Facts On Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse – Individualized, Effective Treatment Plans

According to the “National Institute on Drug Abuse” (NIDA), in 2012, there were a total of 24 million Americans that participated in the use and abuse of illicit drugs. Since this study was conducted, the number of annual drug abuse cases throughout the US has continued to scale and has since matured in to one of the worst epidemics that our country has seen.

Abuse of any drug or substance is a serious matter that can lead to serious health complications which is why treatment for drug dependency should be received as quickly as possible. Here at the “Rehab South Florida” drug rehab facility, we take the necessary and strategic approaches to aid our patients down the pathway to recovery.

We understand that all addiction cases are unique and we’re here to provide top-notch, individualized treatment plans that are curated for your individual recovery needs.

Addiction is a battle that’s not always so easy to overcome alone and with our experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly clinical staff – you can rest assured that you’ll receive effective treatment(s) regardless of how minor or severe your level of addiction is.

Many individuals afflicted with a substance abuse disorder commonly have underlying mental health issues that have gone undiagnosed and untreated which can, unfortunately, result in ones continued use of drugs.

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What you need to know about Substance Abuse

Some insightful facts about substance abuse that you should know include:

  • Residential treatment programs provide patients with a safe, effective, and comfortable solution to overcoming addiction.
  • Addiction is recognized as a life-threatening illness that seriously affects brain and bodily functions which commonly results in mood instability (mood swings).
  • Studies have shown that with adequate time in treatment, along with a more gradual step-down process, chances of long-term sobriety past two years increases exponentially.
  • As of 2012, 23.2 million person aged 12 and up, or 9.4% of the population, required treatment for drug/alcohol abuse as reported by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
  • 89.6% or 20.8 million of the 23.2 million that required treatment did not receive adequate attention to treat their addictions surrounding drug and alcohol.

Problems worth Solving

Problems worth Solving
Problems worth Solving

The field of Medicine is ever expanding, day-by-day, due to the constant advancements in medical knowledge. Diseases that were once considered to be incurable now have treatments that allow patients to live long, healthy lives, without the hindrance of disease processes.

Due to this, it is important to take advantage of the wealth of information present and translate that into something meaningful which could have a positive impact on patient outcomes, reducing both morbidity and mortality rates. Research and innovation is the future of medicine, and a guiding principle of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM).

The Opioid Crises is a serious issue which is currently affecting the continental United States as a whole.

It has reached such a critical stage that the epidemic has been addressed by all levels of government, and even the Surgeon General, himself, voiced his concerns for the future generations.


Each and every day, more than 90 Americans die from overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids-including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl-is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion per year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

In the traditional stream, patients who suffered from opioid/anxiolytic dependence were tapered off of their substances of abuse, expected to maintain sobriety, fight the urges and cravings while, at the same time, re-integrate into society as a productive, contributing member. This can have its toll on the patient, both physically, and psychologically. As a result of this, relapse rates remain high amongst this demographic, and many of them just fall into a vicious cycle.

At “Rehab South Florida” our highly experienced medical staff understands how opioid addiction can be treated and opioid addiction treatment is one of the most prominent treatments that we render to patients.