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Substance Abuse Treatment

In the moment, it’s easy to justify that your use of alcohol or drugs may be recreational and “not a big deal”. Sometimes you have to take a step back and listen to your peers in order to realize that your casual use is, in fact, abuse or a disorder.

There are a significant amount of substances that have addictive qualities including alcohol, prescription painkillers, antidepressants, heroin, cocaine, marijuana as well as many others. These substances have the ability to take hold of your life and affect your health in many ways. From ruining personal and professional relationships to financial issues to causing mental or bodily harm to yourself and your loved ones, addiction can take away everything positive in your life. But it happens slowly and methodically.

It is common to hear phrases like “I have it under control” or “Johnny drinks way more than I do” when confronting someone about their drug or alcohol abuse. Those sound like excuses, but our brain is quite effective at rationalizing or normalizing our actions regardless of how harmful those actions may be to our health. A significant amount of people say no to getting help every day. Don’t say no today. Serenity Oaks Wellness Center can provide you with the services needed to rid your dependence on drugs and alcohol and create a new path toward lifelong sobriety.


Whether your addiction is for a short period of time or you have been suffering for years, a professional rehabilitation center is always the best choice for your physical and mental safety. Trying to quit on your own is noble. However, there may be complications that might render your attempt ineffective long term or may even fatally harm you during the detox process.

Quitting cold turkey without medical supervision could kill you or could lead to long term physical and mental maladies. At Serenity Oaks Wellness, we provide a proper and safe detox experience that aims to be as comfortable as possible. Once you have gone through detox, we provide group therapy and counselling services aimed to find the root cause of your substance seeking behavior. Once we find out what the epicenter of your addiction is, we can then provide you with a post-rehab plan that can keep your mind focused on sobriety.

Enlist trained medical professionals like those at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center to provide a custom program that suits your medical and mental needs and that offers a group support system to enable sober living for the rest of your life.


When you think of a rehab center, you might be thinking about movies you have seen that depicts a room with padded walls and bars on the windows. This is an exaggerated concept written for dramatic effect. Rehabilitation is an emotional experience as well as physical. We have no interest in holding people against their will. In fact, we want you to be as care free and comfortable as possible in order to achieve the most out of your recovery.

Making you feel trapped will only reduce the effectiveness of your treatment. When you come to Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, you are the focal point. The most important item to bring with you is your will to get better. If you expect to give your treatment all of your energy and attention, you can expect great success.


The most common and effective forms of treatment lie in our residential treatment or inpatient programs. Inpatient care is considered the first true stage of rehab following detoxification. You may be familiar with the 12 step program which used in your therapy. The 12 step program allows you to take a regimented approach to recovery with each step being a beneficial lesson that makes an impact on your way toward sobriety. Residential treatment maximizes exposure to a crucial support system in your recovery. There are two types of residential treatment:


Inpatient Programs require the patient to stay at the facility day and night where your treatment is taking place. At Serenity Oaks Wellness, we provide the foundations for living a sober life and establish a structure that reduces your dependency on drugs and alcohol. That structure will require therapy either as individuals or in groups. Depending on your substance abuse disorder history, you may be prescribed medication to aid with your withdrawal symptoms. Your program will be completely individualized to your needs. Any prescriptions or special needs should be mentioned when you apply.


Partial hospitalization will typically require you to show up regularly to meetings and therapies during the day and rarely require overnight stays. Depending on your behavioral and medical symptoms, medications may be necessary as well.


Much like partial hospitalization, outpatient programs do not require the patient to stay overnight for treatment. This type of rehab is typically for those patients that are considered to be recovered from their addiction and are continuing to take advantage of the structure and support system in place. However, outpatient treatment can be utilized when financial constraints are present. There are two types of outpatient treatment:

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) allow for patients to come to the facility once or twice per week for treatment but can continue normal activities such as working full time.

Typical Outpatient Programs

Typical outpatient programs allow for the patient to have full responsibility for themselves and their addiction. They can come to receive treatment and utilize counseling at their leisure. They will, however, have to come to the facility to fill prescriptions and speak to medical professionals.


Behavioral Treatments

A behavioral treatment helps patients to get involved in the whole treatment process. It modifies the behaviors and attitudes of the patient as related to their abuse of drug to guarantee their chances of having a healthier lifestyle. These treatments also enhance the accuracy of medications that help people to stay on their treatment. Hence, addiction treatment can only be delivered through diverse settings with different behavioral approaches.
The outpatient behavioral treatments arrange an array of programs for the patients who visit clinics regularly. Most of this programs involve individual and even group drug counseling sessions. Some programs offer other kinds of behavioral treatments which includes:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – This therapy seeks to help various patients cope, recognize, and avoid the activities where they are likely not to abuse drugs or alcohol. Florida inpatient alcoholism and drug addiction center programs treatment is the best way to handle alcohol and drug rehab. Find out more about rehabs near you here at this site.
  • Multi-dimensional Family Therapy – It was developed for the adolescents suffering from problems involving the abuse of drugs, and where their families deal with a wide range of influences with the drug abuse patterns. It is also intended to improve the overall family functioning as well.
  • Motivational Interviewing – Here, each patients readiness is capitalized in other to change their unique behavior to enter treatment finally.
  • Motivational Incentives – This type of therapy makes use of positive reinforcements to help support abstinence from consuming drugs.


No matter what disorders you are suffering from or program you can afford, you are in the right place. You are seeking out care and information on how to improve your health. It’s not easy to admit when you need help. If you can get yourself to the phone to call a wellness center and ask for help, you have made a monumental step towards your recovery.

At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we pride ourselves on understanding exactly what our guests’ need for an effective, comfortable and long lasting recovery. We take your addiction and the recovery process very seriously and so should you. Enlist in our program and get the help you need. We can guild you the rest of the way.

Get Started at Serenity Oaks

At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we offer residential detox and addiction 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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