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Addiction is a very powerful disease. It often takes hold of a person’s body and mind. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol may show a lot of different signs such as acting irrationally, not acting like themselves, having mood swings and ruining relationships with loved ones. But, the body is also being affected by the alcohol or drug addiction.
Many times, it is medically necessary for an addict to undergo detox from drugs or alcohol. The withdrawal symptoms that come with quitting drugs or alcohol can be very dangerous, so medical supervision is best for a safe cleansing of the body from all of the harmful substances.
The UF Health Florida Recovery Center addiction experts
The UF Health Florida Recovery Center’s addiction experts are University of Florida physicians who treat patients at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. There, the UF Health Florida Recovery Center has 20 licensed hospital beds for people who need a medically supervised detox from drugs or alcohol. UF physicians, specially trained nurses and addiction therapists provide a safe and comfortable detox for patients using behavioral and drug therapies. The UF Health Florida Recovery Center is unlike other detox centers because addiction experts there treat the most complex detox patients, including those with chronic pain or dual diagnoses who use multiple drugs.
Recovery is a journey
Detox is just a step in the recovery process. Cleansing the body of drugs and alcohol does not mean an addict is cured. Detox is the beginning of the recovery journey. After inpatient treatment at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, we recommend all of our patients enroll in our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) through which they can receive alcohol rehab or drug rehab for an extended period of time. Research shows that recovery is more effective when patients are in therapy for longer periods of time. At the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, we offer several options for aftercare too. We have intensive outpatient programs alcohol rehab and drug rehab all over the state of Florida in Orlando, Tampa, Vero Beach, Jacksonville and Gainesville.