Residential Treatment

Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab In Port St. Lucie, Florida

We strive to make each individual’s recovery process as comfortable as possible during their stay in our residential addiction treatment center.

Signs, Symptoms & Treatment for alcohol addiction

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world and the leading type of drug addiction. There are over 14 million Americans with some form of alcohol use disorder (AUD). 

Residential inpatient treatment can go by many names: inpatient treatment, or inpatient rehab, residential rehab, to name a few. They are all the same types of addiction treatment and represent the highest level of care a rehab center can offer. It  allows recovering patients to focus on healing, immersing them in a positive environment away from the temptations, triggers, and stressors of normal, everyday life. Here at Amethyst, our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to provide a luxury detox and addiction treatment experience in the charming beach town of Port St. Lucie, Florida.  

Residential Rehab: What Is Inpatient Treatment?

Residential treatment, also referred to as inpatient treatment, is the highest and most intensive level of alcohol and drug addiction treatment available after medical detox. At this level of care, patients stay onsite at a facility and have round-the-clock access to medical professionals—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients have access to experienced addiction professionals who are dedicated to their behavioral, emotional, and even mental health well-being, as well as a host of other team members including:

  • Clinical case managers
  • Continuing care coordinators
  • Physicians and nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Nutritionists
  • Fitness coaches
  • Financial advisors

Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment

Inpatient promotes structure and stability while also facilitating both physical and psychological recovery. It gives patients the opportunity to reside in a safe and controlled environment free from potential triggers or harmful influences. The immersive nature of this treatment program can be a crucial aspect of breaking the negative cycle of addiction and relapse, and to providing long term sobriety. 

We use traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step groups, holistic therapy modalities, and more to get to the root of a patient’s substance abuse problem. Our goal is to empower everyone who enters our facility, and give them the tools to make positive changes in their future.

Residential treatment is ideal for those who:

  • Have severe to moderate levels of drug addiction (as according to the criteria of the DSM-5)
  • Lack the support or conditions to try and overcome addiction on their own
  • Face high risk of experiencing severe drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • Found outpatient or other less-intensive levels of care to be ineffective
  • Have previously relapsed
  • Have a mental health condition (also known as dual diagnosis)

It’s also an effective and practical option for Individuals who are experiencing severe or prolonged withdrawal effects that persist after detoxification. For individuals who have already completed  residential inpatient treatment and still want professional observation or whose addiction is not severe enough to qualify for the diagnostic criteria for residential treatment. 

How Long is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

The length of inpatient rehab will vary based on the needs of every individual. Precisely how long a person is recommended to say in residential treatment is a decision that is ultimately determined by the severity of the individual’s addiction and their unique treatment needs. Here’s how it works: During the intake process, your onboarding team will conduct several evaluations regarding your physical and psychological state. Some of the factors that can affect how long your rehab treatment lasts is:

  • The type of drug
  • Length and severity of addiction
  • Previous addiction treatment/relapses
  • Presence of a mental illness

One of the most popular durations is a 14 day inpatient rehab, although inpatient treatment can be as short as 7 days or as long as 30, 60, or 90+ days long. Naturally, longer treatments often are the most effective in overcoming addiction and the National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends a minimum of 90 days for either inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment. 

What Is Residential Rehab Like?

Inpatient treatment is considered to be the most intensive type of addiction treatment for a reason. Many of the rules that help make residential programs as effective as they are, can also cause them to be a drastic change in lifestyle from what an addicted person is accustomed to: 

  • Most residential treatment centers have limitations on the coming and goings of patients, both for the safety of the individual as well as other patients.
  • Guest visits and phone or email communications with the outside world may be limited. This encourages patients to wholly focus on themselves and their recovery.
  • Daily schedules are provided, including treatment sessions as well as free time and mealtimes. 
  • Drug or alcohol use is strictly prohibited and patients are held accountable by random drug testing.


During inpatient treatment, patients will reconnect with themselves through a combination of individual and group therapy and counseling. These sessions will not only help them recognize triggers and patterns in past behavior but will give them the tools to overcome them and change their mindsets for a prosperous, drug-free future. Further, doing so with a group of peers adds an invaluable layer of social support to the recovery process. 

In addition to traditional drug addiction treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), many facilities including Amethyst Recovery Center, incorporate holistic therapies to encourage healing of the emotional and spiritual and addiction to the physical body. These types of alternative treatments include things like yoga, massage, and acupuncture.


While at Amethyst Recovery Center for inpatient rehab, clients reside in luxury accommodations (complete with a culinary team for exquisite dining experiences) and presented with a wide array of groups and therapies that will further assist in their early recovery. The best way to prepare for rehab is to contact the admissions team so that you can have a better idea of what to expect in inpatient rehab. Our team would be happy to explain any and all details about our residential drug rehab treatment so that you can entire our facility with your mind at ease. After successful completion of an inpatient program, clients can transition to less intensive treatment options such as day/night treatment or pure outpatient.

Is Inpatient Drug Rehab In South Florida Right For Me?

We know that the many changes that come with drug rehab (and in such a short period of time) can be intimidating and is a reason why so many put off getting help. For many, South Florida is a place associated with good times and relaxation.

Great Weather

Our year-round sunshine, warm weather, and close access to beaches and vibrant culture make it an attractive destination that can encourage an addicted person to make that crucial first step. Our fantastic climate makes inpatient drug rehab in South Florida an ideal setting for emotional recovery and stability. Addiction can wreak just as much havoc on the body as it does the mind but a tropical paradise can help fast-track individuals into a mindset for healing. But those aren’t the only reasons why the location of a drug treatment center matters. 

Beautiful Location That Prioritizes Healthy Living

Often, patients who complete an inpatient program will move on to a lower tier of addiction treatment immediately or shortly afterward. South Florida is a great place to be for a patient who has completed an inpatient program but still wants ongoing support and expertise of professional addiction treatment staff. Here you can reside in a beautiful locale that encourages physical activity and has plenty of healthy eating options. There is no shortage of fun new hobbies to get into. Whether you like to fish, enjoy the tranquility of the beach, or experience the quiet serenity of South Florida’s many parks, there’s something here for everyone. There are hundreds of waterways that can be explored via kayak, paddleboard, jet ski, or boat.  

Expert Addiction Professionals & Facilities

Last but not least, Florida is the addiction recovery capital of the United States. You’ll find that South Florida facilities have some of the most advanced and effective evidence-based treatments available. If you are looking for the best drug rehab experience, the Sunshine State is a fantastic option for both Floridians and out-of-staters.

Why Choose Our Residential Addiction Treatment Program

Inpatient rehab had been found to particularly effective (but not exclusive) for those with severe or long-standing addictions. If you are struggling to make it through withdrawal, achieve or maintain sobriety, or simply stick with an addiction treatment program through its completion, inpatient is a stellar option. Residential drug rehab programs provide a space for uninterrupted recovery that provides a structured and multi-disciplinary approach to recovery. Inpatient can not only help addicts with getting through the withdrawal stage but instill long-term behavioral changes to manage cravings. 

We want our patients to feel at home when they are in our care, which is why our state-of-the-art facilities are outfitted with comfortable furnishings, plenty of amenities, and a culinary team that can cater to any dietary requests. In terms of treatment, patients will find a team of compassionate therapists available to them through their residential addiction program. We take a holistic approach to rehab, and patients will found that our treatment programs include an array of group and individual-based therapies. Take your pick of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy and relapse prevention to a variety of therapy modalities in including creative arts, anger management, relapse prevention, and more. At Amethyst Recovery Center, we pride ourselves on our custom-tailored addiction treatment plans that are created for each patient upon initial intake. 


Recovery Philosophy

These groups discuss the principles of honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness to achieve long term sobriety. It teaches the basics of recovery for every individual to practice in their daily living schedule.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT groups are based on the systematic application of topics that teach group members how to recognize and use these concepts to repair irrational thoughts and restore relational problems; relational problems that result from dysfunctional thought and translate to problematic behavior.

Expressive Arts

Therapeutic art and music groups are presented so that every individual has a chance to express themselves. These groups consist of trust-building exercises, mental health jeopardy games, and many different art exercises.

Relapse Prevention

These therapeutic and didactic groups teach all about ways to prevent relapse. Relapse prevention groups help increase awareness of personal early warning signs of relapse and to develop coping skills to employ when experiencing high-risk situations and/or cravings.

Anger Management

The objective of these groups is to help individuals develop a program of recovery that is free from violent behavior. Clients learn ways to terminate all behaviors that are dangerous to self or others. Anger management techniques are taught with the intent of helping individuals decrease the frequency of occurrence of angry thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Addiction Education

Addiction education groups are primarily in didactic form and mainly focus on the science of addiction, dual diagnosis, opioid overdose prevention, and mental health disorders.


Psycho-Educational groups teach clients about topics such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Clients are educated on statistics and facts about these diagnoses, as well as how they manifest as either primary or secondary disorders.

Medical & Nursing Groups

As part of our 24-hour medical staffing procedure, the nursing team leads groups twice per week. Topics of discussion include physical effects of drug use on the body. Hepatitis C, HIV, and STD testing is provided by health department upon request.

Residential Treatment Center

Health & Wellness

  • Massage therapy
  • Access to nutritionist
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Executive chef
  • Salad bar
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-sensitive meals available

Recreation & Comfort

  • Ice cream maker & toppings
  • Snacks and refreshments available 24/7
  • Xbox in each room
  • Art, music, and cinema
  • Cable TV in each room
  • Ping pong table
  • Outdoor games available

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