Addiction to opiates can feel like a prison you can’t break free from. Some people remain in this prison for years, unable to quit using and lead the normal life they crave. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. An opiate detox center in Stuart, Florida can free you from opiate addiction once and for all.

Opiate Addiction

Opiates have long been used for their effective pain-relieving qualities. Drugs such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone and more are used to relieve severe and moderate pain every day, and while this is a good thing in many cases, it has also created a huge problem.

opiate-addiction-detoxOpiate drugs are highly addictive. In addition to their pain-relieving mechanism, they also impart a feeling of euphoria and well-being to the user. This “high” can produce a psychological addiction that is very powerful. Also, opiates produce physical dependence. This dependence triggers unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when a user goes too long without taking the drug.

Heroin addiction has been an ongoing problem in the United States since the mid-1800’s. More recently, opiate addiction has reached epidemic proportions as a result of pain medications, such as Vicodin, Oxycontin and Fentanyl. These powerful prescription drugs have taken opiate addiction to a new level, with over 2.4 million people currently abusing these drugs.

The problem has gotten so bad that steps have been taken to make prescription medications more difficult to obtain and abuse. This has not curbed the problem, however, and these efforts have brought about a resurgence in the use of heroin, as prescription drug users turn to it when they cannot afford or obtain prescription drugs.

How Do You Know When You Need An Opiate Detox in Florida?

Opiate addiction is said to be one of the most difficult to overcome. Without help, this is certainly true. Too often, people aren’t aware of the support that is out there for those with this addiction. An opiate detox center can help.

If you have an opiate addiction, you don’t need to try and beat it on your own. Attempting an opiate detox without support is setting yourself up for failure, and making things more unpleasant than they need to be.

Opiate detox done in a professional, caring environment can make all the difference.

But how do you know when you need help? For people who use prescription opiate medications prescribed for pain, it isn’t always obvious when you have crossed the line into addiction and abuse.

Most of the time, you know there is a problem when you begin to get sick after you haven’t used opiates for a period of time. Withdrawal symptoms can start as soon as 6 to 8 hours after your last use. Developing a tolerance is another common sign. Tolerance and dependence go hand in hand. You know you have become tolerant to a drug when it takes more of the drug to get the desired effect, or when you have to take the drug more often.

Opiate addiction can negatively affect your personal life, your professional life and your health. Every time you use, you run the very real risk of overdose. If you inject opiates, you put yourself and others at risk for HIV and Hep C.

The abuse of opiate drugs brings other issues, too. If you are addicted to opiates, you may withdraw from family and friends, causing turmoil in your relationships. You may experience difficulty maintaining your family responsibilities. You may have trouble at work, and a growing habit may create financial troubles. If using opiates is interfering with your normal, daily life, an opiate detox center in Stuart, FL can help you.

Getting Help From A Florida Opiate Detox 

You don’t have to continue living with opiate addiction. If you are ready to be free, contact recovery-from-opiate-addictionCoastal Detox Center. Our program allows you to sail through Detox while enjoying luxury
surroundings, chef-prepared meals and a variety of therapies and treatments including massage and chiropractic care.

Our state-of-the-art 12,500-foot facility features a pool, beautiful, landscaped grounds and top-notch facilities and amenities to ensure that you will be comfortable during your stay. Our staff of medical professionals will see to it that you are given the very best in care while you detox from opiates with the help of medication, when appropriate.

What To Expect At An Opiate Detox in Florida

Once you arrive at detox, you will complete an intake procedure. You will spend a little time talking about your history with substances, your health, and medical background and any specific needs you may have.

You will be paired with a counselor who will work with you to develop an individual treatment plan. This will be a general guide to your treatment for the duration of your stay. You will get an opportunity to explore the grounds and facilities and be shown to your room. During your stay, you will receive medical supervision and plenty of support while you heal and rest.

Let Coastal Detox Help You

If you are ready to sail through detox, call Coastal Detox today for a confidential consultation. Enjoy luxurious surroundings, delicious meals and therapies that nurture your mind and body while you detox and begin the process of recovery.

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.