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Understanding What Detox Is

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A clean and sober life is something anyone can achieve and that everyone deserves. You’ve arguably already taken the biggest step towards that promised land by coming to terms with the fact that addiction is a problem that needs to be reckoned with.

Be it in your own life or that of a family member or friend, looking in the mirror and realizing that not only is it time to change but going further and looking into how to get it done are the first strides in your journey towards a new life.

Researching that process brought you to your first hurdle though: detox.

And it’s a scary prospect. Drugs and alcohol have been a crutch and something you relied on for years to cope with whatever life threw at you. They’ve been what kept you feeling some version of “normal”. 

You may not even truly remember what life was like without their artificial support.

Getting the toxins out of your body, detoxifying, is required to get your life back. To create those new memories that you can remember.

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Addiction Treatment Services

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



Detoxification is the first step to recovery. Letting your body release the toxins of drugs and alcohol. Bayshore Retreat's trained professionals are here to help you through this process.

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Residential Inpatient

Bayshore Retreat provides a quiet, discreet treatment for individuals with addiction. We believe treatment shouldn’t be a punishment this is why offer our home for your recovery.


Unique Therapies

Addiction is physical as well as mental, therefore we address the physical with healing dry sauna therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, vitamins and freshly prepared food prepared by an in-house chef.

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Aftercare & Beyond

Years of living with drug or alcohol addiction doesn’t magically end when clients leave a treatment center, even Bayshore Retreat. Long-lasting recovery is achievable through aftercare.

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Why Do I Need Detox?

Drugs and alcohol are tough to kick on your own and you need detox if your relationship with alcohol or drugs is something you can’t break off by yourself.

Substance abuse wraps you up tight and doesn’t let up. The longer you use, the more your tolerance builds and you become increasingly more reliant on your drug or drink of choice to get you through your days, hours and minutes.

Dependency becomes a nightmare. You feel you need the drugs and drinks to get by and your body expects it. You feel awful without them in fact.

It stands to reason then that before treating addiction and working towards recovery, it’s imperative to rid the body of whatever substances and toxins you were taking. This is the getting clean part and it can seem intimidating.

Of course, it’s certainly possible to go it alone and detox by yourself, without assistance, but it’s not recommended. Depending on the addiction and the degree to which you’re chemically dependent on a substance, the withdrawal can be extremely intense and, in some cases, life-threatening.

Medically supervised detox serves to alleviate that trauma as best as possible and keep you safe through it all.

It can be a frightening prospect, losing your crutch and coping mechanism. It’s a monumental barrier to clear and there are significant challenges that come with detox but with support from caring and trained professionals at Bayshore Retreat who have seen it all before, we can get you through it.

At the end of the day, we can’t work on the mind until we fix the body. Detox on its own isn’t treatment, it’s what prepares you for treatment.

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Withdrawal Symptoms & The Detox Process

What to Expect When I Enter Detox

Knowing is half the battle and getting a grasp of what happens in detox lessens the anxiety around it and makes the entire procedure less stressful to contemplate.

At our inpatient detox program in Destin, Florida, the first thing you can expect is to be greeted in the foyer, not a lobby or medical office.

Following that warm welcome, you’ll meet the team of trained professionals who will guide you through detox. We’ll go through the paperwork required and get a physical underway. 

We also offer sauna therapy for those clients in need of additional assistance throughout the detoxification period.

That initial medical assessment helps paint a picture of your unique needs and coupled with an honest and open discussion about your usage we’re able to formulate a plan of action.

Once we have that clear view of your substance use and medical history it makes the remainder of the process infinitely more manageable.

Soon after arrival, as the drugs and alcohol from your last hit or drink begin to wear off, you’ll likely start experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

Physical Symptoms

Depending on the severity of the addiction, hallucinations and seizures are possible as well. 

It’s not just physical though, detox is a psychologically and emotionally draining experience. From a mental standpoint some symptoms you may go through are:

Drugs and alcohol addiction often bury a lot of feelings and thoughts which tend to come out as you go through withdrawal.

If required and deemed necessary, medication can be given to help relieve some of the more severe symptoms.

This is why having trained medical supervision and a plan gives you the best shot at success and comfort.

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Our Drug & Alcohol Detox in North Florida

All that being said, it’s important to keep in mind that every person’s struggle with drugs and alcohol is distinctive. It’s impossible to predict exactly what everyone will experience down to the letter but going through any of it is made easier when it happens in a safe environment, under the care of folks who have seen it all before. Professionals who know exactly how to react in what can be overwhelming situations to others.

That’s what you get at Bayshore Retreat, our detox center in Florida.

We understand detox because we’ve made it our mission to get people to the other side of addiction and detox is an absolute requisite part of that.

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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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Quit Using Drugs for Good at Our Alcohol & Drug Detox Center in Florida

Whether it’s drug detox or alcohol detox, ridding your body of toxins at our Destin, Florida detox center sets you up for the drug and alcohol-free life you were destined to live.

It bears repeating though, detox is only the beginning and by itself doesn’t constitute recovery. The tools to lead a sober life need to be acquired and honed. You’re at a particularly fragile point after finishing detox and going back out into the world directly after is a recipe for quick relapse.

For those truly seeking to kick addiction for the long haul, detox is only the first step. It’s a major one but only one of many. It’s ultimately the foundation on which to build the rest of your life.


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