 

Overcoming Addiction With Therapy

After successfully detoxing, clients are then recommended to complete an inpatient treatment program that involves them staying around the clock in a treatment facility that is dedicated to freeing the individual of their addiction. This type of treatment involves comprehensive behavioral therapies that allow individuals to learn how to recognize triggers, avoid them, and ultimately deal with them when they are unavoidable.

Opioid treatment gives individuals a clinical type of treatment, helping them go through the 12 steps to sobriety, participate in individual & group therapy as well as build skills that will help repair relationships and general health of the individual.

After completing an inpatient treatment program, Legacy offers outpatient treatment programs to help cement newfound skills from rehab. These types of programs help individuals learn and maintain skills to stay sober while taking back the responsibilities of real life. This type of program does offer community housing as well as individual therapy, group therapy, and 12 step meetings. 

Sober Friendly Attractions Near Fort Myers, Florida

After completing a treatment program, it will be time to return home to Fort Myers.  It is vitally important to be aware of sober-friendly attractions close to home where you can enjoy activities with friends and family that don’t involve alcohol. Luckily Fort Myers has many activities that can be explored and enjoyed as part of a sober lifestyle, here are a few options:

The River District 

Head to the River District for a Farmer’s Market or an afternoon lunch. The River District is essentially the downtown area of Fort Myers with a concentration of low building profiles providing a view of authentic Florida food, plus global cuisines in an easy to walk around the area.

2180 W First St. Fort Myers, Florida 33901

The Shell Factory & Nature Park

This family-friendly complex contains a retail shop, steak & seafood eatery, a nature park, and rides for children.

16554 North Cleveland Ave US 41, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium 

This 105-acre site offers hiking trails, a nature center, and a planetarium. It is home to many rescue animals and includes visits to butterfly and bird aviaries.

3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33905 

IMAG History and Science Center

This is an interactive educational museum for all ages with more than 60 exhibits that includes a hurricane simulator.

200 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33916 

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 

This non-for-profit dedicated to preserving this 3,500- acre park offers a variety of wildlife, a butterfly garden, and boardwalk trails through wetlands.

7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33966

Sanibel Island 

Sanibel Island is a great option for a weekend getaway from Fort Myers. It is located just 41 minutes southwest of Fort Myers and is connected to the mainland via a causeway. This beautiful inhabited island getaway features beautiful beaches and a lighthouse.

Fleamasters Fleamarket 

This is Florida’s biggest and best flea market with around 900 unique stores full of bargains. Including vintage art, jewelry, crafts, food stands, fresh fruit, and veggies, great for family and friends to spend the afternoon, even if just to browse.

4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916

Manatee Park 

This waterfront park provides paved trails for those who enjoy nature walks but also up-close views of manatees! You are able to watch shows in the amphitheater as well as rent kayaks to kayak with the manatees.

10901 FL-80, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Legacy Healing Center testimonials

What Our Alumni Has to Say

Absolutely beautiful! Staff is so caring and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone who is struggling and looking to heal. This is the place for you!

Jacqueline C.

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.

Avi S.

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