West Florida Hospital
Drug Rehab Center in Pensacola, Florida
About West Florida Hospital in Florida
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West Florida Hospital is an addiction treatment facility in Pensacola, FL that offers dual diagnosis and inpatient levels of care. The hospital accepts private health insurance and offers treatments for those suffering from mental health.
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.
Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at West Florida Hospital
Dual Diagnosis is a specific relationship between two or more disorders that have the same symptoms and can sometimes be treated together. This is used in the treatment planning process when dealing with drug addicts. Dual diagnosis can be viewed as a chronic medical condition that has comorbid psychiatric disorders.
Although addiction and a mental illness may have separate symptoms that are not easy to detect, they often go hand in hand. Many times, drug abuse is a direct result of the mental illness. In other words, treating the addiction will not resolve all of your issues. Unless you also treat the underlying mental illness, you will not be successful in achieving sobriety.
Addiction, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Elderly Persons Disorders, Medical Issues, Medication Management, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, On-site Drug Testing, Physical Therapy, Substance Abuse Assessments Testing Evaluation
Levels of Care Offered
West Florida Hospital offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Inpatient Treatment Program
Inpatient treatment is an intensive program that takes place when a patient checks into a rehabilitation facility. The treatment includes detoxification and counseling sessions, which are round the clock. Outpatient treatments are also available, but inpatient care is advised as the first step of rehabilitation.
Intensive rehab ensures the patient stays in a substance-free atmosphere, improving treatment success rates. The patient participates in group therapy for motivation from other patients who have overcome addiction. Family members are also involved in providing emotional support throughout the program.
Aftercare is a term that’s used to refer to any sort of continuing care offered for a drug addict who has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program. This type of care can be provided in several settings, including outpatient therapy sessions after the addict has completed an inpatient program. There are also 12-step support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, which can provide additional help for addicts trying to stay sober.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at this Pensacola, FL Facility.
Individual Therapy is a critical component of addiction recovery. Therapists work with patients to identify the root of their addiction and figure out how to better handle the issues that led to them using drugs. Individual Therapy is the one-on-one session where people meet with their therapist. Individual therapy provides a safe space for people to open up and discuss personal and sensitive topics which they may not feel comfortable discussing in a group setting.
Couples therapy at West Florida Hospital focuses on addiction treatment for the addict and their spouse. The addict’s family, not just the addict, can benefit from this form of therapy. Couples therapy addresses communication problems, trust issues, lack of intimacy, and abuse in intimate relationships. Couples therapy can help rebuild trust between partners, which increases the chances for successful treatment and sustained recovery.
Intimate relationships can be damaged during addiction, and professional help may be necessary to rebuild the often destroyed trust and love. Couples therapy at West Florida Hospital helps couples improve communication and rebuild trust. Either or both partners will be helped by this treatment administered by professionals. This treatment can also help one or both partners if addiction is the problem.
Family therapy will also help families realize that the addiction is not their fault. For many years, people blamed themselves for an addict’s behavior and felt that they had done something wrong. This is not the case. Addiction is a disease, and it can strike anyone, even if their life seems fine from the outside. It can bring a lot of shame to a family when they have an addict in their midst, but if everyone is open and honest with each other, then they can help everyone stay in recovery.
Group Therapy is utilized by drug treatment centers like West Florida Hospital to provide the recovering drug addict with a platform to talk about their feelings and experiences. It also provides for an opportunity to learn from other addicts who have successfully overcome their addiction.
Group Therapy is employed in lectures, seminars, or discussion groups (the latter two are typically conducted as “therapy groups”). It is recommended that all group members be recovering addicts for this type of therapy to work (though it does not exclude others with lived experience).
Trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. It is generally done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans. The therapist helps the person identify, understand and work through the problem. This is done with the help of talking about it in group or one-on-one counseling sessions. Therapists use relaxation, role-playing, art, and music to help the person open up about what is bothering them.
(REBT) was developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955. The therapy is based on the premise that our beliefs lead to and maintain our emotions and behaviors. Therefore, if a person has irrational thoughts, they will have an unhealthy emotional life. And as long as those irrational beliefs remain unchanged, they will continue to have unhealthy emotions and behaviors.
REBT is a purely psychological therapy, meaning it does not incorporate the use of medications or supplements. Instead, REBT focuses on helping people understand, respect, and accept their feelings without judgment, enabling them to have more control over their actions and behaviors.
The therapeutic process is straightforward: clients learn to identify the irrational beliefs that cause distress, challenge good coping statements, and replace them with healthy, rational beliefs.
12-Step Program is used by drug treatment centers to get addicts sober. The 12 steps typically begin with addicts admitting they need help. They will work through physical withdrawal symptoms, identify the problems that led to their addiction and learn how to resist cravings. It is often used as a part of an inpatient or outpatient treatment program and is frequently recommended by doctors.
12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare, Animal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Couples Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Dance / Movement Therapy, Discharge Planning, Dual-Diagnosis, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Individualized Treatment, Inpatient Treatment, Intervention, Music Therapy, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Recreational Therapy, Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy
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This type of therapy can help addicts manage anxiety, stress, and other negative feelings. It typically involves the use of art materials to express thoughts and emotions that might otherwise be difficult for an addict to discuss with another person.
During these types of sessions at West Florida Hospital, addicts will typically work with a therapist or support group leader to create pieces of art. For instance, they might draw pictures, paint, sculpt, and so on. During the process, addicts are encouraged to talk about what led them to substance abuse in the first place.
Experiential Therapy at West Florida Hospital
Experiential therapy is another form of treatment that helps addicts overcome their addiction. This type of service typically involves hands-on activities with the focus on physical experiences instead of emotions or beliefs.
Some examples include art therapy, equine therapy and music therapy. Each of these forms of experiential therapy can provide unique ways for addicts to channel their feelings and work through their demons. This type of therapy also allows addicts to develop meaningful emotional connections with others, which can prevent them from resorting to relapse as a coping mechanism.
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Pensacola, Florida 32514 Phone Number(850) 494-5000 Meta DetailsUpdated February 21, 2023
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2191 Johnson Avenue
Pensacola, Florida 32514
Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Pensacola, 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.
In Pensacola, FL, marijuana is the most commonly abused drug, followed by illicit prescription drugs. There were 967 overdose deaths with cocaine as the primary substance involved in Pensacola, Florida in 2014. 7.8% of Pensacola, FL residents met the criteria for illicit drug dependence or abuse in 2014. Treatment options are available in Pensacola including inpatient rehab centers or outpatient rehab centers, 12 step programs, and other treatment modalities.
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