Miami Beach lies within the south Florida region that law enforcement officials consider a designated high-intensity drug-trafficking area. The extensive shoreline and close proximity to the Caribbean islands and Haiti in particular make the community an ideal target for smugglers to import drugs by sea.
The vast quantity of drugs coming into and distributed throughout Miami Beach and other communities drive prices downward. The availability and abundance of cocaine, heroin, meth, Ecstasy and prescription drugs entices users to use multiple substances simultaneously, often with harrowing effects.
Polydrug use refers to individuals who take a combination of substances within a short period of time. To enhance the effect, they might combine more drug having similar actions. When they desire coming off the euphoric high, users may take a central nervous system depressant. However, addicts often mistakenly believe that once effects wane, the substance is no longer in their body. Drugs can remain in the system for days before complete elimination takes place. Taking additional dosages brings substances to toxic levels, which then leads to accidental overdoses.
Multiple drug use can also happen when users buy Ecstasy, heroin or other substances from dealers while under the assumption that the drug is pure. Heroin might be laced with fentanyl, which is up to 50 times more potent. Renamed Molly, the Ecstasy mimic may contain bath salts, meth or other substances that the dealer may have in their inventory. Taking drugs and drinking alcohol is also a common practice. In addition to possibly causing interactions, the combination of substances further stresses the liver and kidneys, which hinders metabolization and elimination process.
Save A Life
If you suspect that a friend or family member is traveling down the dangerous road of substance abuse and possible addiction, there are measures that you can take.
- Learn the symptoms of substance abuse
- Become familiar with the process of addiction
- Contact an addiction specialist
- Consider hosting an intervention
There’s No Need to Worry About Treatment Confidentiality
Drug and alcohol rehab is a seriously private matter, and it should be treated as such. If you are concerned about how much confidentiality you will have at a local treatment center in Miami Beach, you may want to consider traveling and going out of town for rehab. There, you will be away from the prying eyes of nearby neighbors, and you can concentrate fully on kicking your drug habit and getting better. You will also not have to worry about those you work or go to school with becoming involved in your personal life.
Many of those who struggle with drug abuse are unaware of treatment centers that are located in surrounding cities. There are often a plethora of options in other areas that surround your home, and in many cases, you will be able to find a rehab center that better fits your needs if you're willing to travel for treatment. You can learn more about these centers by calling our toll free number and speaking with one of our knowledgeable representative about your options concerning privacy in recovery and the possibility for travel.