Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About Our Sunrise, West Palm Beach, and Port St Lucie Outpatient Opiate Detox Centers
If you have been struggling with heroin and opiate addiction, there are many questions you may need answered. Below you can find our responses to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the detox process and South Florida Detox Center.
When does drug use really become a problem?
Perhaps using a certain drug began with pain medication for an injury or surgery or as occasional recreational use. Over time, the frequency and doses increased and you found yourself using opiates daily. Now, you might become irritated or angry if you miss a dose. Your family and friends have made comments to you about your use and instead of addressing the issues, you decided to conceal your activities. You may even feel guilty and have tried to stop on your own but were unsuccessful. If any of these situations sound familiar, your opiate, prescription drug or other chemical dependency may have become a problem.
Why are additional addiction services necessary?
Physical detoxification is only one of the steps in a process towards a healthy, addiction-free life. We can help ease the discomfort associated with the physical withdrawal symptoms and provide medical guidance throughout the detox process, but there are many facets involved with any dependency. We want to ensure the highest chance for prolonged success. That is done by helping you find the resources needed to address the triggers that may have led to the dependency, as well as learning new coping techniques to reduce the risk of relapse. We know that chemical addiction is a physical dependency, but it is not exclusively a physical dependency. All areas need to be confronted for a complete recovery.
What is the treatment process at South Florida Detox?
Before you receive any treatment, you must undergo an addiction assessment with one of our detox-certified physicians. Treatment is designed to fit your individual needs. All of our programs are outpatient so you can have minimal interruption to your normal routine. Depending on the services needed, you can expect to be under our care any amount of time ranging from a few weeks to several months. After the initial daylong detox, there may be follow-up visits and assessments to ensure you remain focused on your goals.
What is Suboxone™ and is it addictive?
Suboxone™ was introduced in the United States in 2003 for the treatment of opiate addition. It is similar to opiates to the extent that it can ease the severe withdrawal symptoms, but does not fully bind to receptors to produce the euphoria. Under our supervision and care, Suboxone™ is used during the first 24-48 hours of your detox process to relieve any discomfort. After the initial dose, you may taper off the medication on an individualized timeline. Our main goal is to help you become chemical-free, when used correctly addiction to Suboxone™ should not be an issue.
Why choose South Florida Detox?
Our doctors have more than 10 years of experience with the detoxification process. We are kind and compassionate professionals committed to helping you define and achieve your recovery goals. We create an individual plan, customized with your needs in mind, to reduce the stress and discomfort of the withdrawal process. Our program is discreet and confidential; you can receive the help you need with minimal disruption to your life.
Contact us at our location nearest you.
- Palm Beach (561) 337-6842
- Broward (954) 533-6568
- Treasure Coast (772) 595-6399
Why Choose Us?
- Conveniently Located
- Practicing Detox Over 12 Years
- Most Compassionate Care
- Cost Effective Treatments
- Priceless Results
- Invested in Your Well-Being