Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Orange County, Florida

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021


Orange County is a county that is located in the central portion of the state of Florida. Home to over 1.1 million people as of the 2010 United States census, Orange County is the fifth most populous county in the state of Florida and is home to Orlando. Given the effect that the drug epidemic has had on America and particularly a state like Florida, areas which are densely populated like Orange County commonly suffer from issues with drug abuse and addiction. And this is the case for Orange County, where there were 640 drug overdose deaths between 2015 and 2017 according to County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, one of the highest rates in the state for that time period. Because each drug overdose is a life that could have been saved if the person got the right kind of help at the right time, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services are desperately needed by residents who are struggling with substance abuse.

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One of the biggest killers in Florida when it comes to drugs is opioids. Opioids have been an epidemic unto themselves and have hit the state particularly hard. Orange County has seen increases in rates of drug overdose deaths as the opioid epidemic has grown worse. Opioids are a central nervous system depressant that kills by slowing down vital bodily functions, in particular breathing. Once the person ingests the dose, they quickly become unconscious. Their breathing begins to slow, becoming shallow and less frequent. They may begin to turn blue as they breathe less and less and sound like they are struggling when attempting to breathe in. Thankfully, because they are unconscious it is believed that they do not experience any discomfort. Once they stop breathing, they will suffocate within a few minutes and die unless someone discovers them and can intervene.

One of the reasons why opioids are so deadly is just that they are used so commonly. Unfortunately, modern medicine has very few other methods of handling severe pain for people who are injured or ill. This is particularly true for people who have severe, intractable pain such as those with debilitating injuries or terminal illnesses. For these people, addiction to opioids may actually be preferable to a life of intense pain, so there are certain opioids that are developed specifically for people that have a high tolerance to opioids. This is how the drug Fentanyl was created, a purely synthetic opioid that is much stronger than morphine or even heroin. Fentanyl is also manufactured illegally in clandestine laboratories, often overseas, and then smuggled into the United States. It is added to other drugs like Heroin to make them stronger so that dealers can add fillers and make greater profits off their drug sales. But so many people die because of this greed as the drug is unregulated and so powerful that the margin for error is almost non-existent. Sadly, drug users often flock to buy batches of drugs that have been known to kill people because they want the most bang for their buck. This just shows the grip these drugs can develop on a person, and why it is so important that people who need help get it before it is too late.

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Orange County, Florida. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Drug Rehab Centers in Orange County, Florida


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.