Drug Detox

Drug Addiction Treatment, Detox and Rehab, at Detox of South Florida

Drug addiction is a very prevalent problem in the U.S. It is estimated that, at any given time, about 23 million people suffer from addiction to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth, and others. If 23 million was a shocking number, you will be even more surprised by knowing that only 15% of all these addicts receive any kind of treatment for their addiction. Not seeking treatment for addiction can be linked to denial, lack of financial affordability and location constraints. This is very unfortunate as drug addiction is very receptive to treatment, with patients having a fantastic chance at recovery if only they followed a good treatment program. Detox of South Florida specializes in addiction treatment to all of the substances mentioned below. We will briefly introduce you to the withdrawal symptoms and expected timeline to >overcome an addiction, through treatment.


Detox time – Depends on weight, diet and toxicity levels How long to leave the body? 3-5 Days Withdrawal symptoms – Seizures, hallucinations and certain other symptoms When it comes to alcohol, detoxification is actually the easy process. It is the withdrawal that is the most difficult stage to manage. The brain creates an intense craving for alcohol and with alcohol being very easily available, it takes a lot for a patient to successfully navigate withdrawal, without falling into a relapse. Over 17 million people in the US are classified as alcohol addicts. If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol, it is never too late to seek detox and rehab treatment!


Detox time – About 7 days How long to leave the body? Half-Life of 30 minutes. Fully leaves the body after 2 days Withdrawal symptoms – Fever, cramps, sweating, restlessness, blood pressure spikes, spasms, runny nose and vomiting Heroin is another very problematic addiction to deal with, as withdrawal symptoms are very strong, maximizing chances of a relapse as users desperately look for ways to avoid the miserable withdrawal symptoms. The U.S is currently undergoing a heroin addiction epidemic. If you or someone you know has a heroin addiction, it is imperative that you seek help immediately. Heroin is a very potent drug when overdosed. Heroin-related deaths doubled in a very short period between 2010 and 2013.


Detox time – 1 to 2 weeks Detox time – Several weeks to several months How long to leave the body? 17 Hours half-life, or for half the Fentanyl to leave the body Withdrawal symptoms – Joint pain, anxiety, nausea, and anorexia Fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine. With that kind of potency, it is easy to understand how people can become addicts and how they can never even consider quitting. The problem with Fentanyl detox is that it can’t be rushed. Quitting Fentanyl all of a sudden can result in a plethora of nasty side effects and symptoms of its own! Fentanyl detox is achieved with a structured tapering program where the patient is slowly weaned off the substance.


How long to leave the body? Half-life of 12-34 hours. 72 Hours to leave the system, fully Withdrawal symptoms – Shallow breathing, Cyanosis, and spasms Methadone is a very dangerous substance to develop an addiction for as the body quickly builds up a resistance to it. This means that the user has to keep increasing dosage to get the same satisfaction from the drug. If you or someone you know is addicted to methadone, it is very important that you seek help right away, as you will only consume more and more meth in the future, if the addiction is left unchecked.


Detox time – 1 to 3 weeks How long to leave the body? 72 hours. But, traces can be found in urine after 12 weeks, if used chronically Withdrawal symptoms – Depression, hunger and various mental and physical impairments Cocaine is a drug that heightens pleasure in the body. As pleasure is very rewarding, cocaine is a very addictive and one of the most intensely abused drugs out there. If you or someone you know suffers from a cocaine addiction, it is extremely important that you seek help now rather than later.


Detox time – 2 weeks How long to leave the body? 7-10 days is acute withdrawal. 10-14 days is sub-acute withdrawal Withdrawal symptoms – Sleep disturbances, shaking, tremors, nausea, vomiting, meth cravings, hypertension, fever, chills, excessive sweating and heart palpitations.

Contact Detox of South Florida to take the first step to fight drug addiction

At Detox of South Florida, you have a compassionate partner to help you through your fight against drug addiction. Seeking help can be a very humbling process, but will be a very rewarding one as you can regain control of your life. Patients at Detox of South Florida are put on either a 30, 60 or 90-day detox treatment program, to overcome their drug addiction and go back to society, without risk of succumbing to relapses.
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Meet Our Team

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Dr. Vikram Tarugu, M.D. CEO

Gastroenterologist and medical professional focused on addiction. A veteran in the medical field with over 25 years of professional experience. He is a consultant for many South Florida Rehab centers. Patients travel from allover the US to seek his help with addiction and Hepatitis C treatment.

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Dr. Muhammad Syed, M.D.

Doctor of internal medicine, C.F.O. He is Instrumental in the success of Detox of South Florida. He is known for his cheerful, ever happy and helpful attitude.

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Dr. Shilpa Tarugu, M.D.

Doctor of internal medicine, medical director, and Nursing Supervisor. She is known for her ethical practice and expertise in the various detox protocols and programs.

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Yolani Borato

Office Management

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Andrea Beckwith

Director of Admissions

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Nancy Cruz

Director of Operations

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