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Top Rated Alcohol Detox Program in Jacksonville

When you or a loved one has been drinking heavily for an extended period of time, you will experience some withdrawal symptoms when you quit drinking.  Its understandable to feel some trepidation at the thought of going through alcohol withdrawal, and for good reason.  Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from uncomfortable to life threatening which is why it is always recommended that a person with alcohol use disorder detox in a professional medical detox program.  


A top rated medical detox program like Serenity Oaks will provide round the clock monitoring by licensed medical professionals who can ensure your safety and comfort during the entire alcohol detox process.  FDA approved medications will be administered as needed to manage withdrawal symptoms and keep clients safe.  At Serenity Oaks, our medical team is equipped to deal with both acute and subacute detox with a range of medical protocols available.  


Our Approach

Our customized programs feature an integrative approach that includes medical protocols, clinical therapies and holistic modalities. We also incorporate life skills and recreational options into the mix to ensure our clients meet all their needs to bring about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Our team of addiction experts is committed to every client, treating them as a member of the family and investing in the success of their recovery.

The basic program format at Serenity Oaks Wellness is broken down into five weeks that follow our ADORN pattern:

Why Choose Serenity Oaks

When you choose Serenity Oaks wellness center to heal from your drug or alcohol addiction, you are choosing to heal within a treatment center that honors and values your unique circumstances and needs from an alcohol or drug rehab program in Clearwater. We understand that living with an active drug or alcohol addiction can produce feelings of shame or guilt within a person due to the actions or behaviors that you had within your addiction.

The team at Serenity Oaks is here to support you in releasing any negative feelings about your addiction and honoring the challenges that you have experienced within your addiction and offering non judgmental support and care as you heal from the pains of your past to create a healthy future in sobriety.

Serenity Oaks changed my life. I went in a terrified shell of a person. I left born again, a new man entirely. The team of therapist is amazing, they saved my life. Today I am clean and sober living a life beyond my wildest dreams. I owe the credit to the things I learned at Serenity Oaks. They give you all the tools you need to succeed in the real world. I recommend this place to anyone who is suffering from the cunning, baffling, powerful disease called addiction.

– Justin G.

The therapists here are top notch! The staff is excellent as well. The individual therapy sessions and the group sessions are equally valuable. If you’re open-minded and willing, this place can change your life! I cannot thank this place enough for giving me my life back. I was completely lost, empty, full of darkness and self-hatred. Today, I can say that I am the complete opposite of all of those things! I owe it all to Serenity Oaks Wellness Center and the hard work that I did there and the lessons and tools I learned and continue to practice in my daily life now.

– Amy S.


At Serenity Oaks, our vision is to ADORN our patients to help facilitate personal growth and change towards a healthy balanced life in sobriety. Your addiction treatment program will incorporate clinical therapeutic support, medical supervision and care, and recreational or experiential therapy opportunities. 

In order to support our patients in ADORNing from their addiction, we believe that this is completed in 5 stages;

A- Accountability

During the initial stage of your addiction treatment program, patients will become accountable to their actions and consequences of addiction that has impacted their life or others around them .

D- Dreams, determination, disconnect, or direction

This second stage of addiction treatment is characterized by identifying the harmful habits that have been established during your addiction and beginning to identify how you would want to make changes for the future in sober living.

O- Opportunity

Patients are beginning to build and develop positive, healthy coping strategies while also receiving feedback from peers and staff about their recovery process to ensure that they are receiving optimal treatment progress. .

R- Relationships and Restoring

During this fourth phase of addiction treatment, patients will engage in family therapy sessions to help reconnect with their loved ones and rebuild trust within the relationship. Loved ones will develop skills for healthy communication, setting appropriate boundaries with one another, and holding each other accountable.

N- Navigate

This final phase of addiction treatment is characterized by supporting patients to navigate sober living options and the supports that will be needed as you transition into your home environment. Patients are paired with new clients to support as a mentor and support the new person in going through their treatment to help share their experience and knowledge of addiction recovery.

A Fresh Start


Serenity Oaks Wellness Center is an addiction treatment facility where your “drive to change” is met with our “passion to create an unparalleled experience in healing and strengthening the client’s core self”. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team will treat each client individually based on cross-disciplinary and evidence-based treatment for each individual’s unique treatment goals.

What is Alcohol Detox Like?

Serenity Oaks alcohol and drug rehab center is a safe place to come when you want to quit drinking. Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction are serious health issues that need to be taken seriously. It may seem surprising, because alcohol is a legal substance that is available to purchase on any street corner throughout the country, but detoxing from alcohol can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly if not supervised by medical professionals.

The staff at Serenity Oaks in our drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are caring and kind, and are also certified and accredited. They will make certain that you will not only stay safe and healthy while in our recovery center, but that you will also be provided with medications, therapy, counseling, and holistic alcohol abuse treatment that will ensure you remain as comfortable as possible and do not suffer as your body purges the alcohol and toxins from your system.

We also provide holistic therapies during detox and rehab to further enhance clients comfort and well being.  Acupuncture, yoga and meditation not only facilitate the body’s natural detoxification process but also help to calm the mind and spirit.  These can become lifelong coping mechanisms that serve people in recovery very well.

What To Expect During Detox?

During detox, your individualized treatment plan will begin with a medical and psychological screening and admission process that will help our team determine your level of addiction and whether you need to add health care or psychiatric care to your treatment plan.

Prescription medications can help keep withdrawal symptoms like nausea, insomnia, dehydration, and seizures at bay, along with FDA-approved medications like naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram that will reduce alcohol cravings, make drinking feel less appealing, and help you remain sober on your road to recovery.

Our medical detox programs take place in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, meaning you will move into our sober residence 24 hours a day, with medical supervision and frequent check-ins to monitor your vital signs, ensuring medications are working and keeping you on a tapering schedule if needed for additional drug addiction issues. You will also have thorough, customized professional psychological, behavioral health, and emotional care throughout your time with us, helping you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, and helping you learn new ways of thinking and behaving.

Those with a co-occurring disorder or mental illness like bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, etc. will begin a dual diagnosis program during detox as well, as healing both of these interconnected issues at the same time is much more effective than trying to ignore one and treat the other.

Holistic alcohol and drug rehab treatment at Serenity Oaks involves the whole patient, so we integrate wellness in various types of treatment throughout your day, such as meditation, yoga,  acupuncture, massage, family therapy, exercise and nutrition programs, and more. The combination of these holistic approaches with evidence-based therapies will help you reconnect with your mind, body and spirit as you heal and grow.

Sober living and receiving all addiction treatments inside a medical detox center is the best way to remove yourself from external temptations, triggers, and distractions so you can stay in the present, focusing on your own healing and wellness, and stay away from people, places, and things that may foster a relapse.

How Long is Detox?

The timeline of alcohol and drug detox recovery programs depends on your unique needs, physiology and the types of substances you are detoxing from. Detoxing from alcohol on its own usually takes five to ten days, but if you were taking other drugs while drinking it could take longer or your withdrawal symptoms may be more severe. Your physical health and mental health needs at the time of detox also play a part in how long your substance abuse treatment will take, as will your history of relapsing.

Symptoms of Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox is not easy, even when it is not severe. In all alcohol addiction treatment plans, it is recommended to be watched over by medical professionals through detox in case your symptoms escalate to dangerous levels. Even if they remain mild, it can feel so distressing that you will be strongly tempted to relapse just to make it stop. For this reason, a medication-assisted treatment plan is almost always the best way to quit drinking.

Common mild withdrawal symptoms during alcohol addiction recovery include:

  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Tremors
  • Uncontrollable sweating
  • Nightmares
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Increased heart rate
  • Strong cravings for alcohol

If you have been drinking a long time, have a history of relapsing, or have been drinking heavily, you are at greater risk of developing seizures or delirium tremens, a dangerous set of symptoms that happen when the brain’s chemistry is unbalanced, with symptoms like:

  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart problems
  • High fever
  • Abnormal brain activity
  • Seizures
  • Death

Rehab centers with medical detox programs for alcohol and drug treatment programs can help you avoid these dangerous symptoms, and keep you from suffering cravings, pain and restlessness as your body removes the toxins from your system, with full emotional support and counseling.

Acute Detox

Acute detox is the type of detox that is needed when a person is suffering from the more severe side of alcohol addiction. It includes medication-assisted treatment and 24-7 doctor and nurse supervision to make sure that serious issues like seizures and delirium tremens do not occur. With integrated medical interventions, therapy, and counseling, acute detox programs provide professional care around the clock to keep you safe and as comfortable as possible.

Sub Acute Detox

Many people in alcohol rehab do not need to go through all the same levels of care that a person with a severe addiction to drugs and alcohol would, including detox treatment programs. Sub-acute detox is for people who still need help quitting drinking, but do not need intensive 24-hour oversight. At Serenity Oaks addiction treatment centers, we will give you the appropriate amount of care, with or without the medically assisted treatments, depending on what you need. This type of rehab may still take days or even weeks to complete, and although sub-acute detox may sometimes be offered as an outpatient program, it is usually recommended that you remain in inpatient care during this time to take away the risk of relapsing.

Why Choose Serenity Oaks For Alcohol Detox

When you choose Serenity Oaks rehabilitation programs for Alcohol Detox, you will receive:

  • Top-rated individualized care from fully accredited, knowledgeable, and caring medical staff, psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, holistic practitioners, and doctors
  • Therapy that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, dual diagnosis, motivational interviewing, multidimensional family therapy and more
  • Holistic care, from nutrition and exercise to life skills courses, massage therapy and acupuncture
  • Access to the full continuum of care, from detox through inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and aftercare treatments
  • An introduction to peer support groups, SMART recovery groups and 12-step groups like SMART recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Relapse prevention strategies that will last you a lifetime

People living in central Florida areas like Plant City, Cape Coral, West Palm Beach, Bonita Springs, Lee County and Fort Myers Florida can call us today to find out more about our alcohol and drug rehab centers in Fort Myers area, our individualized alcohol addiction treatment plans, and the treatment facility amenities we have to offer. We will meet you where you are in your addiction, providing the appropriate amount of care for your individual needs, helping you stop drinking and move forward in life as a sober individual.


    At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we offer residential detox treatment with a wide range of modalities to address the needs of all our clients. Our high staff-to-client ratio ensures everyone that enters our facility gets the personal attention they need and deserve for a safe and successful detox process. To learn more about our program, contact Serenity Oaks Wellness Center today at 844-720-6847.

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