The Program

Healing the mind with Master’s level counseling

As the body heals, we’ll also address the mental issue of addiction. Beliefs and myths will become clear. You will meet with our Licensed Mental Health Counselor to complete a Bio-Psychosocial Assessment. This allows the counselor to discover who you are and help you develop a plan to beat the addiction. Your plan may consist of the following:

  • Relapse Prevention (a plan for sobriety)
  • “BUDDING”- Building Up to Drinking and Drugging
  • Anger Management
  • Employability
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Relationships and family dynamics
  • Honesty/Openness (with one’s self and others)
  • Assertiveness
  • Irrational Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Recovery-Planning: Why its necessary
  • Compassionate Self-Care
  • Co-dependence
  • “PAWS” – Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Discipline
  • Effective Decision-Making
  • Physically Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Personal Hygiene and Upkeep of Possessions

This is another area where Bayshore Retreat differs from most drug and alcohol treatment centers. We know that by having your involvement in the “planning”, you will have a greater commitment in the “doing.” We recognize that every person is an individual and should be respected as such. At the same time ‘failing to plan’ is ‘planning to fail’. This is why we put so much into our drug and alcohol treatment in the form of master level  and peer counseling.

Healing the spirit

We’ve discussed the body and the mind. What about the spirit? We’re not affiliated with any particular religion. We allow you to find or improve your own spirituality. Each client will be allowed to attend the religious service of his/her choosing, if so desired. If you want to sit on the dock and meditate, that’s your right also. And if you are still searching, we will be more than happy to explore with you.

We’re restoring lives, relationships and hope.  It’s proven time and again with only six clients at a time that “Quality beats Quantity”.

Our local number is 850-687-6831. You will speak us, not a sales person. Your questions will be answered honestly and confidentially. Recovery at Bayshore Retreat in beautiful Destin, Florida is possible.