Luxury Drug Rehab

6 Essential Strategies to Treat Addiction


Moffitt Wellness Retreat is a luxury drug rehab center and specializes in working with people who are focused on overcoming their alcohol and drug addiction. Below are a few of the very successful strategies we use in treating addiction within our luxury drug rehab center.

1.  Detox

Moffitt Wellness Retreat’s detox process is a medically supervised process and a critical part of our integrative treatment program and drug rehab strategy. During this process we assist patients addicted to alcohol or drugs to safely get off all moods and mind altering substances. Depending on the severity of your withdrawal this may require medical intervention but in the end the objective is for you to be drug and alcohol free.  

After the detox you will need to learn the strategies and tactics in living a sober life on a day-to-day basis within our inpatient treatment program.  This generally consists of group therapy, individual counseling, AA or NA meetings, exercise, nutrition, and generally being educated about addiction and recovery.

However, every now and then we encounter people who think that detoxing their body is sufficient and that they can go straight back into their everyday life without attending a rehab program. Please realize that this is a very high risk approach and certain to result in relapse. Instead of leaving detox and going straight back into your old life we recommend going directly into an inpatient treatment program where you are able to learn new life skills, attend relapse prevention group discussions, receive individual counseling, and begin making new connections with positive people who are also in recovery.

At our luxury drug rehab center this strategy has proven to help patients to equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge to embark on a much more successful recovery journey.

2.  Abstinence

We believe in teaching our patients about total abstinence as one of the top strategies for treating alcohol and drug addiction.

It should be noted that when we talk about “total and complete abstinence” what we are really referring to is a person’s ability to abstain from all mood and mind altering chemicals. As an example, an alcoholic who quits drinking only to switch to marijuana or other substances isn’t necessarily working on recovery. They are not really getting healthy in any way.  All they have done is to switch from one drug for another.  During our relapse prevention counseling this topic is at the top of our list within group and/or private discussions.

3.  Group Support

Why groups?  Because groups work!

Narcotics & Alcoholics Anonymous says “The value of one addict helping another is without parallel,” meaning that a struggling addict is best helped by someone else who has sobered up before them, someone who knows and understands where they are, someone who knows the recovery process inside and out.  It is one thing to tell someone “stop taking drugs,” it is another thing entirely to tell someone “I stopped taking drugs, and here is how I did it.”

The latter is profoundly more powerful and useful we have found, and that is one reason why our AA & NA groups, along with a recovering sober companion are an important recovery strategy within Moffitt Wellness Retreat’s luxury drug rehab programs.

4.  Changing your Life through Step work

Another powerful strategy used in our luxury drug rehab programs is to change your life through the power of the 12-Steps.  

We introduce and guide all our patients thru the 12-Steps, a set of principles outlining a course of action for tackling problems, including alcoholism, drug addiction, and compulsion. The concepts behind the steps are important and we believe they are fundamental to sobriety.

However, if you choose, you can avoid or decline these principles. You can discuss your concerns about the 12-Steps and their principles with your personal counselor who will be able to help you find a more connective way in approaching your addiction.

5.  Changing your Life Situation

We believe that for you to be fully successful with your sobriety it is extremely important to break away from those old friends and peers you used to get drunk or high with.  Keeping these people in your life could make it all but impossible for you to maintain sobriety for the long haul.  It is very important for you to create a way to move forward, make new connections, and move past your old life.  Our counselors will help you along the way in how to change current life situations.

6.  Personal Growth and your Long-term Strategy

Perhaps the most important strategy for addiction recovery is your own strategy for personal, long-term growth. Becoming complacent can be a big threat to your well-being. When people get complacent in their recovery, it frequently leads to relapse.

How do you overcome complacency and procrastination?

First and foremost, Moffitt Wellness Retreat’s professional and highly experience counselors will help you to create a list of specific personal growth areas that you would like to achieve. And, since this is your list identifying areas that you want to improve on, the motivation to actively work on this list is intrinsic to you. This is not a list compiled by someone else for you. This is your list.

You will use this list every day to check-in with yourself. To evaluate what you have achieved and what you still want to achieve. Do not be surprised when you start adding other growth areas to the list. There are few things in life as motivating as a mind hunger for new information. Also, share your goals and inspirations with those around you. Make what you want to achieve and what you have achieved visible. The more others know what you want to achieve, the easier it is for them to support you.

Second, recovering from addiction and personal growth goes hand-in-hand. You may find that you are pushing yourself really hard lately to exercise and change your diet. And, though that’s great, be careful that it does not consume all your time and stifle your growth in the other areas of your life. Remember to take care of new relationships, to practice gratitude every day. To reach out to others in recovery who may now need your help, your insights, and your motivation.

Last, take care of yourself emotionally. When feelings of guilt, shame, resentment, and self-pity appear, do not ignore it. Bring it out into the open and discuss it with your counselor, your sober companion, your new support group. Give them the opportunity to be there for you so when they need you, you can be there for them.


Which of these luxury rehab strategies resonate with you?  Or, if you have other strategies that work for you, please share with us. Although nobody’s path to recovery is the same, sharing our struggles and successes helps us to stay on this life-long journey.  

If you or a loved one is searching for freedom from drug and/or alcohol addiction or simply need guidance in discovering the benefits and importance of healthy living, now is a good time to call us for a complimentary and confidential consultation.