Admissions at

JourneyPure Emerald Coast

The admissions process at JourneyPure Emerald Coast Florida starts with a phone call. You’ll speak with one of our admissions counselors about whether or not we are a good fit for you. We are always available to help answer all of your questions about our program in Panama City Beach.

We care about your health and are committed to finding the right treatment plan for you whether that be with us or another treatment center. Because personal information will be discussed during the call, make sure to be in a private place where you can speak freely.

Making that first call can be overwhelming, but don’t worry. Our helpful and friendly admissions team will assist you through every part of the process. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to answer any questions or concerns you have before enrollment.


The Process

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You may call on behalf of yourself or a loved one seeking drug or alcohol rehab services from JourneyPure. Please be prepared to supply us with the necessary information needed to complete a patient assessment:

  • Patient’s full name, birthdate and social security number
  • Patient’s insurance card
  • Patient’s drug and alcohol addiction history
  • Patient’s mental health history

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JourneyPure Emerald Coast

Is the treatment program licensed and accredited? Can you tell me about the qualifications of your counseling staff?

JourneyPure Emerald Coast in Panama City Beach is proud to be an alcohol abuse treatment facility accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities as well as the State substance abuse agency.

As we are continuously changing our program 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.




Our staff performs thorough physical, mental and psychological evaluations to create customized treatment plans that are tailored to fit the needs of each client for long-term addiction recovery.

Some of the therapies we offer:

  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Neurofeedback/Biofeedback Treatments
  • 12-Step
  • Experiential Therapy

What is your treatment approach? What levels of care and other services do you offer?

As one of the leading rehab centers in Panama City Beach, JourneyPure Emerald Coast offers alcohol abuse, addiction and dual diagnosis treatment services that are evidence-based. Our medical staff uses the latest medical model treatment methods to always provide clients with the highest level of care available.

The levels of care we offer are:

How Does JourneyPure Emerald Coast address other mental health issues while someone is in treatment?

It is common for clients suffering from alcohol abuse to also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. Dual diagnosis is when an individual who is suffering from addiction also suffers from co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar.

Having a co-occurring mental health issue is typical in alcohol addiction. In fact, people with mental health disorders are much more likely to abuse drugs in order to cope. There are around 9 million Americans who abuse alcohol or drugs that have an undiagnosed mental health disorder. Sadly, only about seven percent of these people receive the treatment they need.

Because addiction symptoms mirror mental health disorder symptoms, dual diagnosis can be tricky. JourneyPure Emerald Coast is a top tier rehabilitation center that provides comprehensive care to clients experiencing co-occurring disorders.

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

Our process for treating alcoholism begins with a medically assisted detox, which protects the patient from the possibly fatal effects of alcohol withdrawal. Our staff provides around the clock care to treat the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, making the transition to sober living less overwhelming.

JourneyPure Emerald Coast utilizes a combination of evidence-based therapies that encourage our patients to actively engage in their recovery process. All alcohol abuse treatment plans are created on a case by case basis, and that includes the conversation regarding medication.

We also provide holistic treatments such as: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and experiential therapies to treat a patient’s mind, body and spirit.

Our staff will work hard to diagnose any co-occurring conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders and depression. Our goal is to find the unique solution that works in treating the individual person, giving each client the necessary tools to succeed in their recovery.

What do you expect of your patients and their families during treatment?

Alcohol addiction is a disease affecting not only all aspects of the individual but their surroundings and relationships. Family plays a huge role in recovery which is why we often recommend treatment that includes family counseling.

Family counseling is a proven method for long-term addiction recovery and healing. While we understand that addiction treatment with family counseling can be hard at times, it truly opens the door for many growth and healing possibilities. Families have the possibility of making incredible discoveries and achievements together, with ongoing treatment and a commitment to everyone’s mental health.

What about after treatment? Are there ongoing recovery support services available?

JourneyPure Emerald Coast offers ongoing support for a full year post-treatment. We work with clients to stay sober with our web-based app, JourneyPure Coaching™

JourneyPure Coaching™ reflects our true commitment to help patients overcome addiction and stay on the path of recovery. Our caring staff remains connected to each of our patients for a full year post-treatment using our HIPPA-compliant software application specifically designed for JourneyPure.

This ongoing support helps clients maintain their sobriety for long-term recovery, health and happiness, whether they live in Panama City Beach or elsewhere.

Can you help me estimate the cost of treatment? Will insurance cover these costs?

We will work with you to discuss payment options and run a free insurance benefit check so you know exactly what costs you and your family can expect. At JourneyPure Emerald Coast there are no hidden fees or charges.

You can pay for your alcohol abuse treatment stay at JourneyPure Emerald Coast by using any of the following methods:

Our admissions specialists in Panama City Beach treat potential clients and their loved ones like family. We are dedicated to helping you find an addiction recovery solution that fits your unique needs and budget.

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