We have a serious problem in our country. It is an addiction, and not many people like to talk about it. Those who are addicted may be too embarrassed or ashamed to try and seek help or talk to somebody. Then there is always denial, that they are not addicted and can stop any time they want. There is a misconception that addicts, whether the addiction is alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication, are easy to spot. They do not show up for work or are falling down or showing tell-tale signs of addiction. The truth is, you cannot always tell by a person’s actions or whether or not they are struggling because some can function just like normal and you would never know. Everything catches up with you sooner or later though because one way or the other it will affect some aspect of your life, whether it is your finances, your family, your job, or your health.
There is no shame in getting help and in fact, it may be harder to do it on your own because of what happens when you stop which is withdrawal. If you or your loved one are taking that step to quit either drugs, alcohol or prescription medications (namely painkillers), your body will go into withdrawal when you do, and that prevents many people from stopping. It’s hard to do it by yourself, and there are risks involved when going through a detox that you may not be aware of. Did you know that a risk of alcohol withdrawal is seizures?
When you or your loved one makes that decision that they need to stop the alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications you want to be somewhere that you will feel comfortable, that they will treat you with dignity and understanding, but most importantly you want to be somewhere where they have the knowledge and experience to keep you safe through your detoxification.
Once you have safely gone through the detoxification, you will need the tools in order to avoid the pattern of abuse and develop skills to help you in the future when you are back to your daily routine.
In fact, there are treatment facilities that do not even offer detox services. The detoxification is, unfortunately, the first thing that needs to happen so you can rid your body of whatever substance and with all the side effects that you can experience from it, why not choose a facility that is experienced with detoxing and withdrawal so you can be assured of the safest and most comfortable detoxification that is possible for you.
Detox of South Florida is a great example of a facility that is comfortable and safe to help you through your journey. They have experience in all different kinds of substance abuse such as alcohol, opiates, oxycodone, methadone, and benzodiazepines. They understand the worries people have regarding withdrawal and therefore are a great support system. They treat you like a person who has their own individual needs and concerns and works with the clients individually, not lumped together like a cookie-cutter philosophy as everyone has their own personalities and their own problems and fears. Many people do not reach out for help because they are ashamed or embarrassed and the last thing you want in a treatment facility is to be somewhere where you feel uncomfortable. Detox of South Florida treats you with dignity and gives their clients the personal attention they need to reach their goals. Most importantly, for those that have put off getting help because of the fear of withdrawal, they make the detoxification process as comfortable as possible for you. They have a high success rate and was voted 2016’s #1 Florida Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center.
Of course, the first step is up to the individual. They need to make the call. It is easier to make the call, however, when you feel confident and comfortable in where you are calling and you can trust that you will be getting the best care possible and not have to worry about the withdrawal process because they will help you through it and know you will be treated with dignity and compassion, and once you are healthy they will give you the counseling and programs needed to be sure that you will be successful in the future with your recovery.