Depending on history and severity of conditions, you may qualify for either one of our specific treatment programs, or our entire continuum of services. Florida House is also distinct in that we offer specialized treatment tracks and programs for those with special needs, such as: True dual-diagnosis / PTSD / trauma, and First Responders. Florida House also offers a host of Neuro-Rehabilitative Services that use cutting-edge monitoring technologies and therapies to help track your recovery progress, so you as the patient can see for yourself as you get better.
Below is a summary of each of the programs we offer. Choose any of the tabs on the left to learn more about one of our particular treatment track or specialized therapeutic services. If you are unsure as to what treatment program or track at The Florida House Experience is best suited for you, contact us today to speak to an admission specialist who can help you make the right determination.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is used for certain clients as part of their treatment process at The Florida House Experience. EMDR therapy is mainly used to treat trauma as a part of addiction rehab, and it allows people to have reduced symptoms of emotional distress. EMDR can help make the process of therapy faster and more effective. EMDR helps to desensitize the effects of stress related to trauma and other negative experiences. In addiction recovery, trauma often plays a significant role in contributing to addiction. It is incredibly important to address trauma during treatment, and EMDR is just one treatment approach to achieving that. EMDR has shown that when the brain’s functioning system is blocked or damaged by a traumatic event, it can continue to get worse, which is why trauma has such a prominent effect on substance abuse. As the emotional wound continues to fester and grow, so does addiction. EMDR works to help clients activate their natural healing process of the brain and to address situations that have been ignored for too long.
DBT is a cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by a psychologist named Marsha M. Linehan in the late 1980s. It was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, and since then has been used to treat a wide variety of mental and mood disorders, including addiction. DBT emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment, meaning that it focuses on social factors and the individual’s thought and behavior. It is believed that certain people are predisposed to react in an over-the-top manner to normal emotional situations. These people have an intense rate of arousal and exhibit more emotion than other people. They require less stimulation to become more excited and have a hard time returning back to normal levels in a regular time frame. DBT can help people who experience these kinds of emotional outbursts react to situations in a more calm and collected fashion.
Trauma therapy and addiction treatment have long gone hand-in-hand because addiction is often the result of traumatic experience. Trauma can happen as a result of something that happened in childhood or a single event and is widely recognized to be a huge contributing factor to addiction. Whether the trauma comes from a single event like an accident or a sequence of repeated events like domestic physical abuse, the effects of trauma vary and are completely individual. At The Florida House Experience, we treat each client on a case-by-case business and individual treatment plans are created for each person who comes through our doors.
First responders have stressful jobs that most regular citizens could not imagine. Firefighters, police, EMTs, and others in this field are counted on to be strong. Their own self-care and addiction status might go unnoticed for years. It makes sense that this group would need help as well because few other professions deal with as much trauma, grief, and high-intensity work as they do. Our specialized addiction treatment program for first responders is available for all emergency personnel, regardless of active duty or status. In addition to treating drug and alcohol substance abuse, we work with first responders to address trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is incredibly common in this population. Because of the expectations that come with working as a first responder, these people often ignore their own pain and problems. All this does is cause addiction to become worse until a person’s life becomes completely unmanageable. Getting help is of utmost importance, even when the person is used to being the one who helps others.
Neurofeedback is offered as a part of our clinical approach to addiction treatment and overall well-being at The Florida House Experience. Neurofeedback is a type of Biofeedback , which is a method of gaining information about a person by monitoring normally automatic body functions like temperature, pulse, blood pressure, brain waves, and eye movement. The goal of measuring these is to help the client gain control over body functions that are normally involuntary through steady work and conditioning. They can essentially learn how to regulate their body to help them stay away from emotional distress. Neurofeedback helps to provide information and insight into how a person’s brain works so that patterns can be studied by the therapist and client, together. Therapy begins with an assessment so that the technician and patient have a starting point and an idea of what to focus on during the course of treatment.