/Kissimmee indeed seems to have it all. Residents and tourists spend long days exploring the Everglades, ziplining along the treetops, or hitting the numerous boutiques. Also, many people take day trips to the theme parks in nearby Orlando.

While many people enjoy the city’s’ natural beauty, quaint feel, and close location to Orlando, others miss out on all this area has to offer. That’s because they are dealing with substance abuse. Drugs and alcohol rob people of everything they love, including the joy they can find in their surroundings.

If you are currently dealing with addiction, don’t try to fight it on your own. You need the right tools to overcome your addiction and reclaim your joy. Call Lakeview Health at (904) 677-5010to speak to an intake counselor at our state-of-the-art facility. This is the first step you will take on your road to recovery

Alcohol Abuse in Kissimmee, FL

Drinking is a problem in Kissimmee and the rest of the state of Florida. In 2016, alcohol was present in 44 percent of the state’s drug-related deaths. Also, an astounding 22.5 percent of Florida residents 21 and over engage in binge drinking behavior.

Alcohol abuse leads to a myriad of problems. People who abuse alcohol are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as driving under the influence and unsafe sex. It can also cause health problems, including liver disease and cancer.

If you find yourself drinking more and more, hiding the amount you drink, blacking out, avoiding people so you can drink, and thinking about your next fix all day long, it is time to seek help. You don’thave to wait until you hit rock bottom to get treatment. Whether you are on a downward spiral or think things can’t get any worse, you can get back on solid ground by going to an inpatient alcohol treatment facility near Kissimmee, FL.

Drug Abuse in Kissimmee, FL

Accidental drug deaths are on the rise in Kissimmee and the rest of Osceola County. In 2018 alone, 433 people died of an accidental overdose in Osceola and Orange Counties, an increase of 20 percent over the previous year. Out of those deaths, 265 people had fentanyl or a fentanyl analog in their systems.

Cocaine deaths are also on the rise, but that is due to fentanyl as well. In 2018, there were 223 cocaine-related deaths in central Florida. While cocaine has long been a problem in the region, it’s more dangerous now because the drug is often mixed with fentanyl, making the chance of overdose much more likely.

Fentanyl is 80-100 times stronger than morphine, and many people don’t realize it’s in the drugs they are taking. They buy cocaine or heroin and receive the same dose they always take. However, because the drug is so much stronger, they overdose, and many don’t survive. It’s not just in cocaine and heroin, either. Counterfeit pills made of fentanyl are also popping up. People think they are taking hydrocodone or oxycodone when, in fact, they are consuming fentanyl.

This drug crisis is severe. Regardless of what drug you think you’re taking, it could be laced with fentanyl, and your next use could be deadly.

Alcohol and Drug Detox

You likely feel a little anxious about entering drug or alcohol detox. It’s normal to feel nervous about making such a significant lifestyle change.But remember, you are doing this for your health and wellbeing, and the staff at Lakeview Health will do everything possible to make you feel safe, secure, and comfortable.

Your journey will begin over the phone where you will go over your substance abuse history with an intake professional. Then, when you enter the facility, you’ll meet with a nurse for evaluation. The nurse will evaluate your mental and physical health and get additional information about your history of substance abuse.

During this evaluation, the medical team will determine if you are physically addicted to a substance. If you aren’t, you will begin your journey at the rehab facility. However, if you do have a physical addiction, you will enter our detox program. Your medical care team will create a detox protocol that will alleviate the most severe symptoms of withdrawal. This will include medications to reduce cravings and anxiety.

While some drug and alcohol detox centers only treat patients with medication, we also provide counseling for our patients. Freeing your body of substances will bring emotions up to the surface. A counselor will talk you through these emotions, so you can get into the right state of mind to begin treatment.

As you near the end of the detox, you will meet with a professional who will go over your rehabilitation program. Each program is customized to meet the needs of the patient.

If you are physically addicted to drugs and alcohol, medically supervised detox is an essential step in overcoming your addiction. Call (904) 677-5010to learn more about our detox facility near Kissimmee, Florida.

Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Lakeview Health uses gender-specific treatment for our patients. That means you will live and work with your gender as you go through the rehabilitation process. Men and women turn to alcohol and drugs for different reasons, and they also respond to various forms of treatment. By using gender-specific treatment, we can address the needs of each patient we see. It will also help you feel comfortable during treatment. We have found that it can be easier to open up when you’re recovering with people of the same gender.

Our facility near Kissimmee, FL, has The Star for Men and The Rose for Women. Both facilities are located on the same campus and provide patients with everything they need for a safe and productive recovery.

Both facilities provide patients with a home-like environment. You will have access to chef-prepared meals in the dining room, a recreation area where you can play your favorite games, a swimming pool for relaxing, and a fitness center. There are also shared spaces for relaxing and socializing with others who are also on the journey to recovery.

You will also go through at least six hours of treatment each day. While treatment is customized for each patient, you can expect an assortment of group and individual therapy options. You will learn to identify and cope with triggers and get the skills needed to live a happy life as a sober person. The tools you learn won’t just help you in this facility. You will take them with you as you navigate your sober life in the outside world.

As you near the end of treatment, an aftercare professional will meet with you to go over your plan for staying sober after you leave the facility. The professional will talk to you about peer support and other resources you can use after your time at the facility. This will give you confidence as you leave our facility.

Treatment for Co-occurring Conditions

If you have a substance abuse and mental health disorder, you are far from alone. The 2014 National Drug Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 7.9 million adults in the United States have a co-occurring condition. Sadly, many of the millions of people with a dual diagnosis are unsure of how to get help. They think they must treat one condition first before treating the other, but that makes it almost impossible to get back on solid ground. It’s challenging to stop using a substance if you have an untreated mental health condition, and it’s very difficult to stabilize a mental health disorder if you’re abusing a substance.

Fortunately, Lakeview Health offers treatment for co-occurring disorders. We can diagnose your mental health issue and then create a treatment protocol that addresses both disorders. With our help, you can stabilize your mental illness and stop abusing substances. Then, you will be free to enjoy life once again.

We also understand that mental health disorders require ongoing treatment. You will need to continue treatment after you leave our facility. An aftercare professional will help you transition to the outside world. You will get the resources you need to keep your mental health condition stabilized after you leave the facility.

Substance Abuse Helplines

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline
(800) 662-HELP

Florida’s Poison Control Centers
(800) 222-1222

National Drug Addiction Hotline
(888) 633-3239

Mental Health Helplines

Heart of Florida United Way Helpline
Dial 211

Mental Health Association of Central Florida Mental Health Connections
(407) 898-0110

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

Friend and Family Helplines

Al-Anon/Alateen Orlando, FL
(407) 896-4929

Florida Region Nar-Anon Family Groups
(888) 947-8885

SMART Recovery
(440) 951-5357

Get Your Power Back Today

Does it feel like your substance of choice controls your life? It is calling all the shots, and your world is falling apart around you. The pain is almost too great to bear, and you need help. Call Lakeview Health at 904.677.5010 to begin the treatment process. Your life is worth saving, and you can do just that by entering our rehabilitation facility. You can also contact us online.

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