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At Neuro Psychiatric Addiction Clinic (NPAC), we specialize in delivering comprehensive treatment packages. We’ll safely detox you, help you uncover the root cause of your problems, and offer you the long-term support you need to maintain your recovery for the rest of your life.

We provide detox for various substances, including stimulants, synthetic cannabis, cannabis, and benzodiazepines. Our medical experts will monitor your mental and physical state to make sure your transition into recovery is as easy as possible.
If you’ve tried to stop before and failed, don’t give up. You’ll be amazed at the difference a medically supervised detox at our clinic makes.

What Is a Detox?

All mind-altering substances affect our brain in some way. They might increase dopamine levels, bind to opioid receptors, or change gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels. This changes the way we feel and produces the substance’s desired effect.

Meanwhile, our bodies attempt to maintain their regular function and adapt to the substance in our bloodstream. In doing so, it might reduce dopamine receptors, lower our natural opioid production, or increase the strength of the signals it sends to our nervous systems.
It is a shock to the system if we suddenly stop taking drugs.
Our body takes time to adjust to normal functioning again. In the meantime, it is still compensating for a substance no longer in our bloodstream. This causes a range of uncomfortable effects to arise gradually.

For example, detoxing from cocaine makes people feel tired, antisocial, and depressed. In contrast, detoxing from benzodiazepines leads to anxiety and insomnia. 
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What Detoxes Are Available at NPAC?


At NPAC, we offer a range of different detoxes to our clients. Our thorough assessment process will determine exactly what treatment you get. Irrespective of the treatment you receive, it will be customized and suited precisely for your needs.

Research shows that people with depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risk of stimulant addiction. If we find these during your assessment, we can treat both issues and significantly increase your chances of finding successful recovery. Likewise, if you have a previous diagnosis, we can provide appropriate treatment.
Other Drug Detox at NP Addiction Clinic
Other Drug Detox at NP Addiction Clinic

We offer detoxes for:

  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • Synthetic cannabis

NPAC is fully licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide detox treatment and residential care, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands during treatment.

"Great place. Dr Toledo is a legend and if you are nervous about going to detox, I don’t think there is another Dr anywhere that’s as good as Toledo." - Former Client
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Stimulant Detox

Stimulants aren’t physically addictive in the same way alcohol or opiates are. However, research shows that addiction produces physical changes in the brain’s structure. This means that stopping suddenly will induce intense psychological withdrawals.

This category of substances includes:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Bath salts

While each of the above has slightly different effects, they all work on the dopamine system. This causes users to feel alert, chatty, and confident. They suppress our appetite, make us feel more awake, and increase our sex drive. People addicted to stimulants can go days without feeling the need to sleep.

However, as the old adage goes, what goes up must come down. Stimulants are extremely hard on our bodies, and when their effects wear off, users typically experience:

While each of the above has slightly different effects, they all work on the dopamine system. This causes users to feel alert, chatty, and confident. They suppress our appetite, make us feel more awake, and increase our sex drive. People addicted to stimulants can go days without feeling the need to sleep.

However, as the old adage goes, what goes up must come down. Stimulants are extremely hard on our bodies, and when their effects wear off, users typically experience:

  • Depression
  • Lethargy
  • Substance cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Hallucinations
  • Changes to appetite

Treating a Stimulant Detox

Stimulant detox happens in two stages – acute and post-acute. Acute detox lasts between two to three weeks, and post-acute detox can occur for months following.

There are no FDA-approved substitutes for treating stimulant detox. Instead, we focus on making sure that you’re as comfortable as possible during your time here. If appropriate, we may prescribe:

  • Short-term tranquilizers to help you sleep and calm your jittery nerves in the first few days.
  • Mental health medication, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication.

Our staff will also be on hand to talk you through any of the more difficult times. Developing healthy coping strategies is vital for long-term recovery and dealing with substance cravings.

Our staff will also be on hand to talk you through any of the more difficult times. Developing healthy coping strategies is vital for long-term recovery and dealing with substance cravings.

During treatment at NPAC, we’ll help you develop your own recovery program and help you implement it in your life. You’ll have the decades of experience of our fully trained team and a supportive peer group to work towards your stimulant-free future.

Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are central nervous system depressants used by millions of Americans. They increase the effect of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which reduces brain activity, sedates us, and makes us feel more relaxed.

Commonly used benzos include:

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • Triazolam (Halcion)

Benzos are also highly addictive and cause a range of physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Shaking
  • Anxiety
  • Disrupted appetite
  • Confusion
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure
  • Vertigo

Unmedicated benzo withdrawal is extremely dangerous and can lead to life-threatening seizures in extreme circumstances. If you experience any of the above symptoms when you stop taking benzos, it’s vital that you reach out for help rather than go it alone.

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Benzo Detox at NPAC

At NPAC, we place patient comfort at the forefront of everything we do. In our assessment, we’ll review the level of your addiction so that we can plan the medication for your detox.

First, we’ll stabilize you on a longer-acting benzo, such as diazepam or chlordiazepoxide. Then, we’ll gradually lower your dosage down over a few weeks to two months, depending on how large your habit was. We can also prescribe mental health medication if necessary.

During this time, you’ll be held up by our understanding and compassionate team and your peers. Detoxing on your own can be miserable, yet doing it with the support of new friends and highly-trained staff under the Florida sun makes for a much more life-affirming experience.

Synthetic Cannabis Detox

Synthetic cannabis is a relatively new substance that has recently emerged in the United States, gaining popularity in Miami. Known as K2 or spice, it’s a blend of synthetic cannabinoids sprayed onto herbs and smoked.

Because the ingredients are ever-changing, the effects can be hard to predict. Some batches may have relatively mild effects, while some have been strong enough to cause fatal overdoses and hospitalizations. Withdrawal effects can also be hazardous and require medical assistance.

Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms of synthetic cannabis are:

  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Paranoia

Synthetic Cannabis Detox

Synthetic cannabis detox symptoms can be extremely unpleasant. It typically begins within a few hours and can last up to two weeks. If appropriate support is unavailable, people can find the symptoms so overwhelming they feel they have no choice but to use it again.

There is no specific FDA-approved substitute for synthetic cannabis withdrawal. However, our clinical staff can prescribe certain medicines, including short-term sedatives and anti-psychotics, which counter the most extreme symptoms. They’ll constantly monitor you throughout the process to ensure your health is not at risk.

You’ll have full access to all of our programs and therapies on offer, led by our highly trained and caring staff. You’ll develop a new support group and get the chance to uncover healthy coping strategies that work for you.

Drug Detox at Neuro Psychiatric Clinic Miami

At NPAC, we’re here to help you every step of the way. It’s never too early or late to seek help – now is always the right time.

Our industry-leading treatment facility in Port Saint Lucie, FL, is ready to assist you in starting your new, substance-free life.

Contact our local number (772) 281-2626, call our 24/7 hotline (844) 282-1306, or send us an email for a conversation about starting a new life.

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