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Help with addiction

Help with Addiction is Only a Phone Call Away. (“Sometimes”, should be the rest of that statement.) This is just one of the things we do at Bayshore Retreat to help individuals with an addiction. We personally answer the phone. We understand the need for help with an addiction to alcohol or drugs and make
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Off Site Activities

Off Site Activities? How about a bountiful fishing trip? This is just one of the many activities enjoyed by clients at Bayshore Retreat. Is it fun? You bet. This recent off site activity in the Gulf of Mexico yielded red snapper, mackerel, mahi and even a 7 foot bull head shark! It’s just one of the
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Removing the Addiction Label

Removing the addiction label might be one of the hardest things one does as he or she goes through the drug and alcohol recovery process. Once family and friends have suffered through the years of worry and frustrations of dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction, they’re slow to accept that things have changed. This is
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Shame and Guilt of Addiction

Shame and guilt are probably the primary reasons people fail to get help with alcohol or drug addiction. Of course for some it’s explained away with genetic reasons that a family member has the problem. For example: “Uncle Joe was an alcoholic, so it runs in the family” or “his mother was hooked on heroin”.
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Different Kind of Treatment

Differences that Make a Difference Many times we’re asked how are we different from other drug treatment centers. While this is explained throughout our website it’s something that, unless someone has the time or takes the time to note every detail, is missed. Bayshore Retreat begins first by treating its clients with dignity and respect.
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Rehab and Recovery

Rehab and Recovery What does it really mean? First of all the two shouldn’t be confused as being the same. They’re not. Rehab, at its best, is getting a person clean and sober for a minimum of 30 days from something that has been controlling his or her life – drugs and/or alcohol treatment at
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Individual Treatment

When is it time for Rehab? It’s when the time is right for the individual. For instance, we’ve had clients as young as 18 (which is the youngest we’re allowed by our license with the Florida Department of Children and Families) and as old as 80. No, that’s not a misprint. We’ve had a client
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Family Support

Family Understanding and Support Bayshore Retreat is a comprehensive drug treatment center that believes in providing customized substance abuse treatment that addresses every element of a client’s life. One very important element is family. We believe in and encourage family involvement during treatment and in discharge planning. Drug addiction affects the entire family unit. Having a
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Denial of Addiction

Denial: Not just a river in Egypt When dealing with addiction, the first line of defense for an addict is denial. Addicts deny they have a problem long before they seek treatment. This can be frustrating for families as they watch their loved one struggle with alcohol or drug addiction, sometimes for years before they
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Drug Rehab Confusion

Which Pill Works? Should I Drink or Not? It’s understandable why some people don’t get the help they need when they finally reach the point of realizing they need it. All one has to do is spend a few minutes, make that hours, searching for a good drug treatment center. There is so much confusion
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