The abuse of opioids is steeply on the rise in the United States. The US Drug Enforcement Administration considers these as scheduled narcotics, typically in Class I, II or III.
300 million prescriptions are written for opioids every year as heroin, morphine or pain relievers, and more than 2 million people abuse or overuse the drug.
Using opioids for more than 3 weeks triggers physiological and psychological dependence. If you have tried stopping it without any success, you need to admit it to a near one before it sets back your life. This is the time you need medical supervision and an opioid detox program to regain your productive self.
We, at Detox of South Florida, can offer you the best opioid detox in Florida to treat your opioid addiction. Our trained medical staff with their expertise and years of experience will handle your opioid withdrawal symptoms and help you regain your life of vitality.
Treatment and withdrawal from opioids are always possible, but like withdrawal from any other substance, it might be hard and involves risks.
The withdrawal process can be broadly divided into 2 categories:
Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms may range from mild to severe based on the patient’s level of dependency on the opioid drug used.
Mild withdrawal symptoms include muscle cramps, agitation, insomnia, anxiety, excessive sweating, hypertension or mild fever. These usually start within 6-12 hours and last for 1-2 days for short-acting opiates.
The severe symptoms include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps, depression, nasal discharge, decreased appetite, goose bumps or shivering. These are at their peak within 72 hours and might last a week. This period is also marked by drug cravings from time to time.
Major opiate withdrawal symptoms peak between 48-72 hours. This is a critical period where without proper medical care, the patient might have dehydration leading to seizures or convulsion. The inpatient treatment program is almost always suggested for this reason.
We at Detox of South Florida make separate assessments of every individual patient before opiate withdrawal treatment. This includes a substance use history, psychiatric evaluation and history, mental status examination, medical history & physical examination, laboratory testing and level of care determination. Opioid-dependent women are tested for pregnancy (with a negative result) before supervised withdrawal. The detox is followed by counseling, family & individual therapy, and meetings with support groups that help you maintain sobriety.
Addiction to opioids is not uncommon. Detox of South Florida has treated many people suffering from this addiction, and we have a special team of medical support here for you to supervise the whole opiate detox, treatment, and rehab so that you don’t have to struggle with it alone.
It is never too late, call us today to eliminate opiate abuse from your life.
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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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