What Do You Do During Rehab? 

An addiction to drugs or alcohol is something that no person ever asks for. The revolving stress, anxiety and fear that surrounds addiction is exhausting and overwhelming. The consequences of the disease of addiction can permeate every aspect of your life. Family members and friends may begin to distance themselves and your professional life may start to falter. What is critical to remember, however, is that when you’re ready to overcome the turmoil that is addiction, you don’t have to fight your battle alone. The Source Treatment Center team is here and ready to help you as soon as you reach out for help. 

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

People trust The Source Treatment Center with their recovery because we provide a caring and non-judgmental environment in which to heal. We believe in taking a holistic approach to recovery which incorporates a variety of different treatments and therapies. When you come to The Source, you can rest assured that you will feel nothing but unconditional love as you begin to work through the various traumas that have impacted your life and led you down the path of addiction. If there is anything that you need during the course of your treatment, all you need to do is ask and our supportive team will do everything we can to accommodate. 

Our treatment facility is inclusive and caters to a variety of clients from all different backgrounds. For instance, sadly it’s not uncommon for adult children of alcoholics to develop their own struggles with addiction. Repeated exposure to dysfunctional behavior undoubtedly leaves its mark on any person, especially a child. Our team will work closely with you to deal with trauma that you may have experienced as a child. Although this trauma was no fault of your own, it’s critical that you take the time to process it so that it does not continue to impact your life on the catastrophic level that it did when you were in active addiction. 

Above all else, The Source has worked tirelessly to develop a family-like environment for everyone who comes here for addiction treatment. Although it may feel uncomfortable at first sharing with other clients and our team, you can rest assured we will do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and safe as soon as possible. We believe that our inclusive family atmosphere, our trauma informed care, and our holistic recovery programs are what set The Source apart from other addiction treatment centers. 

 

What Does the Average Day Look Like While in Rehab? 

At The Source, we personalize addiction treatment plans for each one of our clients.  So your average day here may be slightly different from that of another client. One of the important decisions that will factor into how you spend your days in rehab is whether you choose our inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment program. We’ll explain the difference between these two programs as you continue to read further down the page. 

Regardless of whether you decide to enroll in an inpatient or outpatient program, you can expect to be greeted warmly by our staff who have been looking forward to your arrival.  You’ll be welcomed into your home away from home that will include beautiful accommodations and even a swimming pool to enjoy in your free time.  

Your treatment will begin with a medical exam and bloodwork to help determine your overall health and nutritional status.  You’ll also receive a full psychological exam to diagnose any underlying mental health issue that may be a driving force behind your addiction.  

Once you’ve completed our comprehensive intake process, you can begin to participate in a variety of therapeutic treatments.  These are designed to help you gently and safely begin to explore the underlying causes of addiction including traumatic events that you may have experienced in your life.  At our drug and alcohol rehab in Fort Lauderdale, we believe in a holistic approach to recovery which entails incorporating a variety of traditional and alternative methods designed to facilitate healing on the physical, mental and emotional levels. 

Therapies you may participate in include individual and family therapy, brain mapping, biofeedback and sound therapy, rapid resolution therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy, trauma tension releasing exercises, art therapy, music therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and pseudo-educational groups.

You can also expect to build a sense of connection and community during your days here at The Source.  After 14 days you’ll gain phone privileges so that you can keep in touch with loved ones.  You’ll also enjoy creating new connections with our other guests as you enjoy meals together catered in daily.  We also celebrate clients and staff regularly with cake and ice cream.  At The Source, we believe recovery should be fun so you can expect a lot of love, communication, and laughter in everything we do.  

Another focus of your time in treatment will be learning tools that can help you to avoid falling back into addictive habits. At The Source, we believe that if you do not address the traumatic events in your life during the time that you are in treatment, there is a higher possibility that you will struggle to remain sober once you return back home. We’ll work to reduce the negative thoughts and feelings that may have engulfed you when you initially came to The Source and help transform your mindset so that you can go on to live a more successful life and develop more meaningful relationships. 

 

Inpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab 

One of the main advantages of choosing to enroll in inpatient treatment is that you’ll be provided with a safe, protected and comfortable environment to live in while you’re recovering physically and emotionally from active addiction. Inpatient treatment programs address the fact that many clients may live in an environment that is simply not conducive to their recovery. For example, if you have a friend or a family member that you live with that does not understand that addiction is a disease, there is always the possibility that this type of influence could trigger your addiction. 

An inpatient treatment plan also helps to remove the temptation of running out to the liquor store or trying to find your drug of choice. Instead, you can indulge in the numerous amenities like working out at the gym or relaxing with a massage. 

 

Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab 

Outpatient alcohol and drug rehabs also offer a host of benefits for attendees.  Inpatient treatment may not be conducive to meeting certain professional or personal responsibilities.  For example, if you provide your family’s sole form of income it simply may not be possible for you to miss work. 

Clients that enroll in our outpatient alcohol and drug rehab programs will come to our facility at specific days and times throughout the week for addiction treatment. You will receive at least three hours of group therapy each week with an hour of individual counseling. Although we don’t like to put a timeframe on the duration of any treatment plan, clients that go through our outpatient program usually come to our facility for a few weeks to several months. 

 

Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab 

The intensive outpatient rehab program at The Source can be utilized by a client in one of two ways. First and foremost, when a client has completed a partial hospitalization program, we will almost always recommend that they continue their treatment through our IOP. An IOP is a step down from a PHP in the sense that you will no longer require the around the clock care that you did through PHP, however, you will still receive a lot of support as you participate in at least 9 hours of treatment per week. An IOP allows you to gradually transition back into a somewhat normal routine of life and removes the shock of jumping back into things too soon. 

There are other clients that we work with, for whom the best place to begin treatment is in our IOP without going through our PHP first. These clients will still experience the same forms of therapy as clients who start treatment in PHP, they will simply adjust their lifestyle to meet the requirements of our IOP. 

 

Partial Hospitalization Alcohol & Drug Rehab  

One of the leading benefits of opting for our partial hospitalization program for drug or alcohol addiction is the fact that you are actively making the decision to change the people, places and things around you. Doing so is a crucial first step in your overall recovery. Our partial hospitalization program provides you with a safe and luxurious place to live and heal during the course of your early treatment at The Source. 

You can rest assured that you will have access to the important 24/7 care that you need during these first initial days of your recovery. When you first get to The Source, we will collaborate together to access the severity of your addiction and begin to put together the framework of your treatment plan. We will set you up with a schedule throughout your day that will include at least 25 hours of therapy each week as well as other activities that will help you develop a healthier mentality. You will have the opportunity to attend outside AA meetings and other events that will help you to learn more about the root cause of your addiction and help you to develop your own strong support system.

If you live in close proximity to our facility, you can decide to take part in our PHP without housing on our campus. It’s important that you talk with a member of our team in detail about this decision to ensure that your home environment is conducive to your recovery. Clients that decide to go through this form of our PHP will not have 24-hour monitoring, however, they will still have the same type of therapeutic schedule that the rest of our PHP clients do. 

 

Brain-Mapping or Neurofeedback Treatment for Addiction 

The Source team prides itself on being on the cutting edge of the latest treatment techniques in the field. An example of a developing addiction treatment technique is brain-mapping or neurofeedback treatment. The basis behind this form of treatment is that you may be experiencing brainwave activity that could be a contributing factor in your addiction. When we can narrow down the problem areas in your brain, we can then put together a plan to retrain these sections in the hopes of eliminating your addictive behaviors. 

It’s important to remember that brain-mapping or neurofeedback treatment is only one aspect of your overall treatment plan. Clients that decide to engage in this type of treatment must do so with an understanding that he or she needs to be fully committed to achieving lifelong sobriety. Maintaining this mentality means that there is a better chance that, over a number of sessions, the change in your brainwave patterns will help to improve the mental and physical symptoms associated with addiction. 

As with any type of alternative treatment methods, a member of our team will explain in detail what you can expect during a session so that you feel comfortable with both the premise as well as the process. 

 

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

 

Benefit of Family Therapy 

Addiction affects not just the person that is struggling with the disease but their family as well. It’s not uncommon for the impact that addiction can have on a family as a whole to be overlooked. Our team understands the emotional toll that addiction can take on every member of your family which is why we offer the opportunity for you and your family to participate in family therapy. 

There are several advantages of participating in family therapy. First and foremost, family therapy gives you the chance to reconnect with your loved ones and start rebuilding your relationship with them. It’s important to remember that the support of your family can play a critical factor in your overall recovery. 

During your family therapy sessions, you will meet with your loved ones as well as one of our counselors in a neutral environment. You will have the opportunity to speak with them about your addiction and your recovery and they will have the chance to express their feelings on those topics as well.  Although it may take time, this type of counseling can help your family to heal and move forward together as a stronger, more loving family unit. 

The timing of introducing family therapy into a treatment plan is different for every client. Ultimately, you can rest assured that our team will never do anything to jeopardize your recovery. We will coordinate with you and your family to arrange for a time that ensures that you and your family members feel comfortable and ready to take these next steps. 

 

One on One Therapy 

One on one therapy, also known as individual counseling, is a form of therapy that will play a leading role in your recovery plan. Although we will always encourage you to interact and communicate with other clients at The Source, we also realize that there are certain traumas in your life that you may not feel comfortable discussing in the presence of others. 

It’s important to keep in mind that it is critical to your overall recovery that you address these events so you can begin to work on processing them.  It’s completely understandable that if you were the victim of a sexual assault or you are struggling with the effects of post traumatic stress disorder, you may want to discuss the details of these events in private. Our team provides you with a safe environment where you can feel at ease starting to talk about these life events that have had such an impact on you. 

During these sessions, our counselors will also be able to speak with you about how your current treatment plan is progressing. We always want to receive your input when it comes to how you’re feeling as time goes on and if there are any adjustments you feel should be made in your treatment program. Please remember, we can always take steps to extend your program according to how you’re feeling or we can decide to incorporate other types of therapy into your general treatment plan. 

 

Types of Trauma Based Addiction Treatment Therapy in Fort Lauderdale 

At The Source, we incorporate a variety of traditional and alternative therapeutic approaches into your treatment plan. Within every treatment program that we develop on behalf of our clients, one of the main forms of therapies that you will participate in is group therapy. If you have ever been to a 12-step meeting before, you will notice that a group therapy can be similar to the model of 12-step therapy. During these sessions, one of our counselors will guide the discussion to focus on a variety of topics that revolve around addiction and recovery. 

Addiction is not something that a person ever asks for or wants to experience. Instead, we understand that addiction is a disease that requires healing to overcome. This is why our team can help you to develop a plan that addresses both your addiction as well as any underlying mental health issues. Unfortunately, there is still a negative stigma that is often associated with mental illness and addiction. We work personally with you to help remove the negative connotation that is connected with mental illness through participation in different forms of therapy. This approach will help you to have a better understanding of what you need to do to maintain a healthy life style. 

A leading goal of any treatment plan is to achieve a form of stabilization. Although it’s true that many people who struggle with addiction are unable to adhere to other responsibilities in their life as a result of their addiction, there are others that can appear to maintain their normal life responsibilities while hiding their addiction. This is what is known as a “high- functioning addict”. High- functioning addicts come in many forms;. tThey may be a working parent, a college student, or a successful business person.   Our stabilization program will provide you with the guidance and reassurance you need to come out of hiding and confront your addiction. 

It’s essential to keep in mind that your recovery does not end when you leave The Source. In fact, your recovery journey is something that will last for the rest of your life. This is why our team does everything that we can to set you up for success once you leave our treatment center. Not only will we help you locate 12 step meetings in your area, we also host a number of events for our alumni throughout the year. The Source Alumni gives you the opportunity to make connections with other clients that have successfully completed their own respective treatment program. 

 

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Therapy 

Traumatic Incident Reduction, or TIR, was first developed by Dr. Frank A. Gerbode in the 1980s. This form of treatment is meant to provide clients with a different way to address past traumas. These sessions take place once per week and span anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes. Although the number of sessions that you will need to participate in will depend on how you progress in your treatment, this form of therapy has been shown to have positive impacts on clients in a shorter amount of time. 

Before you begin TIR, we will perform an assessment to ensure that you’re a good candidate for this type of therapy. During the course of your treatment, you will work to identify issues in your life that may have had a negative impact on you. You will have the opportunity to discuss these events in detail and come to a better understanding of how these events played a major role in the development of your addiction. You will move forward by better understanding your negative emotions so that you can avoid falling back into addictive behaviors once you return home. 

 

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) Treatment 

Rapid Resolution Therapy, commonly referred to as RRT, works to address the event (or events) that may have led to your addiction and remove the negative connotations associated with that occurrence. One of the reasons why many of our clients suffer from addiction is that attempting to face a specific memory is difficult and painful. However, when this event is not addressed, our clients have turned to drugs or alcohol in an effort to dull that pain. 

RRT was specifically designed for clients that are open and ready to face these traumas head on. If you and our team decide that this is an appropriate form of therapy for you, you can expect to participate in anywhere between two and six sessions. Once we begin to delve into your traumas and assess your reaction to RRT, we will be able to provide you with a more precise time frame for how long you should participate in RRT. 

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy 

Another form of trauma therapy that we offer at The Source Treatment Center is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, also known as EMDR. EMDR has been shown to have great results when it comes to treating a variety of issues including addiction. If you struggle with panic attacks, depression, or anxiety, you may see great benefits in engaging in this form of therapy. 

There is a specific theory behind the development of EMDR. The reasoning behind the success of EMDR is that this form of therapy allows a client to overcome painful memories without having a negative psychological response to it. In turn, they are able to process the event so that there is a decrease in the negative reaction that they have to it. 

A person that is struggling with post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, typically benefits the most from EMDR. PTSD can manifest in a person for many reasons. You can develop PTSD around one specific event in your life or repeated exposure to something traumatic. Participating in EMDR can go a long way in helping you to address these events and, with time and work, move on to live a healthier and more productive life. 

 

Sober Friendly Attractions Near Fort Lauderdale 

Adjusting back to life in Fort Lauderdale once you have completed treatment at The Source Treatment Center is something that you should always look forward to. You may be eager to go and explore certain areas in the city that may not have interested you when you were in active addiction. Before you jump into making plans to see these places, you should always ensure that you are attending regular 12 step meetings in and around the Fort Lauderdale area. Taking this step will help to cement the important lessons that you learned while you were at our treatment facility. Once you feel comfortable with your new routine, here are some great suggestions of sober friendly attractions that you can enjoy in and around Fort Lauderdale. 

 

NSU Art Museum

1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.  

If you’re an art enthusiast, you should take time to visit the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. This museum includes dozens of exhibits including a vast collection of work done by William Glackens who was an American realist painter. The museum also hosts a number of traveling exhibits. In fact, in 2005 the museum displayed artifacts that were recovered from the tomb of the famed Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. 

 

Fort Lauderdale Beach

A1A between Las Olas and Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 

Sometimes taking the opportunity to relax in the sun and listen to the ocean rolle onto the beach can help you to unwind at the end of a stressful day. Fort Lauderdale Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Florida. You can take the opportunity to take a swim in the warm Atlantic Ocean or sit back with a book as you lay out in the sun. There are several restaurants within a mile of the beach so you can easily may a day out of visiting Fort Lauderdale Beach on your own or with friends and family. 

 

The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

1527 SW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. 

Fort Lauderdale is home to an antique car museum that every car enthusiast should stop and see. There is an entire showroom of Packard cars from the 1920s as well as a series of other cars that span from the 1900s to the 1940s. Visitors to this site typically end up spending anywhere between two and three hours admiring the various car displays. This museum is only open on weekdays so you will want to plan your trip accordingly. 

 

History Fort Lauderdale 

231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 

Do you have an interest in learning more about the history and development of the Fort Lauderdale area? A trip to History Fort Lauderdale should be on your list of things to do. This venue features a series of three museums that include exhibits that range from prehistoric days through the present. You can participate in guided tours of all three museums seven days a week at 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM. 

 

The Broward County Main Library 

100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.  

Getting lost in a book is a wonderful way to begin to learn more about your likes and your dislikes. The Broward County Main Library provides you with access to a large number of fiction and non-fiction books. Any resident of Broward County is allowed to register for a library card completely free of charge. The library is known for its excellent staff as well as general areas where visitors can perform research on a variety of topics. The hours do differ throughout the week, so be sure to check ahead. 

 

The addiction experts at The Source Treatment Center are available today to help you begin to put your life back together after your struggles with trauma and addiction. We have a unique understanding that addiction is, in fact, a disease.  And that it is often the result of trauma and a lack of connection in the life of addicts.  We will create a personalized treatment program that will help you live a healthier and more successful life. The first step in your journey should be to reach out to a member of our intake team. He or she will be able to address any of your concerns and ensure that you feel completely at ease in trusting us with your recovery. Please call us today at (800) 204-0418. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you into this new and exciting phase in your life.