Substance addictions are prevalent in Deerfield Beach, just as they are in other parts of Broward County and the state of Florida.
Opioid use disorder is problematic near Deerfield Beach, where there were nearly 600 opioid prescriptions for every 1,000 residents in 2015.1 Having a prescription does not necessarily denote opioid misuse or abuse, but access to opioid painkillers can increase the risk. In 2016, there were 180 heroin-related deaths in Broward County—more than 9 deaths for every 100,000 residents.1
Heroin and prescription painkiller dependence may be safely treated using medical detox. Medical detox involves the use of medications that help relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, anxiety, muscle cramps, and insomnia.2 Deerfield Beach rehab centers may offer medical detox before beginning your treatment program. During substance abuse treatment you learn valuable skills that help you cope with triggering situations and stressors.
Here’s how a medical detox works:3
- Patients are screened for the presence of drugs in the bloodstream, as well as for co-occurring mental and physical conditions.
- Patients are assisted through drug and alcohol withdrawal with the use of medications until they are no longer physically dependent on the substance.
- Patients transition into continuing care rehab programs following detox.
Rehab programs help patients adjust to healthier, drug-free lifestyles after recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Many types of therapy may be used to teach patients skills for avoiding triggers and relapse.
Use our rehab center directory to search for treatment centers in and near Deerfield Beach. Seeking treatment at drug or alcohol rehab center can help you manage both the physical and mental aspects of addiction and turn your life around.
- University of Florida Health. (2018). Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking System (FROST).
- World Health Organization. (2009). Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management and Treatment of Drug Dependence in Closed Settings. Geneva: WHO.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). Treatment Improvement Protocols: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville, MD: SAMHSA.