The country is currently plagued by an epidemic of opioid overdose-related deaths. Opioids are killing people in droves, and those deaths are entirely preventable. If you’re addicted to opioids, it’s not your fault. This powerful group of drugs, which includes street drugs like heroin as well as prescription drugs such as morphine and oxycontin. Our powerful West Palm Beach opioid detox program can help you gain control over your addiction, so you can get back your life.
The term opioid refers to a broad class of drugs, including both legal and street drugs. A generation ago, most opioid abusers used heroin. That’s changed. For most opioid addicts, prescription opioids are the gateway drug. When the prescription runs out or no longer helps the pain, some addicts turn to heroin. Others take multiple opioids or mix opioids with alcohol.
Because many opioid users got their start with prescription opioids, many have underlying health problems, particularly chronic pain. This can make it painful to quit using, and difficult to find the will to even try. The good news is that you are not alone. Millions of Americans have abused opioids, but many have quit.
Don’t try to go it alone. Addiction changes your brain, alters the way your body responds to pain, and makes it nearly impossible to feel normal without drugs. Like any other illness, addiction demands treatment. And if you have a chronic pain or other condition alongside your addiction, treatment should include addressing that condition, too.
One of the classic symptoms of addiction is denial. No one wants to admit they have an addiction. Particularly when you have a valid medical prescription, it can be tough to see your addiction for what it is. While anyone can become addicted to opioids, some people are at a heightened risk
So how can you tell if you’re an addict? The hallmark of addiction is a dependency. While opioids can make the pain more manageable, you shouldn’t feel like you need opioids to feel normal. If you’re using opioids for more than just pain, or if you continue using them once the pain is gone, you’re almost certainly an addict.
Addiction convinces its victims that life isn’t worthwhile without drugs. And in the short-term detox period, that’s exactly how it feels. Many addicts try to quit using, only to experience the pain of detox. This sends them hurtling back to addiction, and serves as a strong deterrent to quitting.
When your brain becomes dependent on opioids, the body reacts violently when you quit using. This is called detox. Detox can be painful and difficult, but it is short-lived. Once it’s over, quitting drugs becomes easier—but certainly not easy. As you navigate detox, you may experience:
Recovery begins with detox, but it doesn’t end there. Most addicts turn to drugs when life is unbearable. That means that effective addiction recovery has to help you regain control over your life, and find a way to deal with difficult emotions. That’s exactly what we offer. We provide therapy, support, life skills training, and much more. This prepares you for a lifetime of sobriety, not just a temporary recovery.
You don’t have to relapse. Recovery does not have to feel impossible or overwhelming. There’s light at the end of this tunnel. Let us help you find hope. Call us today.
Detox is hard. That’s why you need support. Our revolutionary detox program makes the process easier and helps restore your brain to its previous state. This makes it easier to picture a life without addiction—and to actually get to that life!
As the only West Palm Beach provider offering brain restoration, we are your ally in the fight of your life. Our program uses nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) to heal the brain. NAD supports cell function, allowing your cells to recover from addiction. It also promotes the functioning of neurotransmitters, which are brain chemicals associated with motivation, mental health, and clear thinking.
Research has found that people with low NAD levels are more vulnerable to addiction. So our program fights the problem at its source. No more blame. No more shame. Just a chance to fix your brain so yo can fix the problem. Our IV drips also keep your body healthy as you go through detox. While detox is never easy, this makes the process much less painful, improving your chances of a full recovery.