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How Long Does It Take To Get Into a Detox Center in Florida?

Recovery is a process that takes place in several stages. The most challenging stages are at the beginning of the process, and each stages becomes easier. Detox is the first stage in the process, and it is the most challenging stage.

Withdrawal refers to the physical pain and sickness you will feel as your body is acclimating itself to function without drugs and/or alcohol for the first time in a while.  You should always go through withdrawal, especially alcohol withdrawal, under the supervision of medical professionals because of the risks that are associated with it. Going through withdrawal under the supervision of medical professionals and other addiction counselors is typically done in a detox center.

There are several different types of detox programs.

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Three-Day Programs
  • Five-Day Programs
  • Seven-Day Programs

Many Americans who have recovered from addiction have gone to Florida because of the state’s ideal healing environment. If you plan on going to Florida to start your recovery, your first stop will most likely be a detox center. The detox center may in the same facility as your rehabilitation facility or it may be a separate facility.

The Length of Time it Takes to Be Admitted to a Detox Center in Florida

If you are willing to be admitted to a detox center in Florida, you have overcome the first hurdle in the recovery processes. At this point, it is important for you be admitted into a detox center as soon as possible to avoid second guessing yourself or any other complications that may prevent you from going to detox. Because Florida is the recovery capital of the country, it is well-experienced in helping individuals achieve successful addiction recovery; therefore, the detox centers and rehab centers understand the importance of you getting into a detox center as soon as possible.

Most detox centers can admit you the same day as you call. It is almost definite that you will admitted the same day if you are under certain circumstances such as

  • Having had an Overdose
  • Experiencing Psychiatric Issues
  • Experiencing Some other Medical Emergency Related to Drug Use
  • Have a Prolonged History of a Severe Addiction
  • Your Family is Concerned that You Will Change Your Mind if You are Forced to Wait Several days.

If same-day admittance is not possible by the detox center you have reached out to, it is most likely due to that center not having a bed for you. Since detox center programs are typically no longer than a week, you should be able to get into the detox center within several days. However, you should call around to several detox centers because there is bound to be a center that can admit you the same day. If you are waiting to get into a rehab center that has a detox program within in their center, you may have to wait up to three weeks. Community drug treatment programs have the longest waits because you have to wait for social services to confirm a place for you and approve the funding for your stay. The longer wait times of rehab centers and community drug programs are why individual detox centers are strongly recommended. Though recovery is a challenging journey, it possesses rich rewards for all who travel it. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, call our detox center today to start your journey on the road to recovery. Call 800-737-0933

Krokodil – The “Meth of Russian” spreads to the West

A new opiate-based street drug know as Krokodil (Desomorphine) has become the newest craze in Russia and now it appears has spread to the United States. This drug is an opiate (which is itself derived from codeine) much like heroin or prescription pain killers like Vicodin or Oxycontin, drugs which provide the user with powerful analgesic effects. Due to crackdowns of tradition opiate street drugs like heroin and illegal pharmaceuticals, Russia opiate users began synthesizing an opiate drug first discovered in 1932 known as Desomorphine, which is said to be ten times more powerful than morphine but with effects only lasting around 30 minutes. Harsh opiate withdrawal symptoms set in very quickly after use, causing he user to seek more of the drug and leading the user quickly into a dangerous addiction. Krokodil is relatively easy to produce using household chemicals such as codeine and iodine, which has lead some to compare it to the methamphetamine produced in homes in parts of the United States and South America.

Krokodil has come into notoriety within the last few years in Russia due to its horrific effects on its users. The fast onset and relatively short analgesic effect cause the user to become addicted quickly to this dangerous drug. The drug is often synthesized with household chemicals by users or drug “cooks” in dirty environments usually with impure ingredients. This extremely impure product is usually injected intravenously causing the injection site to become infected and often develop into an open wound or become gangrenous at the injection site. Krokodil also has the effect of drying and cracking the skin and giving it a scaly look and this is where to drug gets it name. Users often neglect their wounds and limb amputation often becomes necessary to prevent the spread of gangrene. In late 2013, Krokodil supplies were confiscated by Law Enforcement officers from users in Arizona. These sightings are the first reports of the drug being seen within the United States and no notable other sightings have occurred but hopefully these incidences are not signaling a new drug epidemic like methamphetamine has become over the last two decades.