Drug Addiction

Miami Drug Addiction Treatment

Quality, Evidence-Based Addiction Care in Miami-Dade County

Vita Recovery uses innovative, evidence-based treatment to help patients struggling with drug addiction. Though we’re based in downtown Miami, our facility feels like a luxurious oasis set apart from the hustle and bustle of the city—a place where you can re-center yourself and fully commit to long-term sobriety under our care.

When you join us, you can rest knowing you’re being cared for by a team of recovery experts, from certified therapists to medical professionals who have helped countless individuals heal from addiction. Call us to learn how we can tailor our established programs to fit your needs.

How Does a Drug Addiction Develop?

19.7 million American adults struggled with a substance abuse disorder in 2017 alone, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), and the COVID pandemic has dramatically increased that number. Our team knows countless factors can put someone at risk of developing addiction, from enduring childhood trauma to taking powerful prescribed painkillers after surgery.

Genetics and environmental factors play potent roles in a person’s risk of addiction. No matter your circumstances or the drug you’re taking, though, drugs all impact the brain in the same way. Stimulating the brain’s reward and the motivational system can lead to euphoric feelings that are so intense. Consequently, there is a strong desire accompanying it to continue using.

At first, using drugs recreationally is just considered drug abuse. But the more you continue using drugs, the more it can affect the brain until you adapt and require more of the drug to achieve the same high, and you begin to feel adverse symptoms when you’re not using the drug.

Are you or a loved one suffering from a drug addiction? Call Vita Recovery today at (786) 559-0623 or contact us online for experienced drug addiction treatment in Miami!

Drug Withdraw Symptoms

Some common withdrawal symptoms you may experience after going a period of time without using drugs include

  • Sleep issues, like insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Hallucinations
  • Tremors
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle cramps and body aches

Eventually, you may rely on drugs to make you feel normal and feel like you can’t quit, even as drug abuse begins to take over your life. This is called addiction, and it requires professional rehab services to treat.

Drug Addictions We Treat

Every person is different, meaning their relationships with drugs is different. We’ve created programs designed to treat specific types of drug addictions with this knowledge in mind. When it comes to recovery, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

At our facility, our certified team treats the following types of drug addictions:

  • Heroin: A natural opiate made from morphine, heroin is one of the most commonly abused illegal substances and can be snorted or sniffed. However, it’s most often injected to produce an intense high. Heroin addiction can also negatively affect a person’s sleeping and breathing patterns.
  • Prescription drugs: Countless Americans become addicted to painkillers, stimulants, and other drugs after being initially prescribed by their doctors to treat various ailments. Common prescription drugs that are abused include OxyContin, Vicodin, Adderall, and Xanax.
  • Opioids: Opioid overdose deaths have killed countless Americans in recent years, leading many experts to declare this period an “opioid epidemic” or “opioid crisis.” Opioids are extremely potent drugs usually prescribed to treat severe pain and are highly addictive.
  • Meth: Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant drug that people abuse for the energy, focus, and happiness its high brings. However, drug abuse typically leads to unpleasant crashes that make individuals want to use again, which is how dependence and addiction can develop.
  • Benzodiazepines: Also known as tranquilizers or benzos, benzodiazepines are known for their sedative effects and are often prescribed to treat anxiety disorders and sleep issues. Commonly abused medications include Xanax and Valium.
  • Cocaine: Like meth, cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. Because of its short-lived effects, the risk of addiction is high due to users abusing the drug multiple times in a session.

Is PHP or IOP Right for Me?

At our center, we treat drug addiction through a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). PHP may be the ideal next step of your recovery for those who have recently completed detoxification and an inpatient program and enjoy having a highly structured schedule. You may still require medication to manage your withdrawal symptoms and extensive, comprehensive care—care that we can provide.

However, if you require shorter hours because of responsibilities at work or home, IOP may be the best fit to help you manage recovery and everyday life. Many parents with childrearing obligations and other commitments benefit from IOP's flexibility.

  • When you give us a call, we can help you determine which of our programs is right for you so you can take advantage of our 12-step approach to treatment and our various therapy options. Get the help you or your loved one needs and deserves—call us for drug addiction treatment in Miami today at (786) 559-0623. We offer English and Spanish-speaking services for your convenience.

Drug Addiction FAQ's

Is Drug Addiction Hereditary?

Many people who find themselves in the throes of addiction wonder if it is their fault that they allowed substance abuse to get so far. The truth is that some people can be more prone to addictive behaviors and physical addictions to certain substances due to hereditary genetics.

For example, various studies have concluded that alcohol addiction can be more likely among people who have members in their family who are also struggling with alcohol abuse. Hereditary factors are not the only ways that people become addicting to a substance, but they can play a negative role.

How do You Talk to Someone About Their Addiction?

Often, people who come to Vita Recovery for help are not addicted to drugs themselves but know a loved one who is. It might be up to them to convince that person to seek our assistance and support, so they need to know how to talk to that person first. Talking to someone about their addiction is never easy, partly because everyone’s reasons for becoming addicted are unique.

Overall, though, you should remain positive, encourage them to seek treatment, avoid accusations, and create realistic goals for their recovery path. For example, you could see if they will agree to at least talk to our drug addiction recovery team on the phone.

What Does “Codependent” Mean?

Someone is codependent when they rely on another person to make them feel fulfilled or make day-to-day decisions. In terms of drug addiction, a user can be codependent if their addiction has effectively crippled their decision-making abilities, so they are entirely reliant on a loved one to care for them, even if they don’t realize it.

Oppositely, people can become codependent on the feeling of being needed by someone with an addiction problem, so they might subconsciously do things that further that addiction.

Contact Vita Recovery today for personalized drug addiction treatment in Miami!

Why Choose Vita Recovery?

125+ Years of Combined Medical & Clinical Experience
  • 360-Degrees of Services

    Each patient is assigned an individual treatment plan that addresses all the medical, psychological, emotional, and social needs of our patients.

  • Innovative and Modern Approach

    Based on empirically derived treatment interventions & science, we provide patients with effective strategies backed by evidence-based outcomes.

  • Personalized Service for Patients

    Treatment at Vita is customized for each patient. We understand that everyone is unique and so are their needs.

  • World Class Facility

    When you walk into Vita Recovery, you'll feel like you're at a 5-star, luxury facility. We mix modern with comfortability for our patients.