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Withdrawal is an inevitable part of combating addiction. Not by coincidence, it is also one of the biggest hurdles to overcome on a journey to recovery. After all, the whole experience can vary from difficult to borderline excruciating. But, does it have to be so? Absolutely not! That’s precisely why medical detox Florida programs exist. You or your loved one can go through this, often considered the most difficult ordeal safely and efficiently. At Archstone’s rehab Lantana Florida center we offer a serene environment, compassionate supervision of medical experts, and contemporary detox methods to help a person get a jump start to lifelong wellness.

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Patient safety is the #1 priority throughout our Florida medical detox program.

Recovery Starts at Archstone Behavioral Health

At Archstone, we are committed to removing fear from the detox process. We understand the profound difficulty of detoxing, and we are committed to making sure our patients are as comfortable as possible. Withdrawal without medication-assisted treatment can cause seizures, disorientation, dehydration, depression, and thoughts of suicide. Medications that have been approved by the FDA are given as needed in order to reduce the likelihood of serious complications. If your daily life has become unmanageable due to physical or psychological dependence on alcohol or drugs, contact Archstone by calling 561.631.9478.

Withdrawal is dangerous – We Make it Safe

While every psychoactive substance causes different withdrawal symptoms, withdrawing without supervision and assistance can put you at risk of relapse or even death. Alcohol withdrawal can cause delirium tremens. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause life-threatening seizures.

A medical detox center in Lantana, FL, can administer medications that reduce the severity of your symptoms. They also monitor your health to ensure you remain safe during the detox process.

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With the help of Archstone’s medical detox Florida program, beating addiction is only a matter of will.

We offer the following programs at Archstone:

What is Medical Detox?

The human body has an innate ability to expunge toxic substances from it. This process is known as “detoxification”, “detoxication”, or “detox” for short. However, in some cases, this ability is vastly hindered. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a prime example.

With drugs or alcohol addiction, the amount of harmful chemicals entering an organism is way above its limits. Put simply, a body cannot manage to cleanse them in a timely manner. Needless to say, this can cause a whole host of complications, some of which can be life-threatening. This is where medical detox Florida programs come in.

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Clinicians’ expertise and compassionate care can turn withdrawal into a much more pleasant experience.

The Benefits of Medical Detox Programs

Medical Detox (a.k.a. Medically Assisted Detox) refers to a process of helping a person through the withdrawal phase. Often, this is done through a detox inpatient Florida treatment that combines:

  • Constant supervision and assistance of trained personnel;
  • Using FDA-approved medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms;
  • A safe environment within a rehab center.

The union of said factors makes the entire experience far more bearable. Most importantly, it makes it safer – which is the main focus of Florida medical detox programs. And, we must add, not by coincidence.

Vigilant supervision is what makes medical detox Florida strategies safe

During addiction, drugs and alcohol interfere with people’s ability to make rational and logical decisions. This often causes people to engage in risky and dangerous behavior that they otherwise would never consider. As a person’s tolerance begins to build, more and more of a particular substance is required. This can lead to financial woe and relationship strife. Addiction can also prevent people from working and supporting their families, increasing depression and mental health problems.

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Professional supervision ensures detox goes smoothly.

An inpatient detox center offers medical supervision during the withdrawal process. Certain substances (e.g., alcohol and opioids) can cause severe symptoms like seizures and high blood pressure during certain stages of withdrawal. The list of dangers associated with detoxing without medical supervision leads many people to consider entering an inpatient detox center.

The benefits of constant supervision are easy to see. Having a whole contingent of trained medical personnel ready to act and help in a blink of an eye ensures that withdrawal goes as smoothly as humanly possible. However, the benefits of having them by your side do not stop there.

Customized treatment during Florida medical detox ensures every patient’s needs are met

Addiction hits every person in a different way. Drugs used, circumstances, social relations, world views – these are all factors that dictate how the disease will manifest. However, that also means not everyone will endure withdrawal in the same way. Therefore, it is virtually impossible to devise a one-size-fits-all treatment.

Fortunately, there’s no reason to do that. Florida medical detox center’s personnel will closely monitor a patient, and react appropriately to the current situation. And that includes everything from compassionate talk to adjusting medications on the fly. As such, every individual can expect a treatment that fits their needs. Which, of course, leads to better results.

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Safe space improves recovery rate

The influence of the environment plays a significant role in developing and deepening addiction. But, the opposite is true, too. Having a safe, serene space is imperative, both during withdrawal and recovery. And our medical detox Florida center reflects this ideology. It is purposely created to allow the person to dedicate themselves to getting better. Since there are no outside influences or, rather, distractions, an individual can focus solely on healing. As such, the chances of recovery are vastly increased, since everything is subject to that one goal.

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Serene space at Archstone works wonders for patients’ mental health.

When is medical detox necessary?

Some argue that there are confirmed cases of people going through withdrawal on their own. And that would mean detox programs are, by default, unnecessary. However, this is somewhat skewered and, above all, an incomplete viewpoint. It is true that people managed to detox at home, without professional help. But, the whole truth is that there are many more cases of people trying and failing in that endeavor, repeatedly.

Now, withdrawal symptoms aren’t always severe. Even so, they are never pleasant. Furthermore, the process itself is almost never risk-free. As such, it is safe to say that withdrawal is NOT something a person should go through alone or without help. Therefore, while medical detox isn’t strictly “necessary” in the case of mild addiction, it is definitely the best way to kickstart recovery.

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No one should go through withdrawal alone.

However, with heavy addiction, the situation is extremely volatile. In this case, the body is so used to the drug, that it can no longer function normally without it. This means that withdrawal can cause a lot of damage and even lead to death. Therefore, here, medical detox Florida is the only safe way to go through the ordeal.

Does medical detox treat addiction?

Many people think of medical detox as an addiction treatment. However, this is a common misconception. Medical detox serves to rid the body of harmful substances. Only when that is achieved, a person can move on to various therapies that comprise addiction treatment, such as:

Therefore, while detox is not treatment, it is an essential and necessary start to it.

How long does medical detox in Florida take?

Same as with addiction, each individual reacts differently to medical detox. As such, it is impossible to pinpoint the timeframe needed for the program to take effect. Now, if we were to “ballpark it”, the average duration of detox is around two weeks. However, bear in mind that this is an incredibly rough estimate. For some, it may take a few days. But, for others, it can take a few weeks or longer.

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Detox is a delicate and gradual process. As such, it should never be rushed.

This is because the severity of withdrawal symptoms isn’t the only factor during detox. There are many more that impact the length of the program. Some of them are:

  • Type of substance used;
  • The intensity of use;
  • Co-occurring disorders.

As it stands, all of these factors impact the person’s overall physical and psych health. These are issues that must be dealt with, to ensure the lasting effectiveness of detox. This process cannot and should not be rushed in any way. After all, what are a few days compared to a lifetime of well-being?

Types of Addiction

The two most common types of chemically addictive substances are stimulants and depressants. Both of these types of drugs affect the central nervous system. Stimulants create energizing effects while depressants slow your breathing and heart rate. Mixing multiple substances can significantly increase your risk of experiencing an overdose or other drug-related health issues.

The following drugs frequently lead to psychical dependency:

  • Alcohol;
  • Opiates, including fentanyl, heroin, OxyContin, and Vicodin;
  • Benzodiazepines (as Xanax and Klonopin);
  • Tranquilizers;
  • Methamphetamine;
  • Amphetamines.

Types of Medical Detox Programs Available & Which One is Right For You?

Addiction is like a freight train. It hits hard, it hits fast, and it does not stop – not on its own. As such, it is safe to say that medical detox Florida programs are always beneficial, regardless of the drug in question. However, if we were to look from a strictly medical standpoint, medical detox is best suited for advanced stages of addiction. Or, in other words, for individuals who already developed a heavy physical dependency. At this stage, it is virtually impossible for a person to veer off of the drug on their own. At least, not without significant risks. Therefore, in this case, it is of utmost importance to choose the treatment that corresponds to the patient’s current state. Fortunately, there is a variety of medical detox options to choose from, each specialized for dealing with specific drug dependency.

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Choosing the right medical detox Florida program is essential. Specialists at Archstone are ready to help you make the best one.

Opioid detox

Opioids are synthetic drugs that are widely used in medicine as painkillers. They come in the form of prescription medication, most notably:

  • Vicodin (Hydrocodone);
  • Percocet and OxyContin (Oxycodone);
  • Dolophine (Methadone).

Opioids are considered to be among the most dangerous drugs. Their addictive potential is through the roof and prolonged use can lead to severe health issues and even death. The very fact that heroin is an opioid says a lot about this class of drugs.

Due to their incredible potency, detoxing from opioids is difficult, to say the least. Withdrawal symptoms are incredibly intense, excruciating, and in some cases, can be fatal. As such, veering off opioids is best done under the watchful eye of opioid detox center Florida clinicians. Their dedicated care and expertise can make the whole experience more bearable and give a person the best chance of success.

Methadone detox

Methadone is most commonly known as an “anti-opioid opioid”. It is commonly used in Florida medical detox programs, as it helps alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of other opioids, such as heroin. However, as with every drug from this group, methadone has high abuse potential. Unfortunately, this also means that unsupervised use can (and often, does) lead to replacing one addiction with another.

This vicious circle made methadone detox Florida facilities a necessity. They allow a person to go through withdrawal safely and with the least amount of pain possible. More importantly, they ensure a person won’t simply trade one poison for another, which is often the case with opiates.

Heroin detox

An illicit opiate derived from morphine, heroin is an incredibly potent drug. Moreover, it is one of the most addictive drugs out there. Sometimes, it only takes a few short days for a person’s body to start developing dependency. After that, one would need incremental doses to achieve the same “high”. This often drives a person to mix it with other substances (alcohol or other drugs), which can have a fatal outcome. Because of its potency, those that wish to escape the clutches of heroin are in for a waking nightmare. Heroin withdrawal is excruciating and incredibly risky. As such, it often requires medical intervention and supervision of heroin detox Florida specialists to prevent lasting damage.

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Cocaine detox

In terms of general fame (or rather, infamy) rarely any drug comes close to cocaine. But, despite the romanticization it received through film and TV, there’s nothing even remotely romantic about cocaine. Quite the contrary. This powerful stimulant is highly addictive due to the intense high it causes. Yet, intense as it may be – that euphoria is short-lived. This is why cocaine users need bigger and bigger doses each time. And it is why getting off of it is virtually impossible without dedicated cocaine withdrawal treatment. Furthermore, cocaine withdrawal can cause a host of psychological and physiological issues, including severe depression and suicidal thoughts. Therefore, if you or someone you know got addicted to it, do not wait to seek help.

Marijuana detox

Marijuana is one of, if not the most abused street drugs. Mostly because of its wide availability and low price. But, also, because it is regarded as “harmless”, due to the aura of misinformation surrounding it. In fact, some even go as far as to claim that marijuana is healthy since it is sometimes used in medicine. But, then again, so are prescription drugs. And their misuse can have severe consequences if we were to put it mildly.

The fact is, marijuana is anything but harmless. As any other psychoactive substance, it, too, can cause dependency, leading to addiction. Furthermore, marijuana is often a gateway to the world of hard drugs, such as cocaine or heroin. Therefore, swift intervention at the marijuana detox Florida center is recommended. It is the best way to set the person on the right track again and halt the progression of the disease.

What to Expect at a Florida Drug & Alcohol Detox

When you arrive at Archstone’s resort-style inpatient detox facility, you will receive a full medical exam once you are admitted. As at any good drug rehab, staff will search your belongings to make sure that your belongings meet our guidelines. You will then meet with one of our clinicians to review any questions and concerns. At this point, we will take a detailed health history. Conducting a proper medical exam will help us diagnose other health concerns.

A nurse in our Florida detox center will also draw a small amount of blood to check for any abnormalities. If you are suffering from addiction, you may have neglected your health and failed to attend recommended health appointments. After getting your medical history, nurses and staff will offer medications to help treat withdrawal symptoms. We will check your vital signs and adjust medications accordingly. If you have been given a dual diagnosis, you will also meet with a psychologist during this time.

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Finding the Best Detox Center

Entering an inpatient detox center for drug or alcohol withdrawal can be overwhelming, stressful, and scary. An excellent inpatient detox treatment center will help you with the first step in your recovery. If you or someone you love is considering inpatient detox, contact us today at 561.631.9478. With Archstone Behavioral Health, one of the finest medical detox Florida programs is within your reach. And, with it, a way to live a healthy and fulfilled life.

FAQ

Where are you located?

Archstone Behavioral Health is located in Lantana, Florida. Here’s our full NAP info:

Archstone Behavioral Health,

501 W Perry St,

Lantana, FL 33462

tel: 561-631-9478

How much does medical detox cost?

The total cost of medical detox program depends on the length of stay, necessary medical care, and medication included in treatment. For more info, please contact our specialists at 561-631-9478.

What types of payment options do you accept?

Archstone accepts all common payment methods, including credit and debit cards, e-transfer, insurance, cash, and US citizen cheques.

Does my insurance cover medical detox?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), any substance abuse treatment is considered an essential healthcare benefit. This includes medical detox, as well as the following rehab. Therefore, the answer is yes – your insurance should cover at least a portion of expenses.

Do keep in mind that the exact amount depends on your insurance plan, the detox (or rehab) plan you choose, as well as the state where you got insurance. It is advisable to contact your insurance provider for exact details.

Can I get fired for enrolling in Florida medical detox program?

Addiction is a disease and its treatment is covered by Family Medical & Leave Act (FMLA). Under FMLA, you cannot lose your job for health reasons, be it rehab or detox. That said, it is best to contact your HR department for details and necessary paperwork. This process is fully confidential and, as such, does NOT require you to disclose your whereabouts for the duration of the treatment.

 

 

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