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While some opioids are legally prescribed, others are found on the street, and no matter the type of opioid, they are all highly addictive, even when used as specified. At Legacy Healing Center in South Florida, we are committed to fighting the opioid epidemic to help those struggling with the help they need.
The opioid epidemic has been impacting families and communities in waves for decades, making it a leading cause for injury-related death in the United States. With nearly 70,000 Americans killed in 2018 from opioid-related overdoses, the importance of proper treatment programs is extremely vital.
Opioid addiction is a terrifying, severe experience that does not discriminate, causing families to suffer and become divided. In general, loved ones of opioid addicts will do what they can to keep their loved ones out of harm, and this often includes contacting a treatment center.
When families, or individuals, contact Legacy Healing Center in South Florida, we will work with you every step of the way to ensure the transition to treatment results in a smooth process. We know coming to grips with opioids can present challenges, but once this step passes, we can put clients on the right path. At Legacy Healing Center, we offer premier behavioral therapies with skilled staff that will work with our clients and their families every step of the way.
Between 1999 and 2018, the opioid epidemic damaged families across the U.S. through abuse and death from illicit opioids. According to the CDC, the first significant wave of overdose deaths from opioids began in the early 1990s and continued until 1999. During this time, nearly 90% of the pain medications prescribed to non-cancerous patients were opioid medications.
In 2010, a second wave began putting a focus on heroin and the abuse of other illicit opioids. This rise in overdose tended to stem from the inability of individuals to renew their prescriptions to opioids.
A third wave began with a significant increase in overdose deaths directly related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl in 2013. After the recent rise, the CDC decided to issue a set of guidelines that regulated the medical community and their prescribing of opioid pain killers.
Between 2017 and 2018, overdose deaths decreased by 4%, but it was still four times higher than in 1999. In 2018 alone, nearly 70% of drug-related deaths were caused by opioids.
At Legacy Healing Center, we understand the severity of opioid addiction. We are here to educate our clients and work tirelessly to ensure they can heal and overcome their addiction.
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!
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.
Clients who enter our treatment programs will first be evaluated and then begin their medical detox. This process is always supervised by medical professionals and often accompanied by medications to ease the pain of withdrawal. At Legacy Healing Center, we do everything possible to make sure our clients are comfortable and safe.
After clients begin detox, they will start to feel withdrawal symptoms within 24 hours of the substance’s last use, which increases in intensity for 48 to 72 hours. After the 72-hour mark, these symptoms will generally subside but can still be felt for up to a week after entering detox. Some common withdrawal symptoms that can occur during detox include:
Not every detox experience is alike, and numerous factors play a role in the length and severity of withdrawal symptoms felt. These factors are:
Legacy Healing Center provides luxury rehab programs focusing on healing the individual as a whole, including the mind and body. Our centers include inpatient therapy, where clients live on-site for the recommended length of time (30 days or beyond). The food is prepared on-site with healthy ingredients to ensure that our clients are being nourished with foods that can help them heal.
We cater our treatment programs to every client based on their initial evaluation and evaluations moving forward. Our individualized treatment plans may include some of the following treatments or therapies:
We prepare our clients to understand how to live a sober life free of dangerous behaviors and harmful environments. We are ready to help if you are willing to change.
After returning to Philadelphia once your rehabilitation is completed at Legacy Healing Center in South Florida, it is essential to know of sober friendly attractions nearby to enjoy with friends and family after completing treatment.
Philadelphia is a great city full of history, life, and beautiful sites, making it easy to come up with many attractions for sober living. Here is a list of activities that you can do with friends of family around Philadelphia while maintaining sobriety:
BlueCross River Rink – An outdoor roller-skating rink in the summertime and an ice skating rink in the wintertime. This site at 101 South Christopher Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia, PA boasts adult and child-friendly activities, and a winter lodge fits over 200 people serving hot chocolate.
Independence National Historical Park – If you were born in Philadelphia or are just visiting a trip to the Independence National Historical Park covers 20 city blocks filled with museums, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
Philadelphia’s Magic Garden – Located at 1020 South Street in Philadelphia, the Magic Gardens are a funky folk art venue with large scale mosaic galleries, a sculpture garden, a maze, a mini-museum, and educational programs.
North Bowl – This well-known retro-chic bowling alley located at 909 North Second Street in Northern Liberties features 17 lanes to players. There is an outdoor garden with games as well as pinball machines and an arcade inside.
The Franklin Institute – This lively, friendly-family science museum at 222 North 20th Street holds daytime and nighttime activities, pleasing everyone. During the day, you can visit interactive exhibits and displays as well as the planetarium. They also offer the Franklin Institution Science After Hours that is for adults only with themes and events providing the “best geeky fun.”
Keystone Mini-Golf & Arcade – This family-friendly establishment is located at 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave. in Kensington and is fun for all ages and can be a great place to celebrate a birthday, go on a date or have a game night with friends.
Legacy Healing Center is here to help you, or a loved one, work through any insecurities related to rehabilitation programs and make sure they get the help that they need. Call today to speak to a representative on their 100% confidential line at (888) 534-2295.