Scientific Addiction Treatment
Initially Florida Detox® became famous for developing the most painless opiate detox in America. The Sponaugle protocol for detox has been featured on Dr Phil, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and Ricki Lake. However, patient feedback revealed that detox and counseling were not enough to prevent relapse. Patients explained that their brain “felt more normal” while they were on their medications!
Florida Detox® research uncovered the reason addiction is a neurobiological and biochemical disorder. It’s about brain chemistry! Florida Detox® addresses brain chemistry issues with its Scientific Addiction Treatment. Doctors will normalize brain chemistry in addicted patients so they no longer crave the biochemical effect of their medication. This stops their cravings making it easier for our patients to avoid relapse.
Addiction Research at Florida Detox®
By the year 2000, Dr. Sponaugle and Florida Detox® were leading the world in addiction research. Dr. Sponaugle began correlating drug craving patterns with various brain chemistry patterns and changes seen on his patient’s brain scans. Brain scan research at Florida Detox® proved that addicted patients use drugs and medications to stimulate underactive brain regions and to calm overactive brain regions.
Why Florida Detox® Relapse Rates Are Low
With knowledge from our sophisticated addiction research, Florida Detox® doctors have extraordinary brain expertise. Florida Detox® doctors can diagnose and treat the underlying “biochemical” cause of your addiction. Our brain expertise is unavailable at other detox centers, therefore, nationwide, patients continue to relapse. National relapse rates are as high as 80 % while Florida Detox® relapse rates average only 9 %!
Because Florida Detox® consistently produces the lowest relapse rates in The Untied States, the White House invited Dr. Sponaugle to speak about his scientific addiction treatment. Florida Detox® doctors know how to diagnose and treat the underlying “biochemical” cause of your drug addiction.
Why Has the Number of Addicted Americans Tripled Since 1980?
The prevalence of drug addiction in America has tripled in 30 years because the number of Americans suffering with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and panic disorder has tripled since 1980 – Addicted patients are simply using drugs and alcohol to calm their anxious brains.
Brain Chemistry and Drug Craving Patterns
A common brain chemical deficiency makes people feel more normal on drugs like OxyContin and Cocaine. It also causes alcoholic patients to binge alcohol, they can’t have just one! If you fit the following personality profile, you may suffer from an undiagnosed brain chemistry issue that we often correct in Florida Detox® patients.
You feel more focused, more energetic and much happier [essentially “more normal”] when you use an opiate medication like Percoet, Vicodin, Roxycodone or OxyContin. When taking opiates, you have more energy and you “get stuff done.”
You might have experienced a similar effect with Cocaine, Marijuana or even Alcohol, but opiates seem to be the best drug for normalizing your brain function. When you don’t take opiates, you fall into a black hole and you can barely get out of bed.