Detox

Drug and Alcohol Detox Center In Melbourne Florida

Addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life, systematically dismantling relationships, jobs, personal health, and wellbeing. Addiction does not discriminate and does not overlook any socioeconomic group or cultural community. Addiction affects not only the person suffering from the disease but also their families and their communities. It makes us unfamiliar, and disrespectful of ourselves, we stop making good choices on our own behalf, allowing for shame and self-loathing to overcome us. Long-term substance abuse alters our priorities and distorts our reality. The effects of the toxic chemicals we have been using has sent conflicting messages to our brains, and our body ceases to function the way in which it was meant to. Detox from these substances is the only means by which to be assured that they are no longer present in the individual’s system, and even then it may take months to recover. Once the body has detoxed, only then can it begin to heal. While detox services are not offered at our JourneyPure Melbourne campus, Journey Pure has several other facilities that provide detox. We will make sure you receive the highest care of medical detoxification.

Meth Detox

Methamphetamine is a potent and highly addictive stimulant. Stimulant drugs increase heart rate, blood pressure, mental attentiveness, and energy levels. Methamphetamine is used in its prescription form to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Opiate Detox

The term opiate is used when describing the substance that comes directly from the poppy plant. These psychoactive compounds include morphine, codeine, opium, and heroin. Opiates have been used both medicinally and recreationally for hundreds of years.

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Heroin Detox

Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug. It enters the brain quickly and is fast acting. It binds to the opioid receptors responsible for feeling pain, pleasure, heart and respiratory rates, and has a euphoric effect on the user.

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Xanax Detox

Xanax is a benzodiazepine, it acts on the central nervous system to produce a relaxed or calming effect, and reduces the effects of anxiety and panic disorders. Benzodiazepines work by enhancing the effects of a natural chemical produced in the body called Gamma Aminobutyric Acid, or GABA. Its role is reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.

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Opioid Detox

Opioids are used medically to treat pain. Preoperative, postoperative and serious injury pain, not minor pain. Brand names of the prescription versions of this drug are; OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet. Heroin is the illegal version, it is not regulated or monitored, and is usually injected.

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Prescription Drug Detox

According to a study conducted by Consumer Reports, 55% of Americans are taking prescription drugs. This means that prescription drugs are being used by half of our population. Benzodiazepines, stimulants, antipsychotics, antidepressants and many more, are all being frequently prescribed to ease people’s physical, and emotional ailments.

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Cocaine Detox

At our cocaine detox center in Melbourne Florida, we know cocaine is a powerful stimulant. It is derived from the leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine is highly addictive and can be snorted, smoked or injected. Cocaine gives the user a feeling of enhanced well being, euphoria, mental acuity, motor activity, and energy.

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Crack Detox

Crack cocaine is a free base form of cocaine. It is “cooked” with solvents, dries into a hardened solid, and “crackles” when it is smoked. Crack offers a brief, but intense high to the user. It is a strong stimulant that energizes the central nervous system and puts enormous stress on the heart, lungs and brain.

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Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines are a group of medications prescribed for their sedative, or calming effects on the central nervous system. Benzodiazepine drugs are used to treat ailments be caused by excessive activity of nerves in the brain like depression and anxiety. It can also be used to treat seizures, muscle spasms, and in some cases preparation for surgery.

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Medically Supervised

At our detox in Melbourne we know most people who struggle with substance abuse are already all to familiar with the effects of withdrawal. They get a glimpse of theses effects when they have run out of money, or are between uses. They already recognize, that they don't like how they feel when they drug begins to wear off, and lessen in the blood stream. They get uncomfortable, and distressed thus they reluctantly use again so these symptoms are alleviated. Withdrawal symptoms can occur quite quickly after the person’s last use, and can cause them to shake, feel nauseous, achy and flu like, their only recourse to get relief, is to use again. Often leaving them feeling hopeless and demoralized. This vicious cycle defeats a person’s will to quit, and they are left with being completely consumed and overwhelmed by a substance they no longer find any joy or peace in taking, they are trapped.
Coming to to a medically supervised program, like our Detox facility in Melbourne, is the first step in ending this personal suffering and turmoil.

What is Detox for Substance Abuse?

Society would still have us believe that there is shame and guilt associated with having a substance abuse disorder and as a result some people may choose to try to detox on their own rather than have anyone know. Their attempts to try at home are largely unsuccessful and can be dangerous. Many drugs have severe, and potentially deadly outcomes when one tries to quit on their own. Physical side effects can occur, as can psychological or mental. People trying to quit a substance they have been abusing, can experience severe depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideologies. Entering into a facility like our detox in Melbourne is key to addressing the physical pain and suffering that withdrawal inflicts, and to prevent any medical or emotional emergencies that arise from attempting detox on your own. Detox symptoms vary from user to user, and can be less intense, or more uncomfortable depending on a number of factors.

What Affects the Detox Process?

The substance being abused, the amount of that substance that is being taken, how long has the individual been abusing the substance, how often in the substance being used, and by what means is the substance being consumed all play into the experience an individual may have during the withdrawal process.
Each addictive substance has its own detox characteristics, for instance Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium can cause panic attacks, seizures, anxiety, sweating, heart palpitations, tremors, sleepiness/lethargy, and sleep problems, when someone discontinues its use. Muscle aches and pains, sweating, mood swings, diarrhea, vomiting, sleep problems, agitation/rage, are all symptoms that can be associated with opioid withdrawal.
Withdrawal Symptoms from stimulants like Cocaine, methamphetamine, and crack,
can include severe depression, cardiovascular issues, tremors, anxiety, and sleeplessness.

What can I expect from detox in Melbourne?

When you make the choice to enter our detox in Melbourne, you are taking a brave step in your journey to recovery, and sobriety. Your medical well being and safety are paramount. Taking the steps to end the cycle of addiction can take everything you have, and we do not view this effort lightly, we respect it and seek to join in the journey with you. Understanding that you will begin this process with worry and trepidation, we will do our best to ease your concerns, and address the issues that may be holding you back in being successful with detox. Based on your current physical and emotional condition, your medical history, and the substances you have been abusing, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for your time in detox here in Melbourne.

We begin with the intake process, gathering all relevant information needed for your care. Our trained staff will give you an examination assessing your immediate medical and therapeutic needs. Medications will be carefully prescribed and administered for your comfort and monitored periodically. Specific medication, like suboxone or methadone, will be assessed as a possible course of action in the case of opioid abuse and administered with the same care and consideration. Medications will be constantly monitored, and not administered without careful consideration by a physician who is familiar with all aspects of your case. We have therapists on staff for you to speak with who can offer support and strategies in which you can employ to make this process easier. Many people lack the belief in themselves to manage through withdrawal, so therapy is provided for that very reason. Nutrition is also a key component in getting well, as many people suffering from substance abuse issues do not take care of themselves, and can be underweight, overweight, malnourished and/or dehydrated. Our team of nutritionists will help to provide your body with the food and nourishment it has so desperately been without.

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Personalized Care

At our detox in Melbourne we seek to care for you, as a “whole” person, looking at the larger picture of your needs, so that this experience can be best managed and controlled. We take every opportunity to provide you with care that manages, and alleviates your suffering. Getting you up and moving can also be very beneficial, exercise helps to release endorphins, and stimulates the pleasure center of the brain, so that you can begin to feel good in your body again. Here in at our detox in Melbourne it is our goal to utilize the treatments that have proven to be effective time and again, so that your detox experience a safe and effective one.

After Detox

Individuals who seek treatment after detox are more likely to stay clean and sober than those who do not. It is because of this that we highly encourage you to seek out inpatient treatment with us in Melbourne. We feel it will provide you with the time needed to begin to feel well again. Once you are physically better we will help you to learn new strategies and skills in which to deal with your triggers and underlying trauma. It can take a long time to trade an old habit for a new one, and time in inpatient care gives you a foundation for moving forward with recovery. Long term strategies will be shared and learned so that you have an entire tool box at your disposal one you leave treatment, and return to your family and community.
Detox is a critical first step in ending your struggle with addiction. It takes commitment and bravery to fight this disease, and we are here with you every step of the way.

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