Opioid Addiction Treatment & Rehab in Florida
The opioid epidemic in the United States has drastically worsened since the turn of the millennium. Many more people are abusing opioids, turning opioid addiction into a national emergency that has affected the lives of millions. Over 115 Americans die each day from an overdose on opioids. The opioid epidemic has become a leading cause of death in America.
Although it may seem like it to so many, overcoming an addiction to opioids is not impossible. Footprints’ 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. Opioids reduce the intensity of pain signals that reach the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, diminishing the effects of a painful stimulus. Opioids are commonly prescribed by medical doctors for pain relief due to these effects. 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. The use of prescription opioids can cause dependence in a short amount of time, even when used as instructed by a doctor. 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 quickly leads to addiction and dependence.
What about Opiates?
Opiates, such as heroin, are the natural drugs derived from the opium poppy. Heroin is commonly abused and very powerful. Heroin can be injected, snorted or smoked, all of which delivers the drug to the brain very rapidly and cause the user to experience intense feelings of euphoria almost immediately. The quick 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.
Footprints Beachside Recovery Painkiller & Heroin Addiction Treatment
Footprints Beachside Recovery in Treasure Island, Florida 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 personalized treatment plan.
Your addiction recovery plan can consist of a number of different programs and practices, including:
• Partial Hospitalization
• Outpatient & Intensive Outpatient
• Family Addiction Therapy
• Individual Therapy
• Trauma Informed Care
• Education on relapse prevention strategies
• Yoga and Meditation on the beach
• Massage Therapy
• Expressive Arts Therapy
Start Recovering 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.