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Holistic Help and Healing​

We Provide The Care We Wish We Had Received​

At Bayshore Retreat, we serve families because we are family. Bayshore was founded by my son, Jeff, Jeff’s friend and colleague, Megan Deane, and me. Our decision to create Bayshore Retreat was born not of altruism or idealism. It was born of necessity and of understanding.

You see, the three of us have traveled the road you are on now. We’ve dealt with professional and financial problems resulting from drug and alcohol addiction. We’ve endured the same fears, frustrations, doubts, worries, anger, regrets, remorse, blame, and shame that you’re likely facing now.

We’ve buried friends lost to drug and alcohol dependency. We said goodbye to too many beautiful souls who could not endure the battle against addiction any longer. We’ve seen the confusion, self-recrimination, and despair in the eyes of those we love. And we’ve learned from our own personal experiences with dependency and from the experience of watching our dear ones fight the same battles that addiction is a cunning and insidious foe. Because, as Jeff would say, “no one plans on becoming an addict”.
And so this is why we are here. Because at Bayshore, we understand that no one plans to walk this dark path, and no one finds their way out of the morass of addiction alone. But we are here to provide the signposts you need to guide the way back to home, to life, and to the future you want and deserve.

Jeff’s journey to discover the answers to the enigma of addiction and recovery led us to create a holistic, personalized, evidence-based, and family-focused program to help end the vicious cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and to restore the hope, health, and healing that the disease of addiction has for too long stolen away.

Bayshore Retreat is the outcome of that long question of finding the answer to lasting recovery. We designed it to be a place of warmth and comfort for those recovering from the physical and emotional pain of addiction. Our tranquil waterfront location in beautiful Destin, Florida brings solace from the instant our clients first step foot on our secluded and peaceful property. The home-like environment means you walk into an inviting foyer, not a lobby.

Once in residence, you will find the tools you need to begin rebuilding your healthy, dependency-free life, everything you need to find yourself and your happiness again. At Bayshore Retreat, our mission, purpose, and commitment are to help our clients rediscover themselves, regain their health, and remediate the influences that precipitated the rise of their alcohol or drug addiction. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to recovery, and that is why we take pride in partnering with each client to discover what works and what doesn’t, using our own professional training and expertise in evidence-based care to light the way. We never have more than six clients in residence at a time in order to ensure that every client we serve receives the exceptional one-on-one care they expect and deserve.

At Bayshore, clients receive best-in-class care from our multidisciplinary team of experts. Our highly trained and eminently experienced team of professionals and support staff are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive, customized, whole-person drug and alcohol treatment that is second to none. And that is why Bayshore Retreat is widely acclaimed for providing addiction recovery care that truly serves to support our client’s healing in body, mind, and spirit.

For our Bayshore family, there is no greater reward or satisfaction than the knowledge that we’ve helped our clients achieve peace, health, and happiness, free of the bonds of addiction. We understand their desire to have a better life. We have been there ourselves, and that is why we give our all, our time, our expertise, our effort, our entire heart and soul, to help them make that dream of a better life a reality.

If you wish to know more, please call me, Judy Butler, at 850-687-6831. We welcome your call and will do everything possible to help you or your loved one find hope, health, and happiness again.

3:1 Staff Ratio

We believe in personalized recovery.


Joint Commision & Legit Script Accredited.


We utilize modern & traditional therapies.

Home Environment

From our residential setting to gourmet meals.

Trusted Treatment Professionals

Meet the Bayshore Family

Bayshore Retreat’s expert team of clinicians and support staff has decades of experience in supporting the recovery of those facing drug and alcohol addiction. Their expertise is often personal, some having dealt with addictions personally and/or with family members. In addition, many of our team members have also worked in various high-level positions in other recovery programs and rehab centers. They have witnessed first-hand what was ‘good’ and ‘not good’ for clients and their families. The program at Bayshore Retreat combines the best elements from these experiences in an effort to provide a comprehensive, ‘one to one’ program that will work for each individual and the family that supports them. This means a real chance for lasting recovery and a lower risk of relapse through evidence-based, client-centered, family-focused care provided in an atmosphere that’s comfortable and compassionate.











Success Stories in Recovery


Discover how the team at Bayshore Retreat helped alumni in finding success in long-term recovery from substance abuse.

I looked at a few other places before making my decision to come to Bayshore and I am extremely pleased with the choice I made. The staff is super supportive and genuinely care about you, the house is immaculate, and the food is DELICIOUS. My counselor, Stephanie was amazing! I am so grateful for all the love and guidance I received here.
Alisha R.
I will be two years sober in a couple of months. BS was the answer to my addiction! It was a safe haven to end my behavior. Beautiful, calm, best food and surroundings! Except the sauna! 😂 they all know I hated that! Right Steve! I would recommend it highly!
Jane F
Bayshore Retreat has been a wonderful place for myself and the hospitality here has been second to none. The staff and the counselors sincerely care for each client and I could not have picked a better place to start my sobriety. Apart from the daily counseling and life skills program, the food and activities were a major plus! I would highly recommend Bayshore to anyone seeking sobriety. This place has really impacted and changed my life.
Michael S.
Tremendous amount of individual attention from a very dedicated staff. The small facility felt like a home rather than cold and clinical. The staff went above and beyond to ensure all my needs were met and that I was happy, healthy, and safe. There was also an extremely talented chef on site who prepared healthy and delicious meals. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who needs help.
Jennifer F.

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