Is Rehab the Only Answer to Addiction?
Of course not. Sometimes it’s jail or even imprisonment. These aren’t solutions that we recommend for obvious reasons, but honestly most of drug treatment centers aren’t much more and you actually pay to get that sort of treatment. Bayshore Retreat takes pride in knowing that we’re a different kind of drug rehab center.
We know that by offering a treatment center in a true water front location with the Gulf breeze and nature all around that clients are able to heal quicker with a feeling of being loved and given this gift. Bayshore Retreat isn’t a punishment. Our clients keep their cell phone. They bring their laptops and they’re given respect. At the same time it’s all about getting to the root of the addiction problems. With at least 30 hours a week of counseling from Life Skills, to group, to individual counseling, the real person is revealed. His or her problems are discussed and dealt with, as never before. Drug and alcohol treatment issues can be about family, business, childhood, medical issues and more, but ultimately it’s how that person processes and deals with the challenges from past to present that governs his or her addictive behavior. Some say “tough love” is the answer, but research today proves otherwise. We know those who have tried it and resulted in lives lost through legal or other means. “Caring love” is the beginning of healing. Beyond that, has to be quality help, not punishment. Our program of only 6 clients at a time offers the best opportunity for achieving success.