Our Drug & Alcohol Rehab Program
Our Rehab Program Does Things Differently
Students who have graduated from the Gulf Coast program have recovered. They have obtained a new orientation in life. The premise of the Gulf Coast model is that a former addict can achieve a new life.
If graduates use the tools they have practiced and learned to use, the Gulf Coast graduate can stay well. This is not theoretical. There are three decades of graduates who will swear by it. The Gulf Coast program averages from two to four months to complete, depending entirely upon individuals and their ability to fully understand each one of the program’s steps. “It takes as long as it takes.”
Our students are considered to be going “back to school,” to get real tools for real life.
Many factors determine the likelihood of a relapse in this model of relapse prevention including the patient’s expectations, craving, motivation and coping ability. Our program focuses on these threats to sobriety with courses designed to give students the tools that they need for a lifetime of success:
The student participates in eight different therapeutic training routines which helps them to communicate better with others in their environment and regain their confidence.
New Life Purification
Residues and toxins are removed from the person’s body in this step of the program. Since these residues and toxins are responsible for the intense cravings that result, they need to be removed from the body.
Teaches students how to study and retain knowledge as well as recognizing and overcoming the barriers to learning.
Communication and Perception Course
The eight training routines beginning with step #2 – the Communication course (see above) – are repeated.
Ups and Downs in Life Course
Students are taught how to spot and handle the triggers in their environment that can lead to potentially harmful situations by causing them to use alcohol or drugs again. Constructive and destructive personality traits are easier to recognize after they have completed this course.
Personal Values and Integrity Course
This course teaches the student how to survive once they return home and avoid relapsing back into their addictions. By using a system of ethics, honesty, and integrity, the student learns about eight different areas in life that is necessary to their survival.
Changing Conditions in Life Course
Includes specific step-by-step formulas needed to improve one’s life and learning how to apply them so they can improve their lives.
The Way to Happiness Course
Students learn a moral code that can be used as a guide to living a happier, substance-free life once they have completed the Gulf Coast program.
- Who have completed the Gulf Coast program;who know they are, in fact, capable of living a drug-free life thereafter.
- Who have improved their ability to learn and thus can accept new ideas on how to change life for the better.
- Who have personally absorbed the fundamentals of ethics and morality well enough that they can be productive and contribute to society and will have no further troubles with the justice system.
- Who know how to solve the problems of life in a rational manner to the best of their ability, without the use of mind-altering drugs.
Each Gulf Coast program graduate is expected, no matter the severity of their earlier life experience, to achieve and to live a stably drug-free, ethical life, one for one.
There is no such thing as a “victim” in the Gulf Coast program way of thinking. Even if life has dealt one a bad hand of cards, the road out is through personal recognition of responsibility for one’s own condition.