Boca Raton, Florida is located in Palm Beach County—a part of the state that has experienced the negative effects of the opioid crisis. From January to October 2016, there were 4,855 overdoses across the county and 305 opioid-related deaths.1
If you are struggling with a substance addiction, the best thing to do is get help. When you are ready there are many options available. Many treatment programs start with detox. During a medical detox your body will clear itself of any remaining substances while you are kept as safe and comfortable as possible. After you feel stable, you will transition into a treatment program. There are two main types of treatment programs, including:
- Inpatient: These programs require that you live on-site where you receive your treatment (at a clinic, hospital, or treatment center). These programs offer 24-hour monitoring, so if you have a more severe or longstanding addiction, this may be the option for you.
- Outpatient: Outpatient programs are designed so that you can come receive treatment services during the day and return to your home after. Your weekly schedule may include meeting at the outpatient center for group therapy, to see a counselor, or visit with your doctor to refill your prescription. These programs tend to be a good fit for people who have a stable home environment and a relatively less severe addiction.
If you struggle with drug or alcohol abuse, it may be time to seriously consider getting help. If the thought of coping with life challenges without substances scares you, don’t worry. You are not alone. And education is a core component of rehab. You will learn about the effects of drugs, why you experience cravings, and most importantly, how to avoid falling into a cycle of addiction after leaving rehab.
Take one day at a time. Nothing happens overnight. As you begin to learn more about yourself and develop greater self-awareness you may be surprised at the amount of internal transformation that takes place. Get started today by searching through our directory for a rehab center that fits your needs.
- Florida Behavioral Health Association. (2017). Florida’s Opioid Crisis: Ten People A Day Die This Way.