We specialize in holistic drug detox treatments.

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Drug use can have severe side effects on your health, not to mention, affect relationships with both friends and family, but you don’t have to be a statistic. If you or your loved one has a problem, visiting a residential Florida drug detox center should be the first step. Fill out the form to the right or call to learn more about the program offered at First Step.

We are a smaller, intimate residential Florida facility with only 16 beds, but a high rate of success. Individual attention is a high priority, which drastically improves your chances of a successful treatment. Private rooms are available, and all rooms are equipped with televisions, and there is a communal area for socializing.

SAMHSA carried out a study in 2013, where they discovered that 9.4% of Americans aged 12 years or older used an illegal substance within a month. This was an increase from 8.2% usage according to a survey carried out in 2002. Also, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the number of death from prescription substances was double in 2014.

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Drug Addiction and how it Develops
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A variety of factors could lead to dependency and addiction, resulting in the need to find a treatment center near me. Some of the factors involved include:

Genetics- Research shows that genetics account for up to 60% of one’s likelihood of addiction. This means that some people who have a history of mental illnesses in their families may be at a higher risk of developing an addiction.

Peer Influence- Most young people start experimenting in a social setting. The idea of wanting to fit in and feel good leads teens into addiction. Most young people believe that they can control their level of use, but are surprised at how quick dependency and addiction develops over a short period.

Drug addiction is a problem that needs treatment. Visit First Step and let our experienced team of professionals help you overcome this addiction.

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Process and Methods Used in a Medical Drug Detox

Detoxification is the initial step in a comprehensive rehabilitation program that provides the tools needed for recovery. It not only aids the patient in becoming abstinent from substances, but it also prevents serious or unpleasant consequences that may arise as a result of an abrupt cessation of use.

When you eliminate toxins from your body, the main focus is to provide stabilization, both physically and physiologically. After stabilization, the goal shifts to support and monitoring the user’s vital signs as the body rids itself of the toxic substance. The National Institute on Drug Abuse also reports that treatment involves the management of withdrawal symptoms that result when a user ceases to use the substance.

At First Step, we believe in taking a natural and holistic approach to healing. Our medical staff is always there to provide assistance and supervise addiction withdrawal as you go through treatment.

Methods of Drug Detoxification

People might have various options depending on the drug. The appropriate type of treatment is dependent on the ddosage taken at the time the patient starts, use of other drugs, and the frequency of use. The typical approaches include:

Long-term medicated 

This type of treatment is used for the use of opioids such as prescription painkillers and heroin. For example, medical professionals may decide to administer a combination of Suboxone and Buprenorphine to stop the patient from experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. With this, the dosage is lowered until they are free.

Short-term medicated 

A short-term medical treatment plan involves putting the patient on certain medications for a limited time. These are meant to ease discomfort the patient gets as a result of withdrawal symptoms. For example, an alcohol user may be given benzodiazepines to prevent delirium and seizures.

While some users may try the cold turkey way of quitting, this is not recommended. According to SAMHSA, an abrupt cessation puts you at a higher chance of relapse. Also, tolerance levels vary during this period, and this could put the user at a risk of fatal overdose.

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Benefits of a Professional Drug Detoxification Program

A drug addiction treatment program can provide numerous benefits when you want to detoxify from drugs. Some of the benefits of enrolling in a professional program include:

  • The right support network

Our center provides a support network of psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors who are there to help with emotional needs. This increases your chances of recovery.

  • Safe environment

You are in a safe environment at First Step. At home, it’s easy to get tempted or for certain factors to trigger drug use.

  • Round the clock medical supervision

You may not have access to medical supervision at home, and this could lead to a relapse. Rest assured that you have access to medical staff that can take care of any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms you may experience during the treatment.

If you’d like to learn more about our treatments or to enroll a loved one, call First Step 24/7 at 1-877-389-1135.

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Drug Detox Withdrawal Timeline

While you may wish to know how long the withdrawal symptoms will last, it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact timeline as each person responds differently. Certain factors may also affect one’s recovery. They include:

  • Medical history
  • Age
  • Length of addiction
  • Frequency of use
  • Type being used

Here is a basic detox withdrawal timeline:

Benzos: When using benzos, the timeline can vary between users. Symptoms can last for a few days to months depending on the level of abuse, frequency of usage, and previous health or mental disorders. Psychological symptoms can last for months, especially for long-term users.

Heroin: With heroin, you’re likely to experience withdrawal symptoms as soon as six hours after the last use. After the first 48 hours, you’re likely to experience painful withdrawal symptoms, which could last up to a week.

Opiates: With opiates, symptoms may occur within the first 12-24 hours since the last use. These symptoms may become severe between the first and the third day. After 72 hours, the symptoms improve.

Cocaine: Symptoms can run their course between one to two weeks.

Why Choose First Step For Treatment?

The best way to overcome addiction, be it a stimulant, alcohol, or prescription medications would be to consult the professionals at First Step in West Palm Beach, FL.

Detox at First Step prepares you for the next steps in your recovery. We provide medical treatment that allows drug users with an addiction to carefully and safely get the substances out of their systems with minimal risk and the least amount of discomfort.

Our qualified and trained staff is available to provide assistance and closely monitor your vital signs to help you on the road to recovery. We pride ourselves in taking care of our patients’ emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing.

If you would like to find out more about our Florida drug detox program do not hesitate to get in touch with First Step today at 1-877-389-1135.