First Step of Sarasota - 18th Street
Drug Rehab Center in Sarasota, Florida
About First Step of Sarasota - 18th Street in Florida
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Sarasota Drug Rehab is an addiction treatment facility that helps people suffering from alcoholism, dual diagnosis, opioid addiction, substance abuse, and drug addiction. They offer aftercare support, detox, drug rehab, dual-diagnosis, and inpatient levels of care. Their staff is accredited by CARF and they accept private health insurance.
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at First Step of Sarasota - 18th Street
A combination of treatments is often needed to treat drug abuse. Some addictions can be treated with counseling and support groups. In other cases, drug abuse can lead to a medical problem and require medical treatment. Treatment for drug addiction typically combines counseling and psychotherapy with medication and behavioral therapies.
A combination of treatments is often needed to treat drug abuse issues effectively. In the case of drug abuse, there is no easy answer or one-size-fits-all cure.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Sarasota, FL
Opioid addiction has become a significant health problem in the United States. In 2015, there were 91 opioid overdose-related deaths per day, with a substantial increase in mortality rate in 2014.
When opioid addiction has reached a point where a person’s life becomes unmanageable, treatment options are available to help them get sober. Treatment that includes medical care with medications and counseling can help a user transition into sobriety.
When someone in struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include therapy for these issues to happen simultaneously, which will allow either of them to be treated effectively.
Sometimes people who have suffered from addiction disorder also suffer from co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc., making them “dual diagnoses.” Dual diagnoses require specialized treatment programs where drug and alcohol addiction are addressed along with psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients suffering from cooccurrences a program with highly integrated services and a clean environment with few distractions to help them succeed.
Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Life Skills / Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Mental Health, Opioid Addiction, Parenting, Parenting Addicted Adult Children, Prenatal / Pregnancy / Postpartum, Substance Abuse
Levels of Care Offered
offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
One of the first things an addict should do when entering treatment is to abstain from using illicit drugs completely. Depending on the length of time that the person has been using, the addict may have to go through alcohol or drug withdrawal. Fortunately, detox doesn’t have to be done alone, and withdrawal symptoms can be managed medically in an inpatient or outpatient setting. While detox may be uncomfortable, it is not life-threatening. Detoxification allows the addict to rid the body of all traces of drugs or alcohol and gives the addict a clean slate for their recovery.
Inpatient Treatment Program
Inpatient treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction is an option that provides the addict with a supportive environment in which they can stop using. After detox, an inpatient treatment center provides a structured environment for the addict to recover from their addiction and begin taking steps toward a lifetime of sobriety.
This type of treatment is appropriate for addicts that are most in need of intensive care and supervision. This includes those who were unable to quit on their own, those who need more structure than they can get in outpatient treatment, and those whose addiction has led them into legal trouble or severe health problems.
Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program is only the first step. Then comes aftercare support. These services include sober living accommodations, career counseling, and AA/NA programs for those struggling with sobriety or who want help maintaining it after initial rehab at an addiction facility.
They can last up to a year or more depending on what’s needed most urgently after the earlier stages are completed.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at this Sarasota, FL Facility.
Because no single treatment is effective for all addicts, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to figure out what works best for each individual. Tolerance and withdrawal levels differ from person to person, affecting the treatment intensity required. Addiction treatment should aim to help addicts develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with their addiction and its underlying causes.
Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Sarasota, FL insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.
Trauma therapy is beneficial for people who are recovering from drug addiction because it helps them heal from past traumas that may have caused them to turn to harmful substances or led them to experience negative emotions that contributed to their destructive behaviors.
This type of treatment works by processing difficult experiences so individuals can learn how to process these events without having to turn to substances for coping.
Trauma therapy can help addicts in the following ways:
- Helps individuals understand their experiences and emotional responses to difficult events, including why they turned to drugs or alcohol
- Provides them with comfort and support while working through difficult emotions related to these traumatic experiences
- Offers an opportunity for addicts to have a voice and be heard, which can improve their self-esteem
- Can help them develop coping skills so they can better respond to triggers instead of turning to substance abuse.
Addicts seeking sobriety can find quick results with Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy. This type of counseling offered by First Step of Sarasota - 18th Street replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. This allows addicts to move forward without having to deal with ongoing treatment throughout their lives. Individuals who are seeking sobriety can find quick results with Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy.
The 12-step program is a common method used to treat addiction. It is successful for many people and includes acknowledging the problem, making changes, and honesty. The program is available in most cities in the United States and helps those addicted to drugs or alcohol achieve sobriety. In this program, peers help each other achieve the goal of abstinence.
The 12 steps dictate that individuals accept that they are addicts and understand the consequences of their addiction. They then work towards recovery and make amends to others they have hurt. The process of cognitive restructuring helps individuals change their negative thoughts into positive ones. The 12-step program provides the benefit of building a support network, which is essential for recovery.
Behavioral therapies, such as contingency management, are widely used to improve drug addiction outcomes. Contingency management is a type of CM that uses rewards to increase desired behaviors, such as abstinence. LPE is a highly effective and low-cost treatment that has been used with populations across the intellectual and developmental spectrum for decades. It is based on the principle that reinforcing desired behavior will increase the likelihood of that behavior occurring again in the future.
LPE has become an integral component of outpatient substance abuse treatment and relapse prevention for both adults and adolescents. It is similar to contingency management programs used in substance abuse treatment, and clinical studies have shown that it can effectively treat drug addiction, reduce the number of days using drugs, and prevent relapse.
Life Skills Services assist addicts in their recovery by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms that will aid them in becoming sober, focussing on helping people enter into, and maintaining long-term sobriety. Drug Treatment Centers provide Life Skills Services at varying levels of intensity, specific to the needs and requirements of each patient.
The benefits of Life Skills Services offered at First Step of Sarasota - 18th Street:
- Restores hope and empowerment — Helps addicts believe that recovery is possible and instills a new confidence in their ability to achieve a positive, drug-free future
- Enhances family involvement — Encourages families to get involved in the recovery process and supports their understanding and encouragement of healthy behavior.
- Increases patient’s compliance — Helps patients take responsibility for and ownership of their recovery and encourages continued progress
- Reduces relapse rates — Encourages long-term abstinence and emphasizes the importance of establishing sober support systems.
12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare, Anger Management, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Detox, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Discharge Planning, Drug Rehab, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, HIV or AIDS education, Individual Therapy, Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Intervention, Life Skills, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Substance Use Counseling, Telehealth, Trauma Therapy
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Sarasota, Florida 34234 Phone Number(941) 366-5333 Meta DetailsUpdated February 21, 2023
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1726 18th street
Sarasota, Florida 34234
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
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Sarasota, Florida Addiction Information
Florida is one of the nation's epicenters for substance abuse and drug-related overdoses. In 2014, around 410,000 Florida residents were addicted to drugs and alcohol. Over the last 10 years, 12% of all deaths in the state were attributed to substance abuse. Treatment admissions for alcohol reached 24,329 patients in 2016, and 2.5% of Florida high school students admitted to using crack cocaine.
The drug addiction problem in Sarasota, Florida, is relatively mild compared to other parts of the country. However, there has been a steady increase in drug-related deaths in the area over the past few years. In 2016, there were an estimated 549,000 people aged 12 or older who had an addiction to illicit drugs. Some treatment programs in Sarasota focus on medication-assisted treatment, while others offer holistic or alternative treatments.
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