Opiates are a group of drugs that are used for treating pain, a derivative of Opium which comes from the Poppy Plant. They are known by many names including opiates, opioids, and narcotics. Common generic names of Opiate drugs include but are not limited to: Codeine; Vicodin, Hycodan (hydrocodone); MS Contin Kadian (morphine); Oxycontin, Percoset (oxycodone); Dilaudid (hydromorphone); and Duragesic (fentanyl).
Most who began using Opiates did so under a Doctor’s prescription to treat pain, just as millions of others have over the years. These medications are highly addictive, if not taken according to the prescription and over too long of a time period, they can lead to a serious dependency. When used for pain relief many patients will develop a tolerance to the medication, requiring increased doses to see the desired effects. This can often lead to prescription drug abuse, resulting in an addiction that could cause the patient to begin obsessively thinking about getting more opiates and in some cases engage in illegal activities such as double doctoring.
Drug abuse often seek out opiate drugs as they produce a sense of wellbeing or euphoria that can be addictive to some people. A tolerance to the euphoric effect of opiates develops fast. Unfortunately people often overdose by mistake because they are trying to get a higher high and take too much, some die as a result of cardiac or respiratory arrest. Thankfully for those found soon enough, opiate overdose can be reversed in hospital with intravenous naltrexone.
Opiate withdrawal can often be uncomfortable, even painful at times. When abusing opiates in combination with other drugs (such as alcohol or benzos), withdrawal can even be life threatening.
Common symptoms of Opiate withdrawal include: Low energy, Irritability, Anxiety, Agitation, Insomnia; Runny nose, Teary eyes; Hot and cold sweats, Goose bumps; Yawning; Muscle aches and pains; and Abdominal cramping, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea. These symptoms of opiate withdrawal can last as little as one week, well into several months. Once the initial symptoms of withdrawal have passed it is common to experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms, which are less severe but last longer.
Many people try to quit Opiates cold turkey. However they quickly return to the drug in search of relief from uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. This is why it is important to seek out professional help with withdrawing from Opiate drugs.
Detox of South Florida offers the treatment you need to overcome your addiction to Opiates. Our team of professional, experienced and compassionate staff will support you and offer you the care needed to get through one of the most difficult points in your life. With a medical detox program you can be gradually weaned off the opiate medication, drastically reducing the discomfort of withdrawal and allowing you to focus on getting to the root cause of your addiction. If you or a loved one are suffering from Opiate Addiction, contact Detox of South Florida to begin your life saving journey.
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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.
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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
I feel emotional when I write this review for detox of south Florida . They made me realize that I have a life which is a gift from God. I basically wasted so many years drinking my life away . They are a bunch of good kind hearted people. God bless them
-- 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
If I have to say in one word- Very kind people with typical southern hospitality. I had severe withdrawals from heroin for the first night but the detox medications kept me comfortable. Keep up the good work Detox of south Florida.
-- 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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