How to Find the Best Drug Rehab for You

Substance abuse is a big problem that affects many people, including the younger crowd. In fact, it is estimated that during the past 30 days alone, approximately 20 million Americans 12 years or older have used an illegal drug. This makes up around eight percent of the US population who are 12 years old or older. These illicit drugs include cocaine (and crack), hallucinogens, heroin, hashish/marijuana, prescription drugs (without a prescription) and inhalants.

high school seniors and alcohol use

Alcohol is another substance that is abused the most by adolescents, with 39 percent of seniors in high school being reported to have consumed alcohol. Another 23 percent report using marijuana and 16 percent report smoking cigarettes. Most, if not all, drugs can have negative health effects associated with them, including addiction.

If you are suffering with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important that you know how to find the best drug rehab for you. Selecting a good drug rehab center is important if you want to recover successfully — as it can mean the difference between recovering or relapsing.

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Keep in mind that your individual needs will be different than others when you evaluate the various available substance abuse treatment programs. Typically, the more intense the drug use and the longer you have used, the more intense and longer treatment program you’ll require. Therefore, if you or your family members are looking for the right rehab for you, it’s important that everyone knows what to look for in a drug rehab to aid in a successful recovery.

What to Look for in a Drug Rehab

A good holistic rehab center, like 12 Keys Rehab, will give you the best chance to get away from a life of addiction and to rebuild a life in society with all the tools and resources you need to continue staying sober and clean.

No matter how long treatment is, having the support and long-term follow up is a critical part of your recovery. The best treatment program will not just address your addiction, but it will also address your emotional pain and other life issues you have that are contributing to your addiction.

long term recovery support

For instance, here at 12 Keys Rehab, we offer comprehensive holistic treatment including:

  • Detox
  • 12 Keys Addiction Rehab Model
  • 12 step rehab
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Aftercare
  • Group therapy
  • Intervention
  • EMDR therapy
  • PTSD and trauma treatment
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • And more

We tailor your treatment so it addresses the root cause of your addiction, whether it is behavioral health problems, prior trauma or other possible reasons that caused you to start abusing alcohol or drugs. We even offer a special dual diagnosis rehab program (if you struggle with both substance abuse and mental health disorders).

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We take a ‘real recovery’ approach here at 12 Keys Rehab that we believe offers you a better way to recover from your addiction. We provide a holistic drug rehab program where we don’t just treat your addiction, but the whole person in you.

Our holistic addiction treatment center offers the traditional addiction and detox programs, like 12 step meetings, but also treatment that will heal your body, mind and spirit.

Therapies Available

If you have a genuine desire to change, you are welcome here at 12 Keys Rehab. Many of our clients turn to us to help them deal with their addictions to:

  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Steroids
  • Meth
  • Prescription pain killers
  • And more

The clients we treat have diverse backgrounds ranging from professionals and executives to students. Since no two substance abusers are the same and there is not a one-size-fits-all method that can treat addiction, we offer many types of different therapies.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

In this therapy, we work to change your attitudes and thought patterns that have led you to abuse and become addicted to substances. These attitudes and thought patterns are believed to exist underneath destructive or unhealthy behaviors.

During CBT, our highly trained therapists work with you to identify the belief systems and thoughts that are influencing your behaviors and emotions. Once this relationship between your behavior and attitude has been identified, we come up with a plan that includes solid achievable goals and action steps to address these issues. Normally, cognitive behavioral therapy is performed over a few weeks and works by helping you to develop a problem-solving approach you can apply to life outside rehab.

Individual Counseling

Our counselors provide an individualized focus when implementing a multidisciplinary approach to assessing and treating an extensive range of addictions. Our mental health and trauma professionals carefully evaluate you to see if you have any preexisting conditions that could have contributed to your addiction while we treat you for the evident effects of your addiction.

Our counselors understand what you are going through since many of them are recovered addicts themselves who have gone through a similar process. They have also witnessed the joy of a satisfying and successful life in recovery.

Group Therapy

Research has shown that group therapy is just as effective as individual counseling. At 12 Keys Rehab, our group therapy sessions make it easier for you to open up about your own addiction because we don’t have any more than five clients at a time in our group therapy sessions.

Our group therapy will benefit you in three ways:

  1. You can stop self-destructive behaviors when you know you are not alone.
  2. You learn how your addictive behaviors have harmed the people you respect and love.
  3. You begin your journey to recovery as you explore your own struggles and pain.

We offer ‘real-recovery’ so you can be the most successful in your efforts

Family Therapy

We also offer family therapy programs that help your entire family to mend codependency and ease feelings of hopelessness and guilt. No doubt your family has been by your side trying to help you recover from addiction, and our treatment helps to lift this burden so everyone can live a healthier and happier life.

We educate your entire family on addiction and how this disease can affect every person involved. We teach you and your family about the process of recovering from addiction and how recovery can affect your relationship with them. Your family can share the pain your dependency has led to in a completely supportive, compassionate and confidential forum. This helps to mend your relationship so you can start to demonstrate a mutual understanding and to engage again with each other in a loving and safe environment. We provide total supportive family alcohol and drug counseling while you rebuild a productive, loving and safe relationship with each other.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or (EMDR), is another treatment modality used for drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery. During a stressful event, your body reacts with a fight-or-flight response. Your muscles become tense. Your pupils dilate, and your digestion slows. Typically, you have no control over these responses.

EDMR is a method to help treat repressed memories and traumatic events that may play a role in your addiction. It involves the therapist holding up a hand, for example, and having your eyes follow his or her hand’s movements while you talk about disturbing experiences in your life. The goal is to help you control your fight-or-flight response, so you can respond in a calm manner to stressful events. While it may sound like a very simple therapy, it is an effective way to help your brain process traumatic events, stressful situations and painful memories in a more positive way.


Getting back into the world after long term rehab can be a challenge. Our aftercare planning program will equip you with the resources and tools you and your family need to begin a healthy lifestyle once again. We will perform a meticulous assessment of you once you have completed treatment and give you an aftercare treatment program that is custom-designed for you to increase your chances of living a sober and relapse-free life.

Our aftercare program benefits your family as well since they are also still in the process of healing from the damaging effects of your addiction. You increase your chances of success significantly when you and your family stay actively involved with our supportive community.

aftercare resources

What Is the 12 Keys Model?

Our 12 Keys Model of Treatment is a multi-disciplinary, multi-track way of treating your addiction, trauma, behavioral health, mental health and social issues all at the same time. We combine a 12 step recovery model with our other therapies like group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, reprocessing therapy, eye movement desensitization and more to give you the best chance possible of beating your addiction.

The 12 steps, known as the “a design for living” steps, are put in place to promote a spiritual awakening, and it’s a treatment plan that has been around since 1939. It has been proven to be a successful approach for helping addicts recover. These steps teach you that you are not alone and are among other people who have the same way of thinking and have found answers to their problem. The process, and the people involved, shows that by doing the necessary work involved, you can live an addiction-free life.

Once you start our 12 Keys treatment program, there is a 12 step methodology you will follow which include our main goals:

  • Accepting that you have no power over your addiction
  • Accepting that to remain abstinent, you need help
  • Accepting that if you live the 12 steps each day, you can become and stay sober

flexible treatment plan

We create a flexible treatment plan customized for you through our continuous monitoring, assessment and one-on-one counseling. Your case, of course, will be unique, and we will collect information about you from various sources, including:

  • Family
  • Peers
  • Self-disclosure
  • Support staff and treatment team observations

Sunny Florida Location for Drug Rehab

The 12 Keys Rehab Center is a comfortable and retreat-style rehabilitation center in Florida where you can receive our holistic treatment and begin to make positive changes in your life. Not only do we have compassionate counselors by your side, but we also offer you fun and life-affirming activities as well as natural beauty to help you reengage with life.

Therapeutic Activities

Our mental health experts and counselors here at 12 Keys Rehab provide you with more individualized counseling and therapeutic activities than any other rehabilitation center around. Our inter-gender mealtimes and group therapy sessions give you practical treatment in a diversified range of circumstances. We also offer 12 step meetings to help you cope with the world outside and enjoy a successful recovery.

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Fun Activities at 12 Keys Rehab

Our specialists and counselors understand that a successful recovery involves developing new habits and learning to enjoy new activities. Because of this, our practical approach provides you with:

  • A pool
  • 10-acre waterfront facility
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Transportation to a fitness facility
  • Standup paddle boarding
  • Horseback riding
  • Deep sea fishing
  • And more

Our resources and tools will help you engage with people once again and enjoy fun activities.

Healthy Diet Plan Available at 12 Keys Rehab

Addiction can lead to poor nutrition. When you abuse alcohol or drugs, you can sometimes skimp on eating nutritious foods or forget to eat altogether since your money is usually spent feeding your addiction. Your nutritional equilibrium can also be affected with substance abuse. Certain substances can lead to deficiencies in:

  • Folic acid (aids your body in producing new cells)
  • B vitamins (eases depression and anxiety and reduces your risk of heart disease)
  • Amino acids (help boost immunity and repair deep tissue)

Your body has gone through a lot and has to heal after you complete your detox. Your addiction can really affect your health, and establishing good nutrition habits begins with your recovery to help you nourish your body as you follow your journey to sobriety. You need to eat well following a history of alcohol or drug abuse to help rebuild strong teeth, bones, skin and hair that was damaged. We offer you education on the best nutrition information you can get your hands so you can recover and maintain optimal health.

healthy eating and recovery

We have a nutritionist-approved menu that our chef prepares. Eating healthy and combining it with fun activities will help improve your spirit, return your energy and clear your mind.

Privacy at our Holistic Rehab Center

Our private rehab center provides you with a secluded, quiet and focused environment where you can give your recovery your complete attention and focus. Here at 12 Keys Rehab, we only take in around 20 clients at one time which allow us to provide you with the utmost individualized private care. We also provide complete anonymity.

Other benefits include:

  • Individualized programs
  • Small program sizes
  • Medical supervision
  • Connectedness
  • Comfortable rooms and bathrooms

There are some factors that play a role in whether or not our private rehab center is suited for you. However, 12 Keys Rehab might be your answer if:

  1. A long history of using drugs is involved.
  2. Prior treatment attempts have failed.
  3. There is a lack of or no support from friends and family.
  4. There are pre-existing personality or psychiatric disorders.

Self-diagnosing or having to tell a loved one they need help is not easy. But, if there are signs of dangerous behavior, it’s important to seek help, and our private rehab center can help.

On top of our individualized and private amenities, we also offer you complete confidentiality aligned with your own wishes. We will maintain a list of the people you choose who are privy to your treatment’s detailed information.

Environment at 12 Keys Rehab

Although the environment is obviously as vital as your treatment plan, you still want to be comfortable while you stay. We offer positive and pleasant surroundings since you will be here for at least 30 days.

In order to ensure ample access to all our resources, including both recreational activities and professional treatment, we limit enrollment in our treatment program. When you are not in treatment, you will have the opportunity to relax in our reading room, hike our spacious grounds or enjoy a superb meal our on-site chef prepares for you. We don’t offer these amenities to pamper you, but rather to provide you with a stress-free environment that takes care of your needs so you can focus on the more difficult work of your recovery.

stress free recovery environment

Our center has been designed to keep you comfortable throughout your entire recovery process, with many features, flexible treatment programs and an empathetic and caring staff. Our goal is to create a pleasant environment while you work through your recovery.

Recovery From Your Addiction at 12 Keys Rehab

Addiction is not an easy thing to face, but it’s life-threatening and needs to be recognized and treated right away before it is too late. However, here at 12 Keys Rehab, it’s not all work without any play. We pride ourselves on making it a fun, pleasant and rewarding place to recover. In fact, part of our holistic treatment is to teach you how to live a healthy, balanced and fun life. This is the time to reflect, rest and rejuvenate. We even encourage you to make friends since addiction can get very lonely. Your continued recovery is our top priority, and treatment here is an integral part of your overall, life-long quest for lasting sobriety.

If you are dealing with an addiction or have a loved one who is, you can contact us here at 12 Keys Rehab day or night, no matter what time it is. Because we have been through this before, we know what you are going through and can help you in your time of need. We don’t judge or blame. We can honestly answer any questions you have, listen to you or give you guidance.

You have hope, and we can help you find your true path to sobriety. You don’t have to do this alone, nor should you. Our private rehab center is exactly what you need to get better.

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