Gulf Breeze Recovery is a non -12 step holistic drug treatment facility on the water overlooking Pensacola Beach in Florida. We focus on helping our guests identify exactly how their addictions began and how to break free from these addictions to lead a successful life without the need for weekly meetings or sponsors.
ABOUT GULF BREEZE
Set in a waterfront building on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Gulf Breeze Recovery offers residential substance abuse treatment for adults.” Medical detox and 24-hour monitoring is available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to its website, Gulf Breeze Recovery is a non-12-Step, holistic treatment facility and states that its program is conducive for those who continually struggle with relapse.
Residents typically stay eight weeks, though it varies depending upon the individual needs of each client. The facility calls its program “THRIVE,” the aim of which is not to delve into the past, but rather amend present action. The program starts by tackling denial and resistance before residents focus on their physical health, embarking on an individualized fitness plan complemented by spa therapies. Neo-cognitive therapy in three stages begins with developmental activities, then small group activities, and finally, intensive one-on-one counseling. One alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing reported receiving six to seven hours of group therapy a day. The facility also offers neurofeedback.
There are comprehensiveoptions which include the continuation of one-on-one counseling services (either in person or online), weekly online group meetings facilitated by a therapist, and a closed online forum for all alumni.
The staff at Gulf Breeze Recovery includes a director of operations, an admissions coordinator, a clinical director, a psychiatrist, and two full-time executive chefs. There is a staff-to-client ratio of 2:1.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Gulf Breeze offers 26 beds in a newly renovated two-story building. The upstairs includes a modest workout room with a view of the water and beach, and adjacent to it is the facility’s spa. Clients stay mostly in private rooms, and each room has a flat screen TV and cable.
Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a private beach area.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Reviews from more than a dozen alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date were highly positive. Several former clients credited the facility with saving their lives and praised it for its kind and compassionate staff, its effective programming, and the fact that it took a non-12-step approach to addiction treatment. “Gulf Breeze was an incredible place,” wrote C.D. in a representative review. “There isn’t one person on that staff who isn’t kind, caring and, in some cases, entertaining… This isn’t a 12-step program, thankfully. The approach is holistic, yet practical.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two of the three loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility positive reviews. A.E.K. and K.W. both gave the facility mostly five out of five stars across 15 different evaluated metrics, including its family participation, its staff support, its counseling options, its holistic activities, its cleanliness, and its pricing.
But K.L.D., whose son attended Gulf Breeze, gave the rehab mixed feedback. The parent told Best-rehabs.com that staff were caring, the counselors were helpful, and that the programming was sound. But the reviewer also noted that some of the facility’s marketing was misleading (“the pictures led me to believe it was right on the beach…the truth is that there is a small piece of sand that overlooks the water, but it is not really a beach,” they wrote), that the follow-up after treatment was minimal, and that the program ultimately did not work for their son.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staffers polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing both gave Gulf Breeze highly positive reviews, describing it as an “excellent” and “innovative” program.
Fees start at $35,000 for 56 days. Gulf Breeze accepts private pay and offers financing via a third-party lending program. The facility allows insurance to be filed, but clients receive reimbursement after paying up front.