Private Alcohol Rehab Treatment Center

We specialize in providing innovative & personalized alcohol abuse therapy.

You may think your alcoholism makes you just like someone else in your family or someone you’ve known a long time. There may be some similarities, but your addiction is actually unique and personal to you. Even if you share genetics with another addict, your life experiences and specific health profile make your struggle different.

At Tranquil Shores’ alcohol rehabilitation treatment center in Tampa, Florida, we recognize your unique addiction story and understand the importance of a personalized treatment plan for long-term success in recovery. Our 3-to-1 client to counselor ratio makes it easy for you to obtain a personal experience, and trust that you are in the right hands. We treats adults 18 years of age and older at our beach location. There you can enjoy your experience and feel safe and relaxed while doing so.

We also work with a wide range of insurances to help individuals get the support they need.  If you’re searching for a short or long-term alcohol rehabilitation center in Tampa that will treat you as the unique individual you are, you’ve found the one in Tranquil Shores. Contact us today if you have questions about our alcohol rehabilitation program or apply for admissions if you're ready to take the next step towards recovery.

Alcohol addiction is a complex topic that, when understood, can be addressed so you or your loved one can reclaim their life from addiction. In this resource, we'll expand on the following items:

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Alcohol Reliance Is a Common Problem

Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable fatalities in this country, according to the NIAAA (the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), accounting for about 88,000 deaths per year. In addition, misuse of alcohol had a price tag of $249 billion for the country, with three-quarters of that amount being linked to binge drinking.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 25.1% of adults had at least one heavy drinking day in the past 12 months. A heavy drinking day is defined as four or more drinks for women and five drinks or more for men. Heavy drinking is linked to serious health consequences and dangers. The CDC reports there are about 22,246 liver disease deaths per year linked to alcohol and 35,823 fatalities related to alcohol. This number does not include homicides and accidents.

Binge Drinking Facts

Binge drinking is a pattern of excessive drinking that comes with serious risks. It is defined as drinking at least five drinks if you’re a man or four drinks or more if you’re a woman. You do not need to be dependant on alcohol to binge drink.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in six American adults binge drinks an average of once a week, consuming about 17 billion drinks combined. The amount of drinks per binge is about seven, and this pattern is most often seen in adults between 18 and 34 years of age. However, adults ages 35 and up are more likely to drink more per binge drinking experience, so they consume more than half of the drinks consumed through this pattern. In addition, men are twice as likely to binge drink when compared to women.

For the vast majority of adults who binge drink, it is common to binge drink often. In fact, about 90% of Americans in the United States who binge drink report having done so in the past month. This pattern of behavior is linked with serious risks, including:

  • Violence
  • Unintentional injuries
  • Accidents
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Poor pregnancy outcomes
  • STIs
  • Unintended pregnancies
  • Some cancers
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Cognitive problems and other challenges

The Four Steps of the Rehab Process

Roughly 17 million adults over age 18 struggle with alcohol addiction, and each addiction can tell a different story. During rehabilitation at Tranquil Shores, your treatment is personalized to specifically meet your needs and help you reclaim your life.

Rehabilitation from alcohol addiction takes time and patience. Our evidence-based alcohol treatment plans follow these four steps:


Assessment is critical to help us fully understand the extent of your addiction and customize your treatment. During this process, our clinical staff evaluates your history of alcohol abuse, checks for alcohol concentrations in your blood, and screens for any physical or underlying mental issues that may impact withdrawal and treatment. As a result, we create the most effective, evidence-based alcohol treatment plan for you to achieve long-term success.


Detox symptoms are most intense about 72 hours after detox begins. They can start as soon as two hours after your last drink and last for weeks. Symptoms range in severity. Proper medical care is essential.


Therapy is a time to recover in our peaceful environment and reclaim your life. Tranquil Shores’ personalized, therapy-driven rehabilitation programs give you the tools necessary to live a sober life. Our highly effective treatments incorporate six hours of group therapy a day and two individual sessions per week, as well as family sessions.


Relapse can occur during recovery from alcohol addiction. This temporary setback can be part of the aftercare process. During aftercare, we guide you in your transition from our facility back to your life at home, working through obstacles as they arise. You’ll learn how to maintain your sobriety as well as successfully connect with support groups in your area.

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On-Campus & Outpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation

At Tranquil Shores, we offer the best rehab for alcoholics in Tampa Bay in both in our residential Tampa Bay facility, as well as in an outpatient setting.

On-Campus Rehab. Our on-campus alcohol rehab center provides constant medical care and supervision in a luxurious, private setting. The on-campus alcohol rehab programs at Tranquil Shores eliminate access to alcohol and offer a full-time, personalized approach to your recovery. Both short-term and long-term treatment plans for alcohol addiction are available and extensive in our residential Tampa Bay facility.

Outpatient Rehab. During outpatient alcohol rehab at Tranquil Shores, you receive extensive services during the day and then return home to your support system in the evening. Outpatient therapy typically includes 1-15 hours of individual, group and family services per week, depending on your needs. Our clinical team will customize your treatment plan, focus on your short-term goals, and give you the coping strategies you need to stay sober.

Tranquil Shores alcohol rehab center provides a safe and relaxed environment for you to undergo recovery. Tranquil Shores also provides personalized treatment for professionals dealing with substance abuse, as well as treatment for co-occurring disorders.

Why Is Having a Medical Detox Necessary?

Detoxing from alcohol can have serious health implications and should only be done with proper medical supervision. Having medical supervision for your detox will help make you as comfortable as possible during this process.

Detox has to happen, but it doesn’t have to hurt. Admitting you have a problem with alcohol is painful enough without suffering any increased indignities in the detox process. Our caring medical partners will help you move through the detox process and prepare for long term healing.

The Importance of Medically Supervised Detoxification

Many symptoms can occur during the detox process, some of which are life-threatening. Your comfort and safety are of the utmost importance to us at Tranquil Shores. Medical supervision during your detoxification with our trusted partners will give you relief from symptoms and provide immediate care in the event of an emergency.

Detoxification symptoms can include:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Fever
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Pallor
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Tremors and hallucinations
  • Delirium tremens
  • Cardiovascular collapse


Consistent alcohol abuse leads to dependency and creates a chemical imbalance in your body. When alcohol is removed from your life, withdrawal occurs and ranges in severity. At Tranquil Shores, we partner with experts at detox symptom relief and will help you manage any related stress.

Delirium Tremens (DTS)

Delirium Tremens, or DTs, can occur in 5-10% of individuals undergoing alcohol withdrawal and can be fatal. You’re at a greater risk for DTs if you’ve been a heavy drinker for a long period time or if you’ve had previous withdrawal experience. Medical supervision is essential if you are at risk for DTs.

Symptoms of DTs can include:

  • Body tremors
  • Restlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Sensitivity to light, sound and touch
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty with mental functioning
  • Excitement
  • Fear
  • Energy bursts
  • Fatigue
  • Deep sleep lasting for longer than a day

During detox, medications may be used to calm the central nervous system, control tremors, stop seizures and help with the psychological symptoms. Several non-addictive medications are also used in therapy to directly treat addiction and prevent relapse. These medications can reduce heavy drinking, ease abstinence from alcohol, and cause unpleasant symptoms to occur when alcohol enters the body, deterring abuse. Though not every client responds to every medication, this type of therapy can be beneficial when you undergo treatment.

Tranquil Shores alcohol treatment center provides you with the highest standard of medical supervision and response in your journey to sobriety.

Repair & Recovery

By evaluating your physical and mental health at our inpatient alcohol rehab in Tampa, Tranquil Shores can help you heal your life and recover from addiction. Addiction often accompanies other conditions which, intertwined, create your current state. A proper diagnosis at this stage and continuing evaluations lay the foundation for your treatment plan.

Dual diagnosis, an addiction and another mental illness occurring at the same time, is a specialized type of treatment that we provide at Tranquil Shores. A personalized treatment program will include any specialty services that are appropriate for your unique situation.

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Reclaim your life with Tranquil Shores. With our holistic approach, we treat the client, not only the medical condition. Our treatment programs can support dual diagnosis clients and clients with unique requirements. The 3-to-1 client to counselor ratio ensures plenty of attention and focus on your needs. We understand no two clients are the same, which is why we tailor treatment and therapies to your situation.

Our evidence-based approach uses proven methods and a variety of therapies shown by studies to be effective. We also offer support to ensure you can maintain your sobriety, even in challenging times, after you are no longer in active treatment through our alumni services. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at 727-391-7001 or at no charge at 877-566-1166. You can also use our web form to contact us online.

Recovery looks different for each individual. Our highly-trained staff will continually evaluate your progress and make changes to your treatment plan as necessary. Recovery takes time, but we’re here to make it as comfortable as possible with the end goal of lasting results. Upon completion of the program, Tranquil Shores offers free group therapy to our alumni.

Types of Treatments Used in Our Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

Treatments at Tranquil Shores focus on the root of your alcohol addiction and give you the skills to live a happy and sober life. In addition to medical therapy, behavioral therapy takes place in both individual and group settings with a licensed therapist.

The goal of behavioral therapy is to change the behavior that causes your addiction. During therapy at our Florida alcohol treatment center, you’ll learn the behavioral skills necessary to stop or reduce drinking, develop a strong social support system and attain reachable goals.

At Tranquil Shores, our behavioral therapy sessions are personalized, comprehensive and evidence-based. We incorporate your learning styles and talents into your individual and group sessions. Tranquil Shores offers different types of behavioral therapy for alcohol recovery depending on your needs. Therapy sessions may include:


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT identifies your triggers for abuse and gives you coping skills to avoid or reduce drinking alcohol. This process helps to manage your stress and prevent relapse.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

If you are ambivalent about engaging in alcohol treatment, this type of behavioral therapy will help motivate you quickly and intrinsically to engage in the recovery process.


Spousal and Family Counseling

Family members not only feel the effects of alcoholism but are also key to your recovery. We educate spouses and family members on how to support you the right way. At times, family members may enable you or cover up the effects of abuse. Our highly trained staff helps your family understand that denial only creates a stronger addiction and that you need to see the consequences of your abuse.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

While ART pulls from other types of behavioral therapy, the focus is on the client’s eye movements, and the process doesn’t involve a lot of talking. We use this relatively new yet effective method to help clients work through trauma and unresolved issues.

Holistic and Integrated Treatment at Our Alcohol Rehab in Tampa Bay

We support treatment with the Integrated Recovery Model, which is a philosophy that focuses on all the different pieces of you — physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. We cater to your complete well-being, using a holistic approach. Understanding the mind-body connection is key to recovery. When the body suffers, so does the mind, and vice-versa. Restoring both our mind and body is essential for a happy life.

As part of our holistic treatment, we incorporate healing experiences for clients by adding a variety of therapeutic themes over a 13-week period. Some of these healing experiences include:

Didactic Therapy   

Many types of therapy can be emotional. The didactic process takes a break from that intensity with low-key, instructional therapy that can effectively help clients avoid relapse.

Experiential Therapy   

Sometimes talking about alcohol abuse in therapy can be difficult and ineffective as feelings may be buried and memories lost. Experiential therapy can help you unearth and process those feelings, evoking the necessary changes that promote long-term recovery from alcohol addiction.

Gender-Specific Therapy   

Men and women experience both addiction and recovery differently. At Tranquil Shores, we realize that gender-specific counseling can provide a more comfortable environment to discuss common experiences.

Alternative Healing Therapy   

At our Florida alcohol rehab center, we use alternative healing methods including acupuncture, meditation, massage, yoga, qigong, Kai Chi Do and drum therapy to promote mental, spiritual and physical wellness. These holistic programs help to enrich your body, mind and soul.

Expressive Art Therapy   

Our expressive art programs help you convey your emotions through painting, art and song. This type of therapy engages you and promotes internal motivation for change while increasing your self-esteem.

As part of our holistic path to recovery at Tranquil Shores, we incorporate a variety of healthy activities into your personalized treatment plan. Since alcohol affects the pleasure centers in your brain, you need to find new ways to be happy after detoxification. During treatment, you can engage in new activities and experience happiness in new ways. Pursuing these activities during treatment and in your transition back to home life can help you maintain a sober lifestyle in the long term.

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Aftercare & Family Programs

Aftercare is an important part of addiction recovery, even though it takes place after you leave Tranquil Shores. We begin to integrate aftercare strategies while you are still safely in our comfortable environment to help ensure a smooth transition from rehab back to your home life.

The aftercare process helps to prevent relapse. During your transition from Tranquil Shores to life at home, we provide you with the support and skills to cope with triggers and stressful situations as they arise. Like the rest of your recovery, aftercare is tailored to your specific needs.

You will learn how to maintain your sobriety outside of Tranquil Shores and we’ll even help connect you with groups or counselors in your own community that could be beneficial to you. We also offer family programs to incorporate your loved ones into your recovery program. They can become a vital part of your aftercare and provide ongoing support for your lasting recovery.

Helping a Loved One With Alcoholism

If you have a loved one who is struggling with alcohol addiction, you are probably struggling too. Alcohol addiction can be overwhelming, and you need to take care of yourself by getting the support you need while your loved one pursues assistance.

Alcohol addiction affects the entire family. Though admitting there’s a problem may be difficult, you can’t ignore it. The problem won’t go away on its own and could get worse. Alcoholics need to make the decision to stop abusing alcohol. While you can’t decide for them, you can help them get the support they need.

At Tranquil Shores’ alcohol rehab center in Tampa Bay, we assess the individual traits and needs of each client and build a personalized plan for recovery. We get to the root of addiction by focusing on the whole person and providing the skills to achieve long-term sobriety.

Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse in Adults

When suffering from addiction it can be difficult to let old habits go. Starting a new by getting help, healing, and developing a healthy lifestyle should be incentive enough…. But, in reality, it’s not always the case.

Staying in the same routine creates the illusion of comfort. However, there is nothing comfortable about being out of control with substance abuse. If you have concerns about a change in someone close to you, it is important to know that these signs and symptoms don't need to occur at the same time, in any order or even more than once for you to take action on your concern.

Reaching out for help is the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Tranquil Shores can help you heal and provide you with the support system so you can stay on track with your new lifestyle and freedom from addiction.

Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse in Adults
Family / Personal

  • Evades family/friends
  • Dwindles personal relationships
  • Experiences general family chaos
  • Breaks promises and resolutions
  • Dismisses discussions about usage of substance


  • Excessively misses work and commitments
  • Develops work and money problems
  • Drinks/uses drugs at work
  • Quits or loses job
  • Loses ambition and is unable to cope with responsibility
Physical & Emotional

  • Displays persistent feelings of sadness, anger, and guilt
  • Rationalizes drinking
  • Neglects eating/malnourished
  • Shows signs of physical deterioration
  • Develops an increased tolerance to substances
  • Experiences blackouts


  • Changes friends/social groups
  • Uses to cope in social situations
  • Experiences disapproval of drinking/using from others
  • Preoccupied with using alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Decreased social interaction
  • Loss of outside interests
  • Loss of relationships

  • Changes personal habits such as sleeping, appetite, and personal care
  • Becomes more passive, withdrawn or moody
  • Exhibits challenging and aggressive behavior
  • Talks about or attempts to commit suicide
  • Drives under the influence


Why Choose Tranquil Shores?

Set in a comfortable 24-bed facility in Tampa Bay, Florida, Tranquil Shores offers highly effective, evidence-based residential and outpatient treatment plans for adults 18 years and older who are dealing with alcohol addiction. Our approach to recovery is personalized, holistic and comprehensive. We have a relaxed and compassionate environment where you can heal.

Our clinical staff is highly trained and qualified to help you escape the shackles of addiction and live a life of freedom, joy and sobriety. We start by assessing the extent of your addiction and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to specifically meet your recovery needs.

The length of your stay at Tranquil Shores varies according to your needs — there is no preset number of days. We take you through intake, treatment and aftercare at your own pace.

At our alcohol rehab center in Tampa Bay, we work closely with our medical partners, including a licensed therapist, to make sure you remain safe during detoxification. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible. Once detoxification is complete, you will begin the healing process with a personalized treatment plan.


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A Plan Tailored to Your Needs

We understand that every client is different, and so is your recovery process. Your counseling sessions will be tailored to your learning style and needs. With our 3:1 client to counselor ratio, we fully invest our efforts into your success in a nurturing and compassionate environment. Maintaining a low client-to-counselor ratio ensures you get the personal attention you need to reclaim your life.

Family can play a large part in your recovery from alcohol addiction. We provide counseling sessions with you and your family twice a week. During that time, we educate family members on the best way to support you in your recovery process.

At Tranquil Shores, you’ll learn the skills necessary to overcome your triggers, handle stressful situations and live a sober, happy and fulfilling life. Our treatments are evidence-based and comprehensive, giving you the tools and support to be successful in your transition to sobriety and long-term recovery.

Our Rehabilitation Philosophy

We believe the path to your recovery is not only unique but also integrated. We take a holistic approach and focus on your overall well-being by addressing your physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs while incorporating your learning style and talents. Your needs are different than anyone else’s, and your treatment plan will treat you as an individual.

Our goal is to guide you on a healing journey to sobriety. By resolving your conflicts and attaining inner-harmony, we believe you will have the confidence in yourself to find success and happiness out in the world. And our comfortable, peaceful alcohol recovery center in Tampa Bay, Florida, is just the place to reclaim your life just as many of our other clients have.

We want to get to the root of the behavior that fostered your alcohol addiction and understand your triggers. Through counseling, our goal is to change your behavior and work through those challenges. Often the best way to change detrimental behavior is to replace it with something positive. At Tranquil Shores, we offer a variety of activities that will enrich your life. We believe these positive life experiences and alternative healing solutions will continue to support your sobriety when you transition to home.

Recovery is a process, and the length of your stay at Tranquil Shores is not predetermined. Once treatment is complete, you will begin aftercare, where we will help you successfully transition back out into the world.

Admissions Process and Next Steps.

If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction, we are here to meet all of your recovery needs. Tranquil Shores provides the best rehabilitation for alcoholics in the Tampa Bay area.

Finding a recovery treatment center for alcohol addiction that is right for you and your family is an important and necessary step. Our admissions team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, to help you understand the process and respond to any of your questions or concerns.

Once you arrive at Tranquil Shores, a licensed substance abuse therapist will greet you and begin the process of developing a personalized treatment that encompasses your individual needs. Our compassionate and nurturing team is here to help you achieve sobriety and transition into a happy and fulfilling life without alcohol.

Reclaim Your Life Today

We work with a range of insurance companies so that you can get the best treatment possible. We accept policies from many carriers, including but not limited to the ones listed below:

  • Aetna
  • GEHA
  • TUFTS Health Plan
  • Magellan HEALTH
  • MAGNACARE Self-Insured Health Plans
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UMR United Healthcare
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

You can even verify your insurance before applying for admission. Our customized individual treatment plan can help you heal and reclaim your life. For information about our substance abuse treatment programs, please call our admissions specialists at (727) 391-7001 or toll-free at (877) 566-1166 to reclaim your life today.

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