Opioid Addiction Treatment & Rehab in Florida
The opioid epidemic in the United States has drastically worsened since the turn of the millennium. More people than ever are abusing opioids, turning opioid addiction into a national emergency that has affected the lives of millions. Over 115 Americans die each day from overdosing on opioids, and has become one of the leading causes of death in America.
Although it may seem like it to so many, overcoming an addiction to opioids is not impossible. Footprints Beachside Recovery specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction, and we work relentlessly to help you restore your life and ensure you heal in a dignified way.
Our holistic approach includes a multi-disciplinary method that focuses on physical withdrawals, overcoming the mental obsession and therapies used to return the brain to normal functioning.
What are Opioids?
Opioids are a class of synthetic drugs that bind to opioid receptors in the brain and body, which produce morphine-like effects. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, diminishing the effects of a painful stimulus. Because of this, they are commonly prescribed by medical doctors for pain relief. Some common types of prescription opioids, or “painkillers,” include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), codeine, morphine and fentanyl.
Prescription opioids have a great potential for misuse. Even when used as instructed by a doctor, the use of prescription opioids can cause dependence in a short amount of time. This can lead to the individual abusing the opioids to fight off the effects of withdrawal, which greatly increases the risk of addiction. Painkillers are also often abused recreationally for their euphoric effects, which can also quickly lead to dependence and addiction.
What about Opiates?
Opiates, such as heroin, are the natural drugs derived from the opium poppy. Heroin is extremely powerful and also commonly abused. Heroin can be injected, snorted or smoked, all of which deliver the drug to the brain very rapidly and cause the user to experience intense feelings of euphoria almost immediately. The quick onset of heroin’s effects and the extreme rush it produces makes heroin a highly addictive drug.
Users can quickly develop a tolerance, causing them to need higher and more frequent doses of heroin, which can lead to overdose and death. Repeated heroin use can also affect decision-making abilities, such as the ability to regulate behavior and responses to stressful situations.
Painkiller & Heroin Addiction Treatment at Footprints Beachside Recovery
Footprints Beachside Recovery combines traditional, evidence-based treatment with a holistic approach, focusing on the mind, body and spirit. After receiving a comprehensive health and physical exam from our medical doctor, each client is assigned their own individual therapist who works with the client to design their own individualized treatment plan.
Your addiction recovery plan can consist of a number of different programs and practices, including:
• Partial Hospitalization
• Out Patient & Intensive Out Patient
• Family Addiction Therapy
• Individual Therapy
• Trauma Informed Care
• Education on relapse prevention strategies
• Yoga and Meditation on the beach
• Massage Therapy
• Expressive Arts Therapy
Begin Your Recovery from Opioid Addiction Today
Located on the beautiful beaches of St. Petersburg, our Florida recovery center has the tools necessary to help you or your loved one overcome opioid addiction. Learn more about our prescription drug treatment today.
Our professional and caring staff is ready to help you or your loved one overcome opioid addiction.