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How We Help Those With Drug and Alcohol Addiction

It’s estimated that more than 20 million people in the United States over the age of 12 have experienced or will experience some form of addiction. But, if substance use disorder (SUD) has touched your life or the life of someone you love, the statistics don’t matter. All that matters is the devastating toll addiction takes and its capacity to wreak havoc, destroy relationships, and take lives.

There is hope, though. It is possible to break the chains of drug and alcohol addiction. It all begins with a single step. With just one phone call, you can begin the journey to restore the future you and your loved ones deserve.

At Bayshore, it is our mission to restore hope, health, and healing to those touched by addiction. Because we understand that drug and alcohol dependencies are as unique as the individuals and families experiencing them, we never impose a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery. Rather, our multidisciplinary team of physicians, mental healthcare providers, addiction experts, nutritionists, physiologists, and life coaches work in concert to devise comprehensive, evidence-based, and highly personalized treatment strategies.

Our approach to addiction recovery is based on the knowledge that lasting sobriety is contingent on the cultivation of a lifestyle that supports and motivates holistic health, happiness, self-care, and personal accountability. What this means is that, at Bayshore, our team of experts partner with you to help you define what a healthy, happy, dependency-free future means to you and then devise both short-term and long-range solutions to help you bring your wellness goals to fruition, not just for today or for tomorrow but for all the tomorrows to come.

We understand that not everyone is ready and willing to enter rehab and that simply suggesting it could cause a severe response. Reach out to us if you’re concerned about a friend or family member, and we’ll advise you on the next steps to consider.


Understanding Substance Abuse

What Exactly is the Disease of Addiction?

For starters, addiction isn’t a choice. People don’t set out with a plan to become addicts. While trying or using a drug initially is a voluntary choice, the dependency that results from it is not.

How we react to drugs and alcohol and the biological and chemical changes they make to our bodies and minds is what precipitates the disease of addiction.

That’s what makes it harder and harder to shake the longer you use.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine sums it up nicely:

“Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.”

It becomes compulsive.

What began as a release, a way to feel good or an escape mutates and escalates. It can happen slowly and it can happen quickly. What you think you can control starts to get out of hand and begins to control you. All of a sudden you need more to experience those same feelings and your life has become consumed by that pursuit of more.

That’s addiction.

What We Treat at bayshore retreat

Commonly Abused Substances

Explore our drug & alcohol substance abuse treatment services at our state-of-the-art, residential program in Destin, FL.


Alcohol abuse is on the rise, especially with college students & retirees. Learn more about the signs & symptoms of alcoholism and how Bayshore Retreat can help you get sober for good.


Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs typically used to treat anxiety disorders. Over the last 5 years, benzo abuse has risen significantly. Learn more about benzo addiction & how Bayshore Retreat can help.

Opioids & Heroin

The opioid epidemic has ravaged American citizens for almost 10 years now. Bayshore Retreat is dedicated to making a difference. Learn more about the signs & how we treat opioid addiction.

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Crystal Meth

Methamphetamines, aka crystal meth, is a very dangerous drug with harmful effects. Learn more about how Bayshore Retreat can help you overcome crystal meth addiction once and for all.

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Bayshore Retreat works with most major insurance carriers and offers luxury treatment at an affordable rate in order to help you or your loved one in finding their path to recovery. Call us now to take action and find your personal path to recovery from substance abuse.

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