Amidst All The Confusion About Opiates, Choosing The Right Florida Detox Center Is Critical To Long Term Recovery

The abuse of opiates is the leading cause of opiate addiction. Millions of people in the United States between the ages of 18-30 abuse or are dependent on these highly addictive substances. They come in the forms of prescription medication and illegal drugs. Abusing these substances can destroy your health, relationships, or career, and reduce your overall quality of life.

Many people who abuse prescription or ‘street drugs’ do so for pleasure or as an ‘escape’ from life’s stressors. They rarely, if ever, stop to think about their effects on physical and mental health, or may be confused about how destructive these drugs really are.

If you, or your loved one, are dependent on opiates, having a clearer understanding of the effects of these drugs on physical, mental, and emotional health may encourage you to seek treatment at a detox center.

Perhaps you tried to end addiction on your own without success. The chance of withdrawing on your own without relapse is rare. Successfully treating opiate addiction involves physical detoxification in combination with psychotherapy. If long-term recovery is your goal, then detoxification is critical.

What are Opiates?

Opiates, different from opioids, are the more natural form of the substance opium which is produced from the opium poppy plant. Heroin, codeine, and morphine are types of opiates commonly abused. These illegal or ‘street drugs’ are highly addictive.

Prescription painkillers are also made from opium. Classified as opioids, they include drugs such as codeine, morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. Prescription opiates have a similar effect on the brain as recreational opiates and are also addictive, even when used as prescribed.

How Opiates Affect the Brain

To clear up any confusion, both prescription and recreational opiates can lead to drug addiction as they affect the brain in a similar manner. In addition to relieving pain, opiates give a rush of pleasure. The brain likes to repeat activities that cause a sense of euphoria. After it experiences opiate-induced pleasure, it wants that feeling again and again leading continuous use and addiction to opiates.

Once the brain becomes accustomed to the drug, you will increasingly need more of it in larger doses to get that ‘high’ or euphoria you crave. An increase in tolerance level is the main cause of drug overdose and death. Long-term use of opiates also changes the way the brain functions. It impairs thinking, adversely changes behavior, and causes poor decision-making.

How Can a Detox Center Help Me Recover from Opiate Addiction?

Whether your addiction stems from misuse, overuse, or abuse of prescription or recreational opiates, a detox center can help you with long-term recovery. Coastal Detox center has helped numerous patients get over opiate addiction using an effective detoxification treatment plan.

Detox from drug addiction is a systematic process of allowing the body to remove the drugs. The patient experiences physical, emotional, and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can last for weeks, even months, depending on the level of addiction.

They include:

• Strong cravings
• Anxiety
• Mood swings
• Irritability
• Nausea or Vomiting
• Large pupils
• Chills
• Diarrhea
• Sleep disturbances

Some post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) can be severe and possibly fatal. They include, seizures, stroke, or severe dehydration. Doing a detox at a treatment center can prevent medical complications or even death during withdrawal. A physician or medical practitioner will tailor a treatment plan to help you taper off opiates to reduce PAWS or fatality. It may include the use of opiate drug withdrawal medication.

What to Expect at a Detox Center

The three steps of detox are evaluation, stabilization, and preparation for entry into treatment.

Evaluation: A health professional will assess you to make an accurate diagnosis and set up a treatment plan. This involves blood tests and a look at your medical, drug, and psychiatric histories. The evaluation process helps to identify the addiction and the level of drug use. It helps determine any underlying medical or mental health conditions that may be co-occurring with drug abuse.

Stabilization: This is the process of withdrawing from the drugs in a safe, drug-free environment. Medication may be used in patients who are chronically addicted to minimize the effects of withdrawal. Once they achieve a “state of balance,” they may begin to recognize that addiction is a problem and be more receptive to recovery.

Preparation for Entry into Treatment: Once stabilized, the patient is now prepared to transition into an inpatient or outpatient recovery program where the focus is on treating underlying mental issues that may contribute to substance abuse.

Finding the Right Florida Detox Center

All detox centers in Florida are not created equal. If you or your loved one are between the ages of 18-30, choosing the right detox center in Florida is critical to long-term recovery. The right detox center will have a safe and supportive environment and a comprehensive approach to helping you safely withdraw from opiates.

At Coastal Detox center, in Stuart, FL, we have an experienced drug detox treatment team. It consists of medical and psychiatric professionals who are trained and certified in drug addiction recovery. They are compassionate and committed and will give you the supervision and emotional support you need to beat drug addiction.

Located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, our state-of-the-art, luxurious facility is the perfect setting to begin your journey to sobriety. Medically-assisted detox, counseling, holistic treatments, and therapies are part of our comprehensive treatment plan. Medical and psychological care and supervision are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can focus on recovery while enjoying a supportive environment, luxurious accommodations, and deliciously chef-prepared meals.

Detox increases the chance of abstaining from drugs after you leave the detox center. Patients who go through both the medically-assisted detox and mental health treatments are far more likely to remain drug-free. Knowing this may be the encouragement you needed to make that first step to sobriety.

You deserve a fresh start. You have what it takes to get over opiate addiction. You deserve to live a happy and healthy life which can begin by simply calling Coastal Detox at 877-978-3125. Most major insurance providers are accepted plus other payment options are available.

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

    Susan C. Avatar
    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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