Rehabilitating from Substance Abuse in Ft Lauderdale

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Addiction Happens

While it seems like one of those things that only happens to other people, substance abuse and addiction could strike anyone in Ft. Lauderdale… even you. If you think you might have lost control of your ability to manage or halt the intake of a specific substance or substances, you should seek help as soon as you can.

Ending an addiction is a challenge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get help to push the odds in your favor. In this case, the help will come from a Ft. Lauderdale substance abuse treatment center.


Substance Abuse Detox

If your addiction is especially ingrained in your body and mind (as in your addiction is both physical and psychological), you will go through a detox period to help clean whatever substances you’re addicted to out of your system.

Regarding ending an addiction, you would be hard pressed to find people who claim quitting is easy, and the detox period is one of the most difficult parts of giving up a substance. Thankfully, after a few days of detox and going without a substance, the rest of rehab is relatively easier.


Rehab and Addiction Therapy

After you go through the detox stage of rehabilitation, you will join everyone else who is going through treatment at the Ft. Lauderdale rehab center. You will begin to go through a variety of therapies and classes designed to help you push the addiction out of your mind while giving you the tools to keep strong when cravings hit you.

For therapies, there are two main types that you will go through. The first is individual therapy, which will usually be held by either a licensed therapist or a psychologist. The other type of therapy you will receive is through group meetings. Though these will oftentimes be ran by professional therapists or psychologists, the therapeutic aspect of these gatherings comes from interacting with other people in a similar situation as you.


If you feel you have an addiction to one or more substances, please contact us as soon as you can and we’ll help get you on track to ending that addiction and return to your life.


Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director 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.