Opioid Rehab

Opioid Epidemic

When you think of the word “epidemic”, what comes to your mind? More than likely, the first thing that pops into your head is the image of a mass amount of people being sick as a result of infectious disease and you probably do not associate the word with addiction.  

Unfortunately, over recent years, there has been a noticeable upswing in people who suffer from opioid addiction which is now referred to as an “opioid epidemic”. The professionals at the Legacy Healing Center are well-versed in the horrible consequences of struggling with this type of addiction. We commit ourselves to work personally with each patient and guide them on their road to recovery.  

History of Opioid Addiction

You may be surprised to learn that opioids have been in existence in some way, shape, or form since ancient times. Opium first came to the United States in the 1770s and over the course of the next 100 years became known as a way to relieve pain. The drug was actually used on thousands of Civil War soldiers on both sides of the battle as a way to reduce pain while their injuries were treated on the battlefield. Unbeknownst to doctors of that time, physicians inadvertently sent home numerous soldiers with an addiction to opioids.  

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As more information developed regarding the addictive nature of opioids, doctors became more hesitant to prescribe them in the 1970s. However, by the 1980s and 1990s, the restrictions on doctors began to decrease and the uptick in addiction began again. Today, there are numerous people all over the country that pass away as a result of an opioid overdose either from obtaining the drug from their doctor or on the street.  

How to Detox from Opioids

Many people mistakenly believe that it is easy to detox from opioids and they opt to try to undergo the process by themselves. The reality is that this is an extremely dangerous approach to take. Detox from opioids, other drugs, and even alcohol should never be done unless you are under the care of a trained medical provider.  

The withdrawal side effects as a result of opioid detox can be severe and, in some cases, potentially deadly which makes it increasingly important that you never try to detox by yourself.  

What Opioid Rehab is Like?

It’s important to remember that during your time at our treatment facility, your mental, physical and spiritual well-being are our leading concern. One of the main focuses of your day will be taking part in different forms of therapy. Examples include group therapy, individual therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy when needed. You and your counselor will meet regularly to plan out your day accounting for your recovery goals.  

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How Long Does Rehab Last?

There are a few aspects that should factor into your stay at our luxury rehab facility. First and foremost, it’s important to think about the severity and the length of your addiction. If you have been struggling with long-term addiction, it would benefit you to take part in our inpatient 90-day program. This helps you to break the cycle of addiction and really focus on your recovery. If you cannot take part in a 90-day program, we also offer inpatient programs that range between 30 and 60 days.  

We do understand, however, that many of our patients may have other responsibilities that they need to see to while they are receiving treatment. Patients in this position would benefit from our outpatient program. Similar to our inpatient program, this form of treatment can last anywhere between 30 and 90 days. While you are enrolled, you will come to our facility at designated times and days to receive care.  

Sober Friendly Attractions Near Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida is home to a great variety of sober friendly activities. While we always encourage our patients that are returning home to spend time finding meetings in and around the Gainesville area, we also suggest that they visit some of the great sites and attractions in this bustling city. Here are some of our top suggestions.  


Florida Museum of Natural History

One of the most popular venues to visit in Gainesville is the Florida Museum of Natural History. The museum is open seven days a week and is home to an incredible mix of permanent and temporary exhibits. The design of the museum is set up in a way where it appeals to every member of your family which makes it an ideal place for a fun family outing.  

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida 32611.  


Loblolly Woods Nature Park

There is no shortage of outdoor venues in Gainesville. If you enjoy long walks through a beautiful green forest, you may want to consider a trip to the Loblolly Woods Nature Park. The park spans 159 acres with a variety of winding hiking and biking trails.  

3315 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32607.  


Cofrin Nature Park

Cofrin Nature Park is another excellent example of a place that can help you clear your head after a long day. The park is pet-friendly and has a handful of hiking trails as well as a covered picnic area. Are you bringing the kids with you? Be sure to let them play on the fun playground.  

4810 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32605.  


With years of experience in the industry, the Legacy Healing Center team understands the struggles and chaos that is associated with an addiction to opioids. We take the time to learn more about you and your story all while helping you down your road to recovery. The first step on this journey is to reach out to one of our intake specialists. He or she will walk you through the specific details of what you can expect during your time at the Legacy Healing Center and answer any of your questions.  

Please give us a call today at (888) 534-2295. We look forward to hearing from you.  


Legacy Healing Center testimonials

What Our Alumni Has to Say

Absolutely beautiful! Staff is so caring and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone who is struggling and looking to heal. This is the place for you!

Jacqueline C.

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.

Avi S.

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