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Medical Detox

Medical detox is a crucial aspect of many drug treatment regimes, especially for drugs that produce a physical-somatic withdrawal syndrome. Medical detox is the experience and process of drug withdrawal, with medications and medical support often used to help stabilize patients prior to rehabilitation.

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Addiction Treatment

Alcoholism is a serious problem that often requires formal detoxification and rehabilitation treatment. Alcoholism treatment centers deal with every aspect of alcoholism, from the early stages of intervention and medical detox through to the later stages of relapse prevention and aftercare.

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Addiction Rehab

Drug rehab treats the precedents of drug abuse and dependence in a professional setting. The process of drug treatment is often split into two components, detox and rehab. Detox enables the cessation of drug use, with drug rehab treating the underlying causes of addiction through medical and psychotherapy programs.

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Drug Treatment Tallahassee (850) 254-8944

Use of prescription drugs often lead to an addicted lifestyle. When these medications become inaccessible or too expensive, users typically turn to heroin as a substitute. At Drug Treatment Centers Tallahassee we recognize that the stigma of addiction can also cause people to be secretive about their drug use. Getting help from addiction specialists at facilities like Drug Treatment Centers Tallahassee FL as soon as dependence is evident can prevent the needless suffering caused by this addiction. Call us today and begin a drug rehab program that can help you break free from your dependence. (850) 254-8944

Drug Treatment Centers Tallahassee is a world class facility with board certified doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and a host of other qualified specialists focused on helping patients to overcome addiction. Our services are administered in a serene, homelike environment that enhances the recovery process.

At Drug Treatment Centers Tallahassee Florida, our treatment protocols are all aligned with evidence based best practices for treatment of addiction approved by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Register of Evidence-Based Programs (NREPP) and the National Institute on Substance Abuse among others.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Not everyone who abuses prescription drugs become addicts. However, those who do and develop a tolerance for the drug face the same risks as someone whose voluntary use of an illicit drug led to addiction. As such, it is helpful to be aware of some of the most commonly used chemical substances that can lead to dependence and addiction.

  • Codeine is an addictive substance that is used in various over the counter products. The misconception surrounding the use of products containing codeine is that they are safe because use restrictions are more relaxed. However, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, codeine is a narcotic that can cause respiratory depression, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation and even coma. Codeine also known as (3-methylmorphine) is most commonly found cough medicines.
  • Demerol is an opiate pain reliever with FDA approval for pre-operation sedation or to alleviate moderate to severe pain symptoms. Seizures, hallucinations, respiratory depression and heart palpations are all side effects that have been reported with use of this drug. Patients who become addicted to Demerol can experience dangerous withdrawal symptoms when use is halted such as depression and suicidal thoughts.
  • Hydrocodone is regularly prescribed by physicians to help patients manage pain. Use of this prescription drug has caused many people to become addicted and led to a number of overdose fatalities. This highly addictive drug is a component in over 200 products available to the public in the United States.
  • OxyContin is also a derivative of hydrocodone that has the potential to cause high tolerance levels in users. This drug has been shown to cause constipation, drowsiness and pulmonary complications.
  • Percocet is a time release medication and the generic name for acetaminophen and oxycodone. It is frequently prescribed to help manage pain from sports injuries because of the drug’s ability to provide powerful short term relief. When abused however, Percocet can cause serious side effects and addiction.
  • Vicodin is another opiated-base drug that is commonly abused for its euphoric effects. Abuse of this drug can cause insomnia, sweating and muscle aches and pains. Signs of an overdose to this drug includes clammy skin, slow breathing and extreme fatigue. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, confusion and coma.

About our Programs

Drug addiction is a relapsing brain disease that can be overcome with systematic treatment, reeducation and behavioral therapy. The processes utilized by our facility includes psychological and biomedical evaluations that reviews the patients mental and physical health as well as other contributing factors to addiction such as environment, medical history and genetics among others. This information drive the development of a drug rehab program that is personalized for the patient.

Most programs begin with a medical detoxification. This process entails halting drug use and close attention to the ensuing withdrawal symptoms. A medical detox at Drug Treatment Tallahassee is a closely monitored process that mitigate health risks that often manifest when habitual consumption of drugs is halted. Some prescription drugs are infamous for causing severe and even life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal.

If you or a loved one is addicted or have a dependence on prescription drugs or heroin, call Drug Treatment Tallahasee today at (850) 254-8944 to find out about our specialized services.

About Tallahassee

Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and somewhat of an anomaly when compared to the typical Florida landscape. Unlike its oceanic, flat sister cities Tallahassee is depicted by moss draped oaks trees and rolling hills. Steeped in history, culture and education Tallahassee is a fusion of Southern charm, wild college parties and politics. Most people refer to Tallahassee as a college town because its student population exceeds 70,000 of its 186,411 residents.

It is home to Florida State University, which is considered to be one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Florida A&M University, the nation’s largest historically black university based on enrollment is also located there. It is also home to Tallahassee Community College. With an excessively large body of students it primarily serve as a feeder school to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University.

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