EDUCATION CENTER2020-06-03T22:38:18-04:00

Treatment Timeline

Here’s what you can expect from the time you pick up the phone, to the time you go home.

Free Helpline
Available 24/7

You don’t have to be ready, you just have to call. We can chat about your struggles or go over real treatment options.
Our helpline is 100% free, 100% anonymous, and available 24/7.
You can verify your insurance benefits below.

24/7 Admissions Staff

Medical
Detox

Everybody’s physical needs are different. Our medical staff makes sure that our clients get the attention they need to remain comfortable throughout this uncomfortable process.
All of our patients have around the clock access to our nursing staff.

Inpatient Residential Treatment

Our residential program extends the 24 hour access to nursing, but also includes more than 40 clinical hours a week of group and individual therapy. The treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Family sessions. An example of our schedule can be found here.

Inpatient Residential Treatment

Outpatient
Treatment

Establishing a plan is a crucial for continued sobriety. Our dedicated clinicians will assist in coming up with a game plan that leads to success. Whether continuing treatment locally in Florida or out of state, you will not leave Chapel Hill without knowing your next step.

Free Helpline
Available 24/7

You don’t have to be ready, you just have to call. We can chat about your struggles or go over real treatment options.
Our helpline is 100% free, 100% anonymous, and available 24/7. You can verify your insurance benefits below.

24/7 Admissions Staff

Medical
Detox

Everybody’s physical needs are different. Our medical staff makes sure that our clients get the attention they need to remain comfortable throughout this uncomfortable process.
All of our patients have around the clock access to our nursing staff.

Inpatient
Residential Treatment

Our residential program extends the 24 hour access to nursing, but also includes more than 40 clinical hours a week of group and individual therapy. The treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Family sessions. An example of our schedule can be found here.

Inpatient Residential Treatment

Outpatient
Treatment

Establishing a plan is a crucial for continued sobriety. Our dedicated clinicians will assist in coming up with a game plan that leads to success. Whether continuing treatment locally in Florida or out of state, you will not leave Chapel Hill without knowing your next step.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m feeling overwhelmed. How do I know that addiction treatment is right for me?2020-01-22T12:49:11-05:00

First of all, feeling overwhelmed is perfectly normal. Anytime someone is about to make a big life change – whether it’s moving to a new city, starting a new job, or making a big personal commitment – things inside will begin to shift. Keep in mind that every day, hundreds and thousands of addicts and alcoholics decide that enough is enough, and enter into treatment. We are available to help every step of the way, in order to make the process as easy as possible. We’ll tell you what to pack, what to expect, and how to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed. Try to remember that this feeling is temporary, and amazing things are on the horizon.

How will I be able to afford this? Isn’t treatment expensive?2020-01-22T12:49:33-05:00

If you have health insurance, they will likely cover most (or all) of your stay. Dealing with the ins and outs of your own health insurance policy can be confusing, but not to worry – our team will walk you through the process. We will give you a detailed and completely transparent rundown of your policy’s out-of-pocket maximums, and answer all of your financial inquiries openly and honestly. If you face any kind of financial hardship, we will work with you and your family to make sure that you are getting the help you need regardless of cost.

How can I convince my addicted loved one to go to treatment?2020-01-22T12:49:47-05:00

Attempting to convince any addict or alcoholic to go to treatment might seem like a complete dead end. Fortunately, we have several experienced and highly successful interventionists on staff. Nothing is more effective in getting someone immediate help than staging a professional intervention. It’s likely that your loved one will be more receptive to the advice of someone who has been through the exact situation beforehand. Call today for options, we’re happy to put you in touch with someone who can help.

No one has been able to help me before, why would this time be different?2020-01-22T12:50:05-05:00

Many of our staff members have been right where you are, and have come out the other side. All success truly takes is a little bit of hard work, and a lot of determination. Because addiction is so emotionally devastating, it may seem as if you’ll never get better, no matter how hard you try. You’re not alone. If you don’t pick up the phone and call, we can’t help. Hitting rock bottom has helped many of us overcome addiction, and go on to lead healthy and fulfilled lives. Still skeptical? Let us prove you wrong!

Can I wait? Now isn’t a good time for treatment – I have a lot going on.2020-01-22T12:50:19-05:00

There is never really a “good time” to step away from your life for several months at a time. But if not now… when? If you continue on the path you’re currently on, you’ll only end up digging yourself deeper and deeper. If you are worried about stepping away from pre-existing commitments and responsibilities, we can help. We can tailor your program of recovery to make sure that nothing important falls through the cracks.

How do I know my addiction is bad enough to need treatment?2020-01-22T12:50:31-05:00

The truth is that if you are questioning whether or not you need professional help, you very likely do. Those who drink or use drugs recreationally rarely wonder if they should be admitted to inpatient rehab. The specific signs of addiction will vary on an individual basis. We are standing by to help you figure it out.

What is addiction treatment?2020-01-22T12:50:46-05:00

Addiction treatment refers to a comprehensive program designed to help those struggling with substance dependency of any kind. Treatment is highly individualized, and it looks different depending on what substances were abused, for how long, and whether or not there are any underlying mental health conditions. For most, treatment is a long-term process – however, it is exceptionally rewarding in the end, and allows those who have been struggling with addiction begin leading lives of fulfilled recovery.

Programs We Offer

Alcohol is the most commonly abused chemical substance in the United States – partially because alcohol use has become so widely normalized. In fact, drinking is as much a part of American culture as baseball and apple pie. However, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 26.45 percent of all American adults reported binge drinking within the month, in the year 2018 alone. 6.6 percent of adults admitted to problem drinking within the past month during the same year. The same study suggested that 14.4 million adults aged 18 and over had a diagnosable alcohol use disorder in 2018. Finally, an estimated 88,000 citizens lose their lives annually to alcohol-related causes, making alcohol abuse the third most common cause of death nationwide.

Because drinking is so prevalent in American culture, many alcohol abuse disorders are overlooked. In high school and college, binge drinking is normalized. Blacking out is perceived as a badge of honor in college, and because so many young adults engage in heavy partying, real issues aren’t always easily detected. However, it is important to recognize alcoholism as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, not merely a facet of the average social experience. If you or someone close to you has been drinking excessively, and you believe you or they may be struggling with an alcohol-related disorder, seeing professional medical help is essential. 

Detox for Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Of all existing chemical dependency issues, the withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be the most dangerous and potentially life-threatening. If you believe you may be in need of medical detox, but you’re unsure as to whether or not you’re actually an alcoholic, there are several signs and symptoms to look for. Those who drink alcoholically will develop a tolerance, which means that they will require a greater amount of alcohol in order to experience the same effects. For example, someone that used to be a “lightweight” and get tipsy off of one beer might now drink a six-pack and feel relatively sober. Another telltale sign to look for is beginning to drink at inappropriate times. Maybe you used to have a glass of wine with dinner during social events, and now you have two or three glasses of wine as soon as you come home from work, whether or not you’re alone. 

Those who are struggling with alcoholism will usually push their loved ones away, especially if their loved ones have expressed concern. Alcoholism is a disease of denial, and if someone tells you that they’re worried about your drinking, you might get defensive rather than hear them out. You may also feel anxious if you know there won’t be alcohol available, or start getting into frequent trouble at work or at school. 

How Our Facility is Different 

As previously mentioned, alcohol detox can be extremely dangerous when not medically overseen. Some common withdrawal symptoms include tremors, spike in body temperature, headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. While these acute symptoms are typically not life-threatening, they can be extremely uncomfortable, and often lead alcoholics who are trying to stay clean right back to drinking. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal that can be lethal is called delirium tremens. Those who have consumed large quantities of alcohol for an extended period of time may experience this condition, marked by symptoms like hallucinations, extreme paranoia, anxiety attacks, seizures, and coma. We at Intrepid Detox Residential make sure that those who have been drinking heavily are under 24/7 supervision, and are given all of the medications and medical assistance they need to stay safe during the withdrawal period. Once physical and psychological symptoms have been stabilized, the resident will be introduced to cognitive behavioral therapy – but not before he or she has been deemed medically cleared. For more information on our comprehensive and individualized alcohol detox program, contact the addiction treatment specialists at Intrepid Detox Residential Residential today.

Heroin is an opioid narcotic, derived from morphine. In the past decade, rates of heroin abuse have skyrocketed nationwide. Now, the US is in the midst of what has been labeled a “heroin epidemic,” with more overdose-related deaths occurring than even before. Up until recently, potent prescription painkillers were widely available. Once the government realized the dangers involved in prescribing the drugs so readily, they issued a nationwide crackdown on distribution. Unfortunately, this crackdown lead those who had developed physical and mental dependencies to turn to a more readily available and affordable alternative – heroin. The National Institute on Drug Abuse concluded, in 2011, that between four and six percent of individuals who abuse prescription opioids will eventually turn to heroin. Since then, the amount of heroin addicts in the US has continued to rise. Fortunately, if you or someone you love has been struggling with heroin addiction, help is available. 

Heroin Addiction – Signs and Symptoms

When it comes to heroin abuse and addiction, there are both short-term and long-term symptoms. First, short-term symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, flushing of the skin, intense itching, compromised mental clarity and function, drowsiness, nodding off, and a heavy feeling in the arms and legs. Long-term symptoms of heroin addiction include collapsed veins (intravenous users), infection in the heart valves and the heart lining, ongoing sexual dysfunction, kidney and liver disease, severe stomach cramping and constipation, abscesses, and long-term mental disorders, like anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Many low-level drug dealers will cut heroin with additives in attempts to increase their profits. These additives, which might include anything from baby powder or cornstarch to the highly potent synthetic opioid fentanyl, can cause serious, sometimes irreversible damage. 

Overdose is also common, when a person takes more heroin than they intended, or when the heroin is cut with another potent drug like fentanyl. Overdose causes respiratory depression – breathing will slow so much that it will actually stop, and oxygen won’t be able to make its way to the brain, causing untimely death. 

Heroin Detox

Many recovered heroin addicts equate the symptoms of withdrawal to a very bad case of the flu. Symptoms include muscle cramping, nausea, vomiting, fever, cold sweats, runny nose, and excessive yawning. While the physical symptoms aren’t generally life-threatening, the discomfort of the symptoms, combined with intense cravings, will typically lead heroin addicts back to using before the detox process is complete. We at Intrepid Detox Residential Residential do everything in our power to make the withdrawal symptoms as bearable as possible, and to ensure that each one of our residents is getting all of the medical care they need to make a full and fast recovery. We also utilize medication-assisted treatment (MAT) whenever necessary, developing a short-term, comprehensive plan to help our residents taper off of heroin in the most safe and effective way possible.

Intrepid Detox Residential – What Sets Us Apart

There are many things that set us apart from other detox facilities, but above all else, the amount of individualized care that we pour into each one of residents truly speaks to our unique and personal philosophy. We never assume that one resident should be treated with the same combination of medication and therapy as another. Upon your arrival, we will undergo a thorough evaluation, which will help us to determine how to best suit your needs, and how to get you started on the road of lifelong recovery as effectively and quickly as possible. For more information on our comprehensive program of heroin detox and inpatient treatment for heroin addiction, contact compassionate professionals at Intrepid Detox Residential Residential today. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant, made from the leaves of the South American coca plant. The recreational use of cocaine is illegal, though it is often sold on the streets and mixed with other substances, ranging from additives like talcum powder and baking soda to other drugs, like methamphetamine or synthetic opioids. Because the street value of cocaine is so exceptionally high, it is usually cut with something, making it impure and potentially dangerous. If you or someone close to you has been struggling with cocaine abuse or addiction, it is important that professional help is sought immediately. Cocaine can do serious damage regardless of how it is used – whether it is snorted or ingested. Crack cocaine, a more affordable (and impure) version of powdered cocaine, is even more potent and habit-forming. If you have any questions about the distinctions between these two drugs,or about how and where to seek help for addiction to either, please reach out today. 

Cocaine Abuse and Addiction

Cocaine is a very well-known stimulant, and it has been depicted by mainstream media since it first made a major appearance in the US. Because of this, most people are familiar with the standard signs of cocaine intoxication – heightened alertness, abnormal bursts of excitement, fast talking, sweating, and increased heart rate. In most cases, these are the short-term effects of cocaine use. Those who use cocaine will experience these symptoms, whether or not they’re addicted. Those who are abusing the drug regularly or who have developed a physical and mental dependency, however, will experience a different set of symptoms. 

Signs of cocaine abuse and addiction may include:

  • Regular nose bleeds, or an extremely runny nose. Because cocaine is usually taken nasally (snorted), it can do serious and lasting damage to the nasal cavities. Many long-term cocaine addicts need to have reconstructive surgery, because they do so much damage to their noses. 
  • Dilated pupils. Small, pinpoint pupils are usually a good indicator that someone is high, either on cocaine or another chemical substance.
  • Inexplicable aggressiveness or irritability. Cocaine usually causes mood swings – these mood swings typically occur when an addict runs out of drugs, or when they don’t have drugs readily available. Cocaine makes people happy and excitable initially, but the comedown can be rough and unpleasant, leading to angry outbursts.  
  • Frequent trips to the restroom, especially at social events. The high from cocaine doesn’t last very long, thus users believe that they need more and more in order to maintain their high. For this reason, they may excuse themselves regularly in order to take more of the drug. 
  • Legal problems, or problems at work or at school.

When a cocaine addict becomes preoccupied with the drug, more and more attention will be leant to obtaining and using, and less attention will be leant to previous commitments, such as work or getting good grades in school. 

  • Interpersonal issues. Drug addiction of any kind can lead to serious problems in relationships. In many cases, loved ones will express concern, and the addict will push them away in order to continue using. 
  • A change in friends. Someone who gets involved in heavy drugs like cocaine will typically begin hanging around with a different crowd – a crowd that condones drug use, or maybe a dealer, so that a supply is always available. 
  • Financial problems. Because cocaine is so costly, those who develop addictions will usually be unable to pay for their habit. For this reason, they may get into illegal activities, like stealing, in order to continue using. 

Cocaine Detox and Withdrawal

Cocaine withdrawal is rarely life-threatening, though it can be harshly uncomfortable, and often requires some degree of medical treatment. Even if cocaine detox symptoms are mild, the security offered by Intrepid Detox Residential will help prevent detox, and get residents started on the road to recovery. Symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include exhaustion, restlessness, the inability to feel pleasure, insomnia agitation, nightmares, increased appetite, and intense cravings. 

For more information on our comprehensive program for detox from cocaine, please feel free to contact the addiction treatment specialists at Intrepid Detox Residential today. We are available day or night to take your call, and answer any and all questions you may have.

Methadone is an opioid painkiller, highly potent and only legal when prescribed by a medical professional. In many instances, methadone is used to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal from other opioids, like heroin. When taken under the care of a prescribing physician, methadone can be beneficial as a short-term treatment for other, more potentially life-threatening addictions. However, it is important to remember that methadone is not a long-term solution, and that only a combination of medical detox, inpatient treatment and aftercare can lead to authentic and lasting addiction recovery. It is also extremely important to note that when used other than as prescribed, methadone use can cause addiction. While the substance is less potent than heroin, it is still extremely addictive. We at Intrepid Detox Residential have developed a comprehensive and effective program for those suffering from methadone abuse or addiction. We work hard to educate our residents on the risks involved in methadone misuse, while working with them hand-in-hand to develop a long-term recovery plan. 

Methadone Abuse and Addiction

Those who are prescribed methadone and have a personal history of substance abuse are far more likely to begin misusing the substance, especially if they are not being closely monitored by a medical professional. In many cases, a physician will hold onto the medication, and administer it once or twice a day to prevent misuse. However, misuse is still common – methadone is sold on the streets, and despite its regulations, it is still readily available. If you or someone you love has been abusing methadone, there are several signs and symptoms to look for. These symptoms include:

  • Increased tolerance. This means that a higher amount of the drug will be required in order for the same feeling to be achieved. 
  • Prioritizing methadone over other things. Those who are struggling with an addiction to methadone will start prioritizing the drug over previous commitments, work, school, and interpersonal relationships. 
  • The presence of withdrawal symptoms with discontinued use. If someone has been taking large doses of methadone for an extended period of time, they will start to experience symptoms of withdrawal within the first 6 to 12 hours of the last use. 
  • The avoidance of friends and family members. If friends and family members express any level of concern, the addict will likely push them away – not wanting to face the truth, and hoping to avoid all potential consequences. 
  • Doctor shopping. Looking for doctors who will fill a prescription if one doctor “cuts off” the supply, or if tolerance is built, and the addict needs more than one prescription at a time. 
  • More time spent alone and isolated. In order to avoid conflict, the methadone addict will begin to isolate. 
  • An attempt to cut down or quit, or return to regularly prescribed dosage. Perhaps the individual who has been abusing methadone realizes that he or she has a problem, and makes an effort to cut back – finding him or herself unable to adequately control cravings and urges. 

Withdrawal Symptoms of Methadone 

Methadone withdrawal symptoms are not usually life-threatening, like withdrawal from other opioids, but they can be extremely uncomfortable, and difficult to deal with if you don’t have access to the right medications. Symptoms of methadone withdrawal include abdominal cramping, hot flashes, cold sweats and chills, insomnia, profuse sweating, and severe constipation. The side effects of methadone withdrawal are similar to the withdrawal symptoms of heroin in that they closely resemble a very bad flu. Although symptoms aren’t lethal, detoxing in a medical facility will speed up the process, make it infinitely more comfortable, and prevent potential relapse. For more information on our comprehensive methadone detox and recovery program, contact the addiction treatment professionals at Intrepid Detox Residential today.

Benzodiazepines are a class of man-made medication, typically used to treat anxiety disorders, seizures, or severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. They work to depress the central nervous system, and cause mild to moderate sedation (when taken as prescribed). Because benzodiazepines (also called benzos) are extremely habit-forming, their distribution is widely regulated. Doctors will typically only prescribe benzos to those who do not have a personal history of substance abuse or dependency. Those who have been known to abuse drugs in the past run a great risk of addiction, and will do best to avoid the drug altogether. Of course, not all addictive tendencies can be accurately predicted. In a lot of cases, people who are prescribed the drug by a professional will begin to misuse it – taken greater doses than recommended, or taking it more frequently throughout the day. If benzo addiction does occur, it is crucial that you seek professional help immediately. Tolerance is liable to build quickly, and taking the drug regularly and in high doses can prove to be life threatening. 

Benzodiazepine Addiction – Signs and Symptoms

Similar to other pharmaceutical medications, benzos are initially prescribed by prescribing doctors and physicians to alleviate the symptoms of pre-existing medical or mental health conditions. When this potent medication is taken other than as prescribed, a physical and mental dependence is likely to develop. Some of the physical signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine abuse and addiction may include (but are not limited to):

  • Blurred vision – an inability to see clearly.
  • Weakness in the muscles and joints.
  • Fatigue and drowsiness.
  • Profuse sweating.
  • Nausea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal issues.

Psychological and behavioral symptoms will also be present, and these will likely include:

  • Abrupt changes in mood. Mood swings are common amongst drug addicts, especially when they feel anxiety due to not having their drug of choice immediately accessible. This might make them irritable and on-edge. 
  • Poor judgment and difficulties making decisions. Because cravings are essentially a mental obsession, it can be difficult for the addict to focus his or her attention on anything other than obtaining and using the drug. This can lead to preoccupation and poor decision making. 
  • Asking others for benzos and/or doctor shopping. If someone who is abusing benzos runs out, he or she might ask around to see if anyone else has a prescription, or try to get a prescription from one or several doctors. This usually involves a fair amount of manipulation. 
  • Increased tolerance. More of the drug is needed in order to obtain the same desired effects. 
  • Increased risk-taking behaviors. Risk-taking behaviors could include mixing benzos with other drugs, like alcohol, engaging in illegal behaviors in order to obtain more drugs, or doing things like taking benzos and getting behind the wheel of a car. 

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Those who have been abusing benzodiazepines for any length of time will typically experience a wide range of physically, mentally, and emotionally unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, heart palpitations, headaches, muscle cramping and stiffness, changes in perception, dizziness, tremors, and intense cravings.  We at Intrepid Detox Residential are more than willing to help you begin your journey of recovery, and the very first step is always medical detox. Attempting to detox alone can be dangerous, and it increases the risk of relapse significantly. If you are looking for a safe and secure place to detox and to begin your journey of recovery surrounded by compassionate support, look no further! We’re here to help you along every step of the way. For more information on our comprehensive benzodiazepine program, please feel free to contact the addiction treatment professionals at Intrepid Detox Residential Residential today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

The term “opiate” covers an extremely wide range of drugs, including both prescriptions medications and illicit substances. In recent times, heroin and prescription painkillers have become the most frequently and widely used opiates. This is largely due to the fact that prescriptions painkillers are so easy to obtain. According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control), the number of opioid prescriptions has been climbing rapidly since the early 1990s. From 1999 to 2016, over 200,000 Americans lost their lives to painkiller overdose. While the number of painkiller-related fatalities was high in 1999, it had more than quadrupled by 2016. In 2010 alone, it was estimated that nearly 210 million opiate prescriptions were filled nationwide (prescribing rates peaked between 2010 and 2012).

Unfortunately, because prescription painkillers are legally prescribed, many individuals will overlook their potential for abuse or addiction. If it’s prescribed by a doctor, it has to be safe – right? Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Those that take prescription painkillers for longer than prescribed or in higher doses than prescribed are exceptionally likely to develop a physical and mental dependency. The CDC also reported that in 2017, there were 58 painkiller prescriptions written for every 100 Americans. That means that over half of all American men and women have been prescribed an addictive narcotic painkiller at least once during their lifetimes.

As prescription rates began to climb, cases of painkiller-related addiction also began to skyrocket. Increased fatalities brought about stricter prescribing laws, and the government began to crack down on distribution. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans were already deep in the throws of opioid addiction. Because they were no longer able to obtain painkillers, many switched to a cheaper and far more readily available alternative – heroin. NIDA (The National Institute of Drug Abuse) reports that nearly 80 percent of all individuals who are seeking treatment for heroin addiction first began by abusing prescription painkillers. Unlike painkillers, which are synthetically manufactured, heroin is naturally derived from the seed pod of the opium poppy plant. Regardless of how heroin is used (it can be snorted, injected, or smoked), it enters the brain rapidly, and induces feelings of euphoria. Heroin works by binding to opioid receptors within the brain, and greatly affects heart rate, breathing, and feelings of pain and pleasure. Aside from feelings of euphoria, heroin use commonly causes dry mouth, flushing, decreased motor functioning, and “nodding” (moving back and forth between consciousness and unconsciousness). Long-term use can have much more severe effects, ranging from collapsed veins, liver and kidney disease, and sexual dysfunction to mental health issues, heart failure, and death.

All opiates are highly addictive, and using heroin presents a host of other issues, such as the risk of accidentally injecting fentanyl, which oftentimes lead to respiratory failure, overdose, and fatality. Those who overdose on heroin alone have a much higher rate of resuscitation. In most instances, they arrive to the emergency room alive, where they can be quickly treated with naloxone (an opioid blocker and antidote). If heroin is laced with fentanyl, however, rates a resuscitation are not nearly as high. Because this drug is significantly more potent than heroin, side effects are far more severe, and overdose occurs far more quickly. When fentanyl is involved, the necessary 1 to 2 mg of naloxone jumps to 30 to 5 times that amount.

If you are currently struggling with opioid abuse or addiction, it is extremely important that you seek professional care as quickly as possible. It was reported that in 2016 alone, there were nearly 42,249 opioid-related deaths. Out of all of these fatalities, nearly 50 percent (19,413) were directly related to fentanyl. For more information on opioid abuse or treatment for painkillers, heroin, and other opioid narcotics, please feel free to reach out today.

Programs We Offer

Millions of American adults struggle with alcohol-related problems, with those between the ages of 18 and 25 at the highest risk of abuse. Alcohol is also one of the most commonly abused substances amongst teenagers. Between the high rates of adult and teenage abuse, alcohol-related detox programs have become a necessity.

In this day and age, the majority of young Americans unwittingly live their lives according to the dictates of alcoholism. Binge drinking has become a social norm, and those in high school and college are exceedingly likely to develop an alcohol-related disorder of some degree. Regular consumption of alcohol can lead to eventual dependency – in addition to the numerous health challenges that come with frequent consumption, drinking too much alcohol can be deadly.

Why reach for something that will steadily (or quickly) destroy your life, when you could reach for something that will only make it greater? Look to Intrepid Detox Residential for the best available care, and for the life you truly deserve to be living.

While drinking alcohol may be considered ‘normal’ (at least to a certain extent), too much of it can be life-threatening, and alcohol is one of the most difficult drugs to detox from. But with medical care and professional guidance, you can still enjoy a normal life – a life that you are in charge of, rather than a life run by alcohol.

Get Detox Care Like No Other

Despite the what type of the issue you’re battling, and the severity of the issue at hand, our team of thoroughly trained and dedicated medical supervisors at Intrepid Detox Residential are available to help. Our medical staff will comprehensively examine your personal case, interview you, and formulate a customized plan of care to help move along your healing process.

Meet Our Serene and State-of-Art Medical Facility

Once your case has been admitted, we at Intrepid will ensure that you immediately begin an effective and efficient process of healing. We are extremely serious when it comes to comfort, privacy, and medication, and we also believe in the importance of luxury. Our house-keepers ensure that your room is kept clean, your cable TV is working properly, your bed is made, and our professional chefs will provide you with an incredible culinary experience. You will also be able to enjoy our serene and social living environment. Your time at Intrepid will vary depending on how you choose to spend it. We organize movie nights, game night, and a wide array of other social activities. We ensure that you will meet and socialize with a large group of new (and likely lifelong) friends.

Dedicated and Experienced Medical Clinicians

Our experienced and dedicated doctors are always on standby – once you have been admitted into our center, our doctors will monitor your response to treatment on a regular basis, and administer medications (if need be). In our center, staff members are available 24/7 to assist you with anything you may need.

Our physician, as well as our clinicians, check up on clients daily, monitoring their health and well-being; our medical staff administers and monitors the prescription medications we utilize in order to help our clients manage their withdrawal symptoms and alleviate their discomfort. You will have access to our staff 24 hours a day for all the help and support that you could possibly need.

While drinking alcohol may be normal to an extent, too much of it can be very deadly and one of the most difficult to detox one off. But with medical experience, you can still enjoy a normal life – with you in charge and not alcohol.

You don’t have to wait another day. For more information on our comprehensive program for Alcohol Detox, contact the addiction treatment professionals at Intrepid Detox today.

Heroin abuse in America is on the rise, and according to Center for Diseases Control, 467,000 Americans abuse heroin regularly. Deaths related to heroin overdose rose by over 20 percent in the United States in recent years, and 15,446 individuals lost their lives to heroin in 2016. Considering these statistics, heroin is one of the most potent and deadly illicit substances available, and the dependence rates are extremely troublesome. Out of every four individuals that try this dangerous substance, one will become addicted. Intrepid Detox Residential is dedicated to helping those already in the grip of heroin addiction, and to actively engaging in any and all preventative measures.

How can we help you?

Heroin abuse brings you closer to death on a daily basis – heroin is an extremely potent drug, and because of its strength, dependency rates remain exceptionally high. While the health and social challenges related to heroin are vast, quitting completely and going on to lead a normal life is possible. However, because this drug is so addictive, long-term recovery is generally only possible with the assistance of a professional detox facility.

The truth is, no two detox experiences will be the same. However, while heroin is a fast acting drug that absorbs into the bloodstream instantly, it takes at least 5 to 7 days for the body to totally filter out all of the remnants of the drug. For those who have been abusing heroin for years, or who abuse heroin in great amounts, the detox process will take at least 10 days. The symptoms attached to heroin withdrawals can be immensely uncomfortable, and lead many newly sober individuals straight back to use. In order to undergo heroin detox successfully, you will need the assistance of a quality detox center – and that’s why we are here for you.

Our team of medical professionals

Going through the detox process all by yourself – without the supervision of a medical professional – can be very dangerous. Attempting to detox at home may also greatly hinder – or completely destroy – the beginning stages of your recovery process.

Our team medical professionals, physicians, and clinicians ensures that you will be monitored closely, in order to help facilitate your personal journey of recovery.

In the process of treating the disease of addiction, we understand that the heroin withdrawal and detox stages are the most difficult. At Intrepid, we understand the issues that heroin detox may present. Our doctors work carefully to assist the withdrawal symptoms and the detox process, working to make things as comfortable as possible, while simultaneously ensuring that our clients and staff members are safe.

When an avid drug abuser finally gives up heroin, physical and psychological symptoms will begin to occur. The physical and mental effects depend on the stage of addiction, as well as any potential co-occurring disorders. Not only is our staff well-versed in substance abuse, but many of our staff members have extensive backgrounds in psychology and mental health. We take everything into consideration, and provide the most comprehensive care available.

Luxury and serene healing environment

Our high-tech facility is truly second to none; we strive to provide our clients with an environment that is clean, serene, luxurious, and extremely conducive to healing the body, mind, and soul. We understand the importance of environment, and we believe that living in ideal conditions can contribute to the overall healing process. Our well-trained housekeepers always ensure your comfort in our beautifully furnished rooms. Our line of great chefs remains on standby, always willing and able to provide you with a wholesome and nourishing diet that will ultimately aid in your recovery process.

You don’t have to wait another day. For more information on our comprehensive program for Alcohol Detox, contact the addiction treatment professionals at Intrepid Detox today.

In recent years, national attention on drug abuse has been focused more and more on drugs like cocaine – a highly addictive drug that has lead to innumerable deaths across the country. According to recent reports, cocaine usage and availability has risen for the first time in more than five years.

Reports from different governmental agencies throughout the US concluded that:

2015 saw the highest amount of deaths from cocaine abuse in the US since 2006.
61 percent of young Americans from 2013 to 2015 admitted to trying cocaine.

Cocaine addiction can be devastating, and those who are detoxing from this specific drug will experience a host of serious and potentially life-threatening symptoms. Treating the symptoms of cocaine-related detox takes experience and dedication, seeing as many physical and psychological symptoms can last for several weeks. We at Intrepid have extensive experience treating all the symptoms related to cocaine withdrawal and have experienced great success in helping numerous individuals along the path to long-term recovery.

Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is an illicit and highly addictive drug. Ironically enough, cocaine was once used medicinally. However, the medical community quickly discovered its addictive and dangerous properties, and eventually outlawed it altogether. If you are struggling with cocaine abuse or addiction, seeking professional medical care is of utmost importance. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are struggling with cocaine abuse, or if you believe someone you love may be battling addiction, there are several signs to look for. Abnormal excitement, unexplained mood swings, and severely decreased appetite (leading to weight loss) may be indicators of an existing problem. More signs may include:

The individual may experience regular nosebleed, or have a consistently runny nose.
The pupils of the individual may become dilated.
The individual may become unnecessarily aggressive, excitable, or talkative.
Cocaine Abuse and Involved Risk

There is both short and long-term risk involved in cocaine abuse. As far as the short term, users may experience severe depression during the ‘come down’ (as the initial high begins to fade). Given the dependency level of cocaine, and the numerous risks associated with abusing this substance, cocaine is one of the most dangerous substances known to man. Below are some of the short time risk of cocaine abuse:

Headaches
Paranoia
Frequent nosebleeds
Decreased appetite
Sexual impotency
Heart-related issues (increased heart rate, potential heart attack)
Seizures or convulsions

With long-term abuse, individuals may also experience strokes, kidney failure, lung damage, and, in some instances, fatality. Issues related to cocaine abuse and addiction will persist and worsen until professional care is sought.

Additional risks related to long-term use may include:

Psychosis
Insomnia
Cognitive issues
Inflammation of the nasal septum
Collapsed naval cavities
Coma
Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the most important steps towards becoming addiction-free is admitting that a problem exists, and taking the necessary steps to tackle it. Withdrawing from cocaine is different than withdrawing from many other drugs, seeing as it tends to be more psychological than physical. The withdrawal process will typically last from between 7 and 10 days. After the last usage, the abuser may experience any of the above-listed withdrawal symptoms as soon as within the next hour.

The withdrawal symptoms may include lack of appetite, depression, fatigue, apathy, anhedonia, and suicidal ideation.

Cocaine Detox Program

While cocaine addiction is on the rise throughout the US, American men and women are beginning to seek better and more effective treatment measures. While those in the grips of active addiction may feel that leading a drug-free life is near impossible, recovery is always an option. Intrepid Detox is dedicated to providing top-quality treatment to those battling the life-threatening disease of addiction.

Our Team of Medical Specialists

Addiction is complicated, and some of the psychological symptoms may persist for months – even years, in some cases. Those who use cocaine regularly may experience cravings for years after use is ceased. Fortunately, our team of dedicated doctors and mental health professionals is always on standby. They are available to check in with past clients at any time, suggesting options for aftercare and help along the recovery process. Our comprehensive treatment program and supportive environment makes Intrepid one of the best facilities for drugs and alcohol detoxification in the US.

You don’t have to wait another day. For more information on our comprehensive program for Cocaine Detox, contact the addiction treatment professionals at Intrepid Detox today.

Methadone, an opioid painkiller, is a legal opioid therapy used to treat individuals suffering from addiction to other opioid drugs (such as heroin). When taken under the supervision of a medical expert, methadone can be very beneficial as a short-term treatment for other, more lethal opiate addictions. However, it is important to note that methadone should only be used as a short-term treatment, and use should always be monitored by a team of medical professionals. The substance itself is highly addictive, and can quickly lead to dependency if misused.

We at Intrepid have developed a comprehensive and effective detox program for those suffering from methadone addiction. Not only will we educate our clients on the risks involved with methadone use, we will work with them to develop a plan of action that does not include substance use of any kind.

Methadone Abuse, Symptoms and Risk Involved

Although methadone can be very helpful in treating other opioid addictions, when abused, it can pose a great deal of health complications and social challenges. Using any amount of this substance (outside of the legal prescription) is considered drug abuse. Abusing methadone has killed thousands of Americans – in fact, methadone-related overdose is one of the leading causes of accidental death nationwide.

The symptoms related to methadone abuse and addiction mimic the symptoms of addiction to illicit opioids, such as heroin. Some of the most common indications of methadone abuse include fatigue or lethargy, constricted pupils, and compromised motor functions. Other symptoms may include decreased appetite, low blood pressure, decreased heart rate, and tremors.

According to a report by CDC America, there were 784 methadone-related deaths in 1999 alone. In 2006, an overwhelming 5,406 Americans lost their lives to methadone abuse. In 2007, there were 5,518 fatalities. Clearly, methadone is a major player in the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Both the short-term and the long-term risks related to methadone abuse can be devastating.

Short-term risks may include:

Immense difficulty breathing due to respiratory depression
Cyanosis
Tremors
Low blood pressure
Nausea and vomiting

The long-term risks may include:

Depression and anxiety
Brain and/or liver damage
Hallucinations
Suicidal ideation
Withdrawal Symptoms

When taken other than as prescribed, methadone can be very addictive. If an individual uses small amounts of methadone for an extended period of time, he or she will likely develop a tolerance. When the physical body becomes accustomed to using methadone in order to function normally, a physical dependency will begin to develop. After a dependency develops, the individual will experience symptoms of withdrawal upon ceased use.  We at Intrepid Detox are well-versed in the reduction of methadone withdrawal symptoms.  Symptoms of withdrawal related to methadone may include:

Fever
Abnormal sweating
Nausea and vomiting
Stomach cramping
Anxiety and depression
Paranoia
Intense cravings
Insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns
Our Team of Medical Specialists

We at Intrepid Detox understand that withdrawing from methadone can be physically painful and psychologically intense. For this reason, our team of dedicated medical professionals is constantly available to reduce the severity of mental and physical symptoms. Our luxurious accommodations lend themselves to quick and effective recovery.

You don’t have to wait another day. For more information on our comprehensive program for Methadone Detox, contact the addiction treatment professionals at Intrepid Detox today.

Benzodiazepines (more commonly known as “benzos”) are a group of addictive pharmaceutical medications. Benzodiazepines have become exceedingly common, and are typically used to treat conditions related to anxiety. The most commonly abused benzodiazepines are Klonopin, Xanax, and Ativan, amongst a variety of others. They may be considered minor tranquilizers, but they are among the most addictive drugs in America and can present a wide range of serious issues to those that abuse them.

According to a 2013 report conducted by researchers at Psych Central (PC), the most prescribed drug in America is Xanax. Ativan is the 5th most prescribed medication, and Valium is the 9th most prescribed. Just because a drug is prescribed in great amounts, it is not necessarily safe. In fact, the majority of those struggling with benzodiazepine addiction originally obtained the drugs from a friend or close relative. Prescriptions that are not properly stored or disposed of can be easily found, taken, and abused.

We at Intrepid Detox have ample experience dealing with the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. Our team of experienced professionals will take every necessary step to ensure that your withdrawal symptoms are as mild and manageable as possible.

Benzodiazepines Abuse – Symptoms and Risks
Like other legal pharmaceutical medications, benzodiazepines are initially prescribed by medical experts to alleviate the symptoms of pre existing medical conditions. However, when these drugs are abused, individuals are likely to develop a physical and mental dependence. Some of the signs and symptoms of benzodiazepine abuse include:

Slurred speech
Difficulty breathing
Weakness
Confusion and dizziness
Drowsiness and fatigue
Decreased coordination

Benzodiazepine Abuse
The FDA recently reported that approximately 50 million Xanax prescriptions were written in the USA alone. 28 million Ativan prescriptions, 27 million Klonopin prescriptions, 15 million Valium prescriptions, and 9 million Restoril prescriptions were also written. Of course, the greater the number of prescriptions, the higher the potential rates of abuse. Within the past several years alone, benzodiazepine abuse and addiction have become more prevalent than ever before.

According to a report on the Journal of Family Practice, benzodiazepine abuse-related deaths rose five times from 1999 to 2009. This specific drug can greatly affect blood pressure, body temperature, and breathing rate. Some other risks of benzodiazepine misuse include:

Muscle stiffness
Hallucinations
Extreme confusion and agitation
Loss of consciousness
Arrhythmia
Ataxia

Withdrawal Symptoms
Those who have been abusing benzodiazepines for an extended period of time will likely experience a host of unpleasant (and potentially dangerous) withdrawal symptoms. Some of these symptoms may include:

Abnormal sweating
Paranoia
Dizziness
Headaches
Loss of appetite
Depression
Hallucinations

Our Team of Medical Specialists
We at Intrepid Detox are available to help you begin your journey of recovery. The first step in any recovery journey is freeing your body and mind of chemical substances. Attempting to detox at home can be dangerous, and almost always results in a return to use. In order to begin living a fulfilling and meaningful life free from substance abuse, attending a professional detox program is a necessary first step. Our state-of-the-art facility and unparalleled professionalism make us one of the leading detox programs in the nation. We pride ourselves on treating each of our clients with respect and dignity, and on forging relationships that will last a lifetime.

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Opiates are a specific type of opioid – ones that either occur naturally or are derivatives of naturally occurring opiates. There are three main types of opioids: naturally occurring opiates, opiate derivatives, and man-made (synthetic opioids). Opiates that occur naturally include heroin, morphine, opium, and codeine. Derivate opiates include Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, and Percocet. And finally, opioids that are created synthetically include methadone and fentanyl. Opiates are either considered antagonists or agonists, depending on the ways in which they interact with the brain. They attach to opioid receptors on nerve cells within the brain, and block pain messages sent from various parts of the body through the spinal cord and directly to the brain. The results in alleviated pain, increased relaxation, slowed breathing, and sometimes, feelings of euphoria. Opioids – including naturally occurring opiates – are highly addictive. Because prescription painkillers have such a high rate of dependency, their distribution is regulated very heavily. However, there is still widespread access, and rates of opiate addiction remain extremely high nationwide. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opiates of any kind, please reach out for help today. 

Opiate Abuse – Signs and Symptoms

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that over 2 million citizens report abusing opiates, and that somewhere around 90 American adults die of an opiate-related overdose every day. Depending on what type of opiate is being abused, symptoms of abuse may be easy or difficult to detect. For example, those who are using heroin may be easier to spot than those who are abusing a prescription painkiller that they were initially described. If you are unsure as to whether or not you or someone you love is struggling, there are several signs and symptoms to look for. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Spending more time alone/avoiding family members and friends
  • Changes in energy and mood/usually low-energy, punctuated by mood swings
  • Losing interest in activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Changes in sleep patterns/sleeping at strange house
  • Changing friends and environments/mixing with different groups
  • Missing previous commitments or obligations
  • Financial struggles
  • Getting into serious trouble with the law as a result of drug use
  • The onset of psychological symptoms, like depression and anxiety 

If you or a loved one is ready to seek help, the very first step is reaching out. We at Intrepid Detox Residential are waiting for your call – once you do reach out, we will help you develop a plan to get the treatment you need and deserve. All you really have to do is call, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Opiate Withdrawal

Opiate withdrawal is usually not lethal, though complications can prove life-threatening if an opiate addict attempts to withdraw on his or her own – without the assistance of a licensed medical professional. We offer 24-hour, compassionate care, geared towards alleviating physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal while reducing cravings and offering constant emotional support. We know how painful detox can be, but we also know that it is only temporary, and once you overcome the worst of it, you will be free to begin living the life you deserve. Some common opiate withdrawal symptoms include mental obsessions (cravings), irritability, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal issues, fatigue, tremors, and an inability to get comfortable (too hot, too cold, restless, etc). 

If you are currently struggling with opioid abuse or addiction, it is absolutely vital that you seek professional care as soon as possible. For more information on treatment for opiates like heroin and prescription painkillers, and all other opioid narcotics, please feel free to reach out to our licensed team of addiction specialists today. We at Intrepid Detox Residential are standing by to answer any and all questions you may have, and get you started on the road to recovery as soon as possible.