Drug and Alcohol Detox
Florida Drug Detox Center
Most every recovery program begins with detoxification. Clearing your body of the toxins that have built up over the course of your addiction is a vital first step towards rehabilitation. Once the bio-chemical effects of addiction are addressed, we can begin the process of mental and emotional healing. Detox is frequently the most challenging task an addict may face on their road to full recovery. We provide a safe, comfortable detox to take you through the process.
Clients are treated with care and respect…
Each patient goes through detox differently depending on their own unique set of circumstances; the substance involved, how that particular substance was abused and the overall health and well-being of the patient all determine how and to what extent each person experiences withdrawals. Symptoms typically peak in the first few days after discontinued use, and it is during this time that professional medical assistance is advised. Navigating this process with our dedicated and sympathetic team of therapists at your side significantly lessens the intense challenges of clearing your system.
Unity is a Luxury Detox Center…
Our detox center provides a beautiful living environment while you detox that has many amenities to support your time away. Clients wear their own comfortable clothing and reside in elegantly professionally, decorated rooms. Our large rooms with comfortable beds and dressers for your clothes and belongings make each room feel like you're at home. Each room has a large flat screen TV and private bathroom with beautifully tiled walk in showers. The warm sunny weather is essential to assisting with a comfortable detox and clients can sit outside on our beautiful screened porches to rest and relax. Our personal chef creates nutritious, healthy and flavorful meals as well as an array of snacks that are always available in between meal time. For individuals with specialized dietary requirements, our chef provides an array of meals and snacks that meet those needs. Our clinical staff is available throughout the day to talk to and provides a nightly 12 step meeting. As you progress through your detox, our master's level therapists will assist you in developing a continuum of care plan that will include continued treatment in recovery either through a residential program or outpatient program.
- Privacy & Confidentiality
- Treated by a caring medical staff 24 hours a day
- Personalized and individualized detox and medication management protocols
- Personal one-on-one and group support counseling with masters level clinical therapist
- Meals created and provided by two on-site chefs
- Snacks available 24 hours a day
- Flat Screen TV's in every room
- Detox in a home environment - not a sterile, uncomfortable hospital
- Bathroom and shower in every room
- Specialized nutritional plans as requested (gluten free, vegetarian etc.)
Just as every patient experiences detox differently, so does each substance present a unique set of challenges to overcome. The length of detox depends on a number of factors, but certain patterns can be identified. Don't try to do this at home alone, let us help you through the withdrawal process in a safe and manageable way. Withdrawing from certain drugs can be life-threatening and should be supervised medically. Our medical staff works hard to manage the correct dosage for each individual patient to minimize stomach cramps, diarrhea, and difficulty sleeping that are often part of the withdrawal process.
Opiates - 7 days depending on the level of dependency.
Alcohol - 5 to 7 days days, but can last up to 2-3 weeks in advanced cases.
Benzodiazepines (Xanax) - because stopping "cold turkey" can be very dangerous, the dose is reduced gradually for the patients safety. Detox can last 1-2 weeks or longer.
Cocaine and crack - 5 to 14 days, the drug will normally take 5 days to clear but symptoms can often occur much longer.
Prescription Opiates (Hydrocodone, Vicodin) -7 to 10 days
Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine - are all assessed at the time of admission for appropriate level of care.
When anyone stops the use of drugs or alcohol abruptly, regardless of the degree of abuse, he or she will experience some level of physical discomfort which is known as withdrawal. Most patients with mild to medium level dependency can be treated on an out-patient basis with a medical professional, but some clients with more severe levels of addiction may require in-patient rehabilitation in this initial phase.
For many people with low-level dependencies, withdrawal symptoms will include:
- Night sweats
- Rapid heart beat
- Increased blood pressure
For those with more extreme dependencies, withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Muscle tremors
- Profound confusion
Attempting to detox on your own can be extremely dangerous. In some extreme cases, as with opiates & barbiturates, the withdrawal symptoms can be very painful and, in some cases, fatal. It is during the detox phase that many addicts abandon their sobriety as it can sometimes seem like an insurmountable obstacle to freedom. With assistance from our trained medical staff and caring counselors, that freedom can being to feel within reach.
By taking this first step you are on your way to living an alcohol and drug free lifestyle. It takes courage and the willingness to change. Do it for yourself and those you love.
Call us today and let us help you get started on the road to recovery!