Florida Prescription Drug Detox
Although prescribed by physicians and effective in treating numerous ailments, prescription drugs like opioids, stimulants, and benzodiazepines each come with their own risks. Each of these medications has a potential for abuse and addiction. As illustrated by the opioid epidemic, prescription painkillers have become a more dangerous and common form of drug abuse in the United States then people realize. Fortunately, our Christian drug rehab offers Florida prescription drug detox to help people who are addicted to drugs like opioids and benzos finally quit and change their lives for the better.
What Are the Symptoms of Prescription Drug Withdrawal?
Detox from prescription drugs is the process of slowly weaning the individual off these substances until their body can safely function without them. During a pill addiction detox, the doses of the drug are slowly reduced until the person no longer experiences withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms refer to the body’s reaction to this sudden reduction in drugs. For instance, a person who’s abused opioids for long periods and is physically dependent on them may begin to experience withdrawal symptoms within hours after their last use.
Drugs like opioids and benzos work to depress the central nervous system (CNS), reducing nerve cell functioning and forcing this system to work harder to keep the body “awake.” When these drugs are suddenly eliminated from the person’s routine, their CNS remains in this keyed-up state of alertness, causing withdrawals.
For someone who’s addicted to stimulants, withdrawal symptoms may be different. While a person withdrawing from depressants or sedatives may experience symptoms associated with increased neural activity, those withdrawing from stimulants like cocaine may experience depression and suicidal thoughts.
Stimulants are designed to stimulate the CNS, and chronic abuse leads to persistently high levels of mood-related chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. So, when it comes time to withdraw from these drugs, the person may experience a sudden drop of these chemicals and a decline in mood.
Additionally, prescription drug withdrawal symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Severe muscle and joint pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Extreme agitation and aggression
- Anxiety and panic
- Suicidal thoughts
- Mood swings and irritability
- Respiratory distress
- Heart palpitations
- Seizures and coma
- Drug cravings
Withdrawal from prescription drugs can quickly become complicated if the person doesn’t receive medical attention. When it comes to detoxing from opioids, for example, withdrawal can be life-threatening without the help of a medical team. Prescription drug detox centers like ours are led by medical staff to ensure that patients are safe and comfortable.
Our Prescription Pill Detox Programs
Not only can our Florida prescription drug detox program reduce the likelihood of complications, it also greatly reduces the risk of relapse during withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms are one of the most common reasons why people are hesitant to get prescription drug addiction treatment.
It’s common for people who are detoxing from opioids, benzos, and stimulants to suddenly relapse just to “cure” their symptoms. As you can imagine, this continuous cycle of relapsing can be detrimental to their overall recovery.
What’s more, relapsing after detox increases the risk of overdose because the person’s body has already become accustomed to a diminished dose of this drug, or not having it at all. Therefore, suddenly using as high a dose as they normally would, can lead to intoxication and a potentially fatal overdose.
Lackluster or an improperly managed prescription pill detox can leave patients in unnecessary physical and psychological distress, which can cause them to feel hesitant about moving forward with residential drug treatment. Patients at our faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center will undergo a medically assisted detox that incorporates 24-hour compassionate system management and medication-assisted treatment to ease the physical challenges of prescription drug detox.
With round-the-clock care and support, the goal of our medically monitored detox for prescription pills is to keep our patients as safe and comfortable as possible, while keeping them positive about their recovery. Additionally, we offer prescription drug detox treatment for substances like opioids, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and more.
If you’re one of the millions of people across the country suffering from prescription drug addiction or painkiller abuse, our Faith in Recovery program can help. In addition to detox, our faith-based drug treatment programs also include substance-specific treatment and Christ-centered therapy programs to help patients heal from addiction physically, mentally, and spiritually.
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