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Tourism is central to Florida’s economy. A decade ago, however, thousands of people made frequent trips to Florida — not to enjoy its sun, sands or theme parks, but for access to the prescription painkillers and opioids that they got at the shady walk-in clinics that were called pill mills. They dotted neighborhoods everywhere in the state. Coral Springs, in Broward County, was no different, and its local population suffered as a result of the easy access available to addictive drugs. While the pill mills have shut down, opioids and street drug habits continue to hurt the community. In the year 2017, some 630 people died of accidental overdoses in all of Broward County. Fifty of the people who lost their lives were residents of Coral Springs.
Overdoses are usually accidental. They happen because even for experienced users, it can be hard to judge how much of a drug to take without causing the body to shut down. As thousands of people discover with hard experience, quitting a drug habit isn’t something that you do on your own. You need professional medical help.
If you struggle with a substance abuse addiction of any kind, Legacy Healing Center in Coral Springs can help you with proven, evidence-based rehab services.
While detoxification can be difficult and painful, it does eventually complete in about ten days, and leave you free of the regular, daily cravings that are a part of active addiction. Completing detoxification, however, is not the end of addiction. Addiction is a brain disorder that occurs as a result of permanent changes brought about in the brain by repeated, chronic exposure to drugs. Even once the symptoms of physical addiction do leave you post-detoxification, the effects of the brain disorder remain. Cravings can be triggered at any moment by any of a variety of environmental cues. As many as 80 percent of those who complete detoxification, but fail to engage in further therapeutic treatment, relapse and go back to drug use. The idea to keep in mind is that detoxification is not enough. You need the whole treatment package that rehab encompasses. You can only get it at a professional rehab like Legacy Healing Center, Cocoa Beach.
People who try detoxification on their own tend to have a simple plan – they quit cold turkey and hope that they are spared too much suffering. Medical detox, however, is about helping you in every way medical science can manage. Your cravings are addressed with drugs like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, your blood pressure instabilities are stabilized with beta-blockers, pain is addressed with nonaddictive painkillers, and for depression, you have staff trained in compassion and empathy to give you a boost. If you’ve been involved in substance abuse for a while, your health is likely to have suffered. In such a case, you are usually put through a gentle detoxification cycle to help your body cope. All of this, however, is only the beginning.
Once detox completes, you are freed of the cycle of cravings and consumption that marks active addiction. It’s important to understand, however, that your rehab is only partially complete at this point. You still need to address the mental disorder that is addiction.
In rehab, expert therapists engage you to learn about the presence of possible mental disorders such as anxiety, depression or schizophrenia and decide on a course of treatment for them. Mental disorders are often a significant contributor to addictive behavior. Therapists also engage you in therapy to discover the possibility that you suffer from self-destructive thought patterns that make you seek refuge in substance abuse.
At Legacy Healing Center in Coral Springs 30-Day drug rehab, you have access to a wide range of addiction experts with years of experience treating the brain disease that is addiction.
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Legacy really changed my life for the better. I was down and out, my life in shambles and didn’t know what to do. Legacy showed me there was a light at the end of the tunnel and gave me the tools to get there. The staff at this facility are genuine and truly care and it shows.
Kaleb was well on his way to being another death sta-tistic victim to Heroin addiction. God led us to Legacy Healing Center. They treated him with love and respect. Showing true concern and patience. Kaleb is a life saved. He is thriving and making positive life choices. His potential is unlimited!
Wonderful staff, the treatment program was excellent. They really treat you like family here and genuinely care about you. The 4 months I’ve spent here have been great, I’ve learned a lot about myself and ways to cope with my struggles.
I’ve been to a few treatment centers and this one is by far the best from the living quarters to the clinical and therapeutic experience. 5/5 would recommend. They continue to reach out and stay in contact.
Legacy Healing Center saved my life. The entire staff focuses on every individual as a separate case. No one is left behind. I wouldn’t be here without the staff at Legacy.
Honestly, it’s not what you imagine when thinking “detox.” Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.
When you are a residential patient with an inpatient treatment plan, you attend intensive therapy, often for several hours a day. Therapy is fundamental to gaining the ability to avoid relapse. While the kind of therapeutic intervention offered varies from one patient to the next, in general, it includes the following.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a one-on-one treatment offered in the presence of an expert therapist. You begin with self-analysis to help identify when you first began substance abuse, and why you went overboard. The therapist helps you uncover unfavorable psychological states such as loneliness or social awkwardness, emotional volatility or hopelessness, that are often at the bottom of a tendency to seek out drugs.
Once the precise causes of your transition to substance abuse are uncovered, you receive cognitive-behavioral therapy to help re-form your psychological state. In therapy learn to work productively to address your loneliness, social awkwardness, your mood instabilities, or the difficulty that you experience feeling hopeful. You also learn about how your environment is able to trigger cravings in your mind to push you to return to drug use, and how you can avoid them.
Family therapy: Substance abuse habits directly affect those who are addicted. There are those that it affects in an indirect way, as well, however. Some studies indicate that the addiction of every person, on average, indirectly affects eight other friends or family members who are connected to them. Addiction can often damage these relationships, even as they play a role in helping a person addicted to finding their way out. In family therapy, therapists bring the patient together with the people that they are close to, and help repair these relationships. When they are strengthened and healed, these relationships can provide powerful support to the recovery attempt.
Group therapy: Often, some of the greatest ways to heal from addiction are to be found in the support and camaraderie of fellow addiction survivors. Group therapy places a number of patients at rehab together to help them bond, and share stories of survival, success, and failure. Participants come away with deep, real-world ideas of how addiction and recovery work, of how hard they need to try, and how success, while it takes time, does come to those who are patient. There is nothing that gives as much hope as relationships with real survivors.
Inpatient rehab can take 30, 60, or 90 days, depending on the depth of the addiction that a patient experiences, and its complexity. Complex, long-running addictions usually take 90 days in rehab to correct. At the end of rehab, you come away with a thorough understanding of how addiction affects the brain, how you can avoid triggering relapses, and what you can do to stay sober for
Inpatient drug rehab at Legacy Healing Center isn’t simply about getting people to quit drugs for a while. Rather, it is about helping people put their lives back together with the latest in addiction science and human compassion. It is about helping people live fulfilling lives in the long term. Legacy offers holistic treatment to help make this happen.
Coral Springs is home to an amazing range of culinary and entertainment experiences. The Blue Moon Seafood and Chophouse claims to offer the best shellfish, scallops, fish, and lobster in the city, and the crowd often seems to agree. For simpler pleasures, the Cherry Smash ice cream parlor and LaSpada’s Original Hoagies make for hearty meals. The Sportsplex at Coral Springs Street, with an aquatic center, a tennis court, and ice-skating rinks, offers great opportunities for physical activity, and the Coral Springs Center for the Arts is a great way to spend some time watching young talent in staged plays.