The extended use of harmful chemicals fundamentally changes the brain of an addicted person. The longer a person abuses drugs, the more difficult it is for them to stop. If you have developed a chemical dependence on a substance that is wrecking your health, your dreams, your relationships, and your future, the residential addiction treatment program at Recovery Bay can help you get your life back. Research illustrates that providing access to stable housing, a positive support network, and transitional assistance increases success rates in Florida addiction treatment centers.
If you have concerns about attending a detox or residential treatment program, we don’t blame you. Everyone is nervous at first, but once you meet our Recovery Bay team and see our facilities, you’ll know you’re in good hands. People who–for many reasons–fear the unknown sometimes use dangerous drugs to assuage that tension. It is possible for a person’s genetic makeup, life experiences, and undeveloped coping skills to point them toward addiction to psychoactive chemicals, including
Developing an Addiction
Although addiction usually takes time to develop, the disease starts when you begin using a substance in an attempt to escape from mental health issues, violence, and abuse.
Drugs and alcohol are neurotransmitter-inhibitors, forcing your brain to release more neurotransmitters than normal. From an evolutionary perspective, the success of human beings depended on their ability to perform survival tasks. These tasks resulted in a pleasurable sensation that encouraged repetition.
Drugs and alcohol provide some people with a sense that mimics happiness. The rush of neurotransmitters responsible for the pleasant effects of intoxication causes changes to your brain’s pleasure and reward centers. Eventually, the brain stops recognizing pleasure-driven messages from anywhere but the drug.
Drug and Alcohol Detox
Certain substances like alcohol and opioids can cause physical symptoms during the withdrawal period. Symptoms of withdrawal are painful, emotionally draining, and uncomfortable, but they are not usually fatal. However, withdrawal from certain substances like opioids and alcohol can even cause life-threatening complications.
For someone whose system is used to large quantities of alcohol, abruptly detoxing from alcohol can lead to delirium tremens, causing changes in body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate, which cause life-threatening seizures.
Due to the severity of certain types of detox, it is often recommended to get assistance from a drug and alcohol Florida detox program. We recommend entering into residential treatment after completing the detox process.
Life After Detox Starts at Recovery Bay
A residential addiction treatment center in Florida can offer both short-term and long-term addiction treatment options. Some residential addiction treatment centers offer medical detox services, which are especially helpful if you attempt to recover from certain types of chemical dependency. Our rehab center offers addiction treatment therapy programs to aid in your recovery, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Trauma therapy program
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Alumni programs
Residential detox programs in Florida can last a few days or a few weeks, depending on your condition. Since many people who battle addiction also have co-occurring mental health disorders, our residential addiction treatment center provides a dual diagnosis treatment program for our clients. When you have a co-occurring mental health issue, it’s necessary to treat both conditions to recover. Failing to treat a co-occurring mental health disorder untreated can undermine your recovery and increases your chances of suffering a relapse.
Get Help Today
When you battle a substance abuse disorder, reaching out for help is the last thing you want to do. But it’s the first step in recovery. Addiction doesn’t happen overnight, nor does sobriety. Your mind and body need time to heal from your addiction. Reaching out to Recovery Bay Center is the perfect way to regain control of your life. Contact us today 833.991.2955.