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Prescription Drug Detox in Florida

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

It proves difficult to decide to stop abusing drugs, let alone find help doing it. In fact, many people who don’t get professional help just give up. Consequently, prescription drug abuse can be as deadly as any other type. Our prescription drug detox in Florida gives people the best chance for success. Thus, with this in mind, a person can not only get off prescription drugs. In fact, they can also stay sober after detox. Nevertheless, we offer a safe place to detox from prescription drugs. 

What is a Prescription Drug Detox in Florida?

When someone develops an addiction to prescription drugs, they need professional help. Fortunately, prescription drug detox in Florida provides them with needed assistance. In fact, recovery cannot take place without going through detox first.

Detox, thus, allows the toxic build-up of prescription drugs to exit the person’s body. Finally, after detox, a person’s mind is no longer clouded by drugs. The detox process usually happens in a residential facility. Hence, allowing the person to be under 24/7 care. Any medical needs that result from the detox process can be met.

In addition, psychological needs can be met, too. Additionally, this can include medications to ease withdrawal symptoms. Then, a plan for the next step in treatment can be set up. After detox, most people enter an inpatient or outpatient program next.

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Types of Prescription Drugs Commonly Abused

There are several types of prescription drugs. Many come at the risk of developing an addiction. 

Some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs include:

Amphetamines: They are used to treat conditions like ADHD and sleep disorders. Common brands include Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine.      

Barbiturates: These are used to treat conditions like anxiety, sleep problems, and seizures. Common brands include Butisol and Amytal.

Benzodiazepines: Part of the sedative family, these help with anxiety and sleep problems. Common brand names include Valium, Xanax, and Ativan. 

Opioids and Painkillers: These medications are mainly used to treat pain. Common brand names include Vicodin, Lortab, and Oxycontin. 

Sleep medications: These meds are used to treat sleep disorders, such as insomnia. Popular brand names include Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata.

Prescription Drug Addiction Signs + Symptoms

When someone develops an addiction to prescription drugs, signs and symptoms start to occur. Prescription drug detox in Florida can help people recognize the signs. We then offer help in overcoming them. Common physical addiction symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Change in heart rate 
  • Higher or lower blood pressure
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Increase or decreased appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Change in energy levels
  • Cravings for the drug when not using it
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug
  • Increasing the dosage to get the same effects

Many people also experience psychological signs and symptoms of addiction. Consequently, these can include anxiety, depression, moodiness, and paranoia. As well, they may engage in doctor shopping. This involves visiting many doctors in order to get multiple prescriptions for drugs.

Prescription drug detox withdrawal symptoms being treated in Florida

Prescription Drug Detox + Withdrawal Timeline

How long prescription drug detox and withdrawal symptoms last varies per person. It depends on things like the length and severity of the addiction. In addition, the type of drug that has been abused can factor in. General timelines may happen as follows:

Amphetamines Withdrawal symptoms usually start within 1 day of the last dosage. They peak around day 4, then end between 10 to 14 days.

Barbiturates – Withdrawal symptoms commonly start around 8 to 12 hours after the last dosage. The symptoms peak around day 4. Then, they usually end after 7 to 10 days. 

Benzodiazepines – Withdrawal symptoms usually start from several hours to one day after the last dosage. The peak period is around 4 days. Then, they generally end after 10 to 14 days. 

Opioids: Opioid withdrawal symptoms can start within just a few hours of the last dosage. They peak around days 2 to 4. They then end after about 8 to 10 days. 

Pain killers – Withdrawal symptoms typically begin after a few hours from the last dosage. They peak around the third to fourth day. Lastly, they end around day 8 to 10.

Sleep medications – Withdrawal symptoms start within 1 to 3 days of the last dosage. Moreover, they peak around day 7. Then, they end after about 2 weeks. 

Prescription drug detox in Florida programs can help identify withdrawal symptoms. Subsequently, they can assist in predicting when they have hit their peak period. Additionally, they can offer medical assistance. Lastly, this helps reduce and eliminate some of the symptoms.

What Happens During Prescription Drug Detox in Florida?

Detox provides the vital first step in becoming sober; because of that, it’s important to pick a proven detox program. When a person first comes to us, we provide a detailed assessment. We take into account the specifics of their addiction. Secondly, we assess each person’s physical and mental health. This helps us finalize the right plan for everyone. 

We provide an overview of what to expect during the detox process; as a result, the person can feel more at ease. Once detox begins, withdrawal symptoms often occur. These can include physical ones, as well as psychological ones.

In addition, our caring team will provide any needed medical support. Finally, they can reduce and even stop withdrawal symptoms. Because the process becomes more comfortable, the person becomes more likely to complete detox. Besides care during detox, we also help people plan their next move.

Continued treatment helps keep people sober. What is more, people prove more likely to seek more help if it’s already set up ahead of time. We discuss the person’s progress and future needs with them. With this in mind, they can decide where to go when they complete our program.

Begin Prescription Drug Detox in Florida

Prescription drugs can offer relief from pain and other symptoms. They can help many people in the short run and also over the long haul. In contrast, they can also result in addiction. The Retreat of Broward offers a program for prescription drug detox in Florida. 

As a result of attending our program, people are more likely to finish detox. Contact us today and let us show you the way out of addiction through our detox, group and individual therapy programs. Make us your next step to becoming healthy again.

Some of the Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Opiates

Benzodiazepines

Stimulants

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