After assessment by a qualified professional, drug detox is your first step toward a more vibrant life in recovery. Detoxification allows the drug to leave the system and eliminates the immediate hold it has over the body and mind so that healing can begin. But detox is not without perils. The best and safest way to detox is in a drug detox center.

Regardless of where you are or who you are, you can find healing and hope in the Lucida substance abuse treatment in Lantana Florida. Situated along the beaches in breathtaking Palm Beach County, Florida, you can rediscover who you are and learn to live your most vibrant life.

Why You Should Detox in a Drug Detox Center

veteran during intake at Lucida Treatment Center's drug detox centerWhether you’re detoxing from alcohol, heroin, cocaine or another substance, detox is a critical time. Your body and mind have learned to depend on this drug. As it leaves your system, your own body and mind will try to convince you that you need this substance to survive.

This is when survival instinct kicks in, which is nearly impossible to deny. Depending on the drug, it may take days or even weeks, during which it would be hard to stay strong alone.

But with the support of caring detox experts, you can get through this difficult time. You’ll see that light at the end of the tunnel and, with time, begin to experience a more fulfilling life. Additionally, in a Drug Detox Center, they’ll have medications, fluids and other methods to reduce withdrawal intensity or allow you to slowly taper off the drug.

On top of the mental and physical struggles, detox can be dangerous or even deadly.  Drugs and alcohol re-wire the brain. So removing them suddenly can send the body into shock. For these reasons, the only safe way to detox is in the care of professionals.

Lucida Treatment Center partners with industry-leading Drug Detox Centers in Lantana Florida and the surrounding area to offer clients a safe and supportive place to detox before they begin their drug treatment program in Lantana Florida.

What Is Withdrawal Like?

What you experience during withdrawal depends on several factors like how long you’ve been dependent, what drug(s) you’re using as well as individual factors.

Cocaine and marijuana withdrawal tend to be more mental while heroin/opiates, alcohol and meth have more distinct physical symptoms.

You may experience withdrawal symptoms like:

  • Intense cravings
  • Extreme anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Sweats and shakes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe headaches
  • Trouble breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat with the possibility of death

In a Drug Detox Center doctors and nurses watch over you and help you through this very difficult time.

Detox Is Only the Beginning

After detox, you’ll enter a residential drug rehab program. In this safe, healing and home-like setting, you learn the skills you need to begin putting the pieces of your life back together. At the same time, you develop skills to prevent relapse so that you never have to go through the dangers of detox again.

At Lucida, we offer clients the expert care of an interdisciplinary team of addiction specialists. We provide a full range of evidence-based therapies and treatments such as:

At the same time, clients in our program stay active in complementary treatments that further the healing process such as yoga and meditation. After your stay with us, we offer continuing care to support your recovery.

Regardless of where you live, we can help you start your journey toward recovery. Contact us for a vibrant life in recovery. A better life awaits. Call us at 1.866.947.7299 to learn more.