When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may feel as though you are falling through an endless black hole. Many people that struggle with addiction wake up every morning and their first thought is when they can consume their favored drink or drug. As a result, their life begins to spiral out of control. Suddenly, their close friends and family members no longer want to speak with them. Their work performance may begin to suffer because they are either too focused on thoughts about the next time they can use again, they are under the influence at work, or they are too hungover to effectively do their work.

If you are ready to stop living with the stress and chaos often associated with addiction, The Source Treatment Center team is here to help. We take a unique approach to recovery in the sense that we believe that addiction is triggered as a result of traumas that you may have experienced throughout your life. Our team helps you to identify those traumas and address them so that you can ultimately overcome your addiction and live a more fulfilling life.

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.

As you start to consider your treatment options, you should always consider first working through a detox program before you begin to focus on a recovery program. It’s impossible for you to completely absorb the important information and tools that you will learn at The Source if you are still under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Further, depending on the severity of your addiction, there is a strong possibility that you may experience certain withdrawal symptoms that could render you unable to take care of yourself during detox.

The Source Treatment Center has partnered with a number of detox facilities throughout the country. We will work with you to locate a detox center that can help you through the first few days of your newfound sobriety so that you are never in a potentially life-threatening situation. In most cases, your detox program will not last any longer than a week. The height of symptoms from both alcohol and drug detox usually manifests within the second and third day. You can rest assured that we will continue to monitor your condition and put a plan in place that allows you to easily transition from detox into a treatment program.

When you begin your treatment program at The Source, we always caution our clients to keep an open mind as they start the process. It’s understandable that there may be several topics and concepts associated with trauma, addiction, and recovery that you may not initially understand when you first begin your treatment program. Although you may feel apprehensive at times, if you truly commit yourself to the process you are sure to reap the benefits of it.

What Do You Do During Rehab?

One of the common questions that we get from people that are thinking of enrolling in one of our treatment programs revolves around the topic of what do you actually do while you are in treatment. Any addiction treatment program is specifically designed to be able to help you overcome your addiction through a combination of participation in therapy as well as sober activities that will ultimately help you to come to peace with the traumas in your life that may have triggered your addiction.

You should keep in mind that your time at our alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach will likely be a little different each day. On one day you may participate in one form of therapy while the next day may be something else. The topics that you speak about may be different on any given day. One day you may feel as though you want to provide support and reassurance to a person in your group that may need it while on another day you may feel as though you need your own form of focus and support. Remember, when you initially reach out to a member of our team, we will be able to go into more details with you about what you can expect when you come to our facility.

What Does the Average Day Look Like While in Rehab?

The average day that you spend at our treatment facility will greatly depend on your treatment plan. When you come to The Source, we always take the time to get to know you on a personal level. We encourage you to talk to us about every aspect of your life from the good to the bad. Do you actively remember a time in your life that may have been traumatic and possibly triggered your addiction? What are the good and healthy things that you like to do throughout the day? What are your ultimate goals for your recovery? The answers to all of these questions can help us to develop a treatment program with you that will help you to overcome your addiction once and for all.

We will work with you to build a treatment program that you feel comfortable with. You will have the opportunity to make several decisions for your program that can be personally tailored to you. For example, you will be able to choose whether you are going to work through our partial hospitalization program or one of our outpatient programs. You will coordinate with our team regarding the length of your plan as well as the types of trauma-based therapies you feel comfortable participating in. Although the ultimate decision regarding the dynamics of your treatment program is up to you, we always caution our clients not to make these decisions until you speak to a member of our team in greater detail. We can usually provide you with an insight that you may not have noticed which will only go to further the chances of you achieving lifelong sobriety.

Inpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Do you live in an environment where other people in your household have their own struggles with addiction? Are you being told that you don’t have a problem and that you can simply stop consuming your drug or drink of choice at any time? Do you feel as though the only way to truly overcome your addiction is by changing the people, places, and things around you? If the answer is yes to these questions, then you would be the perfect candidate for our partial hospitalization program. This treatment option allows you to exclusively focus on yourself for a period of time without the distraction or influence from other people that may not always have your best interests at heart.

Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

We realize that many of our clients have specific responsibilities that may prevent them from enrolling in our partial hospitalization program or even our intensive outpatient program. For these clients, we offer the option of participating in our outpatient program. Clients that decide to take advantage of this option will engage in at least four hours of therapy per week. At least three of those hours will be in group therapy with at least one hour of individual therapy.

Without question, group therapy will have a leading focus on your outpatient program. Although this is a form of therapy that you will participate in regardless of your treatment plan, it will be incredibly important in an outpatient program setting because we will encourage you to actively participate in 12-step meetings as often as possible. You will quickly notice that 12-step meetings and group therapy sessions will be very similar.

During group therapy, one of our counselors will guide the session with a series of topics that you and your fellow group members will discuss. The topics will vary and may include addiction, recovery, or sobriety. You will have the chance to share your thoughts about these topics in a respectful manner with other members of your group. In turn, the other members of your group will also share their positions regarding these same topics. Group therapy is a wonderful way for you to begin to develop relationships with other clients that are working through their own program. These same people could go on to be lifelong friends that will only help to reinforce your sobriety going forward.

There will be different focuses for clients that go through our outpatient program. First and foremost, we will help you to identify what traumas may have triggered your addiction. We will also actively help you to focus on avoiding certain triggers so that you do not have a situation where you are facing relapse. It’s imperative that you actively communicate with our team while you are at our treatment facility to ensure that you are progressing in a healthy way throughout the course of your recovery program.

Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Our intensive outpatient program requires that you take part in at least nine hours of therapy per week. Similar to an outpatient program, one of the focuses of an intensive outpatient program will be to help you find ways to overcome your traumas and put together a plan that will help to prevent relapse once you transition to the West Palm Beach area.

If you are working during the time that you plan to participate in treatment, it’s understandable that you may be concerned about the impact that enrolling in an outpatient treatment program may cause on your career. When you first come to The Source, you will be assigned a case manager that will go over these details with you. If you would like us to, we will communicate with your employer to ensure that you remain in good status with regard to your job.

Partial Hospitalization Alcohol & Drug Rehab

There are tremendous benefits of deciding to work through our partial hospitalization program. The main advantage is the peace of mind of knowing that you will have the around-the-clock care that you need and deserve during this part of your recovery. If there is anything that you need, all you need to do is ask a member of our team and we will do everything that we can to get it to you regardless of what time it is during the day or night.

Our partial hospitalization program clients will live in one of our luxurious single-family residences which are within walking distance of the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. You will also have the flexibility of attending different 12-step meetings in the area or indulging in a relaxing massage. The majority of your day, however, will be spent participating in different forms of counseling. Our partial hospitalization program patients will take part in at least 25 hours per week of counseling which will be a combination of trauma-based therapy as well as traditional forms of therapy.

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.

Brain-Mapping or Neurofeedback Treatment for Addiction

Brain-mapping or neurofeedback treatment revolves around the concept that addiction is compounded as a result of issues with brainwave activity. Once we can help you to identify the problem with your brainwave activity, we can collaborate with you to retrain your brain. It’s important to remember that this type of treatment is not a quick fix and does not take the place of participating in other types of therapy. You should still never put yourself in a position where you may tempt yourself back into addiction. Instead, in order to get the most out of this type of treatment, you should do everything you can to keep yourself in the type of environment that will encourage recovery and sobriety.

Benefits of Family Therapy

Unfortunately, one of the tragedies of addiction is the fact that many of the relationships that you once held dear may fall by the wayside. When your addiction takes over, even your relationships with family members that you love may be overshadowed. As you begin to work toward your sobriety, you may come to realize that you may want to reconnect with your loved ones but you are unsure of how to do it. The best solution is to opt to participate in family therapy.

During family therapy, you will have the chance to meet with these important people in your life in a neutral setting. The premise of this type of therapy is to give you and your family members the opportunity to speak openly and honestly about the impact that your addiction may have had on your relationship. From there, our team can help you and your loved ones begin to heal so that you can start to rebuild your relationship. It’s important to remember that it may take some time for you to get to the point where you can meaningfully participate in family therapy. Once that happens, however, we will actively work with you and your family to schedule a time for a family therapy session.

One on One Therapy

One-on-one therapy, also known as individual therapy, is another form of traditional therapy that will play an important part in your recovery. Although we will always encourage you to speak about your traumas or various events in your life with other clients during group therapy, we also recognize the fact that this may simply be too painful at times, especially while you are still in the early stages of your recovery. This is where one on one therapy comes into play.

Individual therapy sessions will take place in more of a personalized setting. You will be able to meet with one of our counselors and talk about the events in your life that you may not yet feel comfortable sharing in a group setting. You will also be able to talk about how you feel you are progressing in your treatment program. Remember, we can always adjust your program at any time so if you feel as though you want to extend your program or switch it, you can do so at any time. Our goal is to help you to make the most out of your time with us.

Types of Trauma Based Addiction Treatment Therapy for Residents of West Palm Beach

Our treatment facility incorporates a variety of therapeutic techniques in hopes of helping a client to overcome their addiction. While it’s true that the traditional forms of therapy including group therapy, one on one therapy, and family therapy can go a long way in helping any person overcome their addiction, we believe that there are tremendous benefits in utilizing some of the cutting edge trauma-based therapies that have developed in recent years. During the course of your treatment, you may participate in traumatic incident reduction therapy, rapid resolution therapy treatment or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy. We will speak with you in greater detail once you begin your treatment program regarding which therapy options would work best for you considering your background. However, we encourage you to ask us any questions or raise any concerns that you have regarding trauma-based therapy options at any time.

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Therapy

Traumatic incident reduction therapy, also referred to as TIR, takes place in a one-on-one type of format with one of our counselors. This type of therapy is more of a fast-faced treatment option and has been shown to lessen the time that it may take you to work through and overcome your traumatic event. Traumatic incident reduction therapy will usually take place once a week and last anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half. The number of sessions that you will need to participate in will be determined as you begin to progress in your treatment.

This form of therapy began to develop in the mid-1980s by Dr. Frank A. Gerbode. The premise of this form of treatment was to find a way where clients did not feel as though they were being judged and to promote a non-confrontational way of speaking to clients about their struggles. Through active participation in this form of therapy, we can help you to find a way to overcome your traumas in a positive way instead of dwelling in a swirl of negativity.

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) Treatment

Rapid resolution therapy, also known as RRT, is one of the more modern forms of trauma-based therapy. You may be surprised to know that it was only recently that addiction was formally classified as a disease as opposed to something that a person just simply chooses to have. As a result, the concept of rapid resolution therapy began to develop.  Rapid resolution therapy is particularly helpful to patients that are grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or addiction. Sessions of rapid resolution therapy usually take place over a series of between two and six meetings. The goal of this form of therapy is to help lessen the negative impact of certain memories so that you can start to remove them as triggers.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, also known as EMDR, has been shown to be one of the most effective forms of trauma-based therapy that has been developed in recent years. This form of therapy has been shown to be particularly useful for clients that are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder as well as addiction. During each session, one of our counselors will help you to relive your traumatic events while guiding your eye movements. By gently and carefully walking through your traumatic event, you will come to realize that the event is not as emotionally disruptive as it may have been in the past. As a result, you will not feel as triggered by it and it will not make you feel as though you need to drink or use drugs to be able to forget it. In turn, you can begin to process the negative emotions associated with this event and you can begin to heal in a healthy way.

Sober Friendly Attractions Near West Palm Beach

There are many clients that begin to feel apprehensive about returning back home to West Palm Beach once they are done with their treatment program at our Fort Lauderdale facility. Although we will do everything that we can to provide you with the tools and the reassurances that you need to know that you can maintain your sobriety when you get back home, we are always happy to provide you with an extra level of support through our Alumni Program. This program helps to put you in touch with other clients from The Source that have completed their own respective treatment plan. Clients that decide to enroll in our Alumni Program will have the benefit of meeting with other alumni at different parts of the year to participate in large group meetings as well as other fun outings. A member of our team can speak with you at any time regarding enrolling in our Alumni Program.

West Palm Beach is filled with an abundance of sober-friendly attractions that you may not have noticed when you were in the midst of addiction. Although you may feel excited at the opportunity to be able to visit some of these locations, we always caution our clients to first establish a routine that will help you to aid in your recovery. A good rule of thumb is to try to find 12 step meetings that are local to your area. Doing so will help you to expand your system of support and help to reinforce the important lessons and tools that you learned during your time at The Source. Remember, if you need help in finding meetings, we will do everything that we can to assist you. Once you feel as though you have settled into a healthy routine, you can then begin to focus on visiting some of these fun sober friendly locations in and around the West Palm Beach area.

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary

12943 61st Street N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Are you an animal lover? If so, you will likely want to make time to visit McCarthy’s Wildlife. Most people usually spend anywhere between two and three hours exploring this incredibly endangered wildlife preserve. There are over 200 animals at this location which includes white tigers, black leopards, Amur leopards, and much more. Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year including viewing the new orphaned babies at this location.

Okeeheelee Park

 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413

At the end of a long and stressful day, you may come to find that getting some fresh air in the great outdoors is a tremendous benefit to you. Okeeheelee Park provides you with a beautiful location where you can take in different aspects of nature from sunrise to sunset. Regardless of whether you enjoy going for long walks or going on a biking adventure, this park has everything that you need to truly enjoy a day outdoors. If you would prefer to play a game of baseball or go fishing, these are also options at this location by permit.

Norton Museum of Art

1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Norton Museum of Art is a beautiful example of a popular art museum in the West Palm Beach area. There are over 7,000 exhibits in this museum which includes European, Chinese, American, and contemporary examples of art. Not only are there incredible pieces of art inside the building but a lovely outdoor sculpture garden so is sure to bring your camera to this location. You are encouraged to stop and ask the staff at this museum for more information about any one of the exhibits.

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

5444 N. Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

If you love baseball, you are sure to enjoy a trip to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. This location is home to many of the major league baseball teams during the spring training season. One of the draws of this stadium is the fact that visitors to the location can see some of the fantastic major league baseball players up close and personal. It’s important to mention that this venue does serve alcohol so if you believe that that will make you feel uncomfortable, a good rule of thumb would be to bring a sober friend or family member with you to avoid any temptation. Additionally, it’s recommended that you try to purchase tickets for any game ahead of time.

Rapids Waterpark

6566 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

What would an adventure around West Palm Beach be without a trip to one of the incredible water parks that are in the area? Rapids Waterpark is a wonderful family-friendly site that you are sure to enjoy for the entire day. Whether you would like to relax in a tub down the lazy river or get your heart rate pumping as you plunge down one of the water slides, this location certainly has a little something for everyone. Don’t worry about packing lunch. Rapids Waterpark has everything you need to keep you fed throughout your time there.


When you are ready to take the first steps toward overcoming your addiction, The Source Treatment Center team is here to help you. A member of our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you to begin the process. In most cases, we can have you set up to come to our treatment facility for care within 24 hours of the time that you reach out to us. During your initial phone call, we can answer any of your questions and give you with a more detailed idea of what you can expect when you come to The Source for your care. Don’t wait another day to reach out to us. Please call us today at (800) 204-0418. We look forward to helping you and hearing from you.