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 80 years young.
What does this say about Bayshore Retreat? This says that we really do develop a treatment plan for each client. For instance, we’ve helped a few of our youngest clients obtain their GEDs. They’ve since gone on to college and are doing great. Obviously, our octogenarian didn’t need life or career path training. He chose to change his lifestyle in order to enjoy his twilight years healthily and of clear mind. We helped him do just that.
What do these numbers say about Bayshore? They say that people, regardless of the age, recognize the difference between Bayshore Retreat and other drug and alcohol treatment centers. They realized that things were beyond their control and took action to seek help to change. We consider it an honor when someone chooses us and don’t take that decision lightly. We know there are literally thousands of options for drug and alcohol treatment from outpatient to inpatient rehabs. Outpatient as the only form of treatment usually doesn’t work for most, at least not long term. Most rehabs don’t work because they focus on filling hundreds of beds losing the individual client in the herd.
There are no guarantees of it working at Bayshore Retreat either. However, we do guarantee that clients will receive more value in quality counseling, coaching, coping skills and inspiration for maintaining a healthy addiction free lifestyle than anywhere else. With only six clients at a time each client receives the attention he or she needs to address the issues that create or contribute to the addiction. Is it over when they leave Bayshore Retreat? Are they cured from addiction forever? Not necessarily… but they know how to deal with it. They know what to do and who to call when situations arise that might lead to a relapse. It’s never too late to get help… unless it’s literally too late because addiction has taken that life, that chance at a better life.