Every day in Miami, FL, residents struggle with drug or alcohol abuse. Whether you are addicted to stimulants, sedatives, or opioids, having a substance use disorder makes life difficult for you, your friends, and your family.
In recent years, opioid abuse in particular has been rising in Miami-Dade County, leading to significant increases in admissions to rehab treatment programs.1 From 2010 to 2013, treatment admissions primarily for heroin in Miami-Dade rose by a substantial 62%.1
For those struggling with certain substance use disorders, a medical detox program can be a great way to jumpstart recovery. Note, however, that detox is not a substitute for formal treatment. Detox is often a medically managed process in which medical staff help mitigate the effects of withdrawal as your body clears itself of the drugs. Not all treatment programs offer detox; you may have to check into a specialized facility first. The following are some of the most common types of treatment programs:
- Inpatient treatment: Patients live at the facility for the duration of the program, receiving 24-hour care and support. This option is more intensive than outpatient and many people benefit from the highly structured environment.
- Outpatient Treatment: Outpatient treatment is typically less expensive than inpatient and works well for those who must continue to go to work or who have substantial support from friends and family. However, these types of programs can vary widely; some require only a few hours of therapy per week while others involve several hours per day. Many outpatient programs focus on group counseling.2
No time is better than the present to begin on your path to recovery. For information on rehab programs in Miami, use our free directory.
- Miami-Dade County. (2017). Miami-Dade County Opioid Addiction Task Force.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition): Types of Treatment.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction.