What to Expect at Our Florida Drug Detox

No one sets out to be addicted to drugs. While great strides have been made in the treatment of addiction, there is still much misunderstanding and stigma attached to it. This can create a barrier to getting help when you really need it. Some people don’t realize that they can get help from a drug detox, or they are too embarrassed or afraid to ask for help.

If you or someone you love is struggling with drugs, it is important to know that you are not alone and that addiction is a treatable illness that can be overcome with support, understanding and professional help.

Getting Help For A Drug Problem

If you are in the Stuart, Florida area and are seeking help for a drug problem, a drug detox provides a solution. Here are some signs that a drug detox may be for you:

  • drug-addiction-detoxYou are experiencing cravings for drugs that don’t go away.
  • When you don’t use drugs for a period of time, you become physically ill, or you experience anxiety, depression or agitation.
  • Your drug use is interfering with your ability to go to work, or maintain other responsibilities.
  • You are experiencing physical consequences to using drugs. Your health is deteriorating.
  • You need to take more of the drug, or take the drug more often to get the desired effects.
  • You are experiencing financial problems as a result of drug use.
  • You have tried to quit but you can’t seem to, you keep returning to drug use.
  • Family members have come to you with concerns about your drug use.
  • You have lost interest in life, or in activities you used to enjoy.

If you find that drug use is controlling your life, a Stuart Florida drug detox can help you get better and get your life back on track. A drug detox allows you lose your dependence on substances so that you can get a fresh start, free from the day to day struggle of drug addiction.

What Is A Drug Detox?

When you use drugs on a regular basis, substances build up in your system and affect your body and mind. Certain drugs also produce a physical dependence, such as opiates and benzodiazepines (such as Xanax and Valium). In order to recover from addiction to drugs, it is important to detoxify your body from these substances.

A drug detox helps you do that in a safe, comfortable way. In the old days, people had to go through detox and withdrawal on their own, which was not only unpleasant, but in many cases unsafe. The other alternative was to go to a hospital.  Unfortunately, hospital staff may not be trained to handle the unique needs of a person with an addiction, and likely won’t understand what you are going through.

A drug detox center is there to help you detox from drugs in a medically supervised setting that is welcoming, compassionate and committed to helping you feel better. Going to drug detox ensures that you will be safe while detoxing from drugs, and also get the emotional support you need throughout the process.

What To Expect At Our Florida Detox for Drug Abuse

When you enter drug detox Stuart Florida, you will complete a brief intake procedure. During this process,  you will discuss your drug history, complete a medical history and assessment, and discuss any other needs or concerns you have. A specialized detox plan will be created for you based on your individual needs.

sober woman riding her bike on florida beachOn your first day, you will be introduced to the program and staff and shown to your accommodations. You will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the grounds and amenities and get settled in.

When a person stops using drugs, they may experience physical withdrawal symptoms. If appropriate, you may be prescribed medication to assist you with the process and to help minimize unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Medical staff will be on hand to make sure you are comfortable and to check your progress.

During this time, you will rest, receive support and treatments designed to help you progress through detox. Depending on how you are feeling, you may participate in therapeutic activities, walk the grounds, eat a healthy meal or relax in a serene outdoor setting.

It is common at the start of detox to feel unsure and experience some anxiety or even misgivings about your choice to enter a drug detox center. This is perfectly normal. Experienced, compassionate staff are always on-hand and available to offer support, reassurance and counseling to help you get through this time.

Sail Through Detox

If you are ready to stop letting drugs control your life, now is the time to make a change. Coastal Detox can help. Our state-of-the-art, luxurious facility located on Florida’s “Treasure Coast” is the perfect setting to begin your fresh start. Enjoy luxurious accommodations and delicious, chef-prepared meals.

Coastal Detox accepts most major insurance providers, and you also have the option to self-pay. Call us with any questions or concerns about insurance coverage for drug detox or payment options.

At Coastal Detox you will experience an unparalleled level of care that includes medically-assisted detox, counseling, holistic treatments and therapies and 24-7 medical care and supervision. Don’t wait for things to get worse, contact Coastal Detox today.


Content Reviewed by Jacklyn Steward

Jacklyn StewardJacklyn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an EMDR trained trauma therapy specialist with over 6 years of experience in the field of addiction. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.