As Admissions Director for Gulf Breeze Recovery, I am privileged to assist families and to witness the transformation in our guests. I am particularly passionate about my role here because I went through the THRIVE® program at Gulf Breeze myself. The principles behind our program have not only helped me achieve sobriety, they have also allowed me to view all aspects of my life from a place of peace and contentment. This understanding is accessible to every single guest that walks through our doors! "
Gulf Breeze Recovery
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Gulf Breeze Recovery is a non -12 step holistic drug treatment facility on the water overlooking Pensacola Beach in Florida. We focus on helping our guests identify exactly how their addictions began and how to break free from these addictions to lead a successful life without the need for weekly meetings or sponsors.
Gulf Breeze Recovery Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
Very nice facility. The staff were all very professional and caring. They helped me during a dark time in my life, I would highly recommend this institution if you are struggling with addiction.
You’ve found the right spot...erase every place else you’ve saved, read or heard about! This is the beginning of the long road you’ve been on, and it’s not death or prison. They saved my life....
GBR saved my life! I looked and debated rehabs for a month before making a decision and I made the best decision by choosing gulf breeze recovery! I highly recommend GBR!!
I am so thankful that I came to Gulf Breeze Recovery! I have been thru several different types of recovery centers and nothing ever seemed to work for me! When I came to Gulf Breeze I was at the end o...
Dont send anyone here. They are the rudest people I have ever met in my life. They worse a false God and tell everyone that its someone elses fault you have problems. This place cost me my marriage by...
During my time at GBR I met some of the most amazing people. Everyone is wonderful and the counselors truly care about your recovery. The staff does a great job of making sure you are well taken care ...
The program good, counselors very good. Effective program. Unfortunately the insurance dept. and coordinator are inept boarding on incompetent, despite being a self proclaimed insurance "expert". Pa...
I finally found the facility I have been looking for. I've attended a 12 step rehab facility and another non-12 step facility in California with neither having the success I was looking for. I feel di...
I highly recommend Gulf Breeze Recovery. After my time at GBR, I am not “in recovery”, I am RECOVERED! The transformation that has taken place within me during my stay at GBR and afterwards is...
I checked into GBR March 7th, 2017. I had a pretty good idea about the program which was nice. From the start the staff was great about check-in and making sure I felt as comfortable as possible. Havi...
GBR saved my life. 30+ years or hard drinking had me depressed and suicidal. AA didn\'t work for me at all. The program at GBR and the principles taught there worked. I have been sober for 27 ...
I spent the better part of 15 years using methamphetamine. It had taken over my life and my ability to be comfortable around anyone, most of all myself. I knew I needed help and I had finally gotten ...
I checked into GBR June 3, 2016. I cannot overstate the impact my stay there made on me. I truly believe they saved my life. Actually, it would be more accurate to say they showed me that I had the ab...
My name is Jon, I\'m 31 years old, and I attended Gulf Breeze Recovery Center for my drinking. I had been completely dependent on alcohol for 15 years. I had no respect for myself, and I no hope for t...
I brought my son to GBR after reading all these fabulous reviews. I seriously hoped for the same kind of recovery that others had spoken about. The admissions counselor seemed to know exactly where ...
This center absolutely saved my boyfriends life and I can say that he would not be alive today if we had not found this center. I will forever be grateful.
When I entered GBR, I was scared, anxious and heartbroken. My husband had filed for divorce and was awarded temporary custody of our son. Slowly but surely, the program helped me change my mindset and...
Very well mannered and understanding staff. Very clean and well kept.
Professional staffing, but to strick. This is a very professionally staffed facility and a nice relaxed atmophere. The trust should be more so trusting the patient will meet expectations. Overall, an ...
Wonderful facility and staff. The material they teach is life changing and is focused on becoming a better person.
Greatly enjoyed this facility and all it had to offer.
Hope and healing are here.
Using drugs nowadays would be a real buzz kill. Since leaving Gulf Breeze Recovery I’ve found a happiness and peace in my life that is better than the best drink I ever had, or drug I ever used. I...
August 29, 2014 was literally the day that changed my life. Five years prior I had become addicted to prescription pain pills. For five years I lived with this secret demon that controlled every secon...
When I attended Gulf Breeze Recovery in December 2014, I was completely dejected and despondent. Having suffered from addiction for over 10 years and attending more than a few rehab facilities, I was ...
Gulf Breeze Recovery changed my life! Before I went I was full of fear, anxiety and had no self confidence whatsoever, not to mention a big drug problem that had plagued me for many years. I had done ...
I was terrified of going to rehab. I cried the entire way there, but I knew I had to get my alcohol issue under control. Gulf Breeze was an incredible place. There isn\'t one person on that staff who ...
Gulf Breeze Recovery is truly innovative in the addiction field. The program here is not just about recovering sobriety, but understanding what truly caused the addictions in the first place so that g...
After attending 10 different traditional treatment centers with no success, I found Gulf Breeze Recovery. This facility was hands down the most effective place that i had ever been. Addiction is LIT...
- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
- Individual Therapy
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Kat Allen - Admissions Director
Barnett Gilmer - CEO
I made a decision to build a treatment facility I could be proud to own and worked hard to move the idea from a concept to a reality. First, I acquired my master’s degree in health care administration emphasizing residential substance abuse treatment. I then worked with a team of doctors, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors and former clients to create it. Our top priority when developing our program and treatment center was the "guest." We focused on giving each guest the best possible chance of recovery.
This Center is Known For...
- Located on the Water
- Non 12 Step holistic treatment facility
- Alternative and individualized approach for clients with chronic relapse
- Yes Detox Services
- No Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- No Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- No Outpatient Services
- No Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- Yes Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
Licensing & Memberships
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