This was quite possibly the best decision I ever made to go to Bayshore. It changed my life! Where do I start, oh yes the food. Chef Mark is extremely talented. I ate better there for 30 days than I have my 30+ years of existence. It was like eating at a 5 star restaurant 3 times a day. The entire staff was absolutely incredible as well, from the co-owner Judy for making my initial call warm and inviting, to other co-owner Megan for working so hard with my insurance company to get it covered, for providing us with a safe and peaceful retreat, and for going above and beyond to accommodate our needs during our stay. All of the employees were kind, accommodating and were very knowledgeable about the process and how to teach the things I needed to be successful. Kevin and Reina were especially awesome. You could tell they cared about their jobs and cared about us clients. Reina is naturally a caring and compassionate person. She went above and beyond to ensure our stay was productive and a learning experience. Kevin was Mr. Fun, he showed us some incredible experiences and activities. He also went above and beyond to ensure I got what I needed from the stay. The counselor Stephanie was amazing as well. She really took time to dive deep in to the issues and gave amazing solutions and a set of goals to follow for success. She wasn’t judgmental at all, was very encouraging, is extremely knowledgeable about her profession and could also tell that she cared about my success in the program. The facility is unbelievable as well. It’s waterfront in beautiful Destin. The beds were comfortable, kitchen was a chef’s dream, the pool was extremely refreshing and their gym is what really motivated me to stay on course and get my life together as well. They have a dock that you can go down and fish from, I caught several fish while there. The other clients and employees became almost like a second family to me and it was truly a one-of-a-kind experience to show me how to thrive in sobriety. It doesn’t stop when you leave either. They call and check on you often and the co-owner Megan continued to fight with my insurance until the very end, well after my stay, to ensure they covered what they needed to cover for my stay. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get their lives back!
Every addict has their own path to and through recovery. Treatment doesn’t always provide a fix-all for every person. My personal journey led me to Bayshore three times (and it wasn’t my first trip to treatment). This is hands-down the most comprehensive, immersive and compassionate program for those who struggle with drugs and alcohol. The house is beautifully appointed, the chef is absolutely amazing, and the peace and motivation I felt while in attendance is the most gracious I’ve experienced. I still communicate regularly with fellow clients and staff. I am now 19 months sober (after several near-death hospitalizations) and have the tools I learned at Bayshore to thank for my sobriety! Love love love these people and what they do!!
I have been a client at Bayshore more than once. When I relapsed, they were the only people I called. Bayshore is such a unique facility. They treat all aspects of recovery from addiction...body, mind, and spirit. At Bayshore, I was always treated with respect and compassion. They looked at my individual challenges and created a treatment plan that was specific to my recovery. They honor people's beliefs and work to create a program that works for them, both in treatment and upon discharge. Yes, it is a beautiful, comfortable setting. Yes, the healthy food prepared by a chef is fantastic. And yes, there is laughter, creativity and fun But it is also a place for hard, healing work. Bayshore exposed me to a variety of qualified therapists, each giving me a new way to think and grow. The small number of clients allows for close relationships with the staff, which I still talk to on a regular basis today. I have referred many people to Bayshore and am so grateful a place like this exists for people, like me, that struggle with addiction.
Bayshore Retreat is an exceptional facility! The owner and staff go above and beyond for everyone that walks through the front door. This facility sets itself apart on almost every level. The maximum number of patients is 6, allowing for more one on one time and an experience tailored specifically to each individual. Alcoholism and addiction are cunning, baffling, and powerful diseases. The staff members here know that and have years of experience helping people deal with their afflictions. Whether you are deep in your addiction, still allowing drugs and alcohol to dictate your life (1⭐️Girl), or if you have finally had enough and are ready for a better way to live - Megan and her team are here to help no matter what stage you are at!❤️❤️ The Food: Chef Mark and Chef Kevin I can’t say enough about the chefs here!! 5 stars would be an understatement! Accommodating: Just because we are seeking sobriety does not mean that the world stops turning. I was able to use my phone and my laptop to continue working while at this facility. Spoiled Rotten: The body is just as important as the mind and the spirit. Weekly sauna, weekly massage, weekly yoga, and daily gym. Where else do you get treatment like that!!??