Drug Rehab in Florida
Recovery Is Possible at Tranquil Shores
Addiction to street drugs is a life-threatening condition, but illicit drugs are not the only substances people get addicted to. Prescription drugs and even medicines available over the counter can trigger addiction, even for people who intended to use them responsibly. Addiction is a powerful force that often goes unrecognized until it starts to interfere with everyday life.
The most important concept to understand here is that recovery is possible, and you too can overcome addiction. In fact, 50 to 60% of people who stay engaged in treatment for at least one year achieve lifelong sobriety. At our drug rehab facility in Tampa, Florida, we help people overcome their substance abuse disorders every day. We see these success stories because we’re part of making them happen.
Drug Addiction Statistics and Trends
There is no question that drug use is a serious concern in our nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, abuse of illicit drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and tobacco products costs the country about $740 billion in work productivity losses, medical costs, and crime. Of this number, about $193 billion is related to illicit drug use, and $78.5 billion is related to prescribed opioids.
The number of people struggling with addiction has also been on the rise. In 2002, about 8.3% of Americans over the age of 12 used an illegal drug in the past thirty days. By 2018, that number was 11.7%. Although marijuana is legal in some places, it was responsible for the majority of illegal drug reports.
Currently, there is a worrying trend in substance abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that in 2018, over 67,300 deaths in the United States were due to drug overdoses. This almost double the number of a decade ago. In 1999, overdose deaths were at about 16,849. Opioid overdoses have increased sharply, with fatal opioid overdoses rising from 8,048 in 1999 to about 46,800 in 2018.
Types of Drug Addictions We Treat
Addiction can cause your life to spiral out of control. It can consume your thoughts and become a chief priority above all other aspects of your life, including friends, family, jobs, and hobbies. Due to the nature of addiction, you may be unable to cut back or stop using – even if you want to.
Although it can be easy to blame yourself for your addiction, you should always remember addiction is a disease, and like any medical condition, you need treatment to overcome it. You can also develop an addiction to almost any substance, but some drugs are more addictive than others.
At Tranquil Shores, we see all kinds of addictions and have experience treating them all. Our drug rehabilitation programs include:
- Cocaine Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
- Opiate Addiction
- Meth Addiction
- Prescription Drug Addiction
- Methadone Addiction
If you or a loved one is struggling to overcome an addiction, you're not alone. Our experienced, trustworthy staff will help you discover a treatment plan that works for you and walk by your side on your path to recovery.
Our Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
From detoxes to short-term residential and outpatient therapies, the same principles will form the basis of your treatment program.
For instance, your treatment plan should address not only your addiction but also the underlying factors of your substance use disorder and all your individual needs. Instead of completing a cookie-cutter program, you should also stay in recovery until you are ready to transition back to everyday life. Those struggling with addiction need quick access to treatment, but the care they receive should address their whole health, as well.
Our drug rehab offers a variety of treatment programs that cater to your unique needs. We focus on therapy-driven support, and our comprehensive clinical curriculum supports each patient as they complete their treatment program. Tranquil Shores is committed to treating the underlying causes of your addiction and helping you heal from the pain that led you to substance abuse.
At our Florida drug rehab center, you're not alone in your journey to sobriety. Together, we can help you reclaim your life.
Evidence-Based Integrated Recovery Model
No single treatment option works for every addiction — every person’s struggles with addiction are different. We believe the addiction recovery process should address individual needs and help people sustain their sobriety. That's why we use a clinically proven method for addiction recovery called the Integrated Recovery Model.
While receiving substance abuse treatment in Tampa, you'll take the time to gather yourself and become an integrated, whole person. We'll help you resolve your inner conflicts, find harmony in your emotions, and achieve balance in your life. You'll grow secure in your own identity and be able to relate to the world around you as you learn the skills needed to support a lasting, sober life.
The Integrated Recovery Model's structure is designed to meet your needs and lead you to sobriety and includes:
- THERAPY: We integrate evidence-based practices into comprehensive and individualized treatment plans.
- GROUP SUPPORT: Over 13 weeks, you'll engage in 25 hours of weekly group therapy sessions focused on specific themes.
- FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: As an essential part of the recovery process, you'll spend at least two hours a week with your family, discovering the recovery process together and collaborating with our counselors on the best ways to achieve and maintain your sobriety.
- INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION: You'll receive at least two private therapy sessions a week focused on your individual needs and learning style.
- OUTPATIENT TREATMENT: For those not interested in inpatient services, we can offer between one and 15 hours of individual, group, or family therapy per week that will focus on substance abuse education, prevention, and maintenance.
If you're unsure of what treatment strategy you prefer, we are always available to give you more details and help you decide what’s best for you.
Research shows drug rehab services should address all of a patient's struggles, not just their addiction. However, there are many challenges associated with substance abuse rehabilitation. Some facilities are simply not given the tools and resources they need to provide adequate treatment. Outdated philosophies and one-size-fits-all programs can also decrease the rate of sustained sobriety. Though many treatment programs are developed with the best intentions, they may lack the integrated approach needed to help a patient overcome their addiction.
We are one of the best drug rehab centers in Florida because we customize your treatment plan with a variety of programs that speak to your individual needs. Our services include:
- DUAL DIAGNOSIS: Treatment for co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma, and self-injury
- SPECIALIZED TREATMENT: Offers artists, musicians, athletes, and military personnel the opportunity to overcome the unique struggles of their careers and learn how to cope with overwhelming stressors that can lead to substance abuse
- EXECUTIVE REHAB: Treatment for those in executive positions who struggle to combat an addiction while enduring the pressures associated with their role
- ALTERNATIVE HEALING: Behavioral therapies like acupuncture, drum therapy, Kai Chi Do, massage therapy, Qigong, yoga, and meditation are also necessary tools that can help achieve sobriety
Begin your journey to recovery surrounded by calm waters, relaxing beaches, and spectacular sunsets. Located near Madeira Beach in Tampa, our facility provides you with a soothing and healing environment. We maintain a 3:1 patient to counselor ratio, so you and your counselor can develop a bond, thoroughly understand your addiction, and create a comprehensive plan to reclaim your life.
Your personalized treatment plan will include individual and group counseling combined with behavioral therapy and any other strategies that are right for you. Once you complete your treatment, our aftercare services will help you integrate back into everyday life. We offer free group therapy to our alumni.
Contact us today for more information about our commitment to lasting recovery and post-care treatment.
Your Insurance Provider May Assist in Your Recovery
Helping an individual recover from addiction takes a wealth of support. One of the factors that may prevent someone from seeking drug rehab is the inability to pay for treatment costs. Fortunately, many insurance providers will cover some of the costs associated with certain rehabilitation treatments for their policyholders. Tranquil Shores works with a wide range of insurance providers to make sure patients receive the best treatment plans for their addictions.
Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction
Drug addiction can be difficult to identify, especially because having an addiction can cloud your judgement. Many times, friends and family members recognize drug addiction long before the individual with the disease.
Common warning signs that someone may be struggling with addiction include:
- Unusually secretive behavior
- Frequent job changes
- Problems at school
- Lack of energy and motivation
- Money troubles
- Changes in appearance
Of course, not all the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder are apparent or consistent. Each drug affects the brain and body in different ways, causing various changes in behavior. Symptoms associated with specific drugs include:
- Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, and Hypnotics: Drowsiness, slurred speech, lack of coordination, lack of inhibition, dizziness, and memory problems
- Stimulants (Cocaine, Methamphetamines, Amphetamines, etc.): Behavior changes or aggression, irritability, anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, rapid or rambling speech, increased energy, and restlessness
- Club Drugs (Ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine, etc.): Hallucinations, paranoia, involuntary shaking, reduced consciousness, poor coordination, and loss of memory
- Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, etc.): Hallucinations, significantly reduced perception of reality, rapid shifts in emotions, tremors or seizures, and lack of pain sensation
- Opioids (Heroin, Methadone, Oxycodone, etc.): Depression, constipation, agitation, drowsiness, sedation, lack of awareness, and inattention to surrounding people or things
Illegal drugs, like cocaine and heroin, and prescription drugs, like painkillers, can both lead to harmful addictions.
Whether you or your loved one is struggling to overcome an addiction to a well-known street drug, an over-the-counter preparation, or a combination of several substances, Tranquil Shores has the expertise required to treat your addiction. You may need short-term intervention or long-term treatment, but no matter what you’re facing, we are here to help you reclaim your life. Our experienced, trustworthy staff will help you discover which addiction treatment option will help you on your path to recovery.
Personalized Drug Rehabilitation in Florida
While the number of overdose deaths and the number of Americans suffering from addiction is on the rise, it does not mean we as a nation are powerless. If you are dependent on a prescription or illicit drug, there are options.
You can reclaim your life with therapies at Tranquil Shores, where we offer:
- Long-term drug rehab: Using the integrated recovery model (IRM) and a holistic approach, Tranquil Shores is one of the best long-term treatment facilities in Florida.
- Short-stay drug rehab: Our short-stay program may be right for clients wanting to get out of their home environment for a short period of time to focus on healing.
- Dual diagnosis treatment: If you have a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, alongside addiction, dual diagnosis treatment focuses on both conditions and the places where they may intersect.
- Executive substance abuse treatment: Executive treatment at Tranquil Shores includes support that acknowledges the pressures of leadership with careful attention to career and stress management. Clients in this treatment also enjoy additional flexibility to conduct business while undergoing treatment.
- Treatment for athletes: Treatment for athletes at Tranquil Shores acknowledges that athletes often need discretion and may have become dependent on a substance following pain treatment for a sports injury.
- Treatment for musicians and artists: Musicians and artists often rely on their connections to emotions to create their art. If a substance has become part of the equation, artists may have concerns about how sobriety may affect their ability to create. At Tranquil Shores, our counselors help address these issues and other factors that can impact the sobriety of creators.
- Treatment for veterans: Many veterans suffer a dual diagnosis of PTSD and addiction, and the process of transitioning to civilian life can also trigger addictive behaviors. Tranquil Shores has experience helping veterans with these challenges in a supportive environment.
All our treatment programs include a 3-to-1 client to counselor ratio to ensure personalized attention and care as well as all the support you need.
Is Drug Addiction a Disease or a Choice?
Addiction is a complex disease. While someone may voluntarily choose to engage in drug use, they cannot control whether they become addicted. Drugs affect the “reward circuit” of the brain by flooding it with dopamine, a chemical that regulates mood and behavior, helps with decision-making and creativity, and is associated with motivation and reward. Dopamine causes the “high” drug users compulsively seek. Just like other diseases require treatment, drug addiction requires care and support. With the right treatment, an individual can achieve lifelong sobriety.
Why Do People Do Drugs?
People may engage in drug use for a variety of reasons. They may use drugs out of curiosity or to self-medicate. Other factors that can drive people to use drugs include family distress, cultural and social attitudes (peer pressure), and certain mental health conditions.
Are Recreational Drug Users Also Drug Addicts?
Though drug use does not automatically lead to abuse or addiction, we recommend all individuals refrain from using any illegal or prescription substance recreationally. Compulsive drug seeking is a key diagnostic feature in addiction. Put more simply, addiction is the difference between a voluntary desire to use a drug and an uncontrollable need to obtain the drug. The switch from recreational use to addiction is never a choice and is unique to each person.
What Is a Gateway Drug?
You may have heard nicotine, marijuana, or alcohol referred to as gateway drugs, or drugs that can lead to dependence on a harder drug. These gateway drugs affect a person’s dopamine reward centers and can heighten the brain’s response to other drugs. Some research shows that individuals who use harmful drugs typically start by trying nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana.While other mind-altering substances may increase a person’s likelihood of abusing “harder” drugs, it’s important to remember that other factors, such as genetic disposition, social environment, and specific life stressors, can also influence a person’s development or continuation of drug abuse.
What Is the Most Addictive Drug?
Heroin is considered one of the most addictive drugs in the world. Studies claim a single dose can lead an individual to addiction. Still, heroin’s role as one of the most critical drug use issues in the country should not mitigate the fact that other drugs are also highly addictive. Opioid overdoses from drugs like oxycodone and fentanyl now kill more people than breast cancer. Cocaine addictions and subsequent deaths are also on the rise. Instead of ranking drug usage in a hierarchy based on the severity of their addictive properties, it’s important to realize many addictions have short- and long-term adverse consequences that can ultimately result in an overdose death.
How Can I Report a Drug Dealer?
The idea of reporting a crime can be frightening. Will the criminal ever be told who reported them? Does not reporting a crime make you guilty, too? Thankfully, there are anonymous ways to report drug dealing without endangering you or your family. You can contact your neighborhood police station, the county sheriff, a local DEA Division or Crimeline to report drug dealing activity without jeopardizing your safety.
What If My Loved One Is Abusing Medication Prescribed by Their Doctor?
Drug abuse is not limited to illegal substances like cocaine and heroin — abusing prescription drugs can also result in addiction. In fact, millions of people have used prescription medications for nonmedical reasons at least once in their lifetime. Whenever someone has a prescription for potentially addictive medicine, they must take steps to ensure they use it responsibly. They should never deviate from the dosage schedule the doctor prescribed. If you believe a loved one may be abusing a prescription, consult their physician and alert them of your concerns.
What Is Drug Withdrawal?
Drug withdrawal is the physical or mental symptoms that occur after stopping or reducing the intake of a drug. It is one of the most painful, uncomfortable experiences a person can go through, but a necessary step on the road to recovery.