Originally from the Fort Myers/Naples area, Brook Babes provides support to people struggling with addiction in Southwest Florida by sharing his story to fight the stigma of addiction and helping them find the right addiction treatment program.
Naples, Fla. – Few places are untouched by the opioid epidemic, however, many communities lack the resources to help those struggling with addiction. Brook Babes, a Residential Program Supervisor at Rally Point, an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center located in West Palm Beach, aims to change that in his hometown.
Southwest Florida doesn’t have many treatment options despite the growing problem of opioid addiction. As someone who has been sober for several years and has family and friends in the area, Babes wants to reach out and help as many people as he can who are struggling with addiction in the community. “Addiction isn’t a matter of willpower or a lack of a moral compass. It’s an illness that has to be treated mentally, physically, and spiritually in order to recover,” said Babes.
Due to the shortage of treatment centers in the area, Babes has become a liaison for helping people in need get into reputable treatment centers whether it’s at Rally Point or other treatment centers. Babes wants people who are struggling with addiction to know that, “If you fully surrender to the process, then recovery is possible.”
Not only does he fight the stigma of addiction by sharing his story and reaching out to the community, he helps patients at Rally Point through a more compassionate and understanding approach. “Just because someone struggles with addiction doesn’t make them a bad person. Deep down inside they’re passionate loving people,” noted Babes.
The outdated idea that addicts must “hit rock bottom” and be cut off from loved ones before getting help isn’t a part of Rally Point’s culture. The center’s addiction treatment programs are tailored to the patient’s unique needs, and based on love and inclusion in a family-like atmosphere.
In addition to having a local on the staff, another benefit of Rally Point for Southwest Florida residents is that it’s close enough to easily travel to but far enough away to focus solely on treatment. Rally Point is different from other addiction treatment centers with its unique services like adventure therapy, group outdoor activities, yoga/meditation, painting, and on-site fishing. Its facilities also offer all the comforts of home including a full kitchen, air-conditioning, washer & dryer, flat screen HDTVs, swimming pool, therapy dog, and much more.
If you or someone you know has an opioid addiction, traveling to another city for treatment offers a variety of benefits like fewer distractions, increased privacy, and more specialized services. Visit RallyPointPB.com today to learn more about their addiction treatment programs.
About Rally Point:
Rally Point is an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center located in West Palm Beach, Fla. that is licensed and certified by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The center adheres to the strictest standards of client treatment, confidentiality, and safety. Rally Point is a small, male-only facility that focuses on the fundamentals of long-term recovery through personalized treatment plans and aftercare programs.