Opioid Rehab for St. Petersburg Residents

Opioid Addiction and Treatment

The abuse of prescription pain killers and illicit opioids such as heroin has reached devastating proportions in the United States. In 2018, as many as 2 million people had opioid use disorder (opioid addiction), according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). If you are trying to quit opioids and are finding it difficult to, then our opioid rehab in South Florida can help you.

Legacy Healing Center has been given the Gold Seal of Approval. We were given this accreditation by the Joint Commission due to our specialized treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. Our opioid rehab for St. Petersburg, FL, residents has everything that you’ll need in terms of treatment and support to help you overcome your opioid use problem.

At Legacy Healing Center, we are acutely aware of how opioid use may be affecting your life negatively. We are aware of the emotional, physical, and social problems that substance use disorder (addiction) can cause you. We will assist you through the clinical and holistic treatment programs that are required to achieve lasting change. 

If you want to stop the use of opioids, then reach out to a representative at Legacy Healing Center today at (888) 534-2295. We are ready to help you go through the profound positive changes that will assist you in reaching long-term sobriety.

Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic in the United States is far reaching. It affects millions of Americans. In 2018, 10.3 million Americans used opioids non-medically in the past 12 months, according to NIDA. The CDC reports that in the opioid epidemic, up to 130 lives are lost on a daily basis as a result of opioid overdose deaths.

In 2017, the number of people that died as a result of opioid abuse or opioid laced drugs accounted for 68 percent of all drug overdose deaths. The number of drug overdose deaths in 2017 was 70,200. 


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Efforts to prevent further loss of life includes initiatives to educate the public on opioid misuse, equipping first responders with life-saving opioid overdose medication, furthering research into opioid addiction, and supporting drug rehabs and addiction treatment programs. 

History of Opioid Addiction

The opioid epidemic can be seen as occurring in three major waves starting in the 1990s. In the 1990s, the use of medical opioids increased as they were advertised and sold as effective pain medications with little to no downsides. It soon became clear that opioid pain relievers were addictive and the risk of abuse was high. The sudden increase in prescription opioid pain relievers led to a substantial increase in overdose rates.

In 2010, the second opioid epidemic wave began. It was caused by a significant increase in heroin overdose. It is believed that with stricter control of opioid prescriptions, people turned to heroin as the drug flooded the streets and become exceedingly cheap.

The third wave of the opioid epidemic was caused by fentanyl entering the market. Fentanyl is a cheap opioid that is extremely powerful. It became a way for unscrupulous drug dealers to boost the potency of their drugs cheaply. Since fentanyl is as much as 50 times more powerful than heroin, the largest increase in opioid-related overdose deaths ensued.  

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How to Detox from Opioids

One of the things that makes stopping opioid use in an addiction difficult are the withdrawal symptoms common with opioid dependence. The symptoms can also be serious, requiring medical attention, if prior medical conditions are present. 

Symptoms common with opioid withdrawal include mental symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and agitation. The majority of symptoms are physical and include symptoms such as yawning, sweating, muscle aches, a runny nose, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. You may also experience nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and increased tearing. 

While these symptoms may lead to relapse when you attempt to detox alone, in our opioid rehab for St. Petersburg residents, you can receive medical assistance through our medically-assisted detox program. This program helps you in three ways: medications reduce symptoms, medical supervision ensures a safe recovery, and staying in our facility during your detox prevents relapse since exposure to drugs is removed. 

Some of the medications that you can expect to be given during detox include clonidine, buprenorphine, and methadone depending on your needs. Over-the-counter medications may also used to treat symptoms such as diarrhea. 

What Opioid Rehab is Like

Our opioid rehab provides you with a medical detox program, but also all of the therapies and holistic treatments that can help you to overcome addiction. 

The behavioral therapies that will be a part of your personalized treatment plan includes treatment models such as process therapy, solution focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivation enhancement therapy. 

These therapies will help to address the underlying issues that may be causing you to abuse opioids. They also serve to improve your overall quality of life, relationships, and motivation. 

Along with behavioral therapy, we will treat you through a holistic approach. Through this approach, we explore areas of your life such as your family dynamics, your work, and co-occurring mental disorders. Through holistic healing programs, your long-term sobriety can be improved. 

Sober-Friendly Attractions near St. Petersburg

Once you’ve completed your luxury rehab program with us, returning home may leave you feeling like there isn’t anything to do. Exploring new activities can help you to strengthen your long-term sobriety. You might enjoy doing outdoor activities such as hiking or sports at Fort De Soto Park. Take in local arts and culture at the Moran Arts Center or the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

If you would like to break an addiction to opioid pain relievers or heroin, then contact Legacy Healing Center today at (888) 534-2295. We are an ideal rehab for people living in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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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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