Explore what you each individual should expect as a loved one enters rehab.

Beginning treatment for substance use disorder can feel overwhelming for patients and their families. In our belief, communication is vital to help ease the anxiety that comes along with entering treatment and beginning the journey of recovery. We take great pride in our level of interaction with patients and their support system throughout the treatment process, and to always remain available for questions or concerns. To help relieve feelings of nervousness or uncertainty, we have some briefs about what to expect when enrolling in treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute.

Once you have completed the admissions process and have planned to travel to our addiction treatment center, you have already begun the important work of recovery. We want to acknowledge and commend the fact that you have made the brave decision to seek a fulfilling, sober life- you are already on your way!

When you arrive, there will be assessments to complete with our clinical and medical team. These assessments will help us to identify the best plan for your drug rehab treatment or outpatient treatment and ensure that you have any necessary medications.

During your first week of drug and alcohol rehab, you will create an individual treatment plan with your primary therapist to focus on your goals.

Following your intake, you will be attending groups on a regular basis. Licensed clinicians and members of the clinical team facilitate groups that involve a wide range of topics and therapeutic methods. Some of the modalities used are DBT, CBT, art therapy, traumaresolution, relapse prevention, self-esteem building, conflict resolution, relationship, family issues, core beliefs, and many more areas of focus.

Each week, you will have an individual therapy session where you will be able to assess your progress and process core issues related to mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. You will also have an opportunity each week to meet with the psychiatrist, physician’s assistant, case manager, dietician, brain mapping specialist, and other facility and auxiliary providers providing robust services.

During times, outside of the group and individual appointments, you will have the opportunity to attend the gym three times per week, where you can work with personal trainers and receive massage and chiropractic services. We also transport patients to twelve-step meetings daily. We are committed to offering opportunities to attend diverse types of meetings, including gender-specific meetings, LGBT+-focused meetings, ACOA and family dynamic meetings, and local twelve-step community events. Additionally, the staff is always available to transport patients to religious services.

Throughout your stay at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, you will have opportunities to explore all facets of your life and gain a new sense of freedom, self-esteem, and purpose. We look forward to walking with you on this journey!

what-families-can-expect-from-rehabLoving someone in active addiction often involves feelings of fear and uncertainty. When your loved one or family member enters our addiction treatment center, you may experience a deep sense of relief with the knowledge that they are safe and receiving the qualified care they need. For those unfamiliar with addiction treatment, there may be questions concerning the communication throughout the treatment process. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, it’s imperative to us that we do everything we can to elevate those concerns. To that end, we have a brief overview of what to expect during your loved one’s course of care with us. As soon as your loved one admits to addiction treatment, regardless of their level of care, the emergency contact will receive a phone call from one of our clinicians or counselor assistants to inform you that they have arrived safely. Within the first day, you loved one’s primary therapist will contact you to discuss plans for treatment, any concerns or questions you may have, and to set up a time for weekly phone calls. Our clinical staff can also be reached anytime via email. During these weekly phone calls, you will have an opportunity to become involved in your loved one’s treatment program in a way that can be beneficial for the entire family system. Your level of engagement is at your discretion, and your loved one’s therapist will help you to determine how much involvement is appropriate throughout the course of inpatient treatment through outpatient treatment. For the first seven days of treatment, patients at the highest level of care are not able to use the phone unless they receive permission to make phone calls with their therapist from the clinical office. This restriction is because we want to create an environment in which patients can acclimate to the treatment community and reduce distraction or external stress as they settle into a routine. During the treatment program, your family member or loved one will be able to use the phone to speak with you following their first seven days. If these conversations become difficult or stressful, we encourage you to reach out to your clinical contact to discuss the best way to improve communication. Your loved one will likely be experiencing shifting emotions, especially initially, and may be engaged in intense therapeutic work. This emotional “blackout period” may be unfamiliar territory, but on the other side of discomfort is a new, healthy life for your loved one. We encourage you to utilize the resources we have available through a family program as you navigate this process. Throughout their treatment, your loved one will be challenged to discover and be the best version of them. Individuals will be treated with compassion, dignity, and respect as they embark on the journey toward a productive recovery-based lifestyle.

See what Lighthouse Recovery Institute has to offer…


At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment so they can remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery. Here you will find photographs of our clinical office, located centrally in Boynton Beach, Florida.

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one. Click below to speak to a member of our staff directly.

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