Special Services and Special Populations

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Special Services and Special Populations

Addiction Treatment in Special Populations

The consequences of addiction may be similar for most patients, but the treatment of addiction must be individual to be truly effective. A “one-size-fits-all” model does a disservice to the diverse individuals seeking help from alcohol addiction, drug addiction and mental health disorders who come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we offer tailored programs to serve special populations based on needs, strengths, and goals.

Addressing Medical Needs in Addiction Treatment

Spirituality, emotional connection, and mental health are vital aspects of addiction treatment. But all too often, failing to also address the medical and physical needs of patients leads to unnecessary stress, pain, and medical complications that can put sobriety at risk. Chronic conditions are a part of life for many recovering addicts and alcoholics, and part of comprehensive addiction treatment is formulating a plan for managing conditions without the use of narcotics. Drug use and alcoholism can result in contraction of communicable diseases, such as hepatitis, as well as conditions like liver damage or disease. Treating these ailments is vital to long-term health.

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we offer ongoing medical care for patients. In addition to access to a staff psychiatrist and physician’s assistant, patients have access to case management services to coordinate referrals, specialist appointments, and additional necessary medical care. Patients also have access to a nutritionist, personal trainers, chiropractors, and massage therapists for the duration of their stay with us. In accordance with our philosophy of providing a comprehensive continuum of care, patients are offered access to medical and holistic treatment as well as the support to coordinate transportation to outside services while enrolled at our Florida Drug Rehab. It is our commitment to treat the whole individual to provide the best framework for sustaining long-term mental, emotional, and physical recovery.

Pregnancy and Addiction in Drug Rehab


Addiction during pregnancy happens because of many factors including stress, life problems, and lifestyle. Addiction treatment for pregnant women is available and can be lifesaving. Most women who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction are likely to allow have underlying issues of low self-confidence or feelings of guilt and shame. Substance use can have a negative impact on the health of the mother as well as the unborn child. A mother who is drinking or using while pregnant may suffer from various health issues including early labor, sexually transmitted diseases, anxiety, and depression or high blood pressure. The baby might also experience adverse health effects as a result, including HIV, birth defects, low birth weight, learning disorders, or stunted growth. With proper medical supervision, these effects can be prevented. Pregnant women face unique barriers to accessing addiction treatment, such as the need for long-term care, childcare and scheduling issues, legal barriers, insurance concerns, and the need for reliable resources to care for themselves as well as their children.

Often women, especially those who are pregnant, are underserved while attending inpatient drug rehab and outpatient drug rehab. That’s why at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we offer acute treatment for pregnant women. We also provide comprehensive case management services to assist pregnant women in accessing resources including childcare assistance, food and grocery benefits, and legal aid. Clinically, our therapists work with patients to address trauma, relapse prevention, and emotions such as guilt, shame, and fear related to active addiction and pregnancy. Additionally, we work with patients to develop life and vocational skills to prepare for parenting in sobriety. Empowerment is key to success, and at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, our goal is to assist pregnant women in achieving their goals for a lifetime of peace, joy, and connection in sobriety.

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