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Opioid Death following Successful ER Treatment for Overdose

Despite improved emergency medicines like Naloxone, opioid overdose continues.

image of stethoscope with opioid pillsOpioid overdose deaths have declined slightly in the last few years, in part because of the availability of Naloxone.   Commonly administered in emergency rooms or by first responders when an opioid overdose is suspected, Naloxone is a medication that can quickly reverse an opioid overdose by attaching to opioid receptors, reversing and blocking the effects of other opioids in the system.

Since it only works for 30 to 90 minutes, sometimes multiple doses of Naloxone are needed. Naloxone, however, does save lives as an immediate response to opioid overdose.

Despite improved methods of treating overdoses, in 2018, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 67,367 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States, and of those 46,802, or 70% of the total numbers involved opioids.

Even after an individual survives an opioid overdose, it doesn’t mean they are safe.  In fact, a study published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on April 2, 2020 reports that about 1 in 20 patients, or 5% treated for a nonfatal opioid overdose in an emergency department, died within 1 year.  Many of them died within 2 days of their emergency department visit.  Two-thirds of the deaths were directly attributed to subsequent opioid-related overdoses.

Follow up treatment after overdose is critical for avoiding relapse, or death.

The study makes the logical suggestion that immediate treatment for substance use disorder in the emergency department, and treatment that continues following discharge from the emergency department is needed to further reduce opioid-related deaths.  It recognizes that simply providing a list of detox facilities, which has been a common practice for decades, is not sufficient to decrease the numbers.

Many of those 1 in 20 patients would have a much better chance of living and for maintaining long term recovery if they immediately started an intensive substance abuse treatment program. A drug overdose signals a dangerous problem with addiction.  All patients who present with a drug overdose should be treated for residential substance abuse.

attractive senior woman in group therapyGulf Breeze Recovery has an experienced team of professionals that offer excellent treatment options for those battling addiction.  A 24-hour medical staff is available to provide safe and comfortable detoxification, if needed.  Licensed mental health professionals help guests work through issues both past and present that may have exacerbated their substance use.  Neurofeedback, proven to promote recovery and decrease relapse is incorporated into treatment protocol.  A well-trained staff guides exercise, meditation, and spa treatments to promote physical health.  A professional chef prepares delicious healthy meals and snacks to promote overall wellness.  Holistic treatment encompasses treating the entire person and guiding them back to their best and healthiest self.

Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each guest is treated with dignity and respect.

Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with plans of treatment tailored to fit individual needs.  Our professional and medical staff are available today to meet all your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

If you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

Despite improved emergency medicines like Naloxone, opioid overdose continues.

image of stethoscope with opioid pillsOpioid overdose deaths have declined slightly in the last few years, in part because of the availability of Naloxone.   Commonly administered in emergency rooms or by first responders when an opioid overdose is suspected, Naloxone is a medication that can quickly reverse an opioid overdose by attaching to opioid receptors, reversing and blocking the effects of other opioids in the system.

Since it only works for 30 to 90 minutes, sometimes multiple doses of Naloxone are needed. Naloxone, however, does save lives as an immediate response to opioid overdose.

Despite improved methods of treating overdoses, in 2018, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 67,367 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States, and of those 46,802, or 70% of the total numbers involved opioids.

Even after an individual survives an opioid overdose, it doesn’t mean they are safe.  In fact, a study published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on April 2, 2020 reports that about 1 in 20 patients, or 5% treated for a nonfatal opioid overdose in an emergency department, died within 1 year.  Many of them died within 2 days of their emergency department visit.  Two-thirds of the deaths were directly attributed to subsequent opioid-related overdoses.

Follow up treatment after overdose is critical for avoiding relapse, or death.

The study makes the logical suggestion that immediate treatment for substance use disorder in the emergency department, and treatment that continues following discharge from the emergency department is needed to further reduce opioid-related deaths.  It recognizes that simply providing a list of detox facilities, which has been a common practice for decades, is not sufficient to decrease the numbers.

Many of those 1 in 20 patients would have a much better chance of living and for maintaining long term recovery if they immediately started an intensive substance abuse treatment program. A drug overdose signals a dangerous problem with addiction.  All patients who present with a drug overdose should be treated for residential substance abuse.

attractive senior woman in group therapyGulf Breeze Recovery has an experienced team of professionals that offer excellent treatment options for those battling addiction.  A 24-hour medical staff is available to provide safe and comfortable detoxification, if needed.  Licensed mental health professionals help guests work through issues both past and present that may have exacerbated their substance use.  Neurofeedback, proven to promote recovery and decrease relapse is incorporated into treatment protocol.  A well-trained staff guides exercise, meditation, and spa treatments to promote physical health.  A professional chef prepares delicious healthy meals and snacks to promote overall wellness.  Holistic treatment encompasses treating the entire person and guiding them back to their best and healthiest self.

Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each guest is treated with dignity and respect.

Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with plans of treatment tailored to fit individual needs.  Our professional and medical staff are available today to meet all your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

If you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

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About Gulf Breeze Recovery:

Gulf Breeze Recovery, unlike other treatment centers in Florida, is a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab that is changing the future of addiction treatment with their THRIVE® (Total Health Recovery) program focused on overcoming chronic relapse.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is a non 12-step approach designed for those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program to produce a different and positive result.
This non-12 step program allows you to drive beyond your addictions and promotes a new outlook on life.
We are licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and our last audit scored 99.7! Also, we are gold certified by the Joint Commission.

Program logo: Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a true non-12-Step, holistic drug treatment program with licensed mental health professionals who have small caseloads so that they can offer individualized and intensive care and it's called THRIVE®

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