SOURCE: Gulf Coast Drug Rehab

August 03, 2012 16:10 ET

Local Family Fights Addiction One Case at a Time

DESTIN, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2012) - Chris Ross, a recovered drug addict, has created a successful addiction treatment facility. After his recovery his goal was to help others that have addictions and experiences similar to his, and he achieved his goal in a grand way. 

His story is that of a struggling drug addict who was determined to get treatment for his problems. With his family's assistance, Chris tried to achieve sobriety through numerous drug rehab facilities and modalities. Chris was just not the typical 12-step or standard rehab case; he struggled to gain control until he found the right treatment option that was tailored to his needs. Eventually though, Chris regained his life through dedication to sobriety.

Upon completion of his addiction treatment, and after his return home, Chris and his father sat down and wanted to figure out how they could best use his experiences to help other struggling drug addicts find the right treatment for their individual needs. The answer was quickly realized that they needed to open up a treatment facility of their own. This facility would be a combination of all of the best luxuries and amenities that Chris received from any of the treatments that he had tried, leaving by the wayside treatments and modalities that were ineffective. 

The Gulf Coast Drug Rehab Facility

Welcome to Gulf Coast Drug Rehab, a 12,000-square-foot home on the beach in Destin, Florida. The Ross family converted this luxury mansion into a top-notch 14-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. This is not your average facility though, considering that this was once a luxury mansion; the automatic feeling of comfort and privacy is evident as soon as guests step foot on the grounds. The cushy living atmosphere and privacy is extended to each patient of Gulf Coast Rehab by offering them an exclusive private room. This is a rarity in the industry, due to the fact that bunk beds and common living areas are generally standard practice for housing of individuals in any in particular program or facility. Included with each room are a beautiful flat screen television, fine linens, and a clean private bathroom.

Additional amenities and luxuries that are standard include an on staff chef for custom delicious home-cooked meal plans, and a certified private nutritionist for meal plan approval. Each guest is entitled to the use of Gulf Coast's large private heated pool, oversized hot tub with jet therapy and top of the line saunas. Gulf Coast Drug Rehab offers a complete gym, with top of the line cardio equipment and weight training programs. Included in the program is Yoga instruction and meditation classes, alongside a vitamin and supplement enriched treatment program designed to purify the patient's body of foreign toxins. These are just a few of the onsite privileges offered at Gulf Coast Drug Rehab by the Ross family.

Quite simply put, the biggest advantage given to the residents at Gulf Coast Drug Rehab is the staff. With a combination of trained professionals and firsthand real life experiences, the Ross family can offer their own trials and tribulations with drug addiction as an example to all. It is truly one of a kind, and creates a level of understanding that most facilities could not fathom. 

Their Goal is the Patient's Success

The main goal of Gulf Coast Drug Rehab's staff is to provide all their guests with the most comfortable and successful rehabilitation experience possible. From the detoxification process, all the way through aftercare treatment, the user will succeed in sobriety only if each step is addressed properly. 

According to CEO Chris Ross: "We don't believe that an addict is an addict forever. We treat the body physically, mentally and most importantly the underlying issues of each addiction that makes the patient use and abuse drugs and alcohol."

With two staff members for each client, the students in Gulf Coast Drug Rehab programs receive individualized attention, along with the needed group therapies that are a must in any drug rehab program. With all behavior therapy monitoring being done by licensed and certified professionals, families can rest assured that the treatments being given are second to none. At Gulf Coast, the custom "Life Improvement" classes and cognitive behavioral therapy sessions are designed to be modeled after each individual on a case by case basis. This leads to a real trust between staff members and students being developed over time, and an easier path to sobriety for all guests.

About Gulf Coast Drug Rehab Facility

Gulf Coast Drug Rehab is a full service, inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility located in Destin, Florida. The facility is clean, neat, and comfortable all set on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. All the bedrooms have their own bathroom, HD flat screen television, and DVD player. The food is healthy, delicious, and prepared daily using fresh, natural, and wholesome ingredients. Debbie Ross of Gulf Coast says, "I take a personal interest in making sure that our students are treated with the dignity and respect that everyone rightly deserves. Daily staff meetings at our center help ensure that the administration and staff are up-to-date on our students' progress. The meetings also help to maintain the focus of our center, and that is a program using positive reinforcement with recovery being the top priority."

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