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Family on the beachGetting one's life back on track should be the number one priority. With alcohol, there are so many different side effects associated with drinking...from  the sublime to the extreme. There are the physical manifestations from over indulgence every once in a while to a white-collar worker not able to get through the day with out surreptitiously imbibing all the way to the chronic user who can not live with it. Teens and pre-teens in greater numbers are testing the drug invested waters with inebriation as their first gradient step. News stories about college dorms time and time again report initiating type "drinking games" with fatal results.

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Florida State Climate

The Office of Applied Studies from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) reports for the state of Florida the following statistics:

Est. Numbers in Thousands, Annual Averages Based on 2005-06

Alcohol Total
12 or older
Age Group
12-17 18-25 26 or Older
Past Month use 8011 234 1033 6744
Binge use 3349 132 673 2544
Perception of great risk of drinking 5 or more drinks
once or twice a week
6614 549 681 5384

Underage drinking cost the citizens of Florida $3.7 billion in 2005. These costs include medical care, work loss, and pain and suffering associated with the multiple problems resulting from the use of alcohol by youth. This translates to a cost of $2,383 per year for each youth in the State. Florida ranks 12th highest among the 50 states for the cost per youth of underage drinking. Excluding pain and suffering from these costs, the direct costs of underage drinking incurred through medical care and loss of work cost Florida $1.2 billion each year.

Youth violence and traffic crashes attributable to alcohol use by underage youth in Florida represent the largest costs for the State. However, a host of other problems contribute substantially to the overall cost. Among teen mothers, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) alone costs Florida $51.2 million.

Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence and are two and a half times more likely to become abusers of alcohol than those who begin drinking at age 21. In 2004, 2,356 youth 12- 20 years old were admitted for alcohol treatment in Florida, accounting for 10% of all treatment admissions for alcohol abuse in the State.

Damage to Florida

Man in handcuffs under arrestIn the State of Florida, the effects of drug and alcohol abuse goes way past the the damage done to the addicts themselves. In terms of time lost on the job, to the health system inundated by illness and overdoses to communities harmed by the crime rate caused by addicts looking to steal anything in order to get their next fix, to families living a nightmare as they watch helplessly as their loved one goes further down the chutes. The rollercoaster of emotions, concern and anger seems like a never ending ride the abuser puts his friends and family through. Failures in the past with drug rehab centers further numb the addict to any hope of a future without drugs. It truly can appear hopeless.


Should a Treatment Center be Close to Home?

man on computerDrug and alcohol addiction typically involves habitual routines in the environmental scope of the individual, i.e. the locations of their drug or alcohol use, the people they associated with in the activities of drug or alcohol use, etc. Drug or alcohol addiction is not just drug and alcohol use, it revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to trigger the addictive behavior. The abusers location and routines of drug and alcohol use further trigger drug and alcohol use. It is the constant and seemingly unstoppable drug or alcohol use and the hopelessness of day to day existence which perpetuates the problem and inhibits the native desire to stop ruining their life through the use of drugs and alcohol.

The above factor should not be over looked when considering a treatment center location. The first 2 weeks of treatment are always the most difficult and there many factors at work to make this so. In addition to what has been covered above, a more basic factor is this; people are creatures of habit. Even overwhelmingly positive and beneficial changes in life, such as the birth of a child or a new job does not guarantee the individual will have no thoughts of missing past negative activities such as, drug or alcohol use, drug or drinking acquaintances and other associated activities. Factually this is the normal reactive auto response of most human beings; to do what they are familiar with; good or bad. It is not really that they yearn for these things, it is just all that they have known for some time. If the abuser is close to home when overwhelming feelings manifest themselves, there is a good chance he or she will leave and get back to what they know, drug addiction, as it is not very far away . Due to these factors, attending a drug rehab close to home is seldom the correct treatment option for chronic drug or alcohol abusers. It is extremely therapeutic to be distanced from their former association with drug dealers, bars, the cabinet where the alcohol was kept, the cigar box where the cocaine was stored, etc. All these triggers make the task of sobriety seem insurmountable to the chronic drug or alcohol abuser as these triggers continuously stimulate a reminder of their past addictive behaviors.

For individuals with a severe drug or alcohol addiction problem in the state of Florida, choosing a long term inpatient treatment program is another key to a successful outcome.

By providing a new, safe trigger free environment, distanced from past negative associations and surroundings for an extended period of time, the chance for success increases dramatically.

Our program provides people with positive circumstances to increase their chances for a successful recovery. The vast majority of students entering our program, around (80%), are from out of state or from other countries.


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Florida Treatment Center Changes Needed

Just in the state of Florida, there are many different types of drug rehab and treatment facilities. In the United States, there are thousands of drug rehab and treatment centers. Of course the common goal of all addiction treatment programs is to help end addiction for the individual. In Florida and across the United States, a variety of techniques and methods are being used. Some of the well known treatment methods in Florida include the twelve step method, relapse prevention, one-on-one counseling, drug rehabilitation, behavioral modification, cognitive therapy, support groups, sober living, therapeutic communities, AA , NA, inpatient, and outpatient drug rehab programs. There are many types of treatment centers available in Florida, so making a decision can be difficult. Unfortunately, many uninformed people in Florida go from rehab to rehab looking for the one that is right for them.

In Florida, there are many attempts being made to meet the needs of alcoholics, but statistics show success rates to be dismally low. What is needed and wanted is a drug and alcohol treatment which not only handles physical addiction, but finds the underlying reasons why a person turns to drugs and alcohol in order to free the person forever. What Florida addicts, alcoholics and their family, friends and loved ones need is a real and effective drug rehab treatment center. One where they are not on a time schedule or use other drugs to get the addict off the original drugs or alcohol. The addict needs a reliable proven program where when they are done, their drug addiction is a thing of the past and they are now able to live full productive lives free of the stronghold of drugs or alcohol.

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