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Palm Valley, Florida (FL) is an upwardly mobile family community of close to 20,000 people. While the demographics indicate this is a quiet community with a median income of approximately $94,000, it doesn’t mean that Palm Valley is immune from alcohol and drug (particularly heroin) abuse problems. The fact that everything looks fine on the outside often makes the internal problems that much more difficult to detect and confront.
As a testament to the notion that middle-class areas like Palm Valley, Florida are immune from drug (heroin, cocaine, prescription) and alcohol problems, a report was issued in 2013 by the Pew Center about crime in the state. According to the report, St. Johns county, Florida has a drug crime/total crime ratio of 8–9.9, which is higher than one would expect from this area. Overall, the state has a rising problem with drug fatalities (16.4 people out of every 100,000 in 2013) as reported by Trust for America’s Health. Even in an affluent community like Palm Valley, these numbers should be immediately addressed and kept under scrutiny.
While there may be sufficient addiction recovery services in the local area, it’s not always prudent to seek detox and rehab services so close to home. For local addicts suffering from alcohol and heroin addiction, strong consideration should be given to seeking help outside of the immediate community for the purpose of finding a safe environment that allows addicts to focus on recovery without dealing with the people, places and things that tied them to substances. Being away from these distractions during treatment is usually a very positive experience for most people.
The process of recovering from an addiction is not easy and it demands commitment. It all begins with the detox process, which removes the poisons from your body and serves to eliminate the craving for substances. With a clear mind and normal-functioning body, addicts become more receptive to accepting help toward recovery from an illness that could potentially take their lives. Reputable treatment centers focus on teaching addicts about addiction and how to deal with personal triggers that often lead to using. The final goal is to help addicts build structure in their lives, entirely eliminating the need for substances.
If you are suffering from addiction and live in the Palm Valley, Florida area, there are two important steps you should be taking. First, it’s time to admit you are helpless over your alcohol, heroin or drug addiction. Second, you need to pick up the phone and call a professional rehab facility such as Beaches Recovery because you can’t recover on your own. If you can do these two things, you will finally be on the road to recovery.
Get back the life that drugs and alcohol took away from you. Call Beaches Recovery today at (904) 615-6361.