North Port is known for their Warm Mineral Springs, that many refer to as the “fountain of youth,” gorgeous golf courses, and easy access to beaches. It’s normal to see North Port, FL residents enjoying the great outdoors. There seems to be an adventure around every corner, and the beautiful weather lets the fun continue all year round.

North Port, FL, isn’t just a place for outdoor fun, though. Many residents battle drug and alcohol addictions that keep the fun at a distance. Instead of going for a birdie on the golf course or sunning on a gorgeous beach, these men and women spend their days and nights looking for that next fix while suffering the consequences of addiction. It’s a rollercoaster ride that often ends in despair.

If you are one of the countless people addicted to drugs and alcohol, help is available. Call Lakeview Health at 904.677.5010 for a confidential consultation.

/Alcohol Abuse in North Port, FL

More than 15 percent of Florida adults engage in binge drinking behavior at least once a month, and the problem is worse in Sarasota County. Seventeen percent of adults drink excessively in Sarasota County, and that has led to lots of drunk driving deaths and health issues.

Many people think they are merely social drinkers, but after a closer look, they realize they have a problem. Ask yourself some questions to determine if you have a problem with alcohol.

Do you look forward to your next drink?

Do you change plans so you can drink, and do you prefer to hide how much you consume or prefer to drink alone?

Have you ever blacked out after drinking?

Has your drinking destroyed relationships?

If you answered yes to any of these questions or if your drinking has caused the quality of your life to diminish, seek help today. Enter treatment so you can begin your journey toward recovery. Lakeview Health’s admission process is streamlined to make it as easy for you as possible. You can start with a quick phone call, where you will provide some basic information. The admission counselor will verify your insurance and then discuss your treatment options. Then you will receive an arrival date when you can come to the facility.

Drug Abuse in North Port, FL

North Port, FL, and the rest of the state are experiencing a serious opioid crisis. Even though law enforcement and public health agencies have worked to combat it, people are still dying regularly. In 2016, there were 5,725 opioid-related deaths in the state. That was an increase of 35 percent when compared to 2015.That same year, 211 people in the Sarasotaand Manatee area died with methadone, morphine, hydrocodone, or oxycodone in their systems.

Heroin is also a serious issue in the region. Sarasota County has seen a rise in heroin overdose, and this is often due to fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Drug dealers often add fentanyl to heroin and other street drugs to make it more potent. Unfortunately, users don’t realize that the drugs they’re taking contain fentanyl, so they take way too much and overdose. Overdosing can be deadly, and even those who survive run the risk of severe brain damage.

Battling drug addiction can be frightening. You likely feel like you’re on your own, and you might think that no one can help. Read testimonials from some of Lakeview Health’s former patients to find out how a drug and alcohol rehab program is the key to getting better.

Drug and Alcohol Detox

When you arrive at our treatment center, you will go through an admission assessment. The comprehensive assessment will determine if you are physically addicted to drugs and alcohol. If you are physically addicted, a staff member will check you into our medically monitored detox program.

Medically supervised detox is safer and more comfortable than attempting to detox on your own. If you try it on your own, you can expect painful physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms make it very difficult to stay clean.

Also, detoxing on your own can be dangerous. For instance, it’s possible to experience delirium or even death during the withdrawal process.

Lakeview Health uses medications to alleviate these painful symptoms. While it’s not possible to detox without feeling any discomfort, the symptoms are much more manageable with our help. Also, you will receive around-the-clock medical care. Nurses and physicians will check your vitals, ensure you receive enough fluids and provide counseling to help you manage the anxiety. Your medical team will keep you safe and as comfortable as possible as your body adjusts to being substance-free.

Call our drug and alcohol detox facility at 904.677.5010 to begin the admissions process. This call is the first step in saving your life.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Lakeview Health creates customized -treatment plans for each of our patients. We use gender-specific treatment protocols, meaning men live and attend therapy with men, and women live and attend therapy with women.

By creating customized treatment plans, we can address each patient’s needs. For instance, if you have chronic pain, you will need a plan that includes pain recovery. This program will help you manage your pain without the use of substances.

We also offer a special program for employees who are addicted to substances and want to return to work after recovery. This workers’ compensation program addresses various substance abuse issues, along with pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical and psychological injuries.

Also, our facility near North Port, FL, offers a Professionals Program for those who have high-powered jobs and need help overcoming substance abuse disorders. If you are a professional, the stress of your career could be fueling your addiction. You will learn how to identify and deal with the triggers that are unique to your situation.

Regardless of the program, you enter, you can expect structured therapy sessions throughout the day. An average day in rehab typically includes healthy meals, group and individual therapy, and specialized groups.

While most of your time will focus on your recovery, you will also have downtime you can use to relax or engage in some recreational activities. Many of our patients slip in trips to the wellness center or pool in between sessions, while others look forward to relaxing in the lounge at the end of the day. Patients can also engage in a game of ping-pong or snuggle up with a book after a day of therapy.

Whether you are in therapy, a public space, or your semi-private room, you will notice that Lakeview Health is a unique facility. It has a homelike feel that makes it easier to relax and open up. The gorgeous space is also calming, so you can process your treatments and think about your goals without unnecessary interruptions during your stay.

/Help for Families

Substance abuse doesn’t just impact the addict. Family members also suffer when loved ones are addicted to drugs or alcohol.

It’s normal for dysfunctional relationships to develop between an addict and family members, and that can feed the addiction. People who abuse drugs and alcohol often spend months or even years pushing family members away, and then when they are finally alone, they fall deeper into their abuse patterns. This makes family members feel even more helpless and hopeless and also puts their loved one at greater risk.

Lakeview Heath understands that addiction is a family disease, and we are here to help. We offer a Family Program Workshop that helps families repair relationships. If your family member is a resident at Lakeview Health, you can attend the program as the first step in rebuilding that relationship. The program will help you work on behaviors such as co-dependency and enabling while also teaching you how to cope with your loved one’s choices.

You will also learn how to support your loved one during his or her recovery. Family support is critical to maintaining sobriety, and you will receive the tools to help your loved one stay strong.

Finally, you will meet with your loved one. This supervised two-hour meetings will give you time to utilize some of the tools you learned in the workshop. Relationships cannot be repaired overnight, but these meetings will help you reconnect. A therapist will guide the meeting to ensure that it is productive and helpful for both you and your loved one.

Talk to an Intake Counselor Today

Don’t make the mistake of putting your recovery off another day.You never know if your next use will be deadly, so the time to act is now. You are worth saving, and your life is worth living, but you must take the first step.

Call our drug and alcohol treatment center near North Port, FL, at 904.677.5010 to begin your journey. Your phone call will be kept confidential, and the counselor will help you enroll in the program so that you can start the recovery process.

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