Message from the CEO

As CEO of Gulf Breeze Recovery, my number one job and commitment is the safety and wellbeing of our guests, staff and community; everything else is secondary. I urge each person reading this to please take precautions during these unusual times. Those suffering with drug and alcohol addiction can be especially vulnerable. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH) warns that COVID-19 could, “hit some populations with substance use disorders particularly hard.” NIH goes on to say that, “the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape. People with opioid use disorder and methamphetamine use disorder may also be vulnerable due to those drugs’ effects on respiratory and pulmonary health.”

Drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t go away during a crisis – and neither will we. Over a month ago before the virus started to have an impact on the U.S., we made a choice to “get ahead” of the virus by training staff on what the coronavirus is and does, along with the steps necessary to keep our guests and staff safe. A few days later we started requiring everyone, including staff and vendors, who entered the building to immediately wash their hands. We then established a rigorous disinfecting schedule and started training the guests on proper handwashing procedures.

I moved my office location to an area surrounded with sliding glass windows near the front door so I can personally see and make sure everyone entering the building is complying with our handwashing policy. We made the decision to accept a small number of people into our residential program and to use telehealth services in our intensive outpatient and outpatient programs. A few days later we made more adjustments limiting the number of people allowed in the center to staff, two vendors and postal service. We then lowered the number even further to mostly one vendor and the postal service.

To keep the exposure to our residential guests and staff down, instead of going on outings in the community, we are taking full advantage of the amenities our treatment center’s location has to offer. Our guests are enjoying catching fish on the private fishing pier, relaxing by or swimming in the pool, playing volley ball or horseshoes in our white sand area, or just sitting in our outside “common” area facing the water. The most important thing is that they are learning to live a happy drug-free life in a safe environment.

Unfortunately, addiction doesn’t wait. Many who are struggling or has a loved one struggling with addiction may have to face some hard choices in the weeks to come. If you are one of those facing a difficult choice, feel free to call us. We are here to help anyway we can. We can work with you in providing options that may help with your decision, even if those options do not include attending our center. Please be safe and avoid any unnecessary risks.

Sincerely, Barnett

We are here to help, call us 855-400-6190

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Individualized alcohol and drug addiction treatment, clinical excellence, transformational recovery!

Gulf Breeze Recovery's holistic, non-12 step alcohol and drug addiction treatment program is different, so it works when others have not.

If you or someone you love has attended multiple treatment programs or if this is your first attempt, we can help. Call us at: (855) 400-6190

Researching or making the decision to attend a drug or alcohol treatment program is a courageous first step. This can also be a time of uncertainty that sometimes leads to confusion. We can help.  No question is too big or too small. Give us a call (855) 400-6190 and actually speak to someone who has suffered with addiction and been through the program.

image of young woman in drug and alcoholrecoveryPrograms that fit you and your family's needs

Our goal is recovery for everyone who needs it. We are a cutting-edge transformational program and we are constantly evolving to suit the needs of our guests. Gulf Breeze Recovery’s individualized program works for people who suffer from chronic relapse.

A beautiful facility in a beautiful setting.

Your recovery is everything. We will do anything possible to make you feel at home. Be our guest!

We specialize in helping our guests overcome alcohol and drug addiction to prevent chronic relapse.

  • Detoxification.
    Medically licensed detox wing with private rooms and caring nurses.
  • Neurofeedback and EMDR.
    Modalities for restoring healthy brain function.
  • Spa.
    Deep detox and restorative therapies for better sleep and clarity.
  • Nutrition.
    Award winning chef prepared fresh whole food meals and snacks
  • Physical Health.
    Exercise, fitness, yoga, qi-gong, and meditation.
  • Mental Health.
    Extensive one-on-one therapy, family therapy, class instruction, reading, guest speakers and more.
  • Personal Transformation.
    Over the course of treatment we introduce new ideas about mind, thought, and consciousness that bring about an awakening, and a new level of clarity.
 

New Beginnings are Happening Every Day!
Call us anytime, day or night, at (855) 400-6190 or contact us
for help with taking the first step towards recovery!

Our comfortable spa-like rehabilitation facility in Florida is designed to feel like a home away from home. This allows our guests to relax and focus on the recovery of their health without unnecessary distractions.

When was the last time you woke up happy?

Despite major advances in the fields of addiction treatment, the vast majority of treatment centers are still using the same basic 12-step program that was created in 1935. Those who have attended multiple alcohol or drug rehabilitation facilities without success often find that, in reality, they have only attended ONE program…only ONE. Experience a program that focuses on ending chronic relapse rather than solely on addictive behaviors. Experience real sustainable change and peace of mind.

image of man in casual pose for Gulf Breeze Recovery drug and alcohol treatmentOur program is about more than learning to survive addiction; it's about learning how to thrive!

Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program focuses on ending chronic relapse by finding the underlying, root causes of addiction, rather than solely on addictive behaviors. Our guests experience real, sustainable change that can only come from the inside out. Different program, different results.

FAQ's: Our most frequently asked questions and answers

All of our frequently asked questions feature video from our staff and CEO. We understand that attending a rehab is a big decision and we want to do everything possible to make your first day free of surprises.

Meet our leadership team

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Barnett Gilmer, CEO.

While working in other treatment facilities, I found inconsistencies (staff and counselors not “walking the walk,” job burnout, preferential treatment, etc.)

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Alex Carle, Admissions.

I am likely the one who will answer your call. I can answer questions concerning the program or even those “gut wrenching” questions that are...

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Dr David Espenscheid, Medical Dir.

My endorsement of the program is more than clinical, it’s personal. I offer hope as a man who has been sober for over 20 years from opioids and has been on...

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Danielle Guinaugh, Clinical Dir.

I have a passion for seeing the guests at Gulf Breeze Recovery rediscover their health and well-being. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor...

We use a holistic, individualized, caring approach because it works!

Learn more about THRIVE, our alternative non-12 step rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment.

Chronic relapse is frustrating for families and the person suffering with addiction. Gulf Breeze Recovery is a Florida rehabilitation facility that WORKS. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” rehabilitation centers, our insight-based program considers the latest scientific and therapeutic techniques.

Safe, natural, and comfortable. For many guests, our medically licensed detox is where recovery begins.

“Our protocols have gotten the approval of many of our former guests, who like myself, were afraid of withdrawal. That’s because they were surprised by how comfortable and natural we made the process. I offer more than a clinical perspective as an Addictionologist and Doctor of Family Medicine, or as Gulf Breeze Recovery’s Medical Director for that matter, I also offer hope as a man sober for over 20 years from Opioids and someone who has sat on the bed, just like them.”

Find out more about our facility, our program, and our commitment to successful, transformational recovery.

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Unscripted Guest Testimonials

Unscripted testimonials where our guest's tell it like it is.

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FAQ's

Answers to frequently asked questions you may have as well.

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"I am not broken!"

The first thing I learned followed by "I am enough."

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Live Streaming Webcam

Visitors to our website see the same view as our guests.

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Our Podcast "Beyond Addiction"

Beyond Addiction takes an Innovative Look at Addiction Recovery.

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Our Program

A quick look at the basic components of our program.

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Message from the CEO

image of Barnett Gilmer CEO Gulf Breeze RecoveryAs CEO of Gulf Breeze Recovery, my number one job and commitment is the safety and wellbeing of our guests, staff and community; everything else is secondary. I urge each person reading this to please take precautions during these unusual times. Those suffering with drug and alcohol addiction can be especially vulnerable. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH) warns that COVID-19 could, “hit some populations with substance use disorders particularly hard.” NIH goes on to say that, “the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape. People with opioid use disorder and methamphetamine use disorder may also be vulnerable due to those drugs’ effects on respiratory and pulmonary health.”

Drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t go away during a crisis – and neither will we. Over a month ago before the virus started to have an impact on the U.S., we made a choice to “get ahead” of the virus by training staff on what the coronavirus is and does, along with the steps necessary to keep our guests and staff safe. A few days later we started requiring everyone, including staff and vendors, who entered the building to immediately wash their hands. We then established a rigorous disinfecting schedule and started training the guests on proper handwashing procedures.

I moved my office location to an area surrounded with sliding glass windows near the front door so I can personally see and make sure everyone entering the building is complying with our handwashing policy. We made the decision to accept a small number of people into our residential program and to use telehealth services in our intensive outpatient and outpatient programs. A few days later we made more adjustments limiting the number of people allowed in the center to staff, two vendors and postal service. We then lowered the number even further to mostly one vendor and the postal service.

To keep the exposure to our residential guests and staff down, instead of going on outings in the community, we are taking full advantage of the amenities our treatment center’s location has to offer. Our guests are enjoying catching fish on the private fishing pier, relaxing by or swimming in the pool, playing volley ball or horseshoes in our white sand area, or just sitting in our outside “common” area facing the water. The most important thing is that they are learning to live a happy drug-free life in a safe environment.

Unfortunately, addiction doesn’t wait. Many who are struggling or has a loved one struggling with addiction may have to face some hard choices in the weeks to come. If you are one of those facing a difficult choice, feel free to call us. We are here to help anyway we can. We can work with you in providing options that may help with your decision, even if those options do not include attending our center. Please be safe and avoid any unnecessary risks.

Sincerely, Barnett

We are here to help,
call us 855-400-6190

Accreditation you can trust!

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If you’re ready for your next treatment center to be your last, it’s time to stop looking and give us a call: (855) 400-6190

Programs that fit you and your family's needs

Our goal is recovery for everyone who needs it. We are a cutting-edge transformational program and we are constantly evolving to suit the needs of our guests. Gulf Breeze Recovery’s individualized program works for people who suffer from chronic relapse.

FAQ's: Our most frequently asked questions and answers

All of our frequently asked questions feature video from our staff and CEO. We understand that attending a rehab is a big decision and we want to do everything possible to make your first day free of surprises.

We specialize in helping our guests overcome alcohol and drug addiction to prevent chronic relapse.

Here's just some of our program basics:

  • Detoxification.
    Medically licensed detox wing with private rooms and caring nurses.
  • Neurofeedback and EMDR.
    Modalities for restoring healthy brain function.
  • Spa.
    Deep detox and restorative therapies for better sleep and clarity.
  • Nutrition.
    Award winning chef prepared fresh whole food meals and snacks
  • Physical Health.
    Exercise, fitness, yoga, qi-gong, and meditation.
  • Mental Health.
    Extensive one-on-one therapy, family therapy, class instruction, reading, guest speakers and more.
  • Personal Transformation.
    Over the course of treatment we introduce new ideas about mind, thought, and consciousness that bring about an awakening, and a new level of clarity.

When was the last time you woke up happy?

Our comfortable spa-like rehabilitation facility in Florida is designed to feel like a home away from home. This allows our guests to relax and focus on the recovery of their health without unnecessary distractions.

Our program is about more than learning to survive addiction; it's about learning how to thrive!

Despite major advances in the fields of addiction treatment, the vast majority of treatment centers are still using the same basic 12-step program that was created in 1935. Those who have attended multiple alcohol or drug rehabilitation facilities without success often find that, in reality, they have only attended ONE program…only ONE. Experience a program that focuses on ending chronic relapse rather than solely on addictive behaviors. Experience real sustainable change and peace of mind.

Don’t just survive alcohol and drug addiction… THRIVE!

We are here to help,
call us 855-400-6190

Gulf Breeze Recovery's holistic, non-12 step alcohol and drug addiction treatment program is different, so it works when others have not.

Why we focus on creating a world-class environment.

The drug and alcohol rehabilitation environment is almost as important as the individualized holistic drug rehab program. How a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center handles the “details” can make all the difference between an unsuccessful and successful rehab experience. Fashioning an environment that is conducive to recovery is an important detail that maximizes you or your loved one’s opportunities to enjoy a successful recovery.

We use a holistic, individualized, caring approach because it works!

Learn more about THRIVE, our alternative non-12 step rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment.

Chronic relapse is frustrating for families and the person suffering with addiction. Gulf Breeze Recovery is a Florida rehabilitation facility that WORKS. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” rehabilitation centers, our insight-based program considers the latest scientific and therapeutic techniques.

Safe, natural, and comfortable. For many guests, our medically licensed detox is where recovery begins.

“Our protocols have gotten the approval of many of our former guests, who like myself, were afraid of withdrawal. That’s because they were surprised by how comfortable and natural we made the process. I offer more than a clinical perspective as an Addictionologist and Doctor of Family Medicine, or as Gulf Breeze Recovery’s Medical Director for that matter, I also offer hope as a man sober for over 20 years from Opioids and someone who has sat on the bed, just like them.”

Contact our admissions specialist now!

Call: (855) 400-6190

We comply with all HIPAA guidelines and all communication is encrypted for your privacy.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Program logo: Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a true non-12-Step, holistic drug treatment program with licensed mental health professionals who have small caseloads so that they can offer individualized and intensive care and it's called THRIVE®

End Chronic Relapse and Start a New Life!

At Gulf Breeze Recovery we don’t want you to have just a great recovery, we want you to have a great life!

Contact Us, or Call: (855) 400-6190