5 Things About Opiate Detox Florida Newcomers Discover in Residential Treatment

Opioid addiction is approaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. and it shows no sign of abating; drug overdose causes more accidental deaths in the U.S. than any other factor. Newcomers to residential opiate detox in Florida may not realize that according to current estimates, costs related to drug, tobacco and alcohol addiction approach $100 billion annually. These costs include health care expense, lost productivity at work, and crime.

One reason for the increase in opioid addiction is the prevalence of the drug. Most people associate it with heroin, but opiates are present in many other drugs, including:

  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone
  • Oxycontin
  • Fentanyl
  • Tramadol

Current estimates indicate that more than 2 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opiates, so using a prescription drug doesn’t mean that you won’t become addicted. Using less than you need can certainly help prevent addiction but it also defeats the purpose of using a painkiller.

How Do Opioids Work?

In response to pain, your body produces natural painkillers. Your body has opioid receptors that bind with the natural opioids in your body to alleviate your pain. These natural analgesics in your body interrupt the pain messages sent by your central nervous system so that your pain subsides but an influx of opioids, such as in addiction, can negate the beneficial effects of your body’s natural painkillers.

Do All Opioids Work The Same?

Different opioids work differently in the body, which partially contributes to the rise in opioid addiction in the U.S. Some painkillers are more potent, some are effective for longer, some are more effective for severe pain, others are better for mild pain. Pain is a necessary component of the body – without it, you could be severely damaged and be unaware of the fact. The pain from a small cut, however, is insignificant compared to the pain from a ruptured disk in your spine, hence the need for the different types of painkillers.

Man-made opioids are much stronger than those released by your body. When you take synthetic painkillers, your body’s natural opioids may not be released because your receptors are already flooded with the substance. Some types of opioids won’t provide additional pain relief if the dosage is increased, others will. The type of opioid used will depend on the degree and severity of the pain.

Do I Need Help With The Addiction Or The Recovery?

Although the addiction may generate physiological issues such as lethargy and constipation, it’s the symptoms of withdrawal that need to be addressed in a detox facility. Depending on the severity and duration of the addiction, withdrawal can be painful and occasionally lethal if not properly supervised and treated. Recovery will help you get over the addiction and it will supervise your withdrawal so that it’s safe and effective.

If you’re addicted to opioids, it’s crucial that you not attempt recovery on your own. The body can have serious reactions to the withdrawal process and you need professionals who are trained to recognize the harmful symptoms of withdrawal and who know how to treat them.

Why Do I Feel Ashamed Of My Addiction?

Addiction can occur to anyone, it’s not something to be ashamed of. You’re taking the first steps for treatment and that’s the most important factor. Untreated, addiction can wreck or end your life. Seeking treatment for your opioid addiction can prolong your life, help restore your relationships, and help you regain your self-esteem and self-confidence.

The prevalence of prescription painkillers have contributed to the rise of the current opioid addiction epidemic. Addiction can happen before you’re aware of anything but the desire to eliminate your pain. Unfortunately, opioids provide a pleasurable sensation in addition to eliminating your pain, so you can become addicted before you’re aware of it. Many who are addicted to opioids didn’t start with black-market substances so don’t castigate yourself if you are in need of a detox program.

How Do I Keep From Having A Relapse?

In our friendly and relaxed detox centers, you’ll meet many others who are experiencing the same issues that you are. You’ll find support groups and individuals that will help you alter your habits so that you’re less likely to relapse. There are alternatives to painkillers and you’ll learn new ways to help you cope with pain when you’ve had an accident, surgery, or experienced another event that precipitates physical pain.

Drug addiction has three facets. It is a:
-Chronic disease
-Primary disease
-Relapsing disease

In our residential detox program, you’ll learn how to cope with all three facets of this insidious disease that can destroy your health as well as your relationships and family life. We want to help you recover and life a long, healthy, and happy life.

If You’re Addicted To Opioids

Call our friendly and compassionate center  and let us help you get started on the road to recovery from your opioid addiction. We can help you regain your life and family and regain the self-confidence to find a job. Addiction can destroy your self-confidence and your self-esteem and we can help with that.

Each recovery program is unique to the individual because each addiction is unique to the individual. When you call us, we’ll ask you some brief questions and set an appointment time for you to come to our facility. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and provide you with the best treatment regimen we can. We have an excellent track record of helping individuals overcome their opiate addiction and get their life back, free of pharmaceutical interference. We can help you find the pleasure that comes from a life well lived rather than one dominated by opioid addiction.

If you’re ready to regain control of your life, we can help you. Call us now at 877-978-3125. We have counselors available to help you 24/7 so whenever you’re ready to call, we’re ready to help you.

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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