Alcohol and illicit drugs are not the only ones that can lead to addiction. An injury requiring pain medications for acute care can lead to chronic opiate addiction. You don’t ask to be addicted to pain killers but somewhere in the process from normal pain management to addiction your body adjusts to the drug and deceives you into believing you must have it far beyond the time frame it was prescribed. It does not happen overnight, it is a gradual process that requires immediate attention. The physical withdrawal of opiates can become dangerous if you are not monitored in a safe environment with trained professionals. Our detox program can deal with the physical complications of withdrawal to help you progress into dealing with the emotional aspects of opiate recovery. A holistic, therapeutic approach helps you to deal with the real physical pain without depending on addictive narcotics. Once you achieve detox, we incorporate alternative healing processes that are clinically supported as effective for pain management, such as acupuncture, psychotherapy and eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR therapy exercises. You can learn to live without opiates and still successfully manage your pain with our help. Make that call to our Sunrise, Florida office at (954) 324-7183.