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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.


Best Drug Rehab Centers in the worldDetox 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.


Detox time – 1 to 2 weeks

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 The Team

Dr. Vikram Tarugu

Gastroenterologist and medical professional focused on addiction.

Dr. Muhammad Syed

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.

Dr. Shilpa Tarugu

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.

Andrea Beckwith

Director of admissions.

Darlene Mayers

Clinical director.

Nancy Cruz

Director of operations.

Yolani Borroto

Office management.

If you still have a few more questions, take a look at our FAQ’s below:

  • Research studies on addiction treatment have shown that some alcohol and substance addiction treatment and follow-up procedures are more successful than others. At Detox of South Florida, we emphasize on using the best approaches in alcohol or drug detox.

  • Our goal is to ensure that all our patients regain their physical and mental states of health. Our treatment is therefore tailored to address each patient’s unique conditions. The treatment involves a combination of detoxification procedures such as opiate detox, alcohol detox, and heroin detox, just to mention a few, with other intervention procedures such as group and individual therapy, relapse prevention education, after-care planning, and in-house completion programs aimed at ensuring long-term sobriety and prevention of relapses.

  • Every patient has his or her unique type and level of addiction which is why the treatment period will normally vary from one individual to another. While some patients go through a 30-day rehab program, others will require a 60-day or 90-day program to recover from alcohol or drug addiction. The time it takes to recover will depend on the assessment report provided by the assigned medical professional who evaluates your case.

  • As the best rehab in Florida, we believe a relapse should not be viewed as a failure but rather as a sign to help you get back on track by making necessary adjustments to your treatment.

  • Our rates generally depend on the services provided. The overall cost will be determined by factors such as professional treatment fees, facilities, food, and utilities.

  • Unlike other addiction treatment centers across the country, at Detox of South Florida, we take your treatment and recovery process very seriously. Your treatment against addiction is a comprehensive process that may be affected by unwarranted interruptions. All visitations must, therefore, be approved well in advance by the treating therapist. We do this to ensure that your safety, focus on recovery, and stability are maintained at all times. The only visitors allowed are significant members of your family and close friends.

What Our Staff & Patients Have to Say

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4 months ago

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7 months ago

I was in really bad shape when I entered the detox . I had severe withdrawals from heroin and... read more

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7 months ago

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Lana Aranga
1 year ago

I've been to multiple treatment centers and detox. Bar none, Detox of South Florida is the best care I have received.... read more

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Michael Rebeto
3 months ago

Throughout the program, assessment was done based upon my individual need... read more

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Edward Wright
7 months ago

I was suffering from depression and unhealthy habits which couldn’t be reduced even after consulting many doctors.... read more

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Alice Taylor
2 months ago

The care I received at Detox of South Florida was the outstanding. The staffs are so kind full with patience.... read more

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Paterson Adam
4 months ago

The detox of SF was outstanding with their technology,care and Staffs are very friendly. Highly recommended !!!... read more

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Bernard Tiku Mendes
1 year ago

The care I received at Detox of SF was the best. The staff, from the doctors, nurses and techs, all were so caring... read more

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Melanie Shock
4 months ago

The gave best quality treatment to my boyfriend that was awesome now he is perfectly healthy.... read more

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John Stiff
7 months ago

They reduced all my negative behaviors through a systematic approach. I am calm... read more

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10 months ago

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Why choose Detox of South Florida?

“Experience and Knowledge We have the experience and knowledge necessary to keep you safe through every step of the detoxification process. With our Florida Detox staff experts by your side, it is easier to feel confident in every decision you make. ”

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