Find the Best Substance Abuse Treatment in Pompano for You and Your Family

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Addiction is a difficult subject to broach with loved ones, and it is even more difficult to convince those who need it to try it. But when the time comes, the next step can be one of the hardest ones: finding a rehab center to trust your addict with. Thankfully for south-east Floridians, there are many great options with the sensitivity and respect needed to affect the change these vulnerable people need the most.

Of course, one of the most important steps before doing this is getting not only a commitment to get into rehab, but to actually get them into rehab in a timely manner. Given too much time to wait, those who need the help the most might no longer see it that way, and it will take more time to convince them again. With that in mind, if someone needs help, and finding the perfect rehab center is taking too long, some help is better than no help at all.

 

Drug Treatment Options for Those In Need

There are several options for those entering into a rehab program in south-east Florida, each with different levels of care. First, there is inpatient care, which is probably what many people think about when they think of rehab care. Inpatient care gives the patient a place to stay while they fight off the mental and physical ill that addiction and its recovery involves. Outpatient care is a different approach, where the addict comes to the recovery center and heals there during regular hours and meetings. Both have their advantages, but ultimately it is up to the needs of the addict to determine which to go with.

 

Mental Health and Other Complicating Factors

It is sad to say, but many times addiction is complicated with other mental health or physical challenges. Often, addicts are not just addicted to one kind of drug, which fundamentally changes how the treatment center has to schedule and plan therapy. Mental health, too, is a complicating factor, and makes any attempt to reach a mind that much harder.

 

If you or someone you love needs help, try contacting 1st Step Behavioral Health at (866) 319-6126 and take the first step in changing their life.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.