Gulf Breeze Recovery Announces Featured Rehabilitation Partnership with Alabama's WVTM

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Exclusive agreement offers innovative addiction treatment program for people in the Birmingham area.

The upstairs lounge and game area

Located just south of Alabama on Florida's Emerald Coast, Gulf Breeze Recovery has become a destination for many.

Residents from the Birmingham, AL area in need of help for drug and alcohol problems have been taking advantage of Gulf Breeze Recovery's non-12 step approach since it opened more than a year ago. This prompted the facility to work with the local NBC affiliate WVTM to be included as a featured professional for rehabilitation.

A common recommendation for people seeking help for substance abuse is to get out of the immediate environment and into a place where they can focus on finding solutions. While this may not always be an option, those who do leave their comfort zones are often able to achieve considerable success. Located just south of Alabama on Florida's Emerald Coast, Gulf Breeze Recovery has become a destination for many.

The waterfront facility features 25 beds for residential guests, as well as an additional detoxification unit. Most of the rooms are private.

"We have people tell us all the time that we're just the right size," exclaims Reed Smith, Vice President of Admissions at Gulf Breeze Recovery. "We're small enough to keep the intimate setting yet large enough for guests to have a more interactive experience."

The center also recently added a new virtual tour and a live webcam feed to provide a much more realistic representation of the atmosphere of the facility. These are in addition to the multiple pictures and videos of staff and former guests.

The goal of the program is total health recovery, which includes addressing the physical and mental components of substance abuse. Program participants are directed toward focusing on what is right about their innate health rather than dwelling solely on the problems of the past.

"We really are a place for healing and not an institution," comments program founder Barnett Gilmer. "We want our guests to feel welcome and to thrive at the opportunities they have in their future without substance abuse."

For more information about Gulf Breeze Recovery visit To view the complete list of WVTM featured partners go to

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