Rehab in South Florida Keeps Growing Due to Widespread Opioid Use

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Rehab Centers Seeing Numbers Like Never Before

Due to the huge, and seemingly increasing, number of people who are addicted to some kind of opioid or opiate, rehab in South Florida has seen an influx the likes of which our state has never seen. Because of this, new rehab centers have been popping up in nearly every town in South Florida, and they are only going to continue growing until this massive problem becomes a thing of the past.

 

Issues Caused by Opioid Epidemic

The issues that the opioid epidemic have led to are for practical purposes too numerous to mention. People have lost their homes, their families, their friends, and so much more because of how insanely addictive these pharmaceutical narcotics can be. Likewise, those who lose access to their pharmaceutical drugs find other sources to appease their addictions, which generally means they fall into the world of illicit drugs by way of heroin addiction.

 

Who’s to Blame?

While there isn’t a single person or organization that you can point your finger at and say they’re at fault, that doesn’t mean there aren’t organizations that could have stopped opioid addiction from taking over South Florida. When opioids hit the market, doctors and medical facilities were told that they offer pain relief without any long-term side effects. That being the case, once the community finally realized what a problem opioids were, many people had been using them for a very long time. Their prescriptions were pulled or modified, and these medical-industry-created addicts turned to heroin to easily abate their cravings.

 

Get Help for Opioid Addiction in South Florida

If you or a loved one is addicted to opioids, be it pharmaceutical or illicit or a combination of them, Contact Us today to get you set up with the help you need to overcome this life-threatening addiction.

 

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician 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.

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