Drug addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States, affecting teens and adults in cities and rural areas from coast to coast. Nationwide, according to the CDC in 2017 an estimated 11.2% of persons aged 12 and older use illicit drugs. Further, roughly 86.3% of Americans aged 18 or older reported that they drink alcohol at some point in their lifetime according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 14.4 million adults (ages 18+) suffers from an alcohol abuse or dependence problem. The state of Florida is not immune from these national trends. Data from the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics indicates Florida’s unintentional and undetermined drug overdose deaths more than doubled from 2014 to 2016, with 2,175 deaths in 2014, 2,805 in 2015, and 4,672 in 2016. Furthermore, Florida’s opioid overdose rate has tripled since the turn of the century according to Florida’s Statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council 2016 Annual Report, and “there has been a substantial increase in deaths associated with fentanyl and heroin-related drug use.”
If you or someone you love is struggling with the mental and psychological challenges that accompany drug use, you are not alone. Rising opiate overdose rates leading to the declaration of a State of Emergency both locally and nationally, the importance of proper care is now more important than ever.
In West Palm Beach, seeking help is a little easier with compassionate assistance at Palm Beach Recovery Center. As a comprehensive resource for medically-supervised detoxification, we are happy to support you during your first steps toward sobriety. Contact us today at 561-567-8252 to learn more about the opportunities we have available.
Addiction Treatment Detoxification in Palm Beach County
For many individuals with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, finding the strength to seek help isn’t always easy. It’s common for those living with use disorders to feel as though no one understands or is willing to assist, creating a world of isolation and a continued downward spiral. However, this is not true. Help is available, and it starts with detox.
At our West Palm Beach facility, we are always available to help those fighting against addiction to regain the upper hand. We are able to work with substance users of all kinds, addressing dependence on street drugs, prescription medications, and alcohol using revolutionary techniques to tame withdrawal and facilitate meaningful, long-lasting results.
For those with substance use disorders who enter a rehabilitation program, detox is often the first step. Short for detoxification, detox refers to the process of cleansing the body of the physical bonds of addiction. Once users have made it through the symptoms that accompany initial cessation, they are free to address the psychological components of substance abuse.
For many users, quitting addictive substances is hard for one significant reason: withdrawal symptoms. Due to the ways in which substances like alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines affect the brain, the body becomes reliant on drug use to continue feeling normal. When the drug in question is taken away, the body reacts negatively, leading to steep cravings that are almost impossible to overcome alone.
The duration of withdrawal varies from several days to several weeks, depending on the substance in use. For some drugs, withdrawal is the worst in the first 48 to 72 hours, while in others, symptoms peak over the course of a week or more.
While detox is generally uncomfortable, with symptoms that include anxiety, insomnia, sweating, muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting, withdrawal can actually be dangerous for some substances, including alcohol and benzodiazepines. As such, our West Palm Beach patients work closely with a medical team around the clock to minimize discomfort and ensure safety.
Detox for Drug Use
For many substances, detox is a necessary part of recovery. The initial days or weeks after quitting any drug can be very unpleasant, leading to steep relapse rates in those who do not seek professional assistance.
At Palm Beach Recovery Center, we offer specialized detox programs for most major illicit and prescription drugs, providing support and care throughout the early stages of your journey. Whether you have developed an addiction over the last several months or have been a serious user for years, we can help you proceed in the best possible way.
The services we have available to the South Florida community include:
Prescription Drug Detox
Our approach to detox is multifaceted, with services and treatments depending on the drug in question, history of use, overall health, and specific symptoms. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach, we strive to find a personalized solution to ensure the process of eliminating drugs from your life is as easy as possible. This may mean using over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, counseling, and even alternative therapy to help you best prepare for the next phase of your recovery.
Detox for Alcohol Use
Alcohol is among the most commonly abused substances in the United States, with more individuals facing alcohol use disorder than any other legal or illegal drug. Alarmingly, alcohol also has some of the most serious withdrawal symptoms, including delirium tremens, fever, and seizures. In order to mitigate these risks, our doctors are always on hand to monitor your condition and provide medical attention. For those with extreme withdrawal, doctors may prescribe benzodiazepines, anti-anxiety medications, and anti-psychotics to best address the challenges in withdrawal. Due to the duration of alcohol detox, our patients may require longer stays than those detoxing from illicit or prescription drugs.
In addition to the use of medication, our alcohol detox program also incorporates counseling, psychological care, and alternative therapy opportunities, like yoga, massage, and acupuncture.
Safe, Comfortable Addiction Treatment in West Palm Beach
At Palm Beach Recovery Center, we are happy to work with those seeking guidance and support in recovery. Our services extend to patients across greater South Florida, from Port St. Lucie to Fort Lauderdale and everywhere in between. If you’re ready for a new lease on life, we’re here to stand by your side. Contact us at (561) 567-8252 to get started on your journey to sobriety.
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