Recovery Programs

Admission into treatment at 12 Keys’ Florida rehab is open to anyone with a sincere desire to change. Our clients come to us for help dealing with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, meth, steroids and more. From students and executives to blue-collar workers and the unemployed, our clients have a range of diverse backgrounds that affect the treatment they receive. Just as no two addicts are the same, there is no one all-encompassing method for treating addiction.

Treatment is tailored to address the root causes of each clients’ unique addiction, whether it’s prior trauma, mental or behavioral health issues, or any of the other potential reasons why people abuse drugs or alcohol.


As mentioned before, we can help people addicted to all kinds of different substances finally put an end to their active addiction and get moving on the road to recovery. We understand that every single person who comes to our treatment center is going to have different needs than the rest, which is why we work directly with each one of our clients to develop a personalized treatment plan based on those needs. To ensure that we are placing each client in the right programming, we will ask questions regarding family history of substance abuse, what type of substances the client is addicted to, how long his or her addiction has been occurring, and what other physical and/or mental health issues they are currently experiencing. Gathering this and other information not only helps us place each client, but it also allows us to get to know him or her better so we can start to forge a productive, respectful, and compassionate relationship with him or her.

We offer a wide range of programming options for those who are ready to stop their active addiction, including residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming (IOP), outpatient treatment, and aftercare programming.


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Residential Treatment

Residential treatment is the top-of-the-line of addiction treatment, as those who enter into this program are usually those who require the most physical, mental, and emotional attention. Within our residential treatment program, we offer a triad of services that serve as the general baseline for this type of program: detox, therapy, and aftercare services.

Our medical detox services are most beneficial for those clients who are physically dependent on one or more addictive substances. Being dependent on drugs and/or alcohol means that a person has developed a physical need to keep using. Stopping use altogether, or even just minimizing the amount that he or she normally consumes, can easily trigger the onset of withdrawal symptoms, which are notoriously painful and exhausting to go through. Withdrawal symptoms associated with specific substances (such as alcohol and benzodiazepines) can be deadly, which is one of the many reasons why those with a dependency on any substance should detox in the care of professionals.

During detox, we will work to ensure that each client is as comfortable as possible during this challenging time. Depending on the substance that he or she is attempting to detox from, we can prescribe FDA-approved medications to calm symptoms and curb cravings for continued use. We are also able to provide over-the-counter medications to help better manage common withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches. As soon as the client gets stable enough to move forward with treatment, he or she can begin participating in therapy.

The therapies that we offer in our residential addiction recovery programs are all evidence-based, meaning that they have been studied time and time again and have proven to be effective in treating substance use disorders. These include traditional therapies such as individual therapy and group counseling, as well as more detailed therapies like behavioral therapies and experiential therapy.

Prior to clients leaving their addiction recovery program, we develop an aftercare plan for them that provides them with an idea of what their everyday schedule may look like, what types of things they can do when feeling bored or wanting to use, how many meetings to go to, and so on. We will also set them up with our 12 Keys Coaching App so that they have access to a personal counselor on a 24/7 basis.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program, or what we call “IOP”, is an extremely popular addiction recovery program at 12 Keys Melbourne, Ft. Walton, and Emerald Coast. One of the main reasons for this is that a vast majority of people who are struggling with the disease of addiction are currently in need of a program that is not as in-depth as residential treatment but that offers more resources, support, and opportunities in therapy than outpatient treatment does.

Clients who are participating in our intensive outpatient program are dedicating a large portion of their lives to treatment, as they will go to the facility on a near-daily basis for several hours at a time. In a sense, treatment becomes like a new job for clients in that they go every single day and stay for the greater portion of the day. In that same breath, those who are enrolled in intensive outpatient programming are typically unable to maintain a normal 9-5 job because of the time they are spending in their addiction recovery program. In many cases, however, this is completely fine and even welcomed, as those in our IOP do require regular and involved care.

Depending on the needs of the client, an IOP program will last anywhere from 6-8 weeks. For some clients, rather than going right home after finishing this program, they transition down into outpatient treatment, where they can continue to receive care but as a less involved level.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment can serve as an addiction recovery program that is a step down from both an intensive outpatient program and residential treatment, however, it can also be a client’s very first (and only) stop for professional addiction treatment. Generally, those who are not utilizing outpatient treatment as a step-down form of care are enrolling in this addiction recovery program because they are experiencing a mild to moderate substance use disorder.

As previously touched upon, substance use disorders are experienced differently by everyone. It is a common misconception that in order to enter into rehab, a person has to be hanging on to life by a string. This is not the case for millions of people who reach out for help, as people can struggle with substance use disorders that have not yet completely and totally devastated their lives. For these individuals, outpatient treatment is an ideal addiction recovery program.

Clients in outpatient treatment come to our facility a couple of days a week for care. When they are here, they spend a few hours participating in different therapies and skills classes that are designed to help them address the issues that have aided in the development of and/or have stemmed from their substance use disorder. A large portion of outpatient treatment involves participation in group counseling, where clients come together to work on commonly shared challenges to improve upon their recovery. This often leads to the establishment of a strong support network, which is a priceless benefit of outpatient treatment.

Aftercare Services

No matter what type of addiction recovery program a client participates in, he or she will receive a personalized aftercare plan that meets his or her continued needs. We encourage all clients to continue to supplement their recovery by participating in meetings, such as those offered through 12-Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Additionally, we will provide referrals to other therapists in the area who can help clients continue on with their therapeutic care.

We encourage all clients to get involved in 12-Step meetings for several reasons, one of which being finding a sponsor who can not only guide them through the steps but who can also serve as a unique source of support. Having a sponsor is priceless, just as is having a counselor available 24/7 through the 12 Keys Coaching app.

The 12 Keys Coaching app and services are provided to clients for one full year after they complete an addiction recovery program. They will be connected to a counselor on a regular basis who can check in with them, help them through difficult times, offer support and encouragement, and be there for the successes (both big and small) that the client achieves during the early stages of recovery. This app is also a daily tool that clients can use to track their sleep, diet, exercise, meetings, etc.

In addition to these recovery programs, we also offer other programs, including the following:


Watching someone you love struggle with the disease of addiction is painful on so many levels. It is likely that you are experiencing a combination of several different emotions, ranging from anger and resentment to sadness and hopelessness. No matter if it is your spouse, child, sibling, parent, or friend, there is no doubt that when a loved one is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, you become deeply impacted regardless of what you do. This is why addiction is often referred to as a “family disease.”

For most friends and family members of someone who is addicted to mind-altering substances, sitting back and watching him or her crash and burn is not an option. However, it can be extremely confusing and overwhelming trying figure out what to do and who to talk to, especially when there is so much emotion in the way. No matter what your situation is like, there are things that you can do to help your loved one.

How do I know if my loved one has an addiction?

As crazy as it might sound, countless friends and family members of people who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol are often blinded by their loved one’s use. For many people, it is a struggle to distinguish exactly what his or her loved one is going through. Unfortunately, remaining blinded just continues to cause harm to everyone involved. Knowing what to look for in a loved one who has an addiction can be critical. Your loved one is likely experiencing addiction if he or she is:

  • Attempting to hide his or her abuse, denying that he or she has a problem, or engaging in dishonest behaviors related to his or her use (e.g. stealing money, lying about whereabouts)
  • Frequently increasing the amount of drugs and/or alcohol he or she is consuming in order to get drunk/high
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when he or she does not use his or her normal amount or tries to stop using altogether
  • Continues to use despite negative consequences that have occurred/are occurring because of that use

If your loved one is displaying even just one of these signs, it can be critical to reach out for help if you are unable to get your loved one to consider attending an addiction recovery program on his or her own.

What can I do to help my loved one?

Chances are you may have tried to talk to your loved one about “cutting back” on his or her use or just quitting altogether. You may have even begged him or her to go to treatment. Unfortunately, it often takes a village and a great amount of support to get someone who is experiencing the disease of addiction to accept help. Things that you can do to help your loved one finally accept help can include:

  • Reaching out to an interventionist who can help to plan an intervention and serve as a moderator between you and your addicted loved one
  • Ending your enabling behaviors, such as no longer providing shelter or money to your loved one, so that you can help “raise the bottom” on him or her
  • Seek therapy for yourself by seeing a therapist and going to support groups meetings like Al-Anon, both of which can help you gain skills you need to get through this difficult time (which, in turn, will help your loved one)
  • Educate yourself on the disease of addiction and how it impacts one’s brain and overall functioning to help you distinguish the difference between the disease and the behaviors of your loved one


If you are abusing drugs and/or alcohol, you might not think that your use is as bad as others make it seem. You might not even think that you have a problem at all. However, if and when you do begin to realize the severity of your addiction, you might start thinking about getting help. At the very same time, it is likely that you are feeling frightened, anxious, and even sick to your stomach just thinking about what life might be like without drugs and/or alcohol. This is completely normal. If you are ready to find out more about how you can help yourself, there is no better place to start than to make sure that what you are experiencing is, in fact, a substance use disorder.

Do I have a substance use disorder?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) has determined 11 different criteria that can be used to diagnose someone with a substance use disorder. If you are trying to determine if your use is reflective of a substance use disorder, consider some of the following most prominent criteria:

  • Wanting to cut down or stop using the substance but not being able to
  • Experiencing strong cravings to keep using
  • Neglecting other responsibilities because of substance abuse
  • Continuing to use even if you know you have a physical and/or mental health problem that gets worse when using
  • Having withdrawal symptoms that are only alleviated when use continues

These are just some of the criteria that the DSM offers, however even struggling with one of these can signify a substance use disorder.

What do I do if I need help?

Even if you still cannot tell if your substance abuse is indicative of the disease of addiction or not, but are still concerned about your wellbeing, getting help through an addiction recovery program is important. If you do not know where to go or what to do in order to get the help that you do need, consider the following:

  • Call a local treatment center or even one that is not in your area to find out more about what services you might need in order to get sober and maintain recovery, as well as get enrolled in a program
  • Let your loved ones know that you want to get help, no matter how difficult it is, because they can come together as a network of people who can support your journey
  • Reach out to your insurance company to find out as much as you can about what types of mental health services they cover so that when you do call treatment centers, you are in the know about how much your care will really cost
  • Get yourself into an AA or NA meeting immediately so that you are not only surrounded by people who get it and who can support you, but you are also getting connected to your local recovery community

Continuing to abuse drugs and/or alcohol will lead to fatality if you do nothing about your use. Reaching out to a place like 12 Keys in Florida to get enrolled in an addiction recovery program can be the very best, most effective thing you do for yourself in your entire life.


The user is certainly not the only one impacted by his or her substance abuse, as his or her entire family suffers, too. When enrolled in an addiction recovery program, each client is able to incorporate his or her loved ones into recovery. This is extremely beneficial, as family members often need just as much (if not more) treatment than the user does. Therefore, our addiction recovery program offers a wide range of support for the families of our clients, including the following:

  • Intervention services – These services pair families with an interventionist who can help their loved one to accept treatment and be willing to participate while there
  • Addiction education – 12 Keys prides itself on helping everyone, especially family members, learn more about addiction as a disease and how it affects one’s brain and behaviors
  • Family counseling – Often occurring between a therapist, the client, and some of his or her family members, family counseling focuses on making sure every voice is heard, all issues are put on the table, and everyone is given the opportunity to heal on their own so that they can all come together and get through the emotional portions of their loved ones care.

No matter what your loved one is going through or how much he or she does not want to stop using, you can always do things to help yourself get into a better state of mind so that your loved one’s addiction no longer feels so burdensome to them.


Being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol is nothing to be ashamed of. Addiction is a disease, and while it can feel like it can never be fixed, the truth is that it can be managed.

When you enroll in an addiction recovery program at 12 Keys, you will be able to get the help that you need in a setting that is non-threatening, comfortable, and free from any illicit and/or mind-altering substances. Being given the opportunity to focus on your needs while at our addiction recovery program is a priceless gift that can not only guide you towards recovery, but save you from what could otherwise be a fatal ending.

Do not wait one more minute to reach out and get the help that you deserve. Call us right now to begin the process of changing your life.

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