Drug Detox

The untreated use of drugs and alcohol can lead to a gradual deterioration of an individual’s well-being, causing severe and long-lasting harm to their quality of life.


Not only can substance abuse destroy our most cherished relationships, but it may also undermine a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health.

While the substances we turn to create brief moments of relaxation, euphoria, and elevated confidence, it’s important to note that these feelings are temporary. Continual use of these substances will almost always lead to long-term suffering and distress.



Positive transformation is within your reach. Completing an effective drug detox program is a significant first step in safely and sustainably managing substance use disorder. 



At Agape Drug and Alcohol Detox Center of Port St. Lucie, guiding our clients to long-term wellness is our top priority. We take a uniquely targeted, whole-health approach to help our clients regain control of their lives. Our treatment center leverages all of the most trusted and effective therapies and treatment modalities by offering around-the-clock support in our drug detox program.


Our proven efforts allow recovering addicts to enjoy greater levels of comfort, expedited healing, and higher levels of long-term success. Learn what to bring to detox and get started today!

Drug Detox

What is Drug Detox?

Drug detox is the process of clearing the body of illicit or prescribed substances that a person has been abusing. When people are addicted or chemically dependent upon a substance of choice, the body and brain no longer function properly without it. When abstinence occurs, widespread distress signals are sent in the form of withdrawal symptoms such as: 

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Rapid changes in body temperature
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation

The range and severity of symptoms a person may experience are determined by various factors which include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • General Health
  • The type of substance(s) being used
  • Individual addiction histories

At Agape Drug and Alcohol Detox Center of Port St. Lucie, we streamline our detox services to meet the unique needs of the individual. We offer a variety of targeted detox programs for a range of substances while also taking into account one’s personal lifestyle and risk factors.

When the body rids itself of harmful substances, it must then go through a process of relearning how to function effectively in the absence of those substances. Throughout this relearning process, we couple nutritional support with other natural interventions for increased safety and a rapid return to regular functioning.

Our Florida Drug Detox Process

Detox support at Agape Detox Center begins the moment our clients enter our Port St. Lucie facility. 

Our team understands how physically and emotionally challenging the start of recovery can be. Upon arrival, we perform a thorough psychological evaluation and medical exam to best asses your treatment plan. A needs-specific plan is then structured based on your assessment results and intake interview, promoting comfort and all-around medical stability.

Once settled in, clients are shown to their rooms. Vital signs, emotional well-being check-ins, and the detox plans revision are regularly revisited for effectiveness. In most cases, withdrawal occurs in a set of distinct phases. Rest assured, our team is always available to evaluate and mitigate:

  • Physical withdrawal symptoms
  • Psychological withdrawal symptoms
  • Behavioral withdrawal symptoms

Our detox program at Agape Detox Center of Port St. Lucie is held in a clean, comfortable, and well-organized environment.

Patients are cared for by a team of experienced and highly compassionate professionals who love what they do. More importantly, our patients have the opportunity to complete their withdrawal in a safe and comfortable environment free of temptation, common triggers, and other challenges. We are in-network with many insurance providers and accept various rehab insurance plans.

Managing Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Detoxing from addiction is a difficult and often dangerous journey that requires professional support.

Because denial and overconfidence often lead people to attempt detox on their own, their chances of success with recovery are greatly diminished. If not done properly, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and even life-threatening. 

Our goal is to leverage interventions that provide the right support without setting the stage for new dependencies. When necessary, we utilize proper medication to assist with the stabilization of vital signs until the body relearns how to function on its own. This also helps to prevent significant changes in behaviors and psychological well-being.

At Agape Detox Center of Port St. Lucie, we manage detox symptoms thoughtfully and consistently. Throughout the entirety of the withdrawal process, our primary goals are to:

  • Prevent existing withdrawal symptoms from worsening
  • Limit the discomfort that patients feel
  • Shorten the detox process overall

When appropriate intervention methods are applied early on, acute withdrawal symptoms may never manifest at all, depending on the substance. 

Completing detox successfully is an incredible feat, and one well worth celebrating. However, detox is merely one step in the recovery process. Oftentimes, it’s quickly followed by a range of new challenges.

Excessive drug and alcohol use causes significant changes in brain function and chemistry, making sustained abstinence an everyday challenge. After the body has cleansed itself of drugs or alcohol, the brain must heal. 

Many substances also cause post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS). PAWS are largely psychological symptoms that indicate the brain is still working towards balance and normal functioning. This includes:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia and other sleep troubles
  • Lack of motivation
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble focusing
  • And more

A staggering 15% of people who are admitted through emergency rooms for detox go on to receive additional addiction treatment.

The risk of relapsing is at its highest during the first several months of recovery. At Agape Detox Center, we streamline the process, allowing patients to seamlessly and safely resettle into structured addiction treatment. Our detox programs create a strong foundation for success by avoiding long breaks in treatment.

Types of Drugs We Treat With Detox

General drug detox programs alone cannot provide the targeted, needs-specific approach that each patient requires. The risk of detoxing and the symptoms of withdrawal vary greatly for each substance type. 

At Agape Detox Center, we offer personalized drug detox programs for a variety of common substances including:

Whether you are looking for an alcohol detox program, a heroin detox program, or any other type of drug detoxification, we are here for you. The Agape Detox team is fully experienced with the needs and nuances of each detox type. This allows for streamlined treatment plans, optimum levels of comfort and safety, and reliable, effective support.

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Risks of Detoxing on Your Own

For most substances, detoxing alone is physically unsafe.

People use drugs like benzodiazepines and opioids to artificially trigger feelings of euphoria by through the release of powerful chemicals within the brain’s reward system known as neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters operate as both “feel good” chemicals that are capable of inspiring heightened confidence and relaxation, and drivers for critical physiological functions. 

Neurotransmitters support balance, memory, coordination, various aspects of general cognition, smooth muscle control, and more. When a person is chemically dependent upon a substance and that substance is then taken away, these same neurotransmitters can undergo dramatic changes in their normal production or release.

Changes within brain functioning and chemistry make detoxing from specific substances dangerous. Medical care mitigates these dangers by helping the brain and body to gradually ease their way back toward normal functioning.

When targeted support isn’t provided, this process is far more physically taxing and may lead to permanent or long-lasting damage to the heart, brain, liver, and other vital organs. In some cases, seizures, comas, and even death may be a result of inadequate detoxing. Thus, it’s far safer to enroll in a drug detox program that provides the targeted medical interventions you require.

Our Drug Detox in Port St. Lucie, FL

Finding a quality detox program doesn’t have to be difficult. The first step to long-term well-being is only a phone call away. 

Our Agape Detox Center admissions counselors perform a comprehensive intake interview upon contact. This provides us with deeper insight into your addiction history, and general health that enables us to streamline your care. We’ll discuss insurance coverage and alternative payment options. 

Our team will even assist with transportation arrangements to our treatment center for your convenience. You can expect active support and compassion from start to finish, making this difficult time more manageable for you and your loved ones. Take back control of your life. Contact our admissions counselors to get started today.

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