Addiction is a devastating condition that impacts the lives of millions of Americans. Residents of Palm Bay are not immune to the immediate dangers and long-term consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.
The drug overdose rate in Florida increased by about 46% from 2015 to 2016.1 In general, opioid overdoses are the primary contributor to all drug overdose deaths in Florida and throughout the United States.1 Furthermore, alprazolam (Xanax) caused somewhere between 10 and 14.99 deaths per 100,000 people in Brevard county in 2016, the same range as oxycodone (OxyContin) deaths that year.2
If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, help is available. Treatment options are available to assist in the recovery process, but finding the best support for your needs requires an understanding of the types of care available.
For instance, if you’re addicted to alcohol or sedatives, like alprazolam, medical detox can be a beneficial and safe option for you before beginning rehab. This is because withdrawal symptoms associated with abruptly quitting alcohol or sedatives can be dangerous, due to seizures. Medical detox can provide medications and supportive medical care necessary to prevent complications. Although opioid withdrawal isn’t inherently life-threatening, it can be extremely distressing so many opioid-addicted individuals also choose to enroll in a medical detox program.
Once you complete detox, you’ll want to transition into a comprehensive addiction treatment program, where you will address the underlying issues that led you to abuse substances in the first place. The two main treatment settings include inpatient and outpatient, but there are many different types of programs within these settings. For example, inpatient programs, which provide 24-hour care, may have a holistic philosophy, meaning they focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit together. Holistic interventions may include yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. Other inpatient options include luxury, which provide you with upscale amenities and services, and executive, which provides working professionals with access to high-speed internet and phones to continue working.
Outpatient programs, which provide you with the flexibility to live at home while in recovery, typically range in intensity from several hours of treatment per day to a couple hours per week. More intensive options include partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient, while standard outpatient tends to be less demanding.
Deciding which type of treatment is best for you requires the help of a professional. Make an appointment with your doctor to receive a thorough evaluation of your substance abuse, mental health, physical health, and more. They will use this information to refer you to an appropriate level of treatment for your specific situation. If your addiction is severe or you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, chances are they will refer you to inpatient rehab.
Once you know what type of treatment setting you’re looking for, you can search through our directory for Palm Bay rehab programs that you may be interested in if you’d like to remain close to home. Additionally, you can easily broaden your search if you would prefer to travel for treatment.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Drug Overdose Death Data.
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (2017). Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition).