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Palm Beach Drug Rehab Centers

Palm Beach Drug RehabThe beautiful sands and lush vegetation of Palm Beach draw tourists from all over the globe. In fact, according to official statistics released by the Palm Beach County government, tourism is responsible for more than 53,530 jobs in the area. People who live in Palm Beach are surrounded, almost every day, by vacationers who might drink too much, party all night or take drugs. For these vacationers, it might be a momentary indulgence, quickly forgotten on the plane ride back home.

Residents of Palm Beach might develop addictions in this party atmosphere, however, or they may develop addictions due to outside influences that have nothing to do with the city in which they live. Thankfully, people living with addictions in Palm Beach have many treatment options available, meaning that they can get targeted help and leave their addictions behind.

Drugs of Abuse

Addictive drugs are often grown and processed in foreign countries, and they make their way across the seas in sophisticated smuggling operations. The seaside location of Palm Beach makes shipping and distribution quite easy, and the community has been asked to deal with multiple arrests of drug dealers and middlemen. In a period of a few short months in 2011, for example, news agenciesreported that 22 pounds of powdered cocaine and 100 pounds of marijuana were sized in western Palm Beach County. Since drugs like this are so common in Palm Beach, most drug rehab centers provide clients with a sophisticated array of treatments that have been developed to soothe cravings and keep compulsive use from recurring in the future. Newer drugs also seem to be flooding the Palm Beach market, including:

  • Bath salts
  • Spice
  • K2
  • Research chemicals

In 2012, according to news reports, authorities arrested three men in West Palm Beach who were involved with the production and distribution of a drug that was marketed as “incense.” These newer drugs might not have decades of research behind them, but Palm Beach rehab facilities often have specialized programs that can help people who are dealing with addictions to these innovative substances.

Often, talk therapy is used as a frontline of defense, as there are no medications that have been developed that can help people to deal with the cravings these drugs can cause.

girl taking drugsNewer drugs like spice and K2 might be dangerous, but they’re not the only substances people in Palm Beach seem to be taking. Prescription medications also seem to be targets for drug abuse. In one study of the issue, published in the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, researchers pinpointed 178 cases of benzodiazepine abuse in Palm Beach County. Studies like this seem to indicate that many people in the community are turning to their medicine cabinets for recreational drugs, and they may be landing in the hospital due to this abuse. Palm Beach drug rehab programs can also be of vital assistance in this fight, helping people to learn how to wean away from prescription drug abuse.

Special Issues for Women

Both men and women can develop addictions to drugs, but much of the research that’s been performed on addiction and treatment effectiveness has been conducted on men. While some of the therapies provided for men can be helpful for women, there are some specific issues that seem to impact women more frequently than men, and these issues simply must be addressed in addiction programs for women, so they can truly heal.

woman with depressionUnderlying trauma seems to be a hidden risk factor for drug abuse and addiction in women. Women who have been victimized may turn to addictive substances as a coping mechanism, helping them to tamp down their pain and forget about the abuse they’ve endured. According to a study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, women who have endured physical or sexual abuse have lower levels of functioning when compared to women who have not been abused, and they tend to need longer addiction treatment programs and a more intense level of care. If these women went into a standard addiction treatment program, they might not get the comprehensive care they might need in order to get well. In a treatment program made just for women, that trauma might finally be addressed.

In Palm Beach, The Orchid provides addiction care tailored just for women.

Specialized attention is provided to issues of trauma and emotional dysfunction, and therapists work hard to help clients come to terms with the pain they’ve endured in the past. With this kind of targeted help, women can learn how to stop abusing drugs in order to numb pain, and real healing might finally take place.

Help for the Spiritual

Florida is well known for embracing new technologies and new modes of care. All across Palm Beach, yoga clinics, acupuncture clinics and even spiritual counselors spring up, hoping to cater to people who want to round out traditional care with an emphasis on alternative methods of healing. Palm Beach rehab centers also tend to provide this emphasis, proving clients with:

  • Massage
  • Meditation lessons
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds for nature walks
  • Acupuncture sessions
  • Morning yoga or tai chi classes
  • Organic food

woman in palm beach drug rehab

These additional treatments might be familiar to people who live in Palm Beach, as they might be the sorts of amenities residents use in their own lives.

But those who have never set foot inside an alternative practitioner’s office might also benefit from these programs.

When their addiction treatment programs are through, they’ll know about these therapies and they’ll feel comfortable accessing them. When stress builds or the tension becomes unbearable, they might take a yoga class or sign up for a massage instead of turning to drugs. These Palm Beach rehab centers might provide their clients with a whole new way of living.

At The Orchid, we also provide multiple alternative therapies, including yoga, acupuncture, sound therapy and art therapy. We work hard to help our clients learn more about these treatments and feel comfortable using them as they maintain their sobriety in the years to come. It’s important to our Palm Beach clients, and it’s important to us, too.

If you’d like to learn more about The Orchid, or you need help in finding another Palm Beach rehab center that might be able to meet your needs, please call our toll-free line. We have operators standing by who would love to help you start your journey.

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