Detoxing in Ft Lauderdale – Sometimes Everyone Needs a Little Help

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

We understand that for many people in Ft Lauderdale who are addicted to one or more substance that bringing up the idea of asking for help might feel like an admission of weakness or bring on some kind of shame. However, we strongly believe that admitting you have a problem -first to yourself then to another person- is one of the most courageous things someone can do in their life.


Strength in Asking for Help

Still, asking for help in getting detox in Ft Lauderdale can be an especially difficult task for a lot of people. Not only does seeking help through a rehab center in Ft Lauderdale cause some to feel anxious, but the addiction itself can leave a potential rehab patient almost frozen when the idea of receiving substance abuse detox and rehab comes up. It’s already difficult enough for some people to ever ask for help, but then trying to do so when there is a chemical telling them to keep using can feel impossible.


It’s not, though.


Looking at it Another Way

For most intents and purposes, going through detox in Ft Lauderdale through a rehab center is receiving a service. Just like you might occasionally have pizza delivered, a plumber fix a busted pipe, animal control come and deal with a nuisance creature, put your trash out to be picked up by waste management, or any number of other actions you take that involve other people doing work, the staff and doctors in Ft Lauderdale who help people go through detox and substance abuse treatment are providing a service. That service isn’t needed by addicts because they are weak or some other shameful notion. The service is provided because the people who work at rehab centers in Ft Lauderdale are the professionals when it comes to helping people go through detox and rehab.


It’s okay to ask for help sometimes. To see how we can help you or a loved one end a drug or alcohol addiction, Contact Us today.


Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.