Opiates are classified as a group of drugs used for the treatment of pain. The active ingredient in most opiates is derived from opium, commonly found in the poppy plant. Opiates are also known as opioids or narcotics. They come in all shapes and sizes, and have many names, including but not limited to:
Most individuals who start using opiates as pain relief have done so under a doctor’s prescription advice. This is the case for millions of individuals since the initial development of the drug class. These medicines are incredibly addictive, and if they are abused and not taken in accordance to the prescription instructions over an extended timeframe, they can lead to serious dependencies.
When used for the relief of pain, many patients tend to develop a tolerance to the medications. This in turn leads to the requirement of dosage increases to see the effects desired (pain relief). This problem can eventually (and will frequently) lead to prescription drug abuse, turning into an addiction that could cause serious dependency in patients. From here, “getting a fix” becomes a priority, leading to some patients resorting to highly illegal methods such as doctor shopping to get their opioid dependency temporarily alleviated.
Those who abuse prescription drugs will often seek out opioids specifically, as they produce the sense of euphoria that most crave. A tolerance develops quickly, leading to the dulling of the effects of these drugs. Unfortunately, addicts can often overdose mistakenly, due to a toxic mix of tolerance and the need to get high. These overdoses can frequently lead to death due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Thankfully, some who overdose can be “resuscitated” with a cocktail comprised of intravenous naltrexone with medical assistance.
Withdrawing from opiates is an uncomfortable experience that can be painful at times. When opiate abuse combines with additional drug issues, such as benzos or alcohol, the withdrawal effects can be life threatening. Commonly noted symptoms of withdrawal from opiates or opioids include:
These symptoms of opiate withdrawal can last for as little as one week, but can also stretch well into several months. Once the initial symptoms of opiate withdrawal have passed, it is common for addicts to experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms, which are less severe, but longer lasting.
Many attempt to quit their opiate dependencies cold turkey. However, they quickly relapse and return to the drug in search of relief from the painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. This is why it is vital to seek out professional assistance when withdrawing from harmful opiates. Prescription drug dependency is no light matter.
Detox of South Florida offers a wide array of treatment options, personalized to fit your needs and level of addiction and dependency. We assist patients in overcoming opiate addiction with medical intervention, detox strategies, and rehabilitation programs and solutions.
Our team of highly professional, compassionate, and experienced staff will support you, offering all patients the quality of care necessary to push through one of the most difficult time periods in your life.
With an accredited medical detoxification program, patients can gradually wean off opiate medication, reducing discomfort and pain of drug withdrawal, and allowing the patient to put their focus on diving into the root causes of their addiction. After detox comes well-balanced rehabilitation, also offered at Detox of South Florida. The combination of detox and rehab have incredible success rates.
If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction to opiates, contact Detox of South Florida today to start your life saving journey, and hop on the road to recovery.
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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.
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I am a 45 year old typical white male from upstate New York. Got addicted to opiates a few years back and I needed to get my life back. I chose detox of south Florida after some research. I am glad I found this place. Excellent care , techs and doctors . The Indian doctor I forget her name but she was especially caring . Thanks to these people.
-- James Macdonald
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-- Ella Scott
This is place is really good Heroin detox center. Really professional people especially the doctors and techs . I stayed in this place for 14 days in total but never felt home sick.
-- Deidre Knox
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-- Nicholas Berry
No way to describe the wonders they made to help out my brother, every single soul working there is willing take care of him, the staff, and the facilities are really a gift from heaven stating "there's really a way"... I recommend them with all my heart. And if you are reading this, and really know a person needing this... god bless you for reaching out.
-- Alejandro Barrios
Excellent treatment overall. I really can’t find any negatives except that I wish they were less busy. I really can’t blame them because they are so popular that people want to come here to get clean. Now the positives: Beautiful place, very very nice people and caring. The doctors and nurses are really super caring. Thumbs up to Dr. Vikram Tarugu who took care of my liver issues while I was there
-- John Harris
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