What Happens if a Hurricane Strikes While I am in Residential Treatment?

Hurricanes are a real threat here in South Florida. For almost half of the year we live under threat of these powerful storms which bring destructive winds and devastating flooding to our shores. For those who come to beautiful South Florida for treatment, you may be wondering whether a hurricane has the potential to disrupt your inpatient treatment program, possibly derailing your recovery efforts at a critical time. This could not be further from the truth, as most reputable treatment centers have a plan in place should such a scenario arise which ensures clients’ safety while minimizing any disruption of treatment. Let’s look at the protocols in place at Evolutions Treatment Center should a hurricane threaten to strike.

First, our physical structures offer the latest in hurricane-proof design and materials, ensuring the safety and security of all those housed within our walls. As a client, you can rest assured our buildings are among the safest locations available to you in South Florida, allowing you to focus on your recovery regardless of the weather conditions outside. We are also fully stocked with enough food and water for all our clients and staff for at least one week, should supply lines be interrupted for an extended period of time. Additionally, we have backup generators in a constant state of preparedness so that the lights and air conditioning remain operational at all times.

For those clients who are enrolled in our outpatient services, we are able to provide counseling sessions via videoconferencing or teleconferencing should you be unable to commute to our campus during or following a storm. Our sober living facilities offer the same structural protections as our inpatient residential facilities, ensuring our client’s peace of mind when faced with the possibility of a strong storm making landfall.

At Evolutions, we strive to create an environment which allows our clients to focus completely on their recovery regardless of what is going on in the outside world. This includes taking all available precautions to protect our clients and staff from the threat hurricanes pose to us here in South Florida. As you look to begin your journey in recovery by entering a residential treatment center, you need not worry about waiting until after hurricane season has passed before you get the help you so desperately need. Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and let us help get you started down the path of recovery!


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visit www.evolutionstreatment.com