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Opioid Drug Addiction


Acute Effects

  • Euphoria
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired Coordination
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
Health Risks

  • Constipation
  • Endocarditis
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Fatal Overdose




Chronic use usually requires detox. Peaceful Ridge Recovery has been successful in utilizing outpatient detox protocols for clients using narcotics or opioids.  We can make rapid opiate detox a possibility. On rare occasions, a “substitution” medicine may be required for a brief time (Suboxone, Methadone). There has been great recovery success using non habit forming, non-narcotic medicines designed especially for those experiencing addiction to heroine, oxycodone, vicodin, percocet or other narcotics. Treatment involves daily meetings with our medical team, individual therapy, family therapy and group education. Many individuals are successful utilizing 12 step groups for a sustained recovery for Heroin, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, & others.


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In many cases, people are prescribed drugs like Vicodin, Percocet or Oxycodone as part of a medical treatment plan to deal with pain and become addicted over time. Tolerance can contribute to the addiction of prescribed medications. Heroin is a dangerous narcotic that has a highly addictive profile and severe health consequences with sustained use.


Understanding the effects of Opioids helps you understand how to seek Opioid Addiction Treatment

South Florida has gotten a reputation for the amount of prescription drugs that make it out into the streets, but as these drugs become more expensive and more regulated, studies show that younger generations turn to heroin to find a cheaper alternative to the high. Cities like Delray Beach and Ft. Lauderdale have been getting national attention for the problem, but our centrally located detox center can help with painless painkiller recovery in Davie, Florida.

 If you or someone you know is suffering from opioid addiction, don’t wait to get help.

Opioids are drugs that have a painkilling effect. They latch on to sensory receptors inside your body, like in the brain or other organs and alter the way you’d react to pain by increasing your body’s tolerance for pain.

It’s for this reason that opioids are commonly prescribed to treat pain. Brand name drugs like OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin are examples of common opioids prescribed to treat severe pain. These drugs also have varied generic versions, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine and fentanyl. When used incorrectly, they can cause a euphoric effect.

Another highly addictive opioid analgesic is heroin. While heroin has a legal counterpart known as diamorphone, the illegal drug has become more prevalent as opioid prescriptions become more regulated.

The euphoric feeling opioids induce is the main reason people develop opioid or prescription drug addictions. Opioid tolerance occurs when the drug does not have the same effect, as your body has built up a tolerance to the drug. Opioid addiction can occur when someone misuses the drugs.

With professional treatment, there is a high chance for recovery from opioid addiction. In a study of 653, where opioid-dependent patients were treated with medically assisted detox, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports successful recoveries for over half.

Detox can feel overwhelming for someone experiencing opioid addiction, but seeking professional help will provide the needed support. Our outpatient opioid treatment allows those seeking addiction recovery the opportunity to detox while living at home. This offers you a remedy that won’t disrupt your day-to-day life any further.

Ideal for professionals or those with daily obligations, our outpatient recovery program fully supports opioid addiction recovery with medically supported detox, group, individual and family therapies, and educational classes with experienced staff, dedicated to your well being. The medications our team uses as part of the opioid detox will alleviate withdrawal symptoms, while the therapies help you find the root of the cause of the addiction and educational classes help you understand what’s happening to the body.