The following are testimonials from our Florida House Alumni about their experience traveling to Florida from their home state for treatment. These are personal stories and we have only used their first name to protect the anonymity of the patients. Although many people seeking treatment for their addiction want to stay close to home, this may not be the best choice for a successful recovery. Changing your environment for treatment has proven to be one of the most effective things you can do to remove distractions and conflicts from getting in the way of your recovery.
During the recovery process there may be times when you feel overwhelmed, lonely, agitated or just want to use, these are all natural feelings , but for some people it becomes a reason to leave treatment early. By traveling outside your area for treatment you can keep the focus on the therapy and tools you will need to achieve and maintain your sobriety.
The following states contains former patients’ personal stories on their journey to seek treatment, how they ended up at the Florida House Experience, and what their experience was here.