Detox in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County and South Florida

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What is detox?

Detox is short for detoxification. The removal of toxins. toxins are poisons. They cause sickness and death. It is a process of safely cleaning toxins out of the human body. Therefore, it is a process which restores health and protects life.

What is an opioid?

An opioid can be a dangerous toxin. Opioids are also drugs. Heroin is an opioid. Many strong pain pills and meds are opioids. Methadone, Fentanyl, Percocet, Oxycodone, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone, Opana, Oxymorphone, Vicodin, Hydrocodone are some of the common opioid pain pill names. So, these drugs, misused, are deadly poisons.

What is Opioid Dependence and Addiction?

There are two types of dependence. Psychological and physical. So, the key to success is addressing both.

Why do you need Detox?

Physical sickness must be prevented. The patient should be able to continue with work. Daily activities should not be interrupted by sickness caused from stopping the opioid drug. Also, obsessive thoughts need to be addressed. Relapse, or going back to drugs again, must be prevented. Hence, detox from opioids must help with all of these issues to be successful.

How does detox work?

Opioid detox is a three step process. First, a doctor prescribes special medicine. This medicine will help to prevent the sickness of opioid withdrawal. And, it will help to prevent dangerous cravings or thoughts of taking more opioid drugs. Second, you will get private therapy to address the psychological issues. You will learn about Identifying and avoiding triggers. Third, group therapy is discussed and recommended. A change of lifestyle involves giving up old friends. You will make new friends who support a new clean way of life. So, you will learn to enjoy life without drugs.