Considering South Dakota Drug Detox? 


South Dakota is an iconic state with a fascinating history. But for residents who struggle with substance abuse, the only thing that matters is getting the next high. Fortunately, addiction doesn’t have to control anyone’s life forever, and advanced addiction medicine is more affordable than you might think. So why consider South Dakota drug detox?

The national nonprofit substance abuse research organization the Trust for America’s Health reports that South Dakota currently has a relatively low drug overdose mortality rate, with 6.3 per 100,000 people dying annually from drug overdose. However, while illegal drugs may be taking fewer lives in South Dakota than some neighboring states, not everyone is immune to the effects of addiction. In 2013, drug arrests shot up 40% from the year before, reports the Argus Leader, South Dakota’s largest newspaper.

South Dakota Residents Wrestle with Meth

Methamphetamine is widely available across South Dakota, and has become one of the most popular drugs among working class people. Like cocaine, meth is a powerful stimulant that makes the user feel euphoric. And like heroin, meth “teaches” the brain to get addicted to it by hijacking the pleasure and reward circuits of the brain.

However, the problem with drugs is the brain eventually gets used to them and compensates for their presence, making it so users need drugs just to avoid feeling sick. By this point in the course of an addiction, addicts may have suffered severe neurological damage and may not be able to get clean and sober on their own.

Why You Need to Find the Right Medical Detox Center

Medical detox is the best choice for people who are addicted to hard drugs, including:

  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription painkillers
  • Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium)
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine

Addictions to these drugs are so powerful that going cold turkey can have serious medical consequences. Delirium tremens, a condition caused by alcohol withdrawal, has a reported mortality rate of up to 15%.

Picking the right drug detox facility can also have a positive effect on your experience of recovery. Instead of going through the white-knuckle stress and anxiety of going cold turkey, you can comfortably detox in the serene environment of the Florida coast.

Leave the Addiction in SD, Find Hope in Florida

Serenity House Detox is a specialist facility in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida that works with patients who want to make the best choice for their recovery. We make treatment affordable by closely working with health insurance providers.

Each client has a detox plan personalized for his or her specific needs, and individual attention is key part of our treatment philosophy. View our addiction services today to see how treatment with Serenity House Detox can help you today.

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