Dozens of opiates are abused in the United States, including hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid). While physicians use many of these drugs medically to treat pain, when taken at high doses, these drugs produce feelings of euphoria, or a “high,” causing the individual to crave the drug and the feelings it entices. This quickly leads to addiction, and when the individual abruptly stops using opiates, the brain has an adverse response, causing withdrawal symptoms. Typically, the individual will experience nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, excessive sweating, anxiety, insomnia, and diarrhea.
At Wellington Retreat, we welcome all men, women, and adolescents, regardless of sexual preference or mental capacity, the necessary help to overcome their addiction to opiates. The first step in treatment is medically assisted detoxification, which takes approximately one week to complete. Located in the beautiful city of West Palm Beach, Florida, patients are able to enjoy the sunshine, the beauty, and the tranquility of the area throughout their healing process. Therapy modules are incorporated into each patient’s treatment plan upon successful completion of detoxification, as well as a medication regiment of methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, to help prevent relapse. At Wellington, we believe that reconnecting the mind and the body allows an individual to gain a lasting recovery from heroin addiction, which Wellington encourages through our wellness programs and support therapies.