An endless blue sky stretches as far as the eye can see, not a cloud in sight. The waves calmly lap the shoreline in a hypnotically rhythmic fashion. Warm ocean air envelopes you, the palm fronds rustling gently as a cool sea breeze takes all your worries away.
Sounds pretty good, right?
That’s every day here in South Florida (mostly…nothing’s perfect) and it’s one of the many reasons that rehab centers in South Florida make such great options for those looking to overcome and beat addiction.
Benefits of Going to A Rehab in South Florida
Simply making the choice to enter rehab is a monumental one in and of itself which deserves praise on its own. Once you’ve decided to seek treatment though, the question of where is often next and heading to the Sunshine State can be just the answer you’re looking for.
Changing Your Environment Removes You from Your Routine and Triggers
This isn’t about the scenery. Getting out of wherever you are, even if it’s just a different part of Florida, makes a big difference in your march toward sobriety. If you stay in your hometown, you’ll be right in the middle of all the temptations that drove you to substance abuse in the first place. You’ll know where you can get drugs. You’ll still be in the general vicinity of the people you drank or did drugs with.
In other words, the triggers can still easily trigger you if you stick around your hometown.
Additionally, you may just want to keep your treatment private and not risk bumping into people you know. It’s a fair concern and relocating makes that easy.
Eliminate Distractions to Increase Commitment
Elaborating on the previous point, when you change your location you miraculously and seemingly magically eliminate the vast majority of the things that were distracting you from getting clean. With the triggers gone, the people who supported your habit gone and your routine totally shifted to one consumed by rehab, you’ll have little choice but to commit even more fully to your treatment plan.
Leaving frees you to live and create the life you want and makes your fresh start the priority.
Something to Look Forward To
As crazy as it may seem, a move to South Florida is exciting even if it’s for rehab. Sure, you’re not coming down for vacation but having something to look forward to really helps start your recovery journey off on the right foot. A positive initial experience can help set the tone for the remainder of your treatment.
Soak in the Sun in Comfort
Go ahead and reread those open lines.
There is something rejuvenating about the Florida sun. Of course getting your daily dose of vitamin D is important for your physical health but the sun works wonders on your mental health as well. You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “sunny disposition”, no? It means being cheerful and happy.
Moreover, Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that happens when we move into fall and winter is linked to the lower amounts of sunlight we get. Especially in the North where the daylight hours feel almost nonexistent. and production of serotonin is affected by our exposure to the sun and SAD is tied to having lower levels of it.
Ultimately, the sun does us a lot of good.
Reach Out to Principles Recovery Center Today!
Rehab in South Florida is looking better and better isn’t it? We love it here and find it to be the perfect environment for recovery. We only scratched the surface and could sing the praises of South Florida for hours so if you’re interested in treatment in the Sunshine State, get in touch with us at Principles Recovery Center and we’d love to tell you more.