Alcohol Rehab Options For St. Petersburg Residents

Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

A fact that few people know about alcohol is that it is ranked as the most dangerous substance of abuse in the world – based on a multi-criteria analysis by The Lancet. The health risks and destruction that it can cause in your life is substantial. However, alcohol addiction is a treatable condition. At Legacy Healing Center, one of Florida’s leading behavioral health centers, the accredited treatment programs that we provide can help you to overcome the difficulties that you face with alcohol use. 

Alcohol use disorder, which is the medical term for alcoholism, is a widespread problem in the United States. Based on the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health’s findings, 14.8 million people over the age of 12 had alcohol use disorder in that year. If you find yourself unable to stop alcohol abuse and want to overcome the problems that it’s causing in your life, then our alcohol rehab for St. Petersburg, Florida, residents can help. 

Our alcohol and opioid rehab is accredited by the Joint Commission. In fact, they have deemed our rehab to be worthy of their Gold Seal of Approval for the specialized treatment programs such as our alcohol addiction treatment program. Through our clinical and holistic approach to recovery, you can gain all of the benefits of evidence-based therapy and the advantages that holistic healing programs have on long-term recovery. 

What Does Alcohol Rehab Consist Of?

In order to properly treat addiction, a multi-pronged approach is required. The elements of a comprehensive treatment program include all of the best-known methods of fighting the disease of addiction. These elements include a medically-assisted detoxification to deal with a physical dependence, behavioral therapies to tackle the mental aspects of addiction, and holistic treatments to improve overall wellbeing and aid in long-term sobriety.

Our alcohol rehab in South Florida is also a place where you will find boundless support during your recovery. We understand how difficult alcohol addiction can be on your life and how important support is during your recovery. 


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Aspects of our whole-patient or holistic approach to treatment include getting your family involved with your recovery through family systems therapy. It also includes treatment for potential co-occurring mental disorders that, if left untreated, could negatively affect your long-term recovery. 

Health and wellness programs are another important part of our whole-patient approach to recovery at Legacy Healing Center.  Our health and wellness services include providing quality nutrition during your residential stay at our rehab, and exercise with your own personal trainer.

First, Alcohol Detox

A physical alcohol addiction will require you to undergo a medical detox. When a physical dependence is present, it can cause severe problems that often require medical supervision. 

When you stop drinking with a physical dependence present, you will experience several withdrawal symptoms. The most common symptoms include nervousness and anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, sweating, a depressed state of mind, nightmares, tremors, nausea and vomiting, and a loss of appetite among other symptoms. 

Severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms can also set in; roughly 3 to 5 percent of recovering people experience them. The symptoms, collectively, are known as delirium tremens (DTs). DTs is a serious condition that will require medical assistance as it can become life-threatening if untreated. Symptoms include seizures, extreme confusion, fever, agitation, high blood pressure, and hallucinations. 

Thankfully, your safe recovery can be achieved through our medically-assisted detox program. We use medications that help to counteract the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol. In most cases, your symptoms will be treated through a combination of medications including benzodiazepines such as Klonopin, Valiums, and Ativan. 

In our alcohol rehab for St. Petersburg residents, your health will be monitored around-the-clock to ensure that any complication or severe symptoms are dealt with quickly and effectively. For example, you may need an intravenous drip to ensure that you don’t suffer from dehydration, or be given medication to prevent seizures. 

Getting to The Root of Alcohol Addiction

The root cause of your addiction is something that must be explored in order to achieve long-term sobriety. Among the main root causes of addiction lie in your development, environment, and biology. 

Your biological factors account for the largest causes of addiction. These are factors such as your genetics, co-occurring mental disorders, and other factors that you are born with. 

Developmental factors are generally caused by the abuse of alcohol or drugs during stages of your life where important developmental changes taking place in your brain, such as in your youth. Generally speaking, if you abused alcohol or drugs during important stages of your development, then you will be more at risk of developing an addiction later in your life. 

The environmental factors that we explore include things such as stress, the exposure to drugs, parental guidance, peer pressure, and trauma.

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Overcoming Addiction with Therapy

In order to be able to obtain long-term sobriety, you must undergo behavioral therapy. A key part of our alcohol rehab is the behavioral therapy that we provide. Evidence-based therapies include psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy among others.  

Essentially, through therapy, you will learn to develop new coping skills, change behaviors that have become problematic, build your motivation for lasting change, and work on the skills and tools that will help you to achieve long-term sobriety. 

Sober-Friendly Attractions near St. Petersburg

Once you return home after 30-day drug rehab, exploring new places and things that don’t revolve around the consumption of alcohol can help you to build a better foundation for long-term sobriety. You might enjoy expanding your cultural horizons at the Dalí Museum or The Mahaffey Theater. Enjoy delicious treats or buy a gift for a loved one at the Saturday Morning Market, or participate in outdoor activities at Fort De Soto Park. 

Through our alcohol rehab for St. Petersburg residents, you can break the physical and mental aspects of alcohol addiction. Build a life that is free from alcohol abuse by calling Legacy Healing Center today at (888) 534-2295.

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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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