Sanibel Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Addiction is not something you choose. No one willingly gives their life over to alcohol or drugs. The fact is that addiction is a disease, and the only way to get past it is to seek treatment for the affliction. The only way you will find to take control of your life is to seek help for your disease.

Have you picked up so many white chips at AA meetings that you could tile your bathroom? Have you relapsed time and time again? Have you tried to get clean and sober on your own time and time again? It may be the time to try professional rehabilitation if you can answer yes to any of those questions. The best thing you can do if you are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs in Sanibel is call (352) 771-2700.

At our preferred provider, The Recovery Village, there are professional addiction counselors who are waiting to speak with you about your individualized plan for recovery. Accepting the help that is available to you is the only thing you have to do.

You Can Stop Relapsing

For those addicts and alcoholics who would consider themselves to be “chronic relapsers”, professional treatment at a rehabilitation facility is likely something they have not yet tried. You don’t have to have everything figured out today, which is the important thing you need to remember. If you think about never drinking again or never using drugs again, you might quickly get overwhelmed.  It’s best to take things one step at a time, one day at a time. Picking up the phone and calling (352) 771-2700 is the first step you need to take.

What Are Some of the Common Substances People Abuse?

It’s not really important what the substance is. Addicts can become addicted to anything. There are, however, certain substances that are more commonly addictive than others. You may need to really take a step back and evaluate your substance use if you use any of the following substances:

Prescription medicine (benzodiazepines, opiates, stimulants)


Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor)





Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, MDMA/ecstasy)


Treatment: The Different Kinds

To determine a patient’s needs, doctors and counselors will need to look at their unique circumstances: the drugs they are dependent on, whether or not they have psychological issues or mental illnesses, etc. Professionals and staff at the rehab will need to also keep in mind whether or not the patient has a supportive living environment to go to after the program. The Recovery Village, our preferred treatment provider offers the following programs:

Co-occurring Disorder Treatment

Some patients may have a diagnosis of both addiction/substance abuse issues as well as mental illness. Luckily, this can be treated as well.

Medical Detoxification

Depending on the substance the patient is using, there may be a need for a detoxification period. This process may require medical supervision.


Partial Hospitalization, Residential Inpatient Treatment, and/or Intensive Outpatient Treatment – All of the work that is done to treat the addiction is done during the rehabilitation program.


An important final step in a patient’s treatment, aftercare allows the patient to live in the real world following the completion of the program without the chance of relapsing.

“Everyone in the rehab program at The Recovery Village was so nice and supportive. They really treat you like people who are in need of treatment and not like worthless addicts. The group therapy sessions were amazing, and I really got a lot out of them. I made some great friends at this rehab program.”
– Alisha T.

“I owe everything to The Recovery Village. Without them, I would have never gotten my drug habit under control and learned how to live drug free. I don’t want a substance living my life for me, and that’s what it was doing. Now I am six months clean, and I feel like I can do anything.”
– Carl S.

Rehabilitation in Sanibel

It can feel hopeless to be an alcoholic or addict in Sanibel, Florida. There is no need to lose faith or hope though. You can seek the help that you have always deserved and needed. The right treatment is out there for you, and then you will be well on your way to recovery so that you can get back to doing the things you love in your life like reading at the Sanibel Public Library, smelling the fresh tomatoes at the Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market, and taking leisurely strolls with your loved ones on the Sanibel Causeway.