Opiate addicts must suffer through withdrawal before recovery from the addiction can begin. Withdrawals can last for weeks. With symptoms ranging from muscle aches, flu like symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, chills, sweats, and even convulsions, the addict can often suffer miserably. To prevent unnecessary suffering Detox of South Florida has expertly trained staff to assist the addict throughout the withdrawal also called detox period. The longer the addict suffers, the more likely they are to relapse. In an attempt to relieve the suffering the addict often returns to their drug of choice. The concept of rapid detox is to put the patient under anesthesia and initiate detox with the administration of a narcotic antagonist, reducing the suffering from weeks to essentially none.
The idea behind rapid detox is to have the person sleep through withdrawal, bringing the addict from full blown addiction to a point to where he can begin the recovery process. However, some people are under the false belief that once the rapid detox is complete, the person is cured of the opiate addiction. If the underlying cause of the addiction isn’t addressed, relapse is a distinct possibility. The withdrawal process is taxing on the body. This is intensified when the person goes under anesthesia. Withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia and appetite irregularities last far longer than the acute symptoms, which are avoided with rapid detox.
The high cost of rapid detox puts the procedure beyond the resources of most addicts. At an estimated cost of $15,000.00 per treatment, its an expensive procedure. Always call your rehab center to see if your insurance covers these types of procedures. For most of these people, addiction to prescription pills is the issue causing the need for detox. The belief they can go to detox on Friday and return to work on Monday, cured of the addiction, drives these people to rapid detox. Getting a person drug free is one thing, keeping them drug free is different all together. Follow up treatment, called rehab should be available to get to the root of the addiction.
The safety of rapid detox is debatable. According to H.Wesley Clark Director of Substance Abuse at the Health and Human Services Department, some studies show it’s safe but others say it’s not. However, the stress of rapid detox cannot be overlooked. One treatment center reported six deaths out of 2350 treatments. Federal officials view this as un- acceptable. With conflicting opinions on the safety of rapid detox, it’s left up to the addict to research and make an informed decision on whether to seek this treatment or not.
The concept of rapid detox is viable. Until more research and results are examined it will remain controversial. The traditional method of opiate detox, while safer, takes around thirty days or longer. It can also require years of attending support groups. The cost of traditional treatment averages out to be about the same as rapid detox. However, due to the idea of being completely drug free in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional treatment, rapid detox will continue to be popular.
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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.
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.
We strive to give each of our clients a positive and meaningful experience as we journey with them towards recovery. Read personal reviews from patients whose lives have changed after successfully graduating from our treatment program.Call Us (863) 623-4923
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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