What is Rehab Like?

What is Drug and Alcohol Rehab Like?

The disease known as addiction is one that can affect anyone. When drugs and alcohol are frequently abused, it’s only a matter of time before all control over the abuse of the substance fades, especially when the substance used is physically addictive. However, there are effective methods of gaining control again and beating an addiction through rehab. 

So, what is rehab like? Our rehab center in South Florida is a place where the combined 150 years of addiction treatment experience by our healthcare practitioners comes together with a therapeutic, structured environment offering addicts a loving and supportive space to build a new life. 

To better answer the question “What is rehab like?” we will explore the types of therapies and holistic treatment that we employ to treat an addiction to alcohol and drugs, and what the experience of rehab is generally like.

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What Do You Do During Rehab?

What is rehab like at Legacy Healing Center with regards to what you do in treatment? Rehab isn’t just about getting away from negative influences to stop an addiction; it’s about using the best in evidence-based therapies and holistic healing methods that help to treat the patient as a whole.

Addiction is a harrowing experience, especially in hindsight after the drug-seeking behavior is eliminated. The disease can put tremendous strain on many areas of the addict’s life such as their home life, social circle, their job or schooling, and on their mental and physical health. Our rehab is a place where one can find the kind of supportive healing and compassion that is needed after such an experience.

To achieve our treatment goals, we incorporate all of the best evidence-based therapies in a personalized treatment program. Some of the well-known therapies that effectively treat addictions include motivation enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy, which are treatment methods that help to deal with a patient’s motivation for change, addresses their problematic behavior and thinking, and helps to build the coping skills that one needs to prevent substance abuse.

Along with these therapies, we also take a holistic approach to healing, which include programs that treat the mental and physical needs of a patient, including treatment for co-occurring mental disorders and personal fitness coaching. 

Family dynamics and one’s career are also areas that need to be explored in order to improve the family unit, and to improve the individual’s quality of life through career counseling.

Call Legacy Healing Center 24/7 to speak with an intake specialist. Calls are completely confidential.

What Does The Average Day Look Like While In Rehab?

The best way to answer the question “What is rehab like?” is to explore what a day looks like at our residential rehab facility.

After waking up in your private room with all of the amenities that you’d expect from a luxury rehab facility, you will get ready for the day ahead by washing up and making your bed. A healthy, delicious breakfast is the first thing on the daily agenda – prepared by our experienced in-house chefs using high quality ingredients and organic products.

From here, your personal recovery plan will dictate what you might do next. It could involve exercise with your personal trainer, yoga among a group of other recovering addicts, one-on-one therapy or therapy conducted in a group format. 

Every day is highly structured to allow our clients to have the maximum benefit of what our healthcare professionals and healing environment can offer.

By the end of the day, you’ll retire to your private room with enough time to gather your thoughts before getting your rest in preparation for the next day of intensive treatment.

Group Therapy

One treatment format is particularly effective in addiction treatment: group therapy. It can sometimes be difficult to listen to what a mentor is trying to teach you. It’s often easier to learn from one’s peers than it is a teacher because we feel that the information is more relatable and easily applied to one’s own life, and it often is. 

Group therapy is one of the formats we use in our treatment facility. In such a therapy group, one might expect to learn about addiction through a discussion or listen to stories and experiences that others in the program have had. This can help a person to gain new insight into their own problems by learning how another managed to overcome it.

By sharing one’s own addiction experience, it can also improve the healing process. It can give a person confidence that they didn’t have before to not only claim their responsibility but also to normalize the experience in order to work through it.

Call Legacy Healing Center 24/7 to speak with an intake specialist. Calls are completely confidential.


One-on-One Therapy

Individual or one-on-one therapy is a format of treatment that is very effective at helping to deal with a person’s individual problems, especially when the matters are private. The supportive healthcare practitioner will use one or a combination of different therapeutic methods such as CBT or MET to ultimately help the recovering person to change their behavior and thinking to something that supports a drug- and alcohol-free life. 

In one-on-one therapy, you are able to heal at your own pace, and explore areas of your life and thinking that you may have never properly discussed in the open. It can be a place where profound positive change occurs, creating the confidence needed for long-term sobriety.

Sober-Friendly Attractions near Fort Pierce

The answer to the question “what is rehab like?” is not always about the treatment that one would expect from an accredited rehab. Sometimes it’s about fun activities in the area that one could enjoy during free time between therapy, or as a part of group activities with others from the rehab center.

Fort Pierce, FL, has a wide array of fun, sober activities to enjoy in the pleasant climate and stunning natural beauty of the area. There is lots of fun-in-the-sun to be had at the many famous beaches such as Jetty Park, Pepper Park Beach, Blind Creek Beach, and South Beach Park. Or visit the St. Lucie Country Aquarium or the Manatee Observation and Education Center for something a little different.

Take advantage of our professional, accredited rehab facility. Contact us today at (888) 534-2295 for a no-obligation, free consultation to see how we can help.

Neighborhoods We Serve

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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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