LGBTQ+ Friendly Alcohol & Drug Rehab in Fort Lauderdale
Best Gay & Trans Friendly Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Fort Lauderdale FL
The LGBTQ+ community faces many challenges that other demographics do not have to endure. Discrimination, trauma, and social pressures can cause many people to turn to substance abuse in an attempt to cope. But substance abuse is likely to lead to substance addiction and a whole new set of problems. Many treatment programs are not designed with LGBTQ+ people in mind and can therefore fall short in some areas, potentially alienating the people that they are trying to help.
Recovery Unplugged offers a top-rated gay- and trans-friendly substance abuse treatment program in Fort Lauderdale, FL that is an excellent place for LGBTQ+ people to find the help they need to break free from drug and alcohol addiction. If you are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction and fear that you won’t be understood or a standard rehab program won’t allow you to express who you are and effectively explore the real reasons behind your addiction, then Recovery Unplugged is here to help.
Our LGBTQ+ friendly addiction treatment center offers world-class outpatient treatment programs in Fort Lauderdale. We also offer inpatient and residential addiction treatment programs at some of our other Florida addiction treatment centers, allowing you to start your recovery in an inpatient setting and then transition into our outpatient rehab programs in Fort Lauderdale for the remainder of your treatment.
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Customized Addiction Treatment Care For LGBTQ+
Customizing addiction treatment to the individual is an important part of successful addiction recovery according to various studies and research done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and other institutions. When it comes to addiction treatment for LGBTQ+ persons, it’s even more important that treatment plans be tailormade to the individual.
At our rehab in Fort Lauderdale, we will create a customized addiction treatment plan for you as a person, taking into account the unique challenges that you’ve had to endure as you discovered who you are in life. We offer a safe space where you can be yourself and not have to deal with any stigma that may be in the world around you. We are mindful of the judgment, stigma, discrimination, and potential abuse that you’ve faced in your life and have created an ideal healing environment where you can feel safe and surrounded by a caring community.
Table of Contents
- Best Gay & Trans Friendly Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Customized Addiction Treatment Care For LGBTQ+
- Alcohol Detox
- Drug Detox & Prescription Detox
- What is Detox Like?
- How Long Does Detox Take?
- Alcohol Rehab
- Drug Rehab
- How Long Does Rehab Take?
- Outpatient Alcohol Rehab
- Outpatient Drug Rehab
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Relapse Prevention
- Group Therapy
- One-on-One Therapy
- Family Therapy
- DUI and Drug Court Help
- Intervention Services
- Music Assisted Treatment Therapy for Addiction
- Virtual (Telehealth) Addiction Treatment
- Why Choose Recovery Unplugged?
If you are addicted to alcohol or abuse it regularly, then it is likely that you have formed a physical dependence on alcohol. Quitting alcohol once a physical reliance has formed is not as easy as just deciding to stop because not only are there intense alcohol withdrawal symptoms to deal with but there are also potentially life-threatening symptoms.
Alcohol detox must be done in a professional setting to avoid any life-threatening symptoms and to give you a comfortable, healing space where you can go through withdrawal without relapsing, giving you a real chance at breaking the physical reliance on alcohol that has formed from long-term alcohol abuse.
In our alcohol detox program in Fort Lauderdale, you will be given medications such as benzodiazepines to manage your withdrawal symptoms, making the process of detox safe and controlled. Common withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox may include anxiety, fatigue, depression, mood swings, nightmares, headaches, sweating, irritability, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rate, and more. The most severe form of alcohol withdrawal, known as delirium tremens, can produce intense symptoms such as seizures, fever, confusion, agitation, and hallucinations.
With the medical care that we can provide through our medical detox program, you will have the professional support and medications needed to safely overcome these withdrawal symptoms, making the whole experience far easier and more comfortable.
Drug Detox & Prescription Detox
Addictive drugs such as heroin, cocaine, crack, meth, fentanyl, and various prescription drugs can create physical reliance. Once this reliance forms, quitting can require medical help to avoid the many intense withdrawal symptoms and cravings that would usually accompany withdrawal.
In our drug detox, we provide the professional care you need to overcome prescription medication and drug withdrawal symptoms, helping to break the physical hold that these addictive substances have on you that has fundamentally changed the way that your brain works. Your medical detox program will involve medications that manage your withdrawal symptoms – both over-the-counter medications and prescribed medications that are designed to treat drug withdrawal symptoms.
Some central nervous system depressants such as Xanax can also produce dangerous withdrawal symptoms that, without professional help, can be life-threatening. Recovery Unplugged can help you safely navigate your drug detoxification, providing you with the withdrawal management medications that will ensure that you are safe through the process. Reach out to Recovery Unplugged to receive a medical detox for drug dependence and get started with your recovery process in a comfortable and safe way.
What is Detox Like?
Without professional detox help, the process of detoxification can be intense and may lead to relapse just to find relief from the many symptoms that are common during drug and alcohol detox. In our drug and alcohol detox program in Fort Lauderdale, we make the process much easier by managing your withdrawal symptoms with medications that are generally extended-release formulas, allowing you to only have to come in every few days or even once per month for a new dose.
At our Fort Lauderdale location, we offer an outpatient detox program that utilizes medications such as Librium, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Phenobarbital, and Buprenorphine among others to safely manage your withdrawal symptoms, minimize discomfort, and control potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
You’ll come into rehab to get your pill, injection, or even an implant which will be given by a qualified healthcare professional. You will report on all of your symptoms and anything that may indicate that adjustments need to be made. You’ll then carry on with your normal routine while also coming into our outpatient rehab for regular treatment in either our intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP).
If your withdrawal symptoms are expected to be more severe and it is advised that you will need 24/7 care, then one of our other inpatient rehab programs can offer you this level of care. You may also be able to stay in our sober housing while you undergo detox as part of your PHP. The entire time, you will have ample support from our staff members and healthcare professionals to ensure that you make it through detox as safely and comfortably as possible.
How Long Does Detox Take?
Every drug and alcohol detox length is based on the individual – their current health, prior detoxes, type of substance abused, and the severity of the addiction. Therefore, your detox will be unique in some sense but you can expect your detox to take between 5 and 10 days depending on the above-mentioned factors.
The process of detox will begin as soon as your medically-assisted treatment in Fort Lauderdale starts because withdrawal symptoms can start within just a few hours from the last time you drank or took a drug. Most symptoms start off fairly mild and then peak after about 24 to 72 hours have passed. This is the time when you will be closely monitored to ensure that you are receiving all of the OTC and prescribed medication that you need to make a safe recovery. We may also supply you with supplements to assist in your natural healing depending on what your medical test results reveal and what supplements are best suited for each drug withdrawal.
To overcome alcohol use disorder (alcohol addiction), you need more than just an alcohol detox because while detox is an important part of treatment, it doesn’t treat your underlying alcohol abuse causes – it only treats the physical reliance on alcohol that has formed. Alcohol rehab gives you a way to heal from the true causes of your alcohol abuse that lie in your development, environment, and biology.
At our alcohol rehab in Fort Lauderdale, you will receive addiction care from world-class healthcare providers in a comprehensive way. We offer medical detox programs, individual therapy, group therapy, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), family program, and our unique Music-Assisted Treatment program.
Each treatment plan is personalized to the needs of the individual. What may work well for one person in recovery may not be as effective for another person. We, therefore, look at your individual recovery needs and match them with your behavioral therapies and holistic treatments.
Recovery Unplugged offers a comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment plan in an outpatient setting to help you to heal from and overcome the root causes of your addiction and help you to prevent relapse in your future. We help you to embrace to wonders of life and a connection to others through our holistic programs such as our Music-Assisted Treatment so that you not only overcome your alcohol use disorder but thrive in your life again.
To truly overcome substance use disorder (addiction), the causes of the addiction need to be treated. These can lie in your biology such as co-occurring mental health disorders or in your environment such as early exposure to drugs or accessibility to drugs among other things. The causes can also lie in your development or where your biology and environment meet at important developmental periods in your life.
In our drug addiction treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, we look to treat these causes through behavioral therapy in a private and group setting. Behavioral therapy is complimented by our Music-Assisted Treatment program and other holistic treatments to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that helps you to overcome your addiction and aids you in building a new life foundation where drug abuse is no longer an issue.
Your drug rehab program in Fort Lauderdale will likely start with a drug detox program, assisted by medications to manage your withdrawal symptoms. You’ll then focus on the evidence-based treatments that help to identify and then treat the causes of your addiction whether those causes are co-occurring mental health disorders or any other type of cause. We help to replace problematic thinking and behavior with positive behaviors so that you have a foundation for a sustained recovery from addiction.
Your outpatient treatment program will be followed by aftercare programs that will further help to support and guide you in the crucial first year of recovery when relapse rates are among the highest. Let Recovery Unplugged help you to beat drug addiction through our comprehensive and accredited addiction treatment programs.
How Long Does Rehab Take?
There is no set time that a person needs to overcome their addiction because some people may need long-term treatment plans for addiction such as medication-assisted treatment combined with behavioral therapy while other people may just need a short-term treatment plan such as an intensive outpatient program to overcome their addiction.
At Recovery Unplugged in Fort Lauderdale, we provide a partial hospitalization program (PHP) which usually lasts between 10 and 15 days, and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) which can last one to three months. More time can be added to either program should it be needed but you can expect rehab to last around 1 to 3 months followed by aftercare programs that can last for a few weeks or months – entirely dependent on your recovery needs.
Outpatient Alcohol Rehab
Our outpatient alcohol rehab programs in Fort Lauderdale offer you a step-by-step process to long-term recovery. Alcohol addiction requires a medical detox program which we can offer in an outpatient setting or as part of a PHP with sober housing available.
Your outpatient alcohol rehab program will combine evidence-based treatments and therapies with holistic treatment programs such as our Music-Assisted Treatment so that you have all of the professional help you need to break the cycle of alcohol abuse by treating and healing from the causes of your addiction.
Outpatient Drug Rehab
Recovery Unplugged in Fort Lauderdale offers an effective outpatient drug rehab program that will help you to manage your addiction and ultimately, overcome it. We provide therapies that will treat the underlying reasons that you abuse drugs such as meth, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and prescription drugs so that they don’t cause you to turn to drugs again when they inevitably surface again in your life.
Our outpatient drug rehab programs are LGBTQ+ friendly which means that we are sensitive to the unique situation that you find yourself in and can provide you with a specialized treatment program to treat your drug addiction while accommodating any unique recovery need that you may have.
MAT or medication-assisted treatment is a program that we offer at our Fort Lauderdale rehab for opioid and alcohol addiction. It is a long-term treatment that can last for a few weeks or months and will help you to prevent relapse, restore healthy brain function, and improve other therapies and treatments.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is at the heart of most addiction treatment programs. It is a non-invasive therapy that seeks to replace thinking and behavior that leads to substance abuse with positive, sustainable thinking and behavior.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is an evidence-based therapy that helps you to gain better control of your emotions – especially the emotions that lead to substance abuse. You will learn to better cope with stress and improve your relationships with others.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual diagnosis treatment is a treatment that we offer that treats co-occurring mental health disorders such as trauma and anxiety disorders that runs alongside addiction treatments. Since these untreated co-occurring mental health disorders are often a major cause of addiction, they must be treated in order to sustain recovery from addiction.
As part of your recovery program at Recovery Unplugged, you will be taught relapse prevention strategies so that you can identify a relapse before it becomes a physical relapse, with steps to take at each stage of relapse so that you can avoid relapse in the future.
We take advantage of group therapy at Recovery Unplugged to help you learn from your peers, share your experience, and solidify your own recovery process.
Much of your therapy will take place in a private setting. This individual therapy will be conducted between you and your therapist and you will carry on this treatment for the duration of your outpatient rehab program.
Getting the family involved can be important for long-term recovery. In our family program, your family can help you by exploring the different dynamics in your relationships with the goal of strengthening the family bond.
DUI and Drug Court Help
We can help you to navigate your drug court program so that you are compliant with any court order – getting you the help you need as part of court-mandated addiction treatment.
If you need to find help for a loved one but are at your wit’s end, then our intervention services can provide you with an intervention expert to help your loved one come to the realization that professional addiction treatment is needed.
Music-Assisted Treatment for Addiction
Our unique Music-Assisted Treatment will help to improve the therapy and treatment by reducing anxiety, depression, relieving chronic pain, and elevating your mood. You don’t need to be a musician or know how to play any instrument to benefit from our holistic Music-Assisted Treatment.
Virtual (Telehealth) Addiction Treatment
In the modern world, virtual therapy has become important. We offer virtual addiction treatment or Telehealth which will help to provide you with professional addiction treatment no matter where in the world you are.
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Why Choose Recovery Unplugged?
As an accredited addiction treatment center in Fort Lauderdale – JCAHO accreditation – we offer comprehensive addiction treatment services in the outpatient setting as well as aftercare programs so that you can effectively transition into your mainstream life again after rehab and continue to receive support and guidance to prevent relapse.
Our LGBTQ+ friendly outpatient rehab is an ideal serene environment where you can focus on your mental wellness and wellbeing, helping you through the challenges that you face in your life due to substance abuse as an LGBTQ+ person.
Reach out to Recovery Unplugged today to start with your outpatient addiction treatment. You are never alone with your addiction – we are ready to help you to embrace a new life foundation for you to thrive.