WELCOME TO IMMERSION RECOVERY CENTER
Suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism not only harms you but it hurts everyone around you, including your family, friends and employers. We understand. We’ve been there. Immersion Recovery Center was founded and is led by people who understand what clients and their families are going through. We know the hopeless, alone, broken, tired, disappointed, fearful feelings of everyone involved. But we believe recovery is possible for everyone, even the family. There is hope, and we have shown it in our own lives and want to share it with you. If you’ve been to treatment before and are feeling disappointed and let down, let us help you. It’s time for you to get well. Call us today to make your first real move to recovery. Make your next move Recovery, #NotTreatment.
WHAT MAKES IMMERSION UNIQUE & DIFFERENT
DISCOVER SOME OF THE WAYS IMMERSION SETS ITSELF APART FROM TYPICAL TREATMENT
SPIRITUAL BASED RECOVERY
Carl Jung, the world famous psychiatrist, was quoted in the book Alcoholics Anonymous as saying “Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics [drug addicts] have had what are called vital spiritual experiences. To me these occurrences are phenomena. They appear to be in the nature of huge emotional displacements and rearrangements. Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.” Jung understood the vital importance of moral psychology, or our need to speak directly to the core of what makes us, “us.” For the person trying to re-create their lives, nothing less than a total transformation will suffice.
Here at Immersion, we don’t shy away from the spirit, from our soul. We understand that at the root of us all is a longing to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. From top to bottom, the Immersion staff believes that spiritual recovery is as important as physical and emotional recovery. Often times it is the only way to fully recover. To not deal with our spirit is to ignore the very thing that will drive our recovery. Sometime people can shy away from a spiritual approach because they consider themselves atheist or agnostic. Don’t worry about that. We meet you and your loved one right where you are. Our starting point for a vital spiritual experience is your starting point and we move together from there to help build a new and lasting change that will bring recovery, hope and peace.
Alcoholics Anonymous (“Big Book,” 4th ed.) (2001). New York: AA World Services, Inc.).
OUR STAFF EXPERIENCE
From the CEO to all of our support staff members, each person at Immersion Recovery Center has been hand selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the 12 step process and to helping other people. Our team knows what it is like to journey through the depression, loneliness and torture of alcoholism and drug addiction. They know what you are going through and that is why they are here. Their experience and wisdom will give you the guidance and direction you need to take the steps and take them effectively.
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Immersions clinical team is guided by the framework of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and its congruence with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Immersion team members believe that once a client is physically free from substances of abuse, via detoxification, that they can recover. This recovery is based on the fundamental challenging of each client’s thoughts and feels as it relates to drugs and alcohol, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and other clinical issues that arise with each client.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous states that “the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind rather than in his body”. (BB p. 23) Once an alcoholic or addict is freed from the physical craving for alcohol and drugs, the feeling and thinking states of an alcoholic are confronted to develop coping strategies for relapse prevention, increased motivation, increased self-esteem, and increased self-worth. Examination of how personal cognition and emotional distress reinforce addictive, maladaptive behaviors is the core of both CBT and 12-Step models of treatment.
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WHAT IS DRUG ADDICTION?
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors.
NIDA continues to use the term “addiction” to describe compulsive drug seeking despite negative consequences. However, “addiction” is not considered a specific diagnosis in the fifth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)—a diagnostic manual used by clinicians that contains descriptions and symptoms of all mental disorders classified by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
“God Bless Immersion”
I was hopeless knocking at death’s door. If it were not for the staff of Immersion Recovery Center I don’t know if I would be alive today. From the moment you walk in the door, they make you feel comfortable. It’s a complete hands on approach. The staff are all in recovery which makes the process ten times easier. The quality of care is AMAZING! I really love how everyone is involved in helping you find yourself and guiding you through the 12 Steps. I would recommend this facility to any male I know that is struggling with addiction.
“Thank You Immersion”
Immersion Recovery presented me with solutions that I have been looking for ever since my struggle with addiction. I have been through some of the most premier treatment centers this country has to offer, yet was never able to maintain long term sobriety. I was hopeless, unemployable, and riddled with insecurity when I arrived at Immersion Recovery. I thought I was entering yet another treatment center with the same dry approach and message of recovery, but I was wrong! Instead, Immersion Recovery presented me with a holistic approach to the twelve steps that addressed my physical, mental, and spiritual maladies that have prevented me from living a life filled with joy, purpose, and abstinence from drugs and alcohol. The solutions passed on to me are relevant, informative, and most importantly, applicable to everyday life. The compassion and the experience of the staff at Immersion is unrivaled; these people have truly dedicated their lives to helping others. I am grateful for the tools they have given me, and use them to navigate successfully through life. I would strongly recommend Immersion Recovery to anyone struggling with addiction!
Words cannot express my gratitude to immersion and it’s amazing staff. Having struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction for the last 10 years, I arrived at immersion desperate and broken, and quite frankly had little hope I would ever recover based on many past failed attempts. The staff at immersion gave me a solid understanding of my alcoholism in a way that was novel to me despite of many trips to other treatment centers in the past. More importantly, they guided me through the life-changing steps of AA like no sponsor or program ever has, ultimately providing me with a real solution. Their approach is unlike any other in South Florida, and I credit them with, quite literally, saving my life. I wholeheartedly recommend Immersion Recovery to anyone struggling with alcoholism and/or addiction, especially those who, like me, have a history of chronic relapse in spite of many previous attempts to recover elsewhere. This program truly works.