If you are struggling with the disease of addiction, and you are ready to seek out professional help, you might be overwhelmed at the amount of treatment options available to you – you might not even know where to begin. There are many factors to consider, but one that we like to talk about often is the importance of location.
Your environment has a huge impact on the success of your recovery! Sometimes staying in the same place where you developed the addiction can mean that you constantly encounter your old triggers and distractions, and it can be hard to break free from dependence on substances when the same people expect the same things of you.
That is why many people choose to seek addiction treatment in another state, or in another place even a few hours from where they live. It allows them some space and some freedom to be able to fully focus on their recovery.
In a recent blog post, we discussed why Florida is one of the most sought-after states for substance abuse treatment. Our state has beautiful warm weather, serene beaches, and some of the top treatment centers in the nation, making it an ideal place for people who are struggling with addiction to get the help and healing they need. However, Florida is a large state – the third most populous in the United States and about the 22nd when it comes to geographical size – so there are many treatment options within the state of Florida for your consideration if you are looking to complete an addiction treatment program here.
One of the best places to seek supportive treatment is in West Palm Beach, Florida. West Palm Beach is located on the east coast of Florida, a few hours above Miami (close to Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach). This area, one of the three main cities in South Florida, is home to sunny palm tree-lined streets, breathtaking waterfront views, gorgeous beaches, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and many outdoor activities and festivals.
West Palm Beach is one of the most affluent cities in South Florida, so (or perhaps because) it is a business hub for many large companies. This fact, combined with its geographic location (right on the water) makes it a recovery destination for people who struggle with addiction all across the nation.
What exactly makes West Palm Beach the best place to receive addiction treatment?
Besides the sunny, warm weather and the tranquil beach environment – neither of which should be overlooked, as fresh air and sunshine and the ocean are simply good for your physical and mental health during recovery – West Palm Beach is full of supporting communities with hundreds of results for counseling options and NA/AA meetings.
There are many people in this city who understand how devastating addiction can be; there are even more people who are working through or who have worked past their addiction and are now living in recovery; and there are many addiction professionals who are drawn to West Palm Beach to offer the support that you need to get clean/sober and stay that way, for good. You will not find judgement in the addiction & recovery community here, but compassionate individuals and communities that can help you.
Because of that, West Palm Beach also has an abundance of sponsors. A sponsor is a senior member of AA or NA who has been in recovery for at least a year, and functions as a mentor or a guide for newer members. Their job is to help you navigate membership, answer questions, encourage you, and also provide accountability as you both work through the 12 steps. A sponsor is not a therapist, but someone you can confide in who understands what you have been through.
Research has shown that sponsorship leads to better treatment outcomes, and those who are engaged in 12-step programs who do have a sponsor have higher attendance rates and more involvement in the group. As there are many people journeying through recovery in West Palm Beach, it makes sense that there are also many sponsors available to help you as you journey through recovery.
The other reason why West Palm Beach may be your top choice for addiction treatment is because of the amount of jobs available; this city is a business and commerce hub that attracts employers. Addiction can make it extremely difficult to hold down a job or find new ones.
If your employment history is problematic but you are turning over a new leaf and starting over here after finishing treatment – or you want to stay in West Palm Beach temporarily after finishing treatment so you can stay connected to your supportive care for a few months/years – there are multiple opportunities in West Palm Beach for you to find either a long-term career or a short-term job and build stability. Dedicating yourself to a low-stress job can be a great way to rebuild your life as you recover!
Are you or a loved one struggling with the destructive effects of addiction? Interested in learning more about addiction treatment in West Palm Beach, Florida? There is hope for healing and freedom, and you are not alone!
Call Better Tomorrow Treatment Center today for a free phone call to discuss your situation and tell you more about our personalized, holistic inpatient treatment programs for a variety of substance abuse disorders.
We accept most major insurances and offer safe, comfortable, supportive housing in one of Florida’s most beautiful cities (West Palm Beach). If we are not the right fit for you, we can connect you to other addiction rehab centers near West Palm Beach that may be able to help! Contact us today to get started.