Miami is a resort city, on Florida's Atlantic coast, which boasts of a vibrant life but is also a city struggling with addiction. According to the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) for Southeastern Florida, more than 20,000 admissions were taken for drug abuse treatment at the centers in Miami area in 2015. The most common substances for which admission was taken were:
Due to this growing issue, there is a wide range of treatment options in North Miami and the rest of the Miami Dade County, offered by state and federal programs, nonprofit organizations and private services. Among these there are a multitude of rehabilitation centers catering to the different needs and preferences of individuals.
They offer treatment services such as assessments, crisis intervention, detox programs, medication management, inpatient and outpatient programs and recovery support programs. Rehabilitation centers focus on helping a person achieve sobriety by various approaches such as the Twelve step program, Cognitive behavioral therapy model, Motivation Enhancement therapy, etc.
Group and individual psychotherapy sessions, empathetic listening and sharing, doing activities that reinforce impulse control and regulation of thoughts of emotions, belonging to social support groups and an overall change in lifestyle, are the areas in which the rehabilitation process is focused upon.
Miami, one of the largest cities in Florida, is an epicenter for tourism, entertainment, finances and sports. It's a paradise for its residents and haven to relax and unwind for the tourists. However Miami has been grappling with an addiction problem since a long time. Let's take a look at the statistics:
In destination treatment, an individual suffering from addiction is taken to a new location of his or her choosing so that they begin recovery at a place free from previous triggers, mental blocks and other psychosocial and social obstacles to recovery. Destination treatment can train and reinforce the idea that recovery can be fun and not necessarily about facing a void in life after leaving alcohol or drugs. Here are the key areas that our destination treatment program focuses on:
Salient features of our Destination treatment program:
Psychoeducation about addiction and other relevant mental issues Employing evidence based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy Treatment for co-occuring mental problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc.
Codependency occurs when one person derives their sense of self worth and purpose from another, causing them to become emotionally dependent on the other. It is often seen in family members or loved ones of the addict, but has also been seen in addicts themselves.
When a loved one is codependent, the signs seen are tryingto pleasethe otherat the expense of one's needs, emotional dysfunction attributedto the addict, ignoring problematic behavior or enabling behaviors such as covering up for the addict, financial assistance for their addiction, tolerating dysfunctional behavior, etc. When an addict is codependent, the signs are an excessive need to be around the loved one, inability to make decisions without them, feeling lost or vulnerable without their support, etc.
In Destination treatment, at the appropriate time in the addict's recovery, their loved one's are included in the therapeutic process. Individual and joint counselling sessions are taken in which each parties' expectations from the other and how to meet them is discussed.
In addition, through codependency counselling, trust building, communication, assertiveness and individual self growth and autonomy are also key areas of focus. Thus, by rebuilding bridges, a stronger social support for the person in recovery and for their loved ones is established through codependency counselling.
The treatment to any kind of addiction begins from identification and acceptance which you need to provide to your loved ones. For further support, fill the form below and our expert counselor will contact you.