At Evoke Wellness, we help clients detox from alcohol and drugs under the best possible treatment and surroundings. Our medical drug and alcohol detox facility is located in a beautiful, private location over-looking a tranquil lake in Miramar, Florida. Our relaxing surroundings, high-end amenities, delicious and nutritious food, and team of professional practitioners, help clients move through the detox phase quickly, safely and comfortably. After detox, clients have a wide range of options to transition seamlessly to the next step in their addiction recovery. While the medical detoxification process is not easy, many clients recognize early on that is not nearly as intense, painful, or uncomfortable as anticipated. We help them build foundations needed to maintain long-term sobriety.
During detox many people struggle with mental, physical, and emotional withdrawals that can lead to feeling unmotivated for recovery. At Evoke Wellness our number one priority is providing the client with hope and motivation. We attain that by ensuring our team is able to alleviate these symptoms through 24-hour medical care, behavioral health tech supports, and individual and group therapy sessions. Our experienced medical staff is available to monitor, medicate and minimize withdrawals ranging from restless leg syndrome to high anxiety. Our therapists have small caseloads to ensure ample time with the client during this emotional time. Our team is here to make this process as comfortable as possible, while facilitating case management to ensure you have a smooth transition on your next step in sobriety.
Detoxing from alcohol has many health implications. Alcohol is absorbed into every part of your body. When people abuse alcohol they are thinning bones, lowering the body’s ability to fight off germs, increasing lung, heart and liver problems, and in males causing sexual dysfunction. While abusing alcohol people may also display emotional instability, characterized by, abrupt mood swings that range from intense anger and sadness to feelings of euphoria.
These negative health and emotionally effects are often over looked by a culture that uses alcohol to celebrate happy occasion and wallow in sad occasions. Unlike many other drugs people have a harder time avoiding alcohol. At Evoke Wellness, we spend many sessions discussing how it is imperative to put barriers between you and your drug of choice. Clients struggling with alcohol addiction discuss the struggles faced when trying to avoid a substance that is so heavily ingrained in everyday life.
As people enter detox it is important they are educated on the array of possibly life-threatening affects that can occur, while detoxing from alcohol. Alcohol is one of the only substances that can cause seizures and even death if the person is not medically monitored. It is immensely important that alcohol detoxification is done in a monitored medical facility so that the person can be properly watched and medicated. Some other challenges that can occur when detoxing from alcohol are shaking, hallucinations, anxiety, disorganization, headaches, high blood pressure, and emotional instability. At Evoke Wellness our expertise staff is well educated about what to look for and can quickly respond to any symptoms exhibited during the detox process.
Many times, the story of prescription drug addiction is similar. The story starts off with someone getting in a car accident or breaking their leg during practice or getting arm surgery and ends with them being addicted to prescribed medication. Pain killers may appear to be safe because they are given to you by a doctor, but they are just as dangerous and addictive as heroin. Prescribed pain killers, such as Oxycontin and Percocet are in the drug group Opioids, which also contains the unprescribed drug heroin. The belief that these medications are safer could not be further from the truth. These medications are often over prescribed and unknowingly people become addicted to them. The withdrawal symptoms for these prescription pain killers are the same as for all Opioids. The addicted person feels like they have a bad case of the flu.
At Evoke Wellness we understand the that many of our clients will be suffering with prior injuries. Evoke Wellness is staffed with a complete Wellness center and medications to facilitate the client in pain relief and continued recovery.
Benzodiazepines, also known as Xanax, Kolonopin, and Valium are also prescribed by medical professionals. many clients are unaware of the difficulties they may face when detoxing from these medications. The medication is prescribed many times for anxiety and detoxing from them can cause extreme anxiety, blood pressure issues and seizures. Our team of clinicians and medical staff will combine efforts to ensure the physical and emotional withdrawals are managed through medication and therapeutic interventions.
We know that addiction does not usually stand alone. There is almost always a mental health variable. All of our staff is trained and competent in dual diagnosis care. Our clinicians are prepared by their professional and educational experience to treat not only the addiction but the mental health issues that may also be present. Our medical staff is knowledgeable about the latest mental health medications. The Evoke Wellness team has learned through past professional experience in the field and educational training to effectively address an individual that is in distress or struggling with mental health.
Many people delay seeking treatment because they are afraid of going through the detox process. An individual who has been drinking or using drugs heavily for a prolonged period of time, who suddenly stops or heavily reduces the amount of their intake, may experience intense pain and discomfort, for a short period, during this phase. Some common symptoms of detox include:
Our team of experienced professionals, in conjunction with our highly personalized detox treatment plan, will help you get through this phase with a high-level of comfort.
At Evoke Wellness, our medical detox protocols are designed to alleviate negative physical effects accompanying withdrawal. Upon admission, each client meets with one of our highly-qualified physician partners in order to design a unique plan for detoxification and recovery. As part of a customized rehabilitation plan, the physician will prescribe medications needed for our clients to be as safe and comfortable as possible during the detox phase. We regularly monitor vitals and self-reported symptoms to determine the efficacy of the detox protocol and to mitigate health risks. All times, we strive to assist our clients in maintaining optimum comfort throughout this process.