Opioid Rehab for Boynton Beach Residents

Opioid Rehab for Boynton Beach Residents

Perception pain relievers and the illicit opioid, heroin, are drugs that a person can become heavily addicted to. What may start as a way to treat severe pain can turn into a substance addiction if the pills are misused, and may even lead to a heroin addiction if prescriptions can no longer be found. Once an addiction to opioids becomes too difficult to beat, then the help of our opioid rehab in South Florida can provide the key evidence-based treatments that can stop an addiction in its tracks.

The road to recovery from an opioid addiction can be complex, with a potential for future opioid abuse if relapse prevention strategies are not properly adhered to, but a lasting recovery is possible with the help of clinical treatment such as at our opioid rehab.

In our rehab program, you will be surrounded by a supportive community, a therapeutic environment, and undergo treatment that can be the catalyst to the type of significant changes that are needed to break both the physical dependence to opioids, and to alter thinking and behavior to improve a person’s quality of life. Ultimately, a rehab offers you a place to heal from substance abuse and a place to create a new way of life that is devoid of drug abuse.


Opioid Epidemic

The economic burden that the opioid crisis has placed on the country amounts to $78.5 billion a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Further statistics that have come from the CDC include the daily loss of life as people overdose on opioids, which is averaged at 130 lives a day in the United States.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an average of 25 percent of the patients that are prescribed opioid pain relievers will end up abusing them. Of all the people who take opioids, an estimated 8 to 12 percent will also develop an addiction to it.

Another alarming statistic in the opioid epidemic is that 80 percent of people who abuse heroin say that they initial started their opioid abuse through prescription opioids. Of all the people who abuse prescription opioids, as many as 6 percent will transition to heroin abuse when getting heroin becomes easier or cheaper than getting more prescription opioids.

Opioid overdose is up by as much as 54 percent in 16 states, and the Midwestern region of the country had an increase of 70 percent in opioid overdose from 2016 to 2017.

History of Opioid Addiction

So, how did we get to this point in the opioid epidemic? The problems began in the late 1990s when pharmaceutical companies began to market their opioid pain relievers as safe medication for pain without any risk of addiction. The sale of prescription pain relievers soon became widespread as the public wanted access to powerful pain relievers and doctors were prescribing them in large amounts.

When it became clear that opioid pain relievers were in fact dangerous and carried the same risks of addiction as heroin due to an increase in opioid misuse and overdose deaths, stricter control led to a rapid increase in heroin abuse and overdose.

Finally, with the introduction of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl that were far more powerful than conventional opioids, opioid overdose rates skyrocketed. Fentanyl started to be added to other drugs such as heroin by drug dealers who were looking for a way to cheapy produce a greater high. Along with fentanyl being added to heroin, the substance was also added to other drugs such as counterfeit opioids and cocaine, resulting in a major loss of life due to opioid overdose.

The problem with fentanyl is that it is being added to other drugs without the knowledge of the user, and even when the user is aware of the drug’s presence, its potency is so much higher than any other opioid on the market that it can easily lead to overdose as people take far more than they are used.


How to Detox from Opioids

A detox from opioid addiction can be very difficult to do alone once a physical reliance on the substance has set in. The body becomes so reliant on the effects of the drug that its own production of “feel good” chemicals becomes entirely diminished, and in severe cases, may stop entirely. This results in an extremely unpleasant reaction when a person tries to stop.

The symptoms of opioid withdrawal are often described as “intense flu-like symptoms” with cravings that are difficult to ignore. When a person attempts to quit alone without a medical detox, they may relapse and risk overdose due to their lowered tolerance.

However, at our opioid rehab we can provide our patients with medications that can drastically reduce the symptoms of withdrawal and the intense cravings that they experience when trying to quit opioid abuse. Such a program can make a significant difference in the successful completion of a detox.

What Opioid Rehab is Like

At Legacy Healing Center’s opioid rehab you can expect to be a part of a supportive and compassionate environment. Through our personalized treatment plans, an ideal combination of treatment programs, holistic healing methods, and clinical behavioral therapy can help to establish behaviors and thinking that is conducive to a drug-free lifestyle, and the motivation to make the changes in one’s life to avoid opioid abuse.

The combined 150 years of addiction treatment experience that our practitioners have together with our whole-patient approach to treatment can help you or a loved one escape from the grasp of addiction.

Sober-Friendly Attractions near Boynton Beach

You can enjoy many of the popular, sober-friendly attractions that the beautiful Palm Beach County has to offer. Local beaches include favorites such as Oceanfront Park Beach, Ocean Ridge Hammock Park, and the Ocean Inlet Park. Savor the fine dining establishments at restaurants such as Chris’ Taverna, Bonefish Grill, and Prime Catch.

While an addiction to opioids may be difficult to beat alone, at our accredited opioid rehab you can find the professional care that can make the reality of a drug-free, happy life possible. Contact us today to help get the care needed (888) 534-2295.

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