Why Us?

Leading Destination

For Dual-Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

Located in Florida’s panhandle, just east of Rosemary Beach, JourneyPure Emerald Coast is the southeast’s leading destination for dual-diagnosis addiction treatment. We provide drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation treatment services, as well as co-occurring mental health services. Following the medical model of addiction and utilizing evidence-based treatment methods, our highly credentialed staff provides superior psychiatric and medical care.

Offering a holistic array of services focused on healing the patient’s mind, body, and spirit, JourneyPure Emerald Coast is the perfect choice for those seeking recovery from addiction, substance abuse, or chemical dependency, as well as trauma and mental health challenges. With a small staff-to-patient ratio and passionate commitment to recovery, our tailored approach provides patients with the tools needed for long-term success.

Our Programs

JourneyPure Emerald Coast

Reconnect in Comfort

JourneyPure Emerald Coast offers beautiful and comfortable accommodations so you can focus on what’s important: reconnecting with what matters most in life and learning to live free from addiction and mental health issues. Our location provides us immediate access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. This gives our staff the opportunity to create impactful learning experiences and fantastic memories for our patients.

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Meet Our

Professional Staff

We provide effective drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation treatment as well as dual diagnosis mental health services using evidence-based treatment methods. In addition to superior psychiatric and medical care, our addiction recovery programs offer a holistic array of services focused on healing the patient’s mind, body, and spirit. We are the perfect choice for individuals seeking recovery from addiction, substance abuse or chemical dependency along with trauma and mental health challenges.

  • Melissa Baker

    Clinical Director

  • Dr. Dhvanit K. Vijapura

    Medical Director

  • Karina Chepurnyj

    Case Manager

  • Leith Williams

    Facility Maintenance Manager

  • Gregory Casajuana

    Business Office Manager

  • Michael Barringer

    Market Manager

  • Lorie Whitfield

    Admissions Coordinator

  • Pia Humphreys

    Primary Therapist

  • Michael McLaughlin

    Primary Therapist

  • Susan Wallace

    Nurse Manager

  • Tiffany Williams

    Residential Manager

  • Haley Ward

    Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS

  • Carmelita Daniels


  • Mary Campbell

    Discharge Planner, Alumni Coordinator

  • Tresstun Daniels

    Peer Specialist, Recovery Coach

  • Lorie Whitfield

    Admissions Coordinator

  • Samuel Bennett

    Director of Nursing

  • Dr. Timothy Gooden

    Medical Director

  • Denny Brown

    Lead Tech

  • Laken Stalvey

    Administrative Assistant

  • Jill Ash

    Physician Assistant

  • Kristina Lane

    Recovery Coach

  • Gregory Casajuana

    Business Office Manager

  • Tanya Hatcher

    Transport Staff

  • Michelle Norris

    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

  • Catherine Sanders

    Licensed Practical Nurse

What You Need To Know


What kind of treatment do JourneyPure facilities offer?

JourneyPure Emerald Coast offers a wide variety of treatment programs to guide you or your loved one on the path to long-term recovery. Treatment options include detox services, residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs, experiential therapies (including equine therapy, recreation therapy, and adventure therapy), and artistic therapies including music and art therapy, neurofeedback, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Our expert clinical staff provides patients with healthy coping skills focused on the three pillars of health: sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Most importantly, we treat our patients as we would want to be treated.

Is the treatment program licensed and accredited?

JourneyPure Emerald coast is proud to be a substance abuse treatment facility accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, as well as the State substance abuse agency. As we constantly modify our programs to stay up-to-date on the latest best practices, we are also in the process of acquiring JCAHO accreditation as well. Our lead therapists at JourneyPure Emerald Coast are Pia Humphreys and Michael McLaughlin.

How will I pay for treatment?

You can pay for your stay at JourneyPure Emerald Coat via self-pay or health insurance. We’re happy to work with you to discuss payment options and even run a free insurance benefit check so that you know exactly what costs you and your family can expect.

What is the admissions process like?

At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, we know that picking up the phone is a huge first step. For this reason, we aim to make the admissions process as easy as possible for our clients and their families. After asking some simple questions and reviewing the details of your case, an admissions team member will walk with you through each step of the process. This will ensure that you receive the treatment you need to change your life. We will also explain how your insurance benefits work and what, if any, financial commitment you might have. And because you’re sure to have questions, we’ll take the time to answer them. Once enrolled into a specific JourneyPure facility, you’ll be given a specific time to arrive. To reach JourneyPure admissions, call our confidential admissions line at 866-485-1965. We are available to answer any questions you might have about admitting yourself or a loved one into treatment. Also, you can always call to explore ideas and options. The JourneyPure admissions team is available, right now, to answer any questions and address any concerns you might have.

How can I get a loved one into treatment?

Watching a loved one struggle with an addiction can be heartbreaking. After all, you can’t make anyone quit drugs or alcohol and you can’t do their recovery work for them. What you can do is educate yourself and grow familiar with the signs, treatments, and triggers related to addiction. JourneyPure Emerald Coast also offers intervention services to help those who may be unwilling to get help face their behavior and recognize its impact on those around them.

How will JourneyPure’s treatment impact my life once I leave?

Lifelong sobriety can be achieved by integrating recovery skills into your everyday life. One of the chief aspects of our addiction treatment program is providing coping skills and accountability measures to our clients. We also offer to all alumni our proprietary JourneyPure Coaching™ app, which provides each user with his or her own personal recovery coach and support system to help with the post-treatment transition.

Can you treat other medical or mental health issues aside from just addiction treatment?

JourneyPure Emerald Coast is a premier rehabilitation center that provides integrated, comprehensive care to patients experiencing co-occurring disorders. It’s not uncommon for patients suffering from substance abuse to also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. These disorders can include but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and PTSD. In fact, people with mental health disorders are far more likely to abuse substances in order to cope. There are approximately nine million Americans who abuse alcohol or drugs that have an undiagnosed mental health disorder.

Are you able to arrange for someone to prescribe a medication to treat alcohol use disorder if it is appropriate?

Our process for treating alcoholism can involve medically assisted detox, which protects the patient from the potentially fatal effects of alcohol withdrawal. Our staff provides 24/7 care to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, making the transition to sober living less overwhelming. Of course, all of our substance abuse treatment plans are created on a case-by-case basis, and that includes a conversation regarding medication. We also provide holistic treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and experiential therapies to treat the patient’s mind, body, and spirit. Our goal is to find the unique solution that works in treating the individual, giving each client the necessary tools to succeed in their recovery.

How soon can treatment begin?

To find out exactly when you can begin your alcohol abuse treatment with JourneyPure Emerald Coast, call us today or email us at admits@journeypure.com.

The Emerald Coast


We provide effective drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation treatment and dual diagnosis mental health services using evidence-based treatment methods. In addition to superior psychiatric and medical care, our addiction recovery programs offer a holistic array of services focused on healing a patient’s mind, body and spirit. We are the perfect choice for individuals seeking recovery from addiction, substance abuse or chemical dependency along with trauma and mental health challenges.

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