When it comes to the national opioid crisis, there is quite a bit of misinformation in circulation. Certain stigmas are surrounding opioid abuse that has been exacerbated over the years – false beliefs about who abuses opioids and why. Some believe that opioid addiction is a plight of the lower-class and financially insecure. Some believe that opioid addiction is a matter of weak will-power; that if someone wanted to stop using they would just stop. The truth of the matter is that opioid addiction is a non-discriminatory and devastating disease. No matter what your age, gender, race or profession, you are just as susceptible to developing a substance dependency disorder as everyone else. Those who are in authoritative positions – like law enforcement officers, government officials, and school teachers – might experience a great deal of guilt and shame if they are struggling with an opioid abuse disorder. Admitting that you need help is never an easy thing to do, and certain careers can make doing so even more difficult. It’s important to realize that the majority of opioid addiction cases occur because an individual is prescribed a potent prescription painkiller. Even when taken as directed, opioid painkillers can be habit-forming.
Opioid Detox for Teachers & Educators
Once a mental and physical dependence develops, overcoming the constant compulsion to use opioids becomes too difficult to overcome alone. Opioid addiction is marked by an increased tolerance (meaning more of the drug is required to produce the same result), intense physical cravings (the body essentially tells the brain that without the drug, the body will die), and an inability to stop using despite repeated attempts to quit. For someone to overcome opioid dependency he or she must be admitted to a medical detox facility. Not only will the structure and 24-hour support ensure that the patient won’t relapse before the detox process is over, but the symptoms of opioid withdrawal can be extremely painful when not medically treated. At Evoke Wellness at Miramar we know that being a teacher comes with its own set of complications as far as seeking treatment goes. You may be worried about your reputation at the school if your colleagues find out about your struggles, or you might be worried about the students that look up to you as a role model. Try to remember that there are few things as courageous and exemplary as seeking help when you need it and that the sooner you do seek help the sooner you’ll get back to providing your students with the education they deserve. With that in mind, our medical detox staff will keep all of your information confidential, and we’ll work with you to make sure that you are getting the care that you need without addiction treatment interfering in your career or your life.
Evoke Wellness at Miramar and Opioid Detox
Evoke Wellness at Miramar is Florida’s premier opioid detox and addiction treatment facility. We offer a safe and confidential environment for educators who are looking to overcome opioid addiction and return to work as quickly as possible. We understand that opioid addiction does not discriminate, and we treat every one of our detox patients with the compassion and respect that they deserve. We also understand that for some, taking a prolonged break from day-to-day life is simply not an option. For this reason, we offer a wide range of detox and treatment services that are specifically tailored to fit your individual needs. Evoke Wellness at Miramar is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and is only staffed with experienced professionals. If you have been struggling in silence and are ready to gain control of your life and your career as an education specialist, we are prepared to help you in any and every way that we can. Give us a call today for a more in-depth breakdown of all of our detox and recovery services. We look forward to speaking with you soon and getting you started on the road to recovery – and back to your daily life – as quickly as possible.