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A Day at Gulf Breeze Recovery

We provide as much information
as we can so you can make the decision that is right for you.

Choosing a residential rehabilitation program can seem like a monumental decision. At Gulf Breeze Recovery, we want to provide you with as much information as we can so you can make the decision that is right for you. This includes letting you know what you can expect as part of the day-to-day experience at our facility. It’s our belief that our program and amenities should provide you a comfortable environment, so that you are free to focus only on your own growth and education as part of our holistic rehabilitation program.

The setting and daily experience you have at a facility can almost be as important as the rehabilitation program itself. Uncomfortable facilities where basic comforts are sparse  . This is one reason why we make every effort to provide the best experience at Gulf Breeze Recovery, maximizing you or your loved one’s opportunities for success. We believe that a relaxing, healthy and positive environment is crucial to improving your access to lasting and permanent rehabilitation.

Located on the beautiful shore of the Santa Rosa Sound, our guests enjoy a wide variety of comforts and service from our skilled staff. These features are intentionally designed to prevent daily life from feeling like an obstacle to overcome. So often, the shame, guilt and self-punishment that goes hand in hand with addiction will drive a person to focus on any number of aspects of his or her surroundings in an innocent attempt to avoid facing themselves. Our home-like, comfortable, compassionate environment allows for a sense of comfort and safety, free from distraction, so that our guests are able to reacquaint with themselves again. Our facility hosts gourmet food, top-of-the-line education, one-on-one therapy, and engaging activities - each part designed to enhance your experience and increase the likelihood that your stay will be a success.

Food and Nutrition

We believe in a rehabilitation philosophy known as holistic rehabilitation. A core tenant of this philosophy is the importance of caring for ourselves as a whole. Healthy and comforting meals are very important to inpatient rehabilitation. Taking care of your body allows you to focus on your recovery and education without the disruption of physical discomfort. All of the meals offered by Gulf Breeze Recovery are prepared by one of our two in-house chefs.

“I wanted to go somewhere where I made an impact on what people ate on a day-to-day basis. Things that made them happy, things that reminded them of home,” says head chef Chris Powell, describing his involvement with Gulf Breeze Recovery.

Daily Activities and Wellness

A wide range of fun, healthy activities are available throughout a patient’s stay with us - some past activities have ranged from mini golf to a dolphin cruise and a lighthouse tour. Other facilities and activities available to patients during their stay include yoga, exercise equipment, massages, guided meditation and a sauna, among others. 

"Taking advantage of the restorative facilities and activities provides the perfect setting for self-improvement at the core of our holistic recovery program." Says Barnett Gilmer, CEO of Gulf Breeze Recovery.


Education is at the heart of successful recovery. Recognizing the thoughts that can lead to addictive behaviors, along with your ability to respond to these thoughts, is at the center of our recovery philosophy. The THRIVE program teaches our guests where their thoughts and their feelings are truly coming from, and how they can work in alignment with their own psychological functioning to have a better experience of life without the use of substances.

"Our guests learn how to gain more from their lives than merely getting by; they learn how to access the happiness and peace that was always available to them, free from the bondage of addiction." Offers Kate, one of our therapists at Gulf Breeze Recovery.

More Information and Contact

If you or a loved one are considering rehabilitation services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our highly-trained and skilled staff are eager to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. It is our mission to provide you the best service, experience and education available.

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