Homestead, FL, is a mere 30 miles from Miami, but most people don’t have to travel to the big city to have a good time. Homestead is minutes away from Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys, and it’s common to see residents loading up their outdoor gear and preparing for an adventure.
While many residents spend their time soaking up the sunshine, spotting alligators, and hiking, others have fallen victim to addiction. Many men and women struggle with the forces of drug or alcohol addiction each day, and they feel out of control and frightened. They don’t know if their next use will be fatal, and yet, that nagging voice in their heads tells them to get another fix.
If you’re one of the many dealing with addiction, you likely wonder why you can’t just quit on your own. Addiction is a disease, and just like with any other disease, medical intervention is necessary. Call Lakeview Health at 866.704.7692 to speak to an intake counselor today. All information is kept confidential.
Heavy drinking has gone down in Homestead, FL, and the rest of Miami-Dade County. Heavy drinking is defined as one or more drinks a day for women and two or more a day for men. Just 5.7 percent of residents reported engaging in the behavior in 2012. That was a decrease of 0.7 percent between 2005 and 2012.
While that’s an encouraging trend, it only tells half the story. During that same period, the county saw an increase in binge drinking. In 2012, 16 percent of county residents admitted to engaging in binge drinking, which means four drinks in a sitting for women and five drinks for men. That is an increase of 6.3 percent over four years.
Binge drinking is a sign of a substance abuse problem, and it can lead to a variety of health problems. Fortunately, many people seek help. In 2016, more than one-third of patients at addiction treatment centers in Miami-Dade County cited alcohol as their primary substance of choice. They were ready to break the cycle of addiction with the help of treatment.
Are you unsure if you have a problem with alcohol? Find out how to determine if you are an alcoholic. Then you can take the next step and seek treatment.
When people think of the opioid crisis, they usually focus on Florida, and for a good reason. While the entire state is dealing with an epidemic, Miami-Dade County has been hit exceptionally hard. In 2005, 94 county residents died from opioid-related causes. That numbered jumped to 229 in 2016, and there were lots of deaths in between.
While prescription narcotics remain a problem, fentanyl has taken center stage during this crisis. This synthetic opioid is up to 100 times stronger than morphine, and it’s found its way into illicit drug markets. Between 2014 and 2016, fentanyl was present in 376 overdose deaths in the county. It was the cause of death in 67 percent of those cases. Sadly, fentanyl continues to make its way into heroin and other drugs, so those overdose deaths could continue to increase.
Cocaine has also made a comeback in Homestead, FL, and the rest of the county. In 2016, 439 people died due to cocaine in Miami-Dade County. To put it into perspective, that averages out to 36 deaths every month. That was the highest total of cocaine-related deaths in the county in 15 years, and this trend could continue.
This is just a sample of the substance abuse issues people face in Homestead, FL. Heroin, methamphetamines, and other drugs are also prevalent in the county.
If you have a substance abuse problem, don’t wait to see what happens. Don’t decide to use “one more time,” because you never know when an overdose will occur. Our drug and alcohol treatment center near Homestead, FL, will help you regain control of your life, regardless of your drug of choice.
If you have ever tried to stop using drugs or alcohol on your own, you might be afraid to try it again. Detoxing on your own is painful and can be dangerous. Your body and your brain will fight with you to get you to use substances once again. That is why so many people relapse after detoxing at home. They cannot handle the psychological and physical pain, so they give in and reach for drugs or alcohol.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. Lakeview Health’s medically supervised detox program uses cross-reactive medications to minimize your symptoms, such as anxiety and nausea. You will also have access to round-the-clock medical care while in detox. Nurses and doctors will monitor your vitals throughout your stay and provide care as needed.
Your length of time in detox depends on your drug of choice, method of injection, and duration of use. The amount that you use each time will also factor into the time you spend in detox. However, most patients spend 4-7 days in medically supervised detox.
As you near the end of your time in detox, you will meet with a counselor who will explain the next steps to you. Your counselor will go over your customized treatment plan and answer your questions.
Then it will be time to take the next step and enter drug or alcohol rehabilitation at our facility near Homesteads, FL. Our treatment center is on the same campus so that you will make a seamless transition from detox to rehab.
Our patients are often surprised when they step inside of our drug and alcohol treatment center near Homestead, FL. They expect it to look like a hospital, but instead, it seems like home. From the décor to the ample activities, the atmosphere is conducive to healing.
Our gender-specific treatment facility is divided into areas for men and women. The Rose for Women and the Star for Men are both equipped with everything you need to recover. You will take part in at least six hours of treatment each day in one of our comfortable therapy or group rooms. During your downtime, you can enjoy chef-prepared meals and healthy snacks to fuel your body. You can spend time in the recreation area, get fit in the wellness center, or relax with friends in the lounge. We also have a swimming pool and yoga room that you can use when you are not in therapy.
We take a holistic approach to treatment, and that means we address the body, mind, and soul. Part of that is providing our patients with ample activities and resource, so they can form bonds and learn how to enjoy life without drugs and alcohol.
We also understand that professionals have various needs that must be met during treatment. If you are a professional, you will enter into our Professional Program for your inpatient rehab. You will still stay in the Star for Men or the Rose for Women and attend some of the same therapy sessions as the other patients. However, you will also participate in three group sessions geared toward professionals each week. These sessions will cover the different obstacles and challenges you face as a professional while also identifying triggers that are specific to your workload and responsibilities. Through the process, you will learn how to cope without substances, whether you are at work or home.
Many of our patients have co-occurring conditions (dual diagnosis). A co-occurring condition is diagnosed when a patient has mental health and substance abuse disorder.
While many people realize they have a dual diagnosis when they enter our facility, others have co-occurring conditions but do not know it. Our admissions assessment includes a psychiatric evaluation. If it is determined that you have a dual diagnosis, our team will devise a plan that addresses conditions.
We have medical and psychiatric professionals on-site and offer a broad range of treatment options for our dual-diagnosis patients. Your treatment will likely include psychiatric medication, psychotherapy, peer support groups, and group counseling.
When your time in rehab nears its end, our aftercare team will help you devise a plan to continue treatment outside of our facility. Treating a mental health condition is an ongoing process. You will likely need to continue psychiatric care and therapy for the long term. However, you will find this process much easier after drugs or alcohol no longer control you.
Addiction has taken so much from you. It has wrestled away your dignity and broken your relationships. You feel that you’ve lost respect, and you know you’ve lost control.
It might feel like drugs and alcohol have all the power, but you can change that. Pick up the phone and call our treatment center at 866.704.7692. This simple step will put you on the road to recovery.
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