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Drug Rehab Florida

Drug Abuse Among Teens in Florida

In 2014, Florida conducted a survey to determine the drug and alcohol use among teens across the state. This report was called the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS), and surveyed over 65,000 students, grades 6-12.

The study reported a reduction in use for nearly all substances, with marijuana use remaining constant over time. About 25% of high school students reported riding in a car with a driver who had recently used marijuana. About 10% admitted to driving after using marijuana. There were very low results for use within the past 30 days for all substances except alcohol. 2.1% of high schoolers reported using inhalants in the last 30 days, and 0.3% reported using heroin and steroids in the last 30 days.

Customized Drug Rehab

After a substance abuser enters rehab they are given a tailored treatment plan built by medical professionals. Rehab programs may range from 28 days, 60 days, to 90 days, depending on the substance abuser’s treatment needs. Generally, the longer a recovering addict stays in the treatment program, the more effective the therapy will be. Also, it will, better equip them in achieving their sobriety goals back in the “real world.”

The Importance of Detox

A vital aspect of the rehab process is the first step: a medically managed detoxification treatment. Detox purges the toxins they absorbed during their substance abuse.. Withdrawals are a natural byproduct of detox, and it’s imperative to be in a medically supervised environment during detox so the patient can be monitored. Additionally, through supervision they can be administered medications that will aid them with the painful symptoms of withdrawal.

Rehab Methods

Upon completion of the detox phase, a recovering addict transitions into rehab. Rehab encompasses a variety of therapies and approaches to healing, with the goal of each being to enable the recovering addict to overcome their addiction and get back to a healthy, happy, drug-free life.

Individual and group therapy are two effective forms of treatment. Each addresses the internal conflict in an addict that led them to turn to substance abuse as an escape. Some recovering addicts are more comfortable expressing themselves and sharing their struggles with peers, while the benefit of individual therapy is more one-on-one interaction with a therapist or sponsor. Both of these methods are therapeutic, and they both hold the recovering addict accountable, enabling them to develop social skills, integrity and honesty. In either case, when an addict is bottled up and doesn’t share their emotions and experiences, it can have disastrous consequences. When the recovering addict can freely share, they are able to move forward with their recovery and find healing and sobriety.

If you are struggling with a drug problem, or any substance abuse issue, and don’t know what to do to find help, call us. Our intake specialists are happy to answer any of your questions, and get you on the path to healing.

Call today to find the help and healing you need, and get back to living a drug-free life! (813) 252-0033

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