If you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as many as 24.6 million Americans over the age of 11 have used illicit drugs.
Seeking inpatient treatment for addiction is important, and attending a Florida detox center helps you see more clearly that you’re not alone and that there are people and processes that can help you.
Here are five other benefits of choosing Florida — and specifically First Step Detox in West Palm Beach — as your location for detox treatment.
1. The Warm, Tropical Climate
Whether you’re dealing with alcohol or drug addiction, depression can be a factor that impacts your treatment. And while clinical depression typically needs professional intervention, situational depression can often be addressed with a change of scenery and some work on the root causes of the problem. All this happens in a detox treatment program, and the sunny disposition of the Florida climate can help a lot.
When you choose a detox treatment center in West Palm Beach, you benefit from the mild, tropical weather of the area that makes spending time outdoors possible and lets you add natural vitamin D intake to your treatment.
2. Proximity to the Coast
The Atlantic coast is just a quick walk or drives from almost any location in West Palm Beach, and our Florida detox center is only a few blocks from the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoyable coastal breezes dance over the rehab grounds, and you may be able to take walking trips to the beach in groups. And once you’re done with your treatment, you might find yourself celebrating your new commitment to a sober lifestyle by watching the sunrise as your toes delight in the sand.
3. Entertainment Options for Family and Friends
Many people find that seeking inpatient rehab or detox away from their own city is a good idea. By removing yourself temporarily from the equation that supported your substance abuse or addiction, you may be able to think more clearly about your life and discover the triggers for your drug or alcohol use. South Florida makes a great retreat simply because the climate and environment make it feel like a retreat.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t want your family or close friends involved in your treatment, and a West Palm Beach detox center is a good choice if you plan to have family or friends visit you or take part in family therapy. One reason is that the city offers entertainment for family and friends when they visit. They might spend the afternoon in the West Palm Beach Escape Rooms or visit the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, for example.
4. Easy Access to I-95
Our Florida Detox Center is located just a few minutes drive from Interstate 95, making it easy to access for individuals and families who live outside of West Palm Beach. Individuals who live in areas such as Port St. Lucie, Stuart or Lake Worth can easily stay in South Florida for addiction treatment by choosing our West Palm Beach detox center.
5. Caring, Professional Staff
At First Step Detox, you’ll find caring, professional staff who can help you navigate the steps through detox and recovery. To find out more about medically assisted detox and how we can help you start on the path to a sober lifestyle, contact our team or call us today at 877-826-7044